The A-90 Orlyonok Ekranoplan

by Daniel Russ on November 14, 2013

The A-90 Orlyonok (Russian for “eaglet) is misnamed. There is nothing little about this plane. It has a length of upwards of 400 feet and could carry 150 troops and two tanks. Powering this juggerbaut was the Kusnetsov NK 12 turbo prop, or the most powerful turbo prop ever built. This was a radar equipped beach assault vehicle that could if necessary hover of the ground with the same agility it could fly over the water.









Source: Dark Roast Blend and wiki




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