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EK-12 Ivolga

Country of Origin: Russia


The EK-12 Ivolga (Oriole) is an ekranoplan capable of all-weather operation. Currently under development, the EK-12 was designed a group of engineers headed by Vyacheslav Kolganov to be able to conduct a variety of missions, including transport, search-and-rescue and border-control. It is designed to fly in ground effect.

Such platforms combine some characteristics of airplanes and hovercraft.

The aircraft has a compound wing connected to the hull, which has a T-shaped tail. The...

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