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Posted: 9/29/2011 8:57:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:58:23 AM EST by Doucheatron3000]
Since there are the threads about the mothballed Typhoon SSBN and the not-quite-abandoned Buran mockup/Cosmodrome at Baikonur, I figured to go for the hat trick with another series of pics of some neat rusting Soviet-era tech.

http://igor113.livejournal.com/51213.html

ETA: Today is Rotting Soviet Stuff day, apparently.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:58:24 AM EST
What is this? Soviet love Thursday?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:58:30 AM EST
Holy shit! That thing is cool!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:59:06 AM EST
What IS that thing and why does it make me think of Rambo 3?

Speed
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:59:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By klinc:
What is this? Soviet love Thursday?

Better than man love thursdays
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:59:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 9:17:46 AM EST by Agilt]
The monthly ekranoplan thread
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:00:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:02:51 AM EST
Any body else have a hard time reading that?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:06:58 AM EST
Damned interesting bird, w/a ball turret no less!



Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:07:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By speedracer422:
What IS that thing and why does it make me think of Rambo 3?

Speed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun-class_ekranoplan
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:07:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By dex357:
Any body else have a hard time reading that?

This may help, somewhat:
Translated...
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:11:14 AM EST
do want!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:13:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By dex357:
Any body else have a hard time reading that?


No, why?










Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:15:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By klinc:
What is this? Soviet love Thursday?


"You know what? I will tell you, I love your country. No more communism, no rules of any kind, really. I'm filling my suitcase with steroids and art from ancient Mesopotamia, ran over an old woman yesterday, best vacation I ever had!"
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:15:38 AM EST
I have no idea what that thing is, or what it does, but I want it in my back yard
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:40:18 AM EST



Link Posted: 9/29/2011 11:08:16 AM EST
Oh, good! I love ekranoplan pron!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 11:14:14 AM EST
what if there are waves out there?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 11:16:08 AM EST

"For me, it remains a mystery why only one engine is closed a prison? "


Me too.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 11:27:38 AM EST
Get out of here, Stalker!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 11:53:43 AM EST
Not fuel efficient, that is.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Damned interesting bird, w/a ball turret no less!

http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/007gcc05

http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/007s8k5h


Notice the gunner's position? - must be an interesting experience sitting there when they decide to fire off one or BOTH of the SS-N-22 Sunburn missiles sitting right over your head.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:12:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By CBR900:
Originally Posted By Merrell:
Damned interesting bird, w/a ball turret no less!

http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/007gcc05

http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/007s8k5h


Notice the gunner's position? - must be an interesting experience sitting there when they decide to fire off one or BOTH of the SS-N-22 Sunburn missiles sitting right over your head.



Duck and cover?


They created some seriously weird and cool shit in the CCCP....
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:13:01 PM EST
I'd like to see the Confederate Air Force fully restore that and fly it around the Gulf of Mexico.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:13:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I'd like to see the Confederate Air Force fully restore that and fly it around the Gulf of Mexico.


Wait a minute....

New East African Pirate Raider!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:15:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 12:22:09 PM EST by tnwalker10]
Originally Posted By nchapa:
what if there are waves out there?


To mitigate this landing is used gidrolyzha.Blagodarya ekranoplan can take off and land with waves up to 5 meters

How is that even possible? I'll believe it when I see it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:28:10 PM EST
Who do I gotta bribe to get some scrapping permits over there... Looks like a whole lot of scrap metal to me.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:39:15 PM EST
I think someone drank too much vodka
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:41:48 PM EST
Forgetting that it was probably a piece of shit, I honestly think that is one of the most beautifully designed machines I have ever seen - I cannot imagine getting to ride on that.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:43:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I'd like to see the Confederate Air Force fully restore that and fly it around the Gulf of Mexico.


Don't you mean the COMMEMORATIVE Air Force?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:45:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 12:55:22 PM EST by NorCal_LEO]
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:46:18 PM EST
Id love to look around inside..... needs more interior pictures
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:49:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By klinc:
What is this? Soviet love Thursday?


Suprise buttsexski
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:49:41 PM EST
Looks like something out of the original Gundam series.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:53:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Danner130:
Not fuel efficient, that is.


