Flight of Fancy

October 2011

Ekranoplan 'Lun' project

Somewhere between a hovercraft and an airplane, the ‘Lun’ looks so unwieldy sat there as a relic in dryish, rusty dock, that it’s difficult to imagine the Russian version of a ‘ground-effect craft’ going anywhere fast – in water or air. Yet, despite the dangers of flocks of seagulls (among other bird distractions), this craft did have advantages over its more landlubber flying cousins.
Ekranoplan ‘Lun’ project 903, photo by Igor113*
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