A huge water plane, that was built during the Soviet Era.
March 10th, 2010 at 5:44 pm
What will America’s grandious bombers look like after the economic crash? Same sort of thing I suppose. Like little boys playing “Star-
Wars” for real in their own unreal little world. Proves given enough reources little boys still play with toys – but bigger ones and mostly useless ones while the men in the field toil to pay the bills the women in the field at their sides, waiting for the little boys in control to grow up – but they never do! America, welcome to your future! Put a Bi bomber or a silo missle or even the space station in the picture when the larders of the nation are empty and you will look just as foolish! how about those unarmered Hummers – they sure fit the frame!
March 10th, 2010 at 9:19 pm
That’s star trek shit right there.
March 11th, 2010 at 1:11 am
For gawd’s sake LIGHTEN UP mate !
By the way it’s the Ekranoplan (aka the ‘Caspian Sea Monster”) a type fo ground effect vehicle. More than a tank-ship-plane. Check it out on wikipedia or google it. GEV’s are really interesting technology, and NOT pointless. Just because a particular thing sits lonely and forgotten in a shipyard doesn;t mean that the technology it spawned isn;t stuill in use !
March 11th, 2010 at 8:38 am
Very cool. Welcome to my blog.
March 14th, 2010 at 6:30 pm
That is just amazing and I wonder what the price tag was to build such a marvel.
March 26th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
I refuse to believe that that thing is capable of flight.
March 27th, 2010 at 10:33 pm
the world refused to believe the shinook was capable of flight either, and believe me, being in the army for the past 3 years looks mean nothing. science is capable of anything with the right advancements in technology. and there are more technologys in existence than we could possibly know. were not ready for most of it.. society that is… you wait and see..
April 3rd, 2010 at 8:36 pm
It’s not capable of flight and never was. I would fly in Ground Effect, effectively on a pressure wave of air about 3 meters above the water. Far faster and more efficient than a high speed boat, but a far stretch from flying.
April 4th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
I find it very interesting to see all the old tech from the former Soviet Union that may have been more closely guarded before the collapse. I makes me curious to know what kind of odd tech the United States has that no one ever sees.
April 13th, 2010 at 4:01 am
This is the military version of the Caspian Sea Monster. It is known as a ground effect vehicle or wing in ground effect aircraft (WIG). These were developed in the USSR. They don’t fly like a plane but ride on a pillow of hot air underneath the wings. While they are not as versatile as aircraft they are much more efficient capable of carrying much larger payloads more efficiently for short and medium ranges. This plane would have been capable of carrying 6 Moskit anti ship missiles. It carried an incredible wallop. They can fly over flat terrain also but need to land on water.
April 17th, 2010 at 8:22 am
its called Lun-class ekranoplan. look up on wiki and youtube to see them fly. cheers
April 25th, 2010 at 7:15 pm
Have to hand it the Soviets. So ugly but so beautiful in the same. Love the technology.
Thanks for sharing the photos.
To much of our history ends up in the scrappers yard to be forgotten. Or on the target ranges for the young soldiers to practice their craft on.
May 6th, 2010 at 1:31 am
Leave It to the Russians to build something so huge and Monstrous. Really a bit over kill. I would have to agree though, this thing looks like it it has no chance of flying. But like I said, Leave it to the Russians
May 10th, 2010 at 8:26 pm
My opinion is that the ecranoplan is more usefull for the cinema mouvies than for a real war. War is something connected with financial number, the Ecranoplan is NOT. Apart from that I believe that I get the impression that if you companed two different things you don’t allways get good resulths, the main advantage of a plane is it’s spead [the ecranoplan could never maintane this advantage], the main advantage of a warship is it’s heavy defense that can stand a lot of medium size strikes [the flying ecranoplan can have possibly maintane the 1/100 of it] I like the russians but … the concusion is yours [mine is money down the drain, completally useless]
May 18th, 2010 at 9:30 am
Like something like the movie 2012
May 29th, 2010 at 11:12 am
The fact of the matter is simple, i am a 7th generation aircraft designer , My bloodline has invented,created and produced some of the greatest aircraft in history,and each country has their own way of doing things with applicable technology. We have created the P-40 Warhawk,P47 b through d thunderbolt,p-61 Black Widow,P-38 Lightning,u-2,and the SR71 all versions, B-1,B-2,111,117,and the x34 and 37,my great great uncle was the inventor of radar,my uncle was the first designer and producer as well a installers of the first 5000 tranmission towers up until the late 70′s,so there you have the background,now heres what the writer may not realize,the Germans has not only Me262 jet fighters,the v-1 and 2,but they also had an aircraft that actually flew,landed on water and submerged and then could resurface and takeoff,its missions were sucessful BUT the politiboro decided to spread itself too thin with thousands of projects,so they relentlessly stole designs from many countries,the number 1 being the U.S.,they were onto hyperspace at the end of ww2 and the fact of the matter is that the germans put america into space,Robert Goddard did not come up with his ideas on his own,his reswarch facility was directly next to his on a military reservation in the U.S. after the war,the nazi scientists were brought to the U.S. as was oppenhiemer and a few others .Goddard watched their every move with binoculars and thats how he became known as a space pioneer.Also to be known,the 1-10 warthog,that was not an american creation,the design was taken from the american invasion of Japan,it was there that they found well over 300 finished ready to fly aircraft that were exactly as the a-10 original designs,and for ww2 it would of outflown anything the U.S. had and or Germany.This information was just released and at the same time in classified files it shows one fact,the nazis and Japans leaders met at a summit in 1938 and 1939,they shared technology and decided the Germans would attack from the east and the Japanese from the west,the sad misnomer is this,it wasnt a japanese spy ,nor Hawaiian that sent the message all was go for the attack on Pearl Harbor,it was a German dentist with an office that overlooked the harbor,and for a tidbit of info,Howard Hughes was not an enemy of the U.S.Goverment,he was still doing work for them right up to his death,he was a commander of the Palomar Global Explorer on a secret mission to recover weaponry and top secret documents from an unidentified sub sunk off the coast of hawaii,this was just prior to hs death.
