Aviation Photo #6479697 Alekseyev MD-160 Lun - Russia - Navy

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Lun (Harrier) at sunset. The Lun-class ekranoplan (also called Project 903, NATO reporting name: Utka) is a ground effect vehicle (GEV) designed by Rostislav Alexeyev in 1975 and used by the Soviet and Russian navies from 1987 until sometime in the late 1990s. It flew using the lift generated by the ground effect of its large wings when within about four metres (13 ft) above the surface of the water. For this photo I thank Alexey P.
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Photo Added: July 18, 2021

Comments (6)

5 days ago
Like an abandoned alien spaceship.
8.3K   Belgium
5 days ago
Great shot! Thanks for sharing!
5 days ago
Yet another odd (albeit very interesting) Russian creation. I don't think that thing needed to develop lift, it's so ugly the earth repelled it. Awesome shot though, great job.
4 days ago
How high did it fly and what was its purpose, its mission? I see that it could float on its wings.
Virginia, USA
4 days ago
You could have labeled it "abandoned Star Wars prop" and I would have believed you.
Arizona, USA
4 days ago
No graffiti either, sweet sight

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