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| A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon December 10, 2012:|
Should be restored!
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon May 16, 2011:|
Thankyou sir for a rare shot like that ! Some more info on this bird would be much appreciated ..
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon January 4, 2010:|
Thanks a lot, my russian friend,it is particularly rare to find information on aircraft like this one unless you have lived in eastern countries. From Bulgaria - Thank you!
| A visitor from Russian Federation posted Thu September 3, 2009:|
This craft wasn't designed as ekranoplane - it was intended to be a VTOL craft. Presence of a strong ground effect on this plane was discovered during test flights - it was a really hard task to make this bird touch the strip!
The soviet ekranoplanes (eng. "GEM" - ground effect machine) were all designed and built at the "Volga" experimental shipyards (Yes, they were considered as a ships!) by Rostislav Alexeev.
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat July 11, 2009:|
Very well interesting plane
| A visitor from Portugal posted Mon November 20, 2006:|
You should correct your remark to Anti-submarine Spaceship look alike. :)
| A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 12, 2005:|
These Ekrano-planes, either you love them or you hate them. I love them! Only airframe left, must be fantastic to see in real life! Great picture!