The Soviet Superplane That Rattled America

Published on July 11, 2019
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References:
[1] https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/
[2] https://rtd.rt.com/stories/caspian-monster-ekranoplan-vessel/
[3] https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/BGP/Donna/t_w_ratio_answers.htm
[4] https://rtd.rt.com/stories/caspian-monster-ekranoplan-vessel/
[5] https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/
[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun-class_ekranoplan
[7] https://www.businessinsider.com/the-soviet-unions-lun-class-ekanoplane-is-the-biggest-ground-effect-vehicle-ever-2014-7?r=US&IR=T#the-missiles-were-mounted-in-pairs-on-the-top-of-the-vehicles-hull-7
[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFB_X-114
[9] https://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2002/september/i_pw.html
[10] http://bit.ly/2XkZ4vM
[11] https://disciplesofflight.com/a-90-orlyonok-ekranoplan/
[12] https://twitter.com/EmbassyofRussia/status/900273238743195649
[13] http://bit.ly/2XqM0oA

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