Aviation Photo #0957554 Beriev Bartini VVA 14 - Russia - Air Force

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Anti-submarine aircraft
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Photo Added: November 11, 2005

Comments (7)

12 years ago
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!
11 years ago
You should correct your remark to Anti-submarine Spaceship look alike. :)
9 years ago
Very well interesting plane
9 years ago
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.
8 years ago
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!
7 years ago
Thankyou sir for a rare shot like that ! Some more info on this bird would be much appreciated ..
5 years ago
Should be restored!

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