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Is This A Plane Or Some Kind Of Hydrofoil?  
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2748 posts, RR: 37
Posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

Hi all,

Just come across this picture:

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Photo © Peter Unmuth-VAP

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!


Simon Nicholls

Simon - London-Aviation.com
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Looks like an ekranoplan according to the remarks.



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5259 times:

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


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



"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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