A-90 Orlyonok

A 90 Orlyonok

by Daniel Russ on August 25, 2018

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The Orlyonok was one of the truly unusual aviation technology configurations. It was menat tio be a heavy transport over the Caspian Sea or some such calm water estuary. Unlike the other Ekranoplan aircraft this one was amphibious and so could land on its wheel or its water skis. It cruised at 250 mph and […]

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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 […]

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