• Anonymous coward on 2004-Aug-13 09:49:10 Anonymous coward said

    This is really "skimming off the top".
    Great shot.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Aug-29 23:51:51 Anonymous coward said

    FYI this was a USSR prototype troop transport. It was first observed in the Black Sea and was never intended for actual "at altitude" flight, just for barely off the water transport at tremendouse speed.
  • Matt Bailey on 2004-Aug-31 02:43:19 Matt Bailey said

    Talk about a large horizontal stab! I guess they dont have to worry much about their CG!
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Sep-01 09:22:34 Anonymous coward said

  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Oct-21 08:59:01 Anonymous coward said

    This is a demonstration of Wing in Ground Effect (WIGE), and yes those are anti-ship cruise missile launchers on the top.
  • Anonymous coward on 2004-Nov-01 12:28:53 Anonymous coward said

    Hey! This is a prototype of hi-mobile anti-carrier missile launcher. Tested on Kaspiyskoe Sea and this is a first (!) prototype of new flying method "ekranoplan"
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Jan-01 08:02:00 Anonymous coward said

    al wright
    Apparantly the designer got his ideas from the ground effect he got while flying his fighter plane along rivers and under bridges during ww2.....some people just don't get enough adrenilin!!!!!!
  • Anonymous coward on 2005-Sep-28 10:48:55 Anonymous coward said

    Jeez... If the Russians keep stacking things on thier WIGs, the term "Wing-In-Ground" will take on a whole new meaning.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Jul-09 23:22:28 Anonymous coward said

    Joe in England
    Caspian Sea Monster, great pic.
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Sep-02 09:27:28 Anonymous coward said

    wow -just incredible ...these things are just awesome .. so this is what was waiting for us in WW3 ...and we never had a clue .. .. what else did they have ?
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Sep-06 00:21:12 Anonymous coward said

    Hrmm ya think that thing has much of a radar sig?
  • Anonymous coward on 2006-Nov-22 23:54:40 Anonymous coward said

    Mandy from India
    Its unbelivably great
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Feb-21 16:43:00 Anonymous coward said

    Jock fae Scotland
    I've never seen a photo of this type of craft excellent
  • Anonymous coward on 2007-Oct-30 03:29:51 Anonymous coward said

    As much a radar sig as a large warship, I'm sure. Probably can be targetted by air radar as well, though, which makes it even more vulnerable.


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