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Why a Cold War Spy Plane is Still the World’s Best

Why a Cold War spy plane is still the world's best

During the Cold War, this plane could fly higher and faster than any other — and 55 years after its first flight, it still does. The Lockheed SR-71, designed in secrecy in the late 1950s, was able to cruise near the edge of space and outfly a missile. To this day, it holds the records for the highest altitude in

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What happened to the Ekranoplan? – The Caspian Sea Monster

What happened to the Ekranoplan? - The Caspian Sea Monster

What happened to the Ekranoplan, the huge ground effect vehicle the Soviets developed in the cold from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. This was a part plane, part boat that could fly just above the above the sea surface and carry huge loads of personnel or weapons at high speed. We look at its development, its inventor and its ultimate

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What Happened To Giant Ekranoplans?

What Happened To Giant Ekranoplans?

The “Caspian Sea Monster”. In the 1960s, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev bragged that his nation had ships that could jump right over bridges. His cryptic words confused Western leaders, but he was alluding to a secret project deep within the Soviet Union. The Soviets were developing a new class of vehicle that could move as fast

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