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Old 07-21-2016, 06:31 PM
Hail Ants Hail Ants is offline
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Originally Posted by Doubticus View Post
I'm sure it would be possible, but I'm not sure if the economics of such a craft would work in its favor. I've always thought there could be a market for a large ground effect craft , but who knows if it could be made fuel efficient enough or safe enough.
Here's some video of it 'flying'. It was known as The Caspian Sea Monster when it was first spotted by US reconnaissance in the late 60s. Although its supporters had high hopes for it, supposedly when Brezhnev was finally shown film of it he was wholly unimpressed and ordered it cancelled.