Ekranoplan , The Russian Top Secret Aircraft

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This video will take us back to the history when a gigantic aircraft was built as ...

This video will take us back to the history when a gigantic aircraft was built as a Top Secret Russian weapon from the Cold War Era. This is known as the Ekranplane or Ekranoplan. It is basically a low flying craft designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alekseev and it has 540 tons of weight with enormous wings that is 5 stories high. Interestingly, this is Ekranoplan is not considered as an aircraft nor a seaplane or a hovercraft. It is called a ground effect vehicle which uses a different technology. This video will give us some clips from the vehicle’s first flight test which was conducted on October 11, 1966.  Check out this gigantic vehicle in action below!

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