Silverarrow

Silverarrow
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Twist and Shout at Loudoun Castle, a portable model.
General
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Status Discontinued
Introduced 1979
Installations 3
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Riders per train 20
Riders per hour 1,500
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 61 feet
Top speed 41 mph
Dimensions 214 feet x 94 feet
Inversions 1
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Silverarrow was a Schwarzkopf roller coaster model designed and produced in conjunction with Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH. One stationary and two travelling units were produced.

Silberpfeil is German for Silverarrow and is the name used in Schwarzkopf catalogues.

Design

Scorpion at Busch Gardens Tampa, the only permanent model.

The layout has a single vertical loop in its center with a diameter of 40 feet. The track passes through the middle of the loop.The ride also incorporates a helix.

Trains

3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 20 riders per train.

Installations

The first known installation travelled the German fair circuit. It started operation in 1979 and was owned by showman company Robrahn. It later travelled in Africa with Magic World Amusement Park under the name Looping Star. It now operates during the Rand Show, where it has been stationary since 2011.[2]

The other travelling model is Space Witch, located in Croatia. It has previously operated at four amusement parks in the United Kingdom. Its first known location was Ocean Beach Amusement Park, where it is known to have operated in the mid-1980s. It has since operated at Camelot Theme Park, Dreamland Margate and Loudoun Castle where it sat standing but not operating for five years after the park closed in 2010.

The only stationary installation was Scorpion at Busch Gardens Tampa in the United States. This roller coaster opened on May 16, 1980 and remains operating to this day.

A silver arrow model has operated at OK Corral in France during the 1980s but which of the two travelling models it was is not known.[3]

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