Source: IA “In N city”, dated from February 10, 2017.
Author: Nadezhda KeyAuthor’s photos
ekranoplane of new generation “Chaika-2” will be designed in Nizhny Novgorod by
2020. In frame of celebration of the centenary of the birth of the outstanding
Soviet designer Rostislav Alexeev, his followers presented their unique
modern ekranoplane can be operated even in the harshest environment. As General
designer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “R.E.Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design
Bureau” George Antsev said during the presentation, it can be used for
transportation of passengers as well as cargo. In addition to this, one of his
appointments is carrying out specialized tasks of Emergencies Ministry and
other first responders.
is capable to speed up to 500 kilometers per hour, it is designed for 110
passengers. It can be used in the Arctic, Northern latitudes, the Baltic, White
and Barents Seas, the Arctic ocean, Sakhalin and Kamchatka. It is a generalized
facilities that allows to carry out many tasks, including in the firsl of
medicine, intelligence, struggle against violations, search and rescue
operations”, said Antsev.
General designer noted that currently there are carrying out the design,
conduced aerodynamic trials of the development, as well as trial in
hydrochannel. The next step will be the
building of the prototype of ekranoplane. After that they will test it at the
funding goes through our own resources,
a number of technologies are paid by the
government in the framework of the Federal target program. Now our task is to
complete the aerodynamics and design of the aircraft, we already have the
propulsion plant”, - said Antsev.
the presentation of the model, there was already carried out the exhibition of
works, made by the students of the art school No. 3, dedicated to Rostislav
Alexeev. The event ended with a festive concert.