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  • Take A Look Inside The Soviet Union's Gigantic Nuclear Equipped Ekranoplane

    01/27/2012 7:51:43 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 27,2012 | Robert Johnson
    In the thick of the Cold War, the Soviet Union built an immense vessel to carry their troops across the seas and into Western Europe. Equipped with nuclear warheads and able to blast across the sea at 340 mph, the Lun-class Ekranoplane; part plane, part boat, and part hovercraft — is a Ground Effect Vehicle (GEV). A GEV takes advantage of an aeronautical effect that allows it to lift off with an immense amount of weight, but limits its flight to 16 feet above the waves. Its altitude can never be greater than the length of the wings. Think of...