The ekranoplane of new generation was presented in Nizhny Novgor

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Source: “”, dated form February 10, 2017.

Author: Sergey Aleshin

The model of the ekranoplane of new generation “Chaika-2” was presented in Nizhny Novgorod. The presentation was held within the framework of ceremonial event, dedicated to the 100th anniversary since the birth of the outstanding designer Rostislav Alexeev.

The new sea multipurpose cargo-passenger ekranoplane can fly to remote places, where there are not always good landing strips. It can land both on water and on ice. It will be approximately equal to IL – 18 at capacity.

The price of “Chaika-2” is not yet known. “The price will be known, when the main project will be completed”, - said the Chairman of the Board of Directors – General Designer of JSC “R.E.Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau” George Antsev.

“The new ekranoplane will be applied in the emergency service, in offshore works, to ensure drilling works on the Arctic. It isintended for export and will be work, where the aerodromes and aviation cannot work. It is South-East Asia, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, South America, South Africa, United Arab Emirates. The places where it is necessary to transport a large number of people”, - said Antsev.

JSC “R.E.Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau” was founded by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeev (December 18, 1916 – February 9, 1980) – engineer- shipbuilder, designer of hydrofoils and ekranoplanes, doctor of technical Sciences, laureate of Lenin and State prizes. He was born in the city of Novozibkov, Chernigov province (now Bryansk region). After the graduation from the Polytechnic Institute, he was sent to the plant Red Sormovo. Since 1942 he started to work on the design of hydrofoils, carried out the successful research and trials. In January, 1955 he became the Head of Hydrofoil Central Design Bureau (CDB).