Great Photos Of The Ekranoplan

by Daniel Russ on May 27, 2010

Ekranoplan, Sitting In Dry Dock, Rusting. Sunburn Anti-Ship Missile Launchers Above Wing Structure

Ekranoplan, Turbofans, Rear View

Ekranoplan, From Front, Missile Launchers And Engines Visible

The Odd Super Structure Of The Ekranoplan

This thing had a crew of 15, 6 officers and 9 enlisted men. It was 242 feet long, had a wingspan of 214 feet, maximum speed of 350 mph, and had two 23mm cannons in the tail and six SS-N-22 Sunburn anti ship missile launchers.

Source: This Odd Russian Photographer’s Site, Still Searching For URL


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Corsair8X June 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

2nx picture is also the front. You can clearly see the hull chines and the intakes.

Andromeda8 May 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm

URL for more pictures of this monster Ekranoplan:

Andromeda8 May 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

This is sitting at these coordinates:
42°52’55.03″N, 47°39’24.01″E

Google Sightseeing:,47.657184&spn=0.00184,0.005348

Google Earth KML:

AdManC August 24, 2012 at 7:52 am

Here’s a video of the Ekranoplan in action. Terrible club track for background music.

Daniel Russ August 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

is that you adam?

Louis August 29, 2017 at 5:31 am

It’s basically a cross between a hovercraft and a flying boat. Which gives you all the reasons why it was abondand. Only usable on relatively calm sea state, or on large flat country, or Ice. And needs water to touch down. Should be a natural for the Marines actually.

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