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Re: Aeroplanes

Postby Lianachan » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:02 pm

Arneb wrote:I never saw the point of an ekranoplan, I must admit. So it can hurl rockets while approaching at some .6 Mach a few meters above water? Well, there are many planes that can do that, and they can fly high as well. Being a massive blob of stuff, an ekranoplan wouldn't be too hard to hit with an anti-aircraft rocket, would it?


Think of them more as ships than aircraft. Ships with no hull in the water, so can't be hit by torpedoes, and move extremely fast. Very close proximity to ground makes them, as aircraft, hard to spot and track on radar. Think they were designed more as fast transports than offensive aircraft.
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Re: Aeroplanes

Postby Arneb » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:05 pm

Ah, that I can see. OTOH, a proper ship won't stumble and fall over in meter-high waves , as this thing seems to have done.
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Re: Aeroplanes

Postby g-one » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:30 pm

Ran across this article today, about the 'Three Headed Dragon' that was apparently a predecessor of the 'Caspian Sea Monster'. :)

The Soviet flying beast that never really took off

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Re: Aeroplanes

Postby tubeswell » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:56 am

g-one wrote:Ran across this article today, about the 'Three Headed Dragon' that was apparently a predecessor of the 'Caspian Sea Monster'. :)

The Soviet flying beast that never really took off

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