May 31st, 2010 at 5:34 pm
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June 1st, 2010 at 2:59 pm
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June 9th, 2010 at 4:22 pm
This is a Russian Ekranoplan… or ground effect plane… more of a boat that flies just out of the water…
June 13th, 2010 at 9:50 am
Thanks for sharing these pics. The aircraft is fascinating to say the least. More fascinating is the fact that we in the “west” didn’t have any real idea about this plane, and the others in the Soviet fleet, until recent years. When I say “we”, I mean the average person or part-time aircraft enthusiast. I realise the concept is not new, but these photos are fantastic.
Will these aircraft be maintained or kept in a museum, or will they be like so many of the previous Soviet aircraft just left to the elements?
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June 21st, 2010 at 9:16 pm
That airplane is useless. Look at it. I can shoot that thing down with a slinshot no matter what the payload. You would need 1,000 airplanes to protect it. In todays would of modern warfare a B-52 is useless so you can imagine how this bath-tub with wings would fare. Hell even Panama’s military can shoot that thing down before it can launch so much as a firecracker.
July 5th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
It’s a Lun. Been idled for almost two decades. Bugatti Yachts has been trying to sell the Orlyonok A-90 as the “Gemini” and the Spasatel (search and rescue version of the Lun) as the “Aries” for years. Good luck.
July 5th, 2010 at 8:21 pm
that is not an airplane it is an LAV. a “low altitude vehicle”
it would travel through the air like a plane but only about 10 or 20 feet in the air. its cheaper to build than a boat or a plane and it travels at air plane speeds.
i bet the belly opens up for trunks and troops, i like the missile tubes on top myself
July 6th, 2010 at 11:29 am
@Ole wingnut and all of those who say this vehicule is useless.
Actually, it was a success. It was only produced a few numbers, and many more little ones. Why was it usefull, still ?
Because, no matter how you think it’s easy to shoot, no, it’s not. It flies LOW, that means it’s first hard to detect (it took years for the american to understand why there were plots on their radar that they couldn’t identify in the air). And, being so low, you could only visually see it if you were close to it because the earth is round you know. It’s so low and unpredictable, that it could go anywhere in the caspian sea without being detected. And it has never been shot. With its payload, it could move a lot of russian military weapons with no hassle, it’s like being 4 times faster than a boat and have as much times more payload, and all in one single vehicule. Also, it only needed the water to be at least a little flat. That means it could also fly in the fog, where it could remain 100% undetectable. Last but not least, at that time, nobody would have ever imagined such a thing. So, the americans never even tried in the beginning to look so low to find such a machine.
July 7th, 2010 at 1:14 am
BullSHIT. This is getting us to Alderaan and back and that’s IT.
July 12th, 2010 at 3:38 am
Actually, a ship of this type was designed back in the 60s. It incorporated the body and parts of a submarine, tank, fixed-wing craft, rocket, and a helicopter.
It was featured in the movie, “The Three Stooges in Orbit.”
August 16th, 2010 at 8:20 am
I’m going to rape all of your whore mothers, you sick ass motherfucking cock suckers!
August 24th, 2010 at 11:02 pm
The purpose of the Ekranoplan was mostly rapid troop deployment and for that it was unmatched in the field it was designed to operate in.
August 26th, 2010 at 2:38 pm
this is a PAR-WIG design – power-augmented ram, wing in ground effect. Its mission was anti-ship, specifically anti-carrier. Those 6 big tubes on top were for launching large anti-ship missiles. The Soviets were obsessed with countering American carriers task groups, just as the Chinese are today.
The vehicle is an airc”raft, and it does “fly” in the true sense of the word. It uses an engine-generated, ram-air pressure “bubble” to assist with takeoff, when water drag must be overcome. But once free of the water, the low aspect ratio (ie, “stubby”) wings are extremely efficient in ground effect, providing lift coefficients far in excess of a conventional wing at conventional cruising altitudes. This allows the aircraft to carry heavy loads or fly long distances.
Although the program was eventually cancelled, the Soviets were pioneers in WIG aerodynamics, and no one should consider this aircraft a failure. It was, however, very specialized and very expensive at a time when the USSR could no longer afford such systems.
The vehicle is an airccraft, and it does “fly” in the true sense of the word. It uses an engine-generated, ram-air pressure “bubble” to assist with takeoff, when water drag must be overcome. But once free of the water, the low aspect ratio (ie, “stubby”) wings are extremely efficient in ground effect, providing lift coefficients far in excess of a conventional wing at conventional cruising altitudes. This allows the aircraft to carry heavy loads or fly long distances.
September 13th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Let’s look into the train last picture super sıgacakmı
October 5th, 2010 at 11:39 pm
Ya for sure, dats a big heavylift aircraft dere!!
November 2nd, 2010 at 6:27 am
right up there with the spurse goose
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June 7th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
the point of this thing is that it’s able to fly really close to the ground at really low speeds. That makes it A. invisible to radar and B. use nearly no fuel. these things have ranges of like 10.000 miles..
June 17th, 2011 at 9:31 pm
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June 22nd, 2011 at 12:41 pm
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June 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm
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July 5th, 2011 at 5:31 pm
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