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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #30 on: 26-03-2010, 06:03:16 »
I highly doubt that a soviet transport...thing (its not a plane or a ship...) was designed to carry american tanks.

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #31 on: 26-03-2010, 06:03:39 »
I highly doubt that a soviet transport...thing (its not a plane or a ship...) was designed to carry american tanks.

Boeing has a concept for one of these too, for a 1400ton capacity long range transport, called the Boeing Pelican.



I don't think the Boeing one, which I was talking about, was designed to carry soviet tanks either.

I was replying to the incredulous replies of "1400 tons omg hax." I had to go back and check again myself, but that was indeed the designed transport capacity.

Mad props to the soviets for actually building the thing. Does anybody know what the carrying capacity of the ekranoplan is/was supposed to be?
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #32 on: 26-03-2010, 08:03:10 »
OOHHH, lol.  Thought you were still talking about the Caspian Sea Monster :P

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #33 on: 26-03-2010, 08:03:07 »
I was replying to the incredulous replies of "1400 tons omg hax." I had to go back and check again myself, but that was indeed the designed transport capacity.

Mad props to the soviets for actually building the thing. Does anybody know what the carrying capacity of the ekranoplan is/was supposed to be?

280 metric tons if wiki has it right this time. Sounds credible.
About the '1400t omg hax', I'm looking at it purely from an engineering background and with insight to the problems normal transport planes face, so that weight is quite awe inspiring and as I said, I don't think they will build it.
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #34 on: 26-03-2010, 09:03:57 »
Picture is big so Ill just post a link
http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/files/2009/09/hangar-one-nasa-ames.jpg
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #35 on: 26-03-2010, 09:03:03 »
Um, its just an American rigid airship........
This is pre-ww2 tech  ???

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #36 on: 26-03-2010, 09:03:59 »
Yeah, the navy had ...two? in the period before World war 2. You can see the emblem on the right.

We didn't like them much, they both were lost in storms iirc.
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #37 on: 26-03-2010, 10:03:43 »
Um, its just an American rigid airship........
This is pre-ww2 tech  ???

Bugger off, rigid Airships are cool. ;D
But I'm biased there, since I now live 4km from their birthplace. ^^
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #38 on: 26-03-2010, 21:03:01 »
Since I first saw it I've been wanting to see these things alive and working. These behemoths are one of those things that underlines that eery feel of the Cold War.. The evolution of new technology.. The seeming possibility of... anything. Beautiful behemoths!
Weirdly that's just how I feel about it too :D There's something about all the Cold War "future" technology and design that's eerily fascinating....

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #39 on: 26-03-2010, 22:03:26 »
Picture is big so Ill just post a link
http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/files/2009/09/hangar-one-nasa-ames.jpg
Its russian but what is it? A kirov airship?
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #40 on: 26-03-2010, 22:03:05 »
Imagine if US of A still had their flying aircraft-carriers. Few of those patrolling the the seas around Hawaii.
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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #41 on: 26-03-2010, 23:03:38 »
haha yeah, i loved that idea, its what inspired the game crimson skies

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #42 on: 27-03-2010, 02:03:27 »
280 metric tons if wiki has it right this time. Sounds credible.
About the '1400t omg hax', I'm looking at it purely from an engineering background and with insight to the problems normal transport planes face, so that weight is quite awe inspiring and as I said, I don't think they will build it.

Well, I think that these machines will relive their times once again. If not militairly then as a civil transport. It can carry more, and eats less fuel and with oil companies reaching their supply capabilities it'a a matter of time when flying becomes transport for the rich.

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #43 on: 27-03-2010, 02:03:22 »
Euhm, regular boats are still a lot cheaper to use then these you know, and most transport is still done by boats (big boats are like the most fuel officiant way to transport stuff) so i doubt it. All these big prestige projects are a thing of the past if you ask me.

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Re: Caspian Sea monster in detail
« Reply #44 on: 27-03-2010, 02:03:42 »
I'm not talking about cargo transport but civil transport. People want to get to their destination fast. This could thet them relatively fast and cheap (becouse of enourmous amount of seats).