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Admiral_Kolchak

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The Soviet Superplane still amazing
« on: June 14, 2011, 12:57:54 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Nu94khHoo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Nu94khHoo</a>

This huge Ekranoplane is the little borther of the "Caspian Sea Monster,"  The Soviet Prototype plane.

The name of the Soviet ship was "prototype ship" (abbreviated "KM" from the transliterated Russian). The modest title belied the KM's might. When it first skimmed the waters of the Caspian in 1966, the KM was the largest aircraft on earth. At 295 feet long, capable of flying with a total weight of 600 tons and operating at a cruising speed of 310 miles per hour, it was hardly a mock-up. At a glance the KM looks like it was made to fight Godzilla.
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« Last Edit: June 14, 2011, 01:02:19 AM by Admiral_Kolchak »

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Re: The Soviet Superplane still amazing
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 12:30:10 PM »
That's pretty amazing, would make a cool sci-fi craft movie. I bet Admiral would be flying it if he were alive today.

 


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