Aviation Photo #0844574 Beriev Bartini VVA 14 - Russia - Air Force

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This thing has obviously escaped from Star Wars... :)
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Photo Added: May 24, 2005

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Anonymous
13 years ago
I really like pictures of unusual aircraft. The Russians have built some of my favorites, and this is one of the strangest I have seen yet. Could it be somehow related to their Ekranoplan?!?
Anonymous
13 years ago
This 'airplane' was built for searching and destroying submarines in the time of the Cold War.
Believe it or not,an Italian designer made it together with the Russians.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This plane is featured on Metal gear solid 3
Anonymous
12 years ago
Reminds me of those "Eagle" space ships in the T.V. series "Space 1999". ;) T.B.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Good Picture! That thing looks like it should be in the Starwars movies.
Anonymous
12 years ago
That is sad
Anonymous
12 years ago
How did they ever think about this thing could fly, or something?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Can it fly?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Wow! do these have wings? or is it really like this??
Anonymous
12 years ago
There are many photos of this whatever you want to
call it but yours is the very best.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Unfortunately its wings are toren off.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Have seen photos in a Red Star profile of ekranoplans of this thing in two separate configurations: with inflatable floats, and with solid floats. I think it had ten engines (some mounted vertically).
Anonymous
9 years ago
No, tis one was never intended to be an ekranoplan - it was intended as a VTOL. It has four engines - two of them were situated on its back.

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