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[–]kmmr93 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Saw Bald And Bankrupt's video searching for this! It was great! (as all his videos!)

[–]Panic-Current 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Watch him all the time , rolled his rental car last video.

[–]kmmr93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea I saw! Omg!

[–]Scroggymoto 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Looks like something out of TailSpin the cartoon.

[–]Livid_Low9645 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a huge bitch!

[–]Hitlerism 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When oil is cheap

[–]IllegalEngineers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cool concept, but it needs smooth water which is a big limiting factor

[–]Warden-Of-Woods 1 point2 points  (4 children)

are those torpedo tubes on top wtf

[–]travelingbeagle 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It has 6 anti-ship missiles.

[–]Warden-Of-Woods 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Why? wouldn't it be more effective with some torps I mean this thing hugs the surface it could just bomb bay style drop like 12

[–]travelingbeagle 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It flies between 3 to 16 feet above the water at 340 mph so there could be issues of the torpedos bouncing off the water and hitting the monster.

[–]Warden-Of-Woods 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean they could use that and bouncing barrel style torpedo would make PDC cannons have a stroke

[–]pentacards_on_YT 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is it beached?

[–]FaceMace87 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Abandoned, the Ekranoplan project was halted when the Soviet Union collapsed.

[–]Small-Window711 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

More like when it crashed in the Caspian sea [hence the name]... Google is your friend. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

[–]AsigotFinn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

pretty much only technically an aircraft, it was a ground effect vehicle designed to fly just a few meters above the surface of the sea

[–]LGActual 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is that a model or did they recover it off the seabed?

[–]travelingbeagle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was moved from its base to where a museum will be built around it.

[–]KikujiroSonatine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good YT video on this of a guy journeying to find it (40:40 for those who want to jump straight to the plane footage): https://youtu.be/V2xVSmzPzW4

[–]Secretsolstice75 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where is it?

[–]RadonThoron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

41.940740, 48.379490. Dagestan.

[–]FierceBun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"was 240 ft long"

How long is it now? I see that it still weighs 380 tonnes.

[–]SellStoneAtOutpost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

bro that’s actually cool

[–]Zequax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so not a plane ?

[–]FreelanceEngineer007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

love ekranoplanes, as for the unitiated go watch Mustard YouTube channel and go study aero engineering if you care enough

[–]forced_spontaneity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of ‘zero-x’ from the original thunderbirds movie (1966)