The Soviet Superplane That Rattled America

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  • Published on:  Saturday, June 29, 2019
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  • Humty 2000

    Humty 2000

     1 months ago +3738

    You can say what you want, but Russian engineers are creative af

  • Thomas Cumbie

    Thomas Cumbie

     21 days ago +222

    U.S. : Is it a boat or a plane?
    Soviets: yes

  • Sam z.

    Sam z.

     1 months ago +628

    Is it a plane? Is it a boat?
    No,its a ploat

  • wanderingbufoon


     2 days ago +14

    “I want a ship!”
    “Make it fly”
    “So a plane then?”
    “No, it’ll be on water”
    “A seaplane?”
    “No, a ship that’s on top of water at all times”

  • History Girl

    History Girl

     3 days ago +19

    America: These Soviets are up to something... but what?
    Soviets: Giant seagoing missile launcher plane.

  • jonas1015119


     1 months ago +3294

    3:23 I never realised what 'flying under the radar' actually meant, wow

  • Lil' Legit

    Lil' Legit

     1 months ago +312

    General: comrade engineer
    Engineer: weird science again?
    General: yes
    Engineer: ok what do you want me to make
    General: a giant sea plane!
    Engineer: internal happiness

  • David Anderson

    David Anderson

     1 months ago +476

    American Navy: No Soviet ship can travel faster than 60 knots across the sea.
    Russian Navy: Hold my vodka.

  • Satan Himself

    Satan Himself

     1 months ago +204

    Imagine doing your normal routine patrolling the seas in a battleship and sea one of these just emerge from the horizon.

  • Ethan Mazarire

    Ethan Mazarire

     21 days ago +226

    Russia: we’re making a plane that can fly on water at super fast speeds
    America: 😶 say sike right now

  • ⵉⵜⵔⵓⵏⴰⵓⵜ


     1 months ago +3646

    Plane? No comrade, that's a flying ship.

  • Timothy Flisk

    Timothy Flisk

     1 months ago +174

    Crash on a commercial plane
    "We're losing altitude!"
    Crash on the Acranoplan

  • MauriatOttolink


     28 days ago +112

    Sea birds use that effect and so does that sheet of paper which falls off the desk and then skims along the floor for feet/ inches before dropping.

  • Hugo Ng

    Hugo Ng

     1 months ago +39

    Can you do a video on counter rotating propeller ? Like how it generate higher thrust

  • Al Capwn

    Al Capwn

     21 days ago +63

    Boeing: Designs plane which could carry 17 MBTs across the oceans
    America: Manifest Destiny?

  • yaridanjo1


     1 months ago +3

    A USA version of such an aircraft was proposed in the January 1993 issue of the Proceedings Of the Naval Institute (pg. 89). It was entitled “Force Projection Vehicle” and it was 230’ by 420’ and could carry a military payload of 520 tons with a 287 ton fuel capacity. It had a 55,000 square feet Useful Deck Area. It was considered by higher ups but was rejected due to possible inter service rivalry.

  • Tiber Zeek

    Tiber Zeek

     1 months ago +5 could just have a much more effective amphibious force like the US has had since WWII......but interesting nonetheless.

  • JCtherocks


     58 minutes ago +1

    One tiny stinger missile and rest of crew are bye bye

  • Dupur Shahidullah

    Dupur Shahidullah

     28 days ago +2

    Scientists should leave all and have to discover how much USA paid to Gorbachev

  • Cathal Gallagher

    Cathal Gallagher

     1 months ago +1506

    I thought Wendover Productions had a monopoly over anything aircraft related