That video posted above says it is. Ground effect is interesting... doubles the efficiency of a wing, so at that low altitude, it can lift a lot more.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:55:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 12:56:08 PM EST by Dumpster_Baby]

Originally Posted By WillDe83:
Id love to look around inside..... needs more interior pictures

http://englishrussia.com/2010/03/12/ekranoplan/

http://englishrussia.com/2010/03/12/ekranoplan/2/

http://englishrussia.com/2010/03/12/ekranoplan/3/


There used to be a LOT of interior shots but I can't find them now.

ETA

See above

http://englishrussia.com/2010/09/05/ekranoplan-the-inside-view/


Link Posted: 9/29/2011 12:57:46 PM EST

Toward the bottom...pic of a boat flying the Stars and Bars?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:19:12 PM EST
what a shame this thing is just rotting away like this.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:39:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Augydoggy:
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I'd like to see the Confederate Air Force fully restore that and fly it around the Gulf of Mexico.


Don't you mean the COMMEMORATIVE Air Force?


I only know them by their non-PC-bullshit name.


About the Confederate Air Force

The origins of the Confederate Air Force date back to 1951, with the purchase of a surplus Curtiss P-40 Warhawk by Lloyd Nolen, a former World War II Army Air Corps flight instructor. In 1957, Nolen and four friends purchased a P-51 Mustang, each sharing in the $2,500 cost of the aircraft. With the purchase of the Mustang, known as Red Nose, the group was unofficially founded.

On September 6, 1961, the CAF was chartered as a nonprofit Texas corporation in order to restore and preserve World War II-era combat aircraft. In 1965, the first museum building consisting of 26,000 square feet was completed at old Rebel Field, Mercedes, Texas. The CAF created a new Rebel Field at Harlingen, Texas, when they moved there in 1968, occupying three large buildings. The CAF fleet continued to grow and included medium and heavy bombers such as the B-29, B-25, B-17 and B-24.

Today, the CAF is comprised of over 11,000 members, several hundred of whom serve as pilots and flight or maintenance crew members committed to preserving World War II American aviation heritage. The CAF is responsible for operating a fleet of more than 140 airplanes known as the Ghost Squadron.

The organization was originally known as the "Confederate Air Force." Following a membership vote in 2001 and made effective on January 1, 2002, the organization is now known as the Commemorative Air Force.











Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:49:03 PM EST
That thing is awesome!!! It looks like it should be flying in space.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:53:58 PM EST
Nice idea, a ship plane.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:58:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:

Originally Posted By Augydoggy:
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I'd like to see the Confederate Air Force fully restore that and fly it around the Gulf of Mexico.


Don't you mean the COMMEMORATIVE Air Force?


I only know them by their non-PC-bullshit name.


About the Confederate Air Force

The origins of the Confederate Air Force date back to 1951, with thepurchase of a surplus Curtiss P-40 Warhawk by Lloyd Nolen, a former World WarII Army Air Corps flight instructor. In 1957, Nolen and four friends purchaseda P-51 Mustang, each sharing in the $2,500 cost of the aircraft. With thepurchase of the Mustang, known as Red Nose, the group was unofficiallyfounded.

On September 6, 1961, the CAF was chartered as a nonprofit Texascorporation in order to restore and preserve World War II-era combataircraft. In 1965, the first museum building consisting of 26,000 squarefeet was completed at old Rebel Field, Mercedes, Texas. The CAF created a newRebel Field at Harlingen, Texas, when they moved there in 1968, occupying threelarge buildings. The CAF fleet continued to grow and included medium and heavybombers such as the B-29, B-25, B-17 and B-24.

Today, the CAF is comprised of over 11,000 members, severalhundred of whom serve as pilots and flight or maintenance crew members committedto preserving World War II American aviation heritage. The CAF is responsiblefor operating a fleet of more than 140 airplanes known as the Ghost Squadron.

The organization was originally known as the "ConfederateAir Force." Following a membership vote in 2001 and made effective onJanuary 1, 2002, the organization is now known as the Commemorative Air Force.


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werd
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 2:12:34 PM EST
I'm kind of surprised that all the interesting bits and pieces like guages etc are still there. Cool.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 2:58:29 PM EST
Group buy?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 5:06:03 PM EST
Someone out there is making those.*









* If you have to ask,you cannot afford*






Link Posted: 9/29/2011 5:12:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 5:18:24 PM EST by DoubleFeed]
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