The Soviet Superplane That Rattled America

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  • Published on:  Saturday, June 29, 2019
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    Script Editor/Narrator: Brian McManus
    Writer: Primal Space:
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  • def cultist

    def cultist

     23 hours ago

    good video, but would benefit from seeing the narrator talking occasionally

  • deviprasadsiva lakkoju

    deviprasadsiva lakkoju


    Looks like breed species of hammerhead shark n falcon

  • Larissa Moroz

    Larissa Moroz

     2 days ago

    It is against aircraft carriers.

  • Ankit S

    Ankit S

     2 days ago

    During Cold era, scientist & engineers were far more daring. Whatever science fiction can imagine, they made prototype and tested to an extent.

  • kooooons


     4 days ago

    Does Brilliant also teach me how to do these smooth transitions to what Brilliant will teach me? :D

  • v.v.v.v jojo

    v.v.v.v jojo

     4 days ago

    Sure a sea-monster..😎

  • Эдди Франциско

    Эдди Франциско

     5 days ago

    it's look like hovering in the sea surface

  • Prime German

    Prime German

     6 days ago

    Totally useless junk

  • Sean Baca

    Sean Baca

     6 days ago

    Now that will win a war... I'm sure of it.

  • Astrxcat XIII

    Astrxcat XIII

     7 days ago

    What happens if there's a slight wave will it go over it or just go straight into it and die

  • Bigi Ty

    Bigi Ty

     7 days ago +2

    I like how World In Conflict never forgot to add this.

  • Stillwater62 ##

    Stillwater62 ##

     7 days ago

    Russian engineers waste money, time, and resources on junk that is obsolete, or too ridiculous to use before it is off of the drawing board. If they do not have access to American hardware, where they can reverse engineer it, and make some type of inferior copy, then they are lost. The Soviet Super Sh*tpile rattled America because you could hear it rattling it`s way to you a day in advance. The only danger it posed was if we ran out of aspirin before it finally got here. After it got here, the real danger it posed was if it went airborne, the parts falling off of it could produce a lot of collateral damage to people on the ground, especially when the bulk of it could no longer remain aloft and descended in an uncontrolled dive terminating in a sudden stop, and uncontrolled combustion of said bulk.



     7 days ago

    What do you want plane or boat
    Russia: yes

  • MofongoGringo


     7 days ago

    That shit is no joke! Hats off to 🇷🇺

  • Whale tortilla 2

    Whale tortilla 2

     7 days ago

    Imagine your 5 months from showing your new thing and then it gets exposed on google maps😂😂😂



     14 days ago

    There were several Caspian monsters.Caspian monster flew without incident 15 years. The accident happened due to the fault of the pilots themselves. Which it was customary to be a pilot of an airplane, not an ekranoplan, they lifted the rudders to a critical point, which was very difficult to do, since the device was very stable. The eaglet was released syrially for the USSR Navy where it served well until it was put to jokes at piers and docks. In the 90s, ekranoplan allowed American engineers to study, which saved billions of dollars for possible future ekranoplanes in the USA.
    Today, in Russia, many small ekranoplanes are produced, some are exported and rescue services.As for the Chinese ekranoplan, it was also created in cooperation with Russia.That's why it looks so much like Orion 20.Like other models on the same other Russian, which have long been exploited.
    And here is the draft of the last Russian ekranoplan.
    As for the American ekranoplan Pelican, it is also the idea and project of Alekseev
    As for Alekseev, he created more than 3,000 different aircraft several hundred ekranoplanes. You can see his models in the movie about this constructor at 20.25 minutes.
    His dream was that people could use them around the world as ferries. By creating ekranoplans, he could create more impressive models and more progressive ones if he was allowed, but he was not allowed. Instead of aircraft alloys, shipbuilding steel had to be used.
    Also on the basis of Lun was created ekranoplan Rescue. Its readiness is 90 percent, but it still stands in the shop for many years. You can see him at 22.40 minutes. 15 such ekranoplanes could cover all the seas and oceans, creating an operational rescue service



     21 days ago

    I prefer Russian 😁😉 Engineering 👌👍💪

  • billy ruiz

    billy ruiz

     21 days ago

    the elephant plane needs to be its nickname

  • Irredeemable Deplorable Covfefe MAGA

    Irredeemable Deplorable Covfefe MAGA

     21 days ago

    Like a school bully, Russia is always trying to scare its opponents into submission. But if you stand strong and steady, she will always run away. Russia has no resources, no manpower nor brains to challenge the West. Never did. Never will. Russia is a failed state. Always was. Always will be.

  • sachin singh

    sachin singh

     21 days ago

    Blyatiful Blane