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When a British daredevil attempted a rocket-powered speed record on Loch Ness

Crusader is towed out on Loch Ness. Image: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images In the 1930s and 1940s, British motorist John Cobb smashed a number of land speed records. After achieving a world-record speed of 394.19 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1947, Cobb sets his sights on the water. To design a vehicle capable of setting a water speed record, Cobb turned to engineer Reid Railton, who had crafted the streamlined Railton Mobil Special which conquered Bonneville.
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