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Unusual for me to scale and theme. But it was interesting to build a ekranoplan (WIG).
Best regards, Vlad.
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Alan Rush said on October 13, 2014
Very interesting looking plane. Aside from the tail-mounted engines, are those engine outtakes in the nose as well? It looks huge in that scale compared to the 1/144 biplanes next to it! I hope you did well at the show. Great work.
Korolev Vlad said on October 13, 2014
Alan, thank you!
Yes, there are two in the nose of the engine to the air under the wings. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-90_Orlyonok
AL HOFFMAN said on October 13, 2014
Looks great Vlad but it’s missing & upper wing & the rigging.
🙂 🙂 🙂 Oh, yes!
Al, thank you!
Craig Abrahamson said on October 13, 2014
Very eye-catching example, Vlad….and well done I may add. So let me see if I got this right – that opening in the [top] nose is an engine intake (and those are exhausts on the forward fuselage?). AND it’s only a single-engine counter-rotating turboprop?
Those crazy Russians sure had some wierd-lookin’ aeroplanes, didn’t they? 🙁
Craig, thank you!
Two engines in the nose and one on the tail….
We have Russian proverb: It is better to see once than hear a hundred times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHcxmZ0qI7Y
Best regards, Vlad.
Oh…..so there’s two INTERNAL engines located in the nose that we can’t see. Gotcha.
Simon Whitney said on October 13, 2014
That is some Caspian Sea Monster there Vlad.
Looks really mean.
Well done Vlad.
Simon, thank you!
Caspian Sea Monster more than Orlyonok.
Thanks for putting me right Vlad, my history of East European Planes is not that good.
Jaime Carreon said on October 13, 2014
Very cool build.
The ekranoplans have always fascinated me. Are there any left that are still operational?
Jaime, thank you!
As far as I know, no big ekranoplanes now.
There is one unfinished. But his future prospects are not clear.
There are several different small WIG.
Best regards, Vlad.
Bernd Müller said on October 13, 2014
Great build Vlad,a strange looking beast, soviet or russian engineering has gone own ways.Must be an awesome sight to see this in action.
As said above, its very nice and yes, no rigging !
Bernd, thank you!
Little rigging there. Rope antenna. 🙂
Bernd Müller said on October 14, 2014
Rick Wilkes said on October 13, 2014
Good looking build of a very interesting machine Vlad. I really like your finish, nice variation without looking like waffle.
Josh Patterson said on October 13, 2014
Very cool! Does Zvezda plan to do a series of ekronoplans? Not my usual scale, but I’d get them just cause they’re cool. (And the Caspian Sea Monster is awesome!) You’ve done this some justice. Looks just like I’ve seen in videos. This looks like it would’ve been more efficient than the LUN due to the engines adding to the ground effect under the wings. These are some very interesting machines. Not quite a boat, not really an airplane. I think I need one to cruise around Lake Winnebago!
Morne Meyer said on October 14, 2014
An awesome beast!!! Well done!!!
Rob Pollock said on October 14, 2014
It certainly looks attractive on the display table with the other models, but not an aircraft type I’m too familiar with – I assume from other comments that it’s a monster-size plane.
Korolev Vlad said on October 14, 2014
Thank you, friends! 🙂
Best regards, Vlad
Ramon R. Lomeli said on October 14, 2014
very interesting subject, very nicely finished! great work!
Ramon, thank you!
olivier.rive said on October 14, 2014
WAOUH! a monster !!!!
great job and nice paint !
Olivier, thank you!
California Steve said on October 14, 2014
These have always interested me. Very well done. I would have liked to just hear one of these monsters skipping along just above the water. Very nice!
Korolev Vlad said on October 15, 2014
Steve, thank you!
Dennis Meyers said on October 18, 2014
Great job Vlad. When I was in the service years ago we kept our eyes on these “Caspian Sea Monsters” via satellite. Very interesting subject and kit.
Korolev Vlad said on October 18, 2014
Dennis, thank you!
I can imagine your surprise when you found him! 🙂
Frank Cronin said on February 25, 2015
Korolev Vlad said on February 25, 2015
Frank, thank you! Аgain 🙂
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