Source: “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, dated form February 10, 2017.
Author: Julia VasilishinaPhoto: Roman Ignatiev
can safely be considered as the beginning of a new era in country’s
shipbuilding industry – after almost thirty years the citizens of Nizhny
Novgorod performed a model of extra new ekranoplane “CHaika-2” or,
scientifically speaking – ‘A-050-742d”. Despite the fact that the development
exists only as a project, it is already considered as a breakthrough.
before the beginning of presentation, in the Nizhny Novgorod Opera and ballet
theater was absolutely packed – journalists, designers, and policy. Only the
lazy man did not come to look at the miracle of technology. However, they did not manage to immediately
see him in a small half-toy “airplane”, standing in the foyer.
this “Chaika” – asked visitors each other
with interest. – How beautiful! I
wish it to go!
citizens of Nizhny Novgorod will be able to live drive out the descendant of
the ‘Caspian monster” not earlier than in three years. Exactly this period will
be spend on design, building and trials of the prototype. But then, there will
be a great future.
“Chaika-2” can be used for maintenance of the Arctic zone, the Far East, the
Kuril Islands, Kamchatka. The sea border of Russia is equal to the equator, so,
this ekranoplane will come in handy! – look forward Chairman of the Board of
Directors of JSC “R.E.Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau” George Antsev. – In
addition to this, we expect orders from Southeast Asia, South America and South
the designers excitedly extolled the advantages of new development, the visitor
could admire the clean lines and impressive hull of ekranoplane – for
exhibition right now! Particularly pleased that all this beauty can be
considered as a domestic property, here everything from “stuffing” to plating
will be done in Russian plants.
Our ekranoplane will be fully equipped with Russian avionics and advanced
navigation-piloting complex, - proudly says the deputy General Director of DB
Sergey Korolev. – It will be indispensable when conducting rescue operations,
passenger transportation and protection of state borders.