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User currently offlineHerbman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2540 times:


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Who knows this russian aircraft?
What`s the whole name and was it in (military) service?

with best regards from Germany

Herbman

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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Is this the same aircraft?



User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

VVA-14-1/M-62 - VTOL aircraft. Designed for the anti-submarine role. Bartini-Beriev 1972. The VVA-14 was an extraordinary ground-effect aircraft. It had a big fuselage and two enormous 'pods' connected to the fuselage by large aerofoil fairings, containing in all 12 lift jet engines for vertical take-off. Two engines were fitted to the forward fuselage would create an air cushion by blowing their exhaust in the narrow channels between fuselage and 'pods'. Two more engines were fittedon top of the fuselage, above a slender wing fitted well back. Three prototypes were built. It is believed that the lift engines were never fitted.

Source: http://www.aviation.ru/Bartini/index.html


User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Here's another site (about one-third down the page)....

http://www.airforce.ru/english/aircraft/ekranoplanes/


User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2445 times:



User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

VVA-14, Bartini-Beriev

The VVA-14 was an extraordinary ground-effect aircraft. It had a big fuselage and two enormous 'pods' connected to the fuselage by large aerofoil fairings, containing in all 12 lift jet engines for vertical take-off. Two engines were fitted to the forward fuselage would create an air cushion by blowing their exhaust in the narrow channels between fuselage and 'pods'. Two more engines were fitted on top of the fuselage, above a slender wing fitted well back. Three prototypes were built. It is believed that the lift engines were never fitted.

Type: VVA-14
Function: ASW
Year: 1972
Engines: 4 * Soloviev D-30N, 12 * Koliesev RD36-35PR

Source: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/history/marshall/military/airforce/sov_mil.txt


User currently offlineUSAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Are the wings folded?

Steve



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User currently offlineSturak From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2425 times:


>Are the wings folded?


They appear to be broken off


Sturak


User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Steve,

I don't think so. I think they're missing. The photo above seems to be of the same aircaft from a different angle.

Mike


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Hi !!!

I posted this topic tonight together with Herbman at his apartment, than we don`t care anymore and watched TV and drinking beer. Now i`m back at home and decide to look if someone replyed our question.

I am realy suprised about so many replys !!!!!!

Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Greetings from Germany

Patrick


User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Sabena332,

No problem, I just like to help out. I found these sites and photos by doing a search on Google.com, there is no substitute.  Smile

http://directory.google.com/

Mike


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Hi MikeN !

Thanks again, and thanks for the tip (google.com) !!!!

I hope Herbman will read your postings tomorrow Morning. He will be well suprised !!!

Greets

Patrick


User currently offlineUSAir1489 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Oh ok...didn't notice... that first pic makes it looks like a big giant ant or something related to the ant family! Russia sure had some ugly looking airplanes (no offense)... look at that Ekranoplane that became a kit by Revell Germany...

Steve



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User currently offlineSJC-Alien From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Was NATO Code name for this "Turtle"...?  Big grin



SJC Alien


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2398 times:

i can see where NATO got the turtle code name from. it really looks like a turtle, big and ungainly.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Are you sure that's even a plane?


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User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Now THAT one must have taken an ugly pill!!!

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