First diver propulsion vehicle [DPV]

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First diver propulsion vehicle [DPV]

Last updated: May 17, 2018 at 14:51 pm

1952 — The Torpille (Torpedo) by Dimitri Rebikoff (France). It later becomes the world’s first ROV, the Poodle. In 1953, Rebikoff launches the Pegasus which is equipped with gyro instruments.

Dimitri Rebikoff, The Rebikoff Pegasus Underwater Photographic System Evolution, Design Criteria and Typical Applications in 1967, Proc. SPIE 0012, Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications II, (1 August 1968).

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