Aviation Photo #1362768 Alekseyev A-90 Orlyonok - Russia - Navy

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Photo Added: June 11, 2008

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Anonymous
8 years ago
Cool, looks like they're restoring it. Can we have more details? Has it started flying, er, hovering again?
Anonymous
8 years ago
That is one crazy looking plane
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow! Russians ekranoplans are amazing. I wish to I could see one of them glide by own eyes.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Thats really cool. Those pontoons look they will create a lot of drag when the craft takes off. Is this one of those hybrid things that sort of skims over the water like a hovercraft?
Anonymous
8 years ago
To commenter before me, it never had pontoons. it would fly just above the water. those pontoons are there for balancing the aircraft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am pretty sure that this is a "pole queen" A display aircraft. the "pontoons" are static display mounts. notice the posts in the water aft of the tail and at the nose. more can be found by searching "wing in ground".
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautyful ekranoplane, but how ugly looks the comunistic symbol on the navy's flag... guys the iron curtain fell long time ago...

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