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  • A ship? A plane? Nop, a WISE!

    Uber cool video, thanks to YouTube.com.



    What do you guys think? Cool? Many applications? Could it be adapted to be used by many? Could it be fuel efficent?
    Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

  • #2
    The Russians have been working on these machines for years.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_vehicle

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-90_Orlyonok

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_Be-2500

    Americans have too with a proposal for cargo aircraft - basically a rectangular box with large cranked wings and 6 huge turboprops. The aim was a 500 tonne payload (?) over intercontinental distances - the majority of the travel was to be in WIG mode.

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    • #3
      No hopers, I doubt itīll never become reality.
      "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alessandro View Post
        No hopers, I doubt itīll never become reality.
        Depends when the next fuel crisis hits and how bad it is. These WIG aircraft are very efficient for their size.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SYDCBRWOD View Post
          Depends when the next fuel crisis hits and how bad it is. These WIG aircraft are very efficient for their size.
          Well, I love to see them become reality, but even if theyīre efficent fueleconomy they have limitations due to current infrastructure, like the CV-880 was fast but the ATC at the time didnīt allow them to fly that fast at large parts of the world.
          I rather dream of an Be-210 with ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) and RAT (Ram Air Turbine).
          "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"

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