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Only The Russians Could Do This...  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24924 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20934 times:


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That is one horrid aircraft  Wow!  Wow!


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20873 times:

It looks like a giant mechanical turtle...


It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20854 times:

Only in Russia  Wink

Simon



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20814 times:

Wow that's a monster out of a science fiction movie.

User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20775 times:

Looks like the thing from metal gear solid  white 

Hawk44



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 20771 times:

Man, I have seen many pictures of those Russian hydro-/ecranoplanes, but this one takes the cake. Totally UFO-esque.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 20676 times:

http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/vva-14.html
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBNAflyer78 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 20639 times:

Sort of looks like something George Lucas came up with for Star Wars!


Long live the Widget!
User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 20527 times:

Quoting BNAflyer78 (reply 7):
Sort of looks like something George Lucas came up with for Star Wars!


Dammit! You beat me to my thought.


User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1608 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 20527 times:
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Its on display at Monino, less its wings. It was a WIG that could leave ground effect and was designed by Robert Bartini, an Italian who immigrated to the USSR. Beriev was forced to built the actual prototype.



User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 20282 times:

It really looks like the nose of a B-29. The erkanoplanes were a very interesting concept for aircraft. I read something about a ground effect troop-transport that was developed. It flew/skimmed the surface of the water at some ungodly speed, a couple of hundred kp/h.

-KG3



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 20133 times:

The Beriev Bartini VVA 14 is/was not an ecranoplane. It could fly at high altitudes and low over the water surface. It's a VTOL amphibious aircraft!

http://www.testpilot.ru/russia/bartini/vva/vva_e.htm

pelican


User currently offlineBlue22 From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 20081 times:

The WINGS series at the Discovery channel had an episode about these planes!!

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 20038 times:

What the hell is that? I think I saw it on the Austin Powers movie. Looks like Dr. Evil's private jet.

User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 19992 times:

I wonder if it has a mouth as a door...


Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 19747 times:

Ercano, Ecrano, what the hell is that thing anyways?
It is only to me or looks like that thing has a face?

Gee..Mike.  vomit 



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 19562 times:

Well....... its certainly.....creative....I guess.


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineAa7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 19311 times:

And we were dissing the A380. Smile


"Brave Brave Brave Sir Robin"
User currently offlineC172heavy From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 19211 times:

You are all wrong......it's from Star TREK!


"How's that working out for ya?....Bein' clever?"
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 19007 times:

It looked better in real life. But maybe i was just distracted by the amazing cold in monino.


Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18924 times:

It was eventually used to scare away cockroaches.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18893 times:

My god! That's horrible! :p .. it looks like a flying turtle!

User currently offlineTakeOff From United States of America, joined May 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18816 times:

Now we know where the inspiration for the A380 came from...

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18748 times:

Maybe there are some KGB agents hidden in there.

User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18633 times:
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Well...you know the old saying about airplanes:

If it's weird, It's British. If it's ugly, It's French. If it's weird and ugly, it's Russian.  Big grin



"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
25 FriendlySkies : You mean it actually FLIES? This might just be my opinion, but I think a school bus has a better chance of getting of the ground than that hunk o' ju
26 Post contains images DL021 : That airplane is one of those whose crudeness on the ground is equally matched by its technique for grabbing the air and bending it to its will. This
27 Kerberos : I dont think it flew so much as it was repelled by the earth for being too ugly.
28 Rp tpa : SVIMVEAR!!......EVENINKVEAR!!.....er, AIRPLANEVEAR!!! some of you might remember an old commercial with an old Russian lady parading around in differe
29 Post contains images San747 : How can something like that fly? Gotta give the Russians credit for managing to get something like that off the ground... san747
30 Waukewan : The only thing the Russians did right was the Tu-144 Charger. I can't say that much for the pilots at the Paris Airshow.
31 Post contains images Boeing73G : It looks worse than an A380, and it sure it has to look even uglier, maybe even scary in flight! Maybe a movie director to use it in a future movie?
32 Post contains links and images Aztec01 : The Soviets had a bunch of these WIG vehicles, small and huge. One of the most impressive was the Korabl' Maket (KM). Found this on http://www.samolet
33 CRJ200Mechanic : To me they look like something out of Spaceballs
34 DeskPilot : Surely you're joking ?
35 Post contains images Lightsaber : Man, I swear the enemy attacked me with one of these in a video game once... Pelican: Thanks for the link. This makes a lot more sense seeing it with
36 Cessna172RG : That last picture looks a lot like one of those amphibious fictional aircraft from the "Storm Rider" attraction at the Tokyo Disney Sea Resort that I'
37 HAWK21M : Sure looks weird.Are they any still Flying. regds MEL
38 Dba4U : Those Russian ground effect planes are really fascinating IMO, when the sovjets came up with the first one the western secret services thought that th
39 SAA-SAL : Just shows the quality of this forum... 38 Replies and about 35 saying this thing looks horrible, useless junk,russian technology is poor...etc. What
40 Post contains images Gkirk : Sorry, SAA-SAL, but there is just some planes that aviation enthusiasts just think are plain ugly
41 Flightlover : No need to state things like the "only good thing the Russians built was the TU 144". Probably many of those who are so vociferous about their stateme
42 Frugalqxnwa : My God! Its full of stars!
43 Btblue : I think it looks fantastic. Futuristic and looks like something out of Star Wars. Ahead of its time perhaps? Russia designed some truly amazing aircra
44 Backfire : The only thing the Russians did right was the Tu-144 Charger. You must be joking. The Tu-144 was one of the most screwed-up attempts to put prestige b
45 Post contains links Waukewan : In the early 1990's the U.S. paid for one of the original Tu-144's to be refurbished as a technology testbed. They gave it to NASA which experimented
46 1MillionFlyer : The Mig-29 is a pretty awesome plane no matter how you slice it
47 HAWK21M : I think the AN124 was the best by the Russians. regds MEL
48 DeskPilot : Su 27 and Mig 29/31 are indications of what they can do in military terms. Plenty of types in civil.
49 ReLAX : I had the opportunity to fly a Tu-134 from LED to SVO a few years back. I had a seat over the wing. What amazed me was that the rivets on the wing wer
50 Post contains links and images AR1300 : Talking about horrid aircraft, I think that this is one of the ugliest aircratft ever built.Just look at it! Looks like a giant bug!Eww!! View Large V
51 IslandHopperCO : Re: that Korabl' Maket (KM) pictured above... Wow! A jet powered Spruce Goose! (just got back from finally watching the Aviator)
52 CRJ200Mechanic : If it even remotely flies, I give them credit. I don't think the look horrible, just out of the ordinary
53 Jet-lagged : It is fair to say that Russian planes often look 'different', but i don't think ugly is a fair term. When you think of russian industrial designs, the
54 JGPH1A : I am huge fan of these Russian designs - many of the ecranoplan designs were world-beating and very innovative, and only a serious lack of funds/comme
55 Pelican : I have to say it again: The Beriev Bartini VVA 14 was/is not an ecranoplan. pelican
56 Post contains images JetBlast : It's not a video game creation... It's not a bug... It's not a mechanical turtle... What the f*** is it? Regards JetBlast @ BWI
57 Concentriq : c'mon guys. it looks a lot different when wings were actually attached to it. And while it does look a bit odd, there is no real need to bash it. Beri
58 Post contains images DAYflyer : Like the A-380 for example.... And the Beechcraft 1900......
59 Post contains images Lehpron : Some of you people, if not all, have no sense of engineering or aerodynamics. You're so asthetically obcessed about the same that thing over and over
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