Italian translation - help please

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  1. WJPearce

    WJPearce Active Member

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    An odd request and I’m not sure where it should go. I am working on a project and I need some Italian audio translated to English. I figured with the large international community we have here, it would be a good place to start.

    Below are three short Youtube videos in Italian. I would like to know the speed the airboats (idroscivolanti) achieved on the speed runs. I don’t need everything translated, just the important facts. I have included some info below each link to put the video in context; the “?” indicates info I am not sure about. Any corrections are appreciated.

    Italia. Bracciano

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkQHHIgzb8Y
    (19 July 1939) Fernando Venturi in a Fiat (A50?)-powered Saliman on lago di Bracciano. Setting a record for the 800 kg class? Speed sounds like 79 km/h but this seems a little slow. (Then again, I don’t speak Italian.)

    Italia. Lago di Bracciano

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUiEhxBn1xw
    (9 August 1939) Col. Goffredo Gorini setting a speed record on lago di Bracciano. Speed of over 135 km/h achieved but had technical problems? The confusing part (to me) is that the video shows two different but vary similar boats. One is a SIAI-built boat powered a 9-cylinder Alfa Romeo D.2 engine (red cowl). Gorini was associated with this boat, but it was driven by Prospero Freri in the Raid Pavia-Venezia. The other boat is similar but powered by a 7-cylinder Alfa Romeo (Lynx?) engine (silver cowl). This is the boat that Gorini drove in the Raid Pavia-Venezia. I’m not sure if Gorini tried one boat (9-cylinder) but then switched to the other (7-cylinder), or if the similarity of the two boats was overlooked when the video was originally made. There is only one pass that shows the 7-cylinder boat.

    Nuovo record di Venturi su idroscivolante

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNjDJR49xm4
    (22 August 1951) Franco Ventrui on lago di Sabaudia in a Wright-powered boat. Setting a record for the 800 kg class at 147 km/h over 1 km?

    Again, I’d really appreciate it if any Italian-speaker could let me know the speeds and any important details like the weight class and issues.

    Thank you for the help!

    Regards,
     
  2. Elmas

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    Not a whealt of thechnical information, I should say, in these movies, they were filmed to be shown before the motion picture blockbusters of those times, no TV then.


    1st Movie
    (19 July 1939) Fernando Venturi in a Fiat (A50?)-powered Saliman on lago di Bracciano. Setting a record for the 800 kg class? Speed sounds like 79 km/h but this seems a little slow. (Then again, I don’t speak Italian.)


    Idroscivolante Saliman a due galleggianti
    Engine Fiat ( no mention of the mark), two blades propeller
    Centurione Romano (Fascist Forces Militia) Fernando Venturi
    Class under 800 kg
    Speed (media of two passes) 79,971 km/h



    2nd Movie
    (9 August 1939) Col. Goffredo Gorini setting a speed record on lago di Bracciano. Speed of over 135 km/h achieved but had technical problems? The confusing part (to me) is that the video shows two different but vary similar boats. One is a SIAI-built boat powered a 9-cylinder Alfa Romeo D.2 engine (red cowl). Gorini was associated with this boat, but it was driven by Prospero Freri in the Raid Pavia-Venezia. The other boat is similar but powered by a 7-cylinder Alfa Romeo (Lynx?) engine (silver cowl). This is the boat that Gorini drove in the Raid Pavia-Venezia. I’m not sure if Gorini tried one boat (9-cylinder) but then switched to the other (7-cylinder), or if the similarity of the two boats was overlooked when the video was originally made. There is only one pass that shows the 7-cylinder boat.


    Record speed of 147 km/h, top speed 155 km/h




    3rd Movie
    (22 August 1951) Franco Ventrui on lago di Sabaudia in a Wright-powered boat. Setting a record for the 800 kg class at 147 km/h over 1 km?

    Three propeller blade, engine 450 hp no mention of type
    Weight 870 kg top class
    Speed 156 km/h
     
  3. WJPearce

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    Thank you very much Elmas, I really appreciate it!
     
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