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Is This A Plane Or Some Kind Of Hydrofoil?  
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2736 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Hi all,

Just come across this picture:


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Is this actually a plane? Or is it some kind of Hydrofoil / Hovercraft? By the look's of it it doesn't actually have any wings!

Regards,

Simon Nicholls


Simon - London-Aviation.com
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4159 times:

Looks like an ekranoplan according to the remarks.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4128 times:

Or a more commonly-used English term is WIG, for "Wing In Ground-effect":

http://www.se-technology.com/wig/index.php

Even Boeing at one point had a conceptual design for a craft of this nature, the "Pelican":



http://foxxaero.homestead.com/indrad_043.html

Bryan



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
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