26 thoughts on ““Ekranoplanes” on the Rest”

  1. OMG Russians are so poor that they can’t afford normal Boeings that we have in the west and have to build planes on their own 🙁

  2. keitai – picture is from Kaspiysk. There were 2 visible ekranoplanes on googlemaps. But now after map update there is only one.
    Have a look here.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=kaspiysk&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.909425,79.101563&ie=UTF8&ll=42.881798,47.656524&spn=0.005566,0.013733&t=h&z=17

    Something small is around 300metres south-west from there.

    Another one was parking here, but now it’s gone.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=kaspiysk&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.909425,79.101563&ie=UTF8&ll=42.880689,47.665193&spn=0.002783,0.006866&t=h&z=18

    http://googlesightseeing.com/2006/08/13/ekranoplans/

  3. It is museum in Moscow on Moscow river.
    Now it looks: http://www.flamber.ru/files/photos/1211922554/1215889337_o.jpg

  4. I thought the idea of GEV was generally abandoned by early 70s as unproductive loss of money??
    However, my hovercraft is full of eels 😀

  5. Caspian monster called the “Eaglet” and yet we have a missile ekranoplan “Lun” – the killer of aircraft carriers!

  6. There gonna be modernizations as far i heard for 10 of them and then in 2025 or 30 they gonna be removed and replaced by brand new

  7. no, full-scale GEV, called “Lun”, produced not only in carrier strike verison. there also heavvy ASW model and assault transport machine, rescue machine.
    all with tremendous operational range and other specs.
    especially awesoe for 1st genertion of GEV.

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  9. The last photo is not a real submarine, it’s a fake made by some artists and it’s in Moscow river not so far from Kremlin

  10. So that’s what those things actually looked like. During my technical training at Sheppard AFB, TX in 1975, my flight was given a briefing of Soviet intentions to dominate the world. In that briefing we were shown a drawing of the jet-powered version of the plane and told what the CIA estimates its abilitiy was. The CIA believed the “Capisan Sea Monster” (because they didn’t know what it was called) was able to carry tanks across the Atlantic Ocean at high speed to invade the USA. Since it was a drawing I always thought it was a myth until now with these photos. The plane may be going to a park now but it did kept Americans up at night.

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