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Offline WRCKid

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Name the Aircraft
« on: February 03, 2006, 12:29:58 AM »
Does anyone know what kind of Aircraft this is? I stumbled accross it on the internet.

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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2006, 06:59:40 AM »
It looks Russian (Soviet) with Surface-to-Surface Missiles on top of the fuselage.

Just completed a very basic search for it. Different sites call it different names. I got CS-29 "Caspain Sea Monster" and Lun-class "Wing In Ground Effect".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun-class_Wing-In-Ground-Effect_craft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekranoplan

Used in the Caspian and Black Seas by the looks of it. I don't have any other information at this stage, but it definitely sparked my interest.

Webmaster edit: picture link not working, pls do not 'hotlink' without permission, uploaded instead.

I've seen Ekranoplans before, but never that baby you've got there!  :o



Ok...I found a pretty good site about Russian Ekranoplans. The "Lun" is illustrated there, with specifications:
http://aquaglide.ru/history_e.htm
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Ekranoplan "Lun"
Dimensions:           73.8 х 44.0 х 19.0m
Cruising speed:      550Km/h
Range:                  2500Km

Ok...and one more link that actually explains the concept of WIG craft quite well:
http://autospeed.drive.com.au/cms/article.html?&A=1306&P=1
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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2006, 12:21:56 PM »
I´ve seen it in a documentary. This aircraft is used to deliver troops in a fast way. This russian aircraft flies approx 1-2 meters above the water surface. It has the looks of an aircraft, but its more of a boat with an twist.  :)
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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 09:35:06 PM »
Thanks, fellahs!!! I had no idea this was an actual russian secret project.

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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2006, 02:41:59 AM »
I had a nice reply typed out, but opened a picture in this window and lost it...don't want to type it all again. Do a little google search and you'll find a lot of WIG/Ekranoplan related sites. For now, you'll have to be satisfied with this picture as my contribution to the discussion.
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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007, 06:01:13 AM »
Secret Project? You kid me not?
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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 06:05:02 AM »
theres something like this thing in Metal Gear Solid 3, when you are in Russia escaping the bad guys..


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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007, 06:07:32 AM »
Sweet. I thought ekranoplanes were all turboprop, not jet-powered.
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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 09:32:54 PM »
Found this one, looks like a sea turtle to me...

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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 09:33:36 PM »
found a little more on this...

http://aeroweb.lucia.it/rap/RAFAQ/WIG.html

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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 02:59:46 PM »
Found this one, looks like a sea turtle to me...


That one lost its wings, that's why it looks so strange.
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Re: Name the Aircraft
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2007, 07:37:22 AM »
HAHA. Lost it's wings! HA!
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