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24 Russian Jet Train and Ship

Russian Jet Train and Ship

Posted on April 10, 2007 by


russian jet train

In early 1970s in Russia there were tests of trains that had jet plane engines.

Its maximum speed was around 249 km/h (around 155 mph). And it had engines from Yak-40 passenger jet plane.

Later they decided to put the engines from another Russian jet plane TU-134 to the passenger boat. So it could go as fast as 100 km/h (60 mph) on water when carrying passengers!

russian jet boat

It’s a big pity but none of those are in use these days.

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24 Responses to “Russian Jet Train and Ship”

  1. Boris Abramov says:

    It doesn’t look very aerodynamic, prob just flew off the rails and mass production was never implemented..

  2. mush says:

    The hydrofoil indeed looks like Kometa, pity that the picture is so tiny, hard to tell if there’s anything special in that Kometa. I can only imagine what kind of a ride it would be in a hydrofoil with jet engines.

    There is still one Kometa in service in gulf of Finland, and from experience I can say it’s not the funniest ride when there’s waves. On a calm weather the ride is pretty nice.

    • mush says:

      hmm… actually the one remaining in baltics is not Kometa but Olympia class.
      “Full-load displacement 138 tons, speed 37 knots, passengers 250 prs, range 300 n.m.”

      • mush says:

        Thats it!

        http://www.seatech.ru/eng/ships/yachts/hydrofoils.htm


        Gas-turbine driven hydrofoil “Burevestnik” is a high-speed passenger vessel used for transit and local trips across rivers and reservoirs through a range of up to 500 km.

        Length-43,2m, Breadth-7,4m, Draft in displacement-2.0m, foilborn-0,6m
        Speed-90 km/hr, Power-2×2700 hp, Passengers-150.

        There used to be a gas-turbine driven Cyclone in service between Finland and Estonia also not so long time ago, but it was sold to Greece as it was too expensive to operate.

  3. Ryan Crierie says:

    We did the same thing here in the US; we took a Budd car and put the engine pod from a B-36 or B-47 onto it.

  4. I am says:

    We also have supersonic train

  5. DodgyFoot says:

    “Jet train”, my fanny. It’s clearly a soviet attempt to break the fastest jet powered mongoose(elk) in the world record.

    Replacing the antlers with jet engines shows how inadequate the beast must have been feeling. No doubt the testosterone factor was seriously boosted by the upgrade….

  6. Markus says:

    The jet boat looks very much like this one that I saw in China in 2005: http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/33325.jpg

  7. Ivan Minic says:

    They did put jet engines on anything, didn’t they? :)

  8. vadikgg says:

    This is a gas-turbine driven hydrofoil “Burevestnik” is a high-speed passenger vessel used for transit and local trips across rivers and reservoirs through a range of up to 500 km.

    Gas turbines through reductors rotate propellers

    Length-43,2m, Breadth-7,4m, Draft in displacement-2.0m, foilborn-0,6m
    Speed-90 km/hr, Power-2×2700 hp, Passengers-150.

  9. Hoppy says:

    dont like the look of the train, looks like it will be too fast for its own good, and expensive to run

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  13. Kerahdah says:

    It seems that everyone just loves underestimating the Russians! Russia won the war in Europe, not the Americans and the Brits. People wake up too late it seems.

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