ekranoplan

ekranoplan

(aerospace engineering)
wing-in-ground effect aircraft
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They included: Exo-skeleton suits covered by a chameleon-like skin allowing wearers to perform superhuman feats and blend with the environment; Ekranoplan "flying wings" replacing landing craft, silently skimming across the waves at hundreds of miles an hour; and "Holographic Marines" to decoy any watching enemies.
Other suggestions included ekranoplan "flying wings" replacing landing craft, which can skim across waves at hundreds of miles an hour, as well as holograms of marines to be used as a decoy for the enemy.
Other suggestions included ekranoplan "flying wings" replacing landing craft which can skim across waves at hundreds of miles an hour, as well as holograms of marines to be used as a decoy for the enemy.
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.
Loide said the ministry has begun an analysis to determine whether the ekranoplan is more of a watercraft that departs from a port, uses shipping routes, and generally follows shipping rules or whether it is an aircraft the piloting of which requires a pilot's license of the corresponding class and to which aviation requirements apply.
Irodov, "Criteria of longitudinal stability of ekranoplan," Ucheniye Zapiski TSAGI, vol.
May selflessly flew around the world looking at various (failed) prototypes: Russia's monstrous sea-skimming Ekranoplan; mini Japanese helicopters; and the Wacky Races-style flying cars invented in America in the 50s.
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.