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"The tree" was a project by Rüdiger Neberg from Hamburg, in order to fight for the preservation of the rain-forest and the survival of the Yanomani-Indians in the Amazonas region. The boat was made in the year 2000 by a 350 years old Swiss silver fir-tree, 18 meters long and with a weight of 12 tons.
The trunk was partly filled with foamed cavities and fitted with 2 outriggers and it had only a small sail and a tiny hut with a lot of fresh-water-tanks fixed around it.
Neberg needed 43 days ( 7 days of which he did not have any wind at all) to get from Mauretania to Brazil
Before that Rüdiger Neberg had crossed the Atlantic already once by pedal-boat and once by bamboo-raft and could achiev a certain protection for the Yanomani-Indians and their environment in the Amazonas by law !
The Antonov An-22 is the world's largest propeller-driven aircraft and it is able to haul loads of up to 100 tons and land even in rough territory without a regular runway. It was this type of airplane that was needed to take goods to Sibiria, and it landed by itself in the small airfield of Speyer, just a few hundred meters from the Technik Museum.
This quite unique vehicle - an NSU Kettenrad HK 101 of 1942 - was built for the german army supply departement and was ment to carry half a ton of equipment and 3 soldiers accross any kind of terrain.
8300 of them were produced and many of them, who had survived the war were used afterwards in the forests and agriculture.The Kettenrad had 36 HP and 1230 kg and could drive a top-speed of 70 km/h
This former Lufthansa Jumbo Jet Boeing 747 dates back to 1978 and had made 80.000.000 km as an aircaft, before it took the last voyage to the Museum in Speyer.
Inside the museum you may watch a film about the transportation, and you may as well buy a copy of that video at the museum-shop.
You may walk up the platform and enter the Jumbo Jet and finally slide down again .
Don't forget to bring your sliding-matress from the bottom, when you climb up !!

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  • Written Sep 15, 2005
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