Russian Ekranoplans

In the USSR the WIG ("wing in ground effect") developments took place at the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau (CHDB), lead by Alexeiev. The military potential for such a craft was soon recognised and Alexeiev received personal support from Kruchev…including virtually unlimited financial resources… This is the result…

Lun experimental attack vehicle Wingspan: 44 m Length: 73.8 m MTOW: 400 t Max speed: 550 km/h Range: 3000 km Produced: 2 (1987-1988) .

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A-90 Orlyonok fast assault vehicle Wingspan: 31.5 m Length: 58 m Height: 14 m MTOW: 140 t Max speed: 400 km/h Range: 3000 km( 4 built (1979 .1986) .

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the « Caspian Sea Monster ». experimental transport Wingspan: 40 m Length: 106 m Height: 22 m MTOW: 550 t Max speed: 500 km/h Produced: 8 (1965-1978) .KM.

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Beriev Bartini. experimental anti-submarine vehicle Wingspan: 30 m Length: 26 m Height: 22 m MTOW: 52 t Max speed: 700 km/h Produced: 2 (1972-1974) .