Straight Out Of Star Wars! The Soviet VVA-14
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Straight Out Of Star Wars! The Soviet VVA-14
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In the 1970s the Soviet Union developed the VVA-14, a vertical take-off amphibious aircraft which could take off from water and fly at high speed over long distances but also to fly just above the sea surface using what is known as the “ground effect”. It was designed by Italian-born designer Robert Bartini in answer to a perceived requirement to destroy United States Navy Polaris missile submarines.

After extensive research, including the development of the small prototype Be-1 wing in ground effect aircraft, the first VVA-14 prototype was completed in 1972. Its first flight was from a conventional runway on September 4, 1972....

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/militar...craft.html

Many, many more pics of this cool plane at the link.

You goddamn communist heathen, you had best sound off that you love the Virgin Mary... or I'm gonna stomp your guts out!
2015 Oct 28 21:05
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Soviet engineering was god-tier.

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(2015 Oct 28 22:55)Temnozor Wrote:  Soviet engineering was god-tier.

Eek

This has to be right up there as being one of the Coolest Things I Have Ever Seen. These guys are the Russian equivalent of U.S. rednecks. Big Grin LOL




You goddamn communist heathen, you had best sound off that you love the Virgin Mary... or I'm gonna stomp your guts out!
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