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2 The Ekranoplan: A New Means of Transportation For Yakutia

The Ekranoplan: A New Means of Transportation For Yakutia

Posted on April 21, 2015 by team

Burevestnik-24 may carry 3.5 tons at speed of over 200 km/h for a distance of up to 2000 km. When it was tested it operated at speeds of 170-200 km/h. The high-speed amphibian vehicle is made from composite materials so it is rather light and efficient.

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2 Responses to “The Ekranoplan: A New Means of Transportation For Yakutia”

  1. oufti pitchou says:

    Great idea from the Soviet :-)
    Can you explain why 3 blades are better than 6 in cold weather? Thanks.

    • Martinus van Brederode says:

      Perhaps the blades needed to be wider to accomodate anti-icing equipment?

      The power delivered by the propeller is, amongst others, a function of blade area. If the blades must be wider (to accomodate anti-icing features) then they need to be made shorter or their number must be reduced, otherwise they do not match the power delivered by the engine.

      If these pusher props are made shorter they become less efficient because part of them is already obstructed by the engine and the wing, so instead they decreased the number of blades.

      I could be wrong, in which case I would like to know what the real reason is ;)

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