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Country of Origin: Russia
The Caspian Sea Monster, or KM, was an ekranolyot design, flown as a large research platform in the 1960s as part of the Soviet Union's advanced-technology air vehicle development effort known as the Wing-In-Ground (WIG) effect program. WIG vehicles fly in "ground effect" over land or water, achieving considerable increases in load-carrying capability over that of conventional cargo aircraft. They normally come down on water or ice. The Soviets extensively tested two main types...
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