ekranoplan

ekranoplan

(aerospace engineering)
wing-in-ground effect aircraft
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TALLINN -- The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is analysing Sea Wolf Express' plan to launch passenger carriage on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in autumn using a Russian ground effect vehicle called the ekranoplan.
For starters May, right, travels to Russia to uncover the story of one of the strangest forms of transport ever devised, an ungainly flying machine of sorts known as an ekranoplan.
ANOTHER project on show is 23-year-old transport design student Will Jarman's idea for the ekranoplan, a luxury low flying aircraft - which was so good it landed him a job.
You can take our word for it, or the various references for wing-in-ground-effect craft, perhaps the best known of which are the ekranoplans, fixed-wing aircraft designed primarily in Russia for use as high-speed military transports over water.