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Old 02-02-2004, 04:09 PM
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...why bother touching the water at all? This Russian-built beast was called the "Caspian Monster", and was intended as a troop/cargo transport using surface-effect technology.

I GOTTA get me one of these for the next Poker Run!
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WOW.....WOW!!!! More info and pics HERE
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They have been known for years... there is someone building new ones.. do a search of ekronoplan
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that thing is nuts. hey Nort i cant get the avi files on that link you put up to play in my windows midea player. i have avi enabled but i just get a "class not registered" pop up when i try and start it. any ideas? i would like to see the vids of that thing in action.
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I can't get the videos working either......

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None of them seem to like those two files. I want to see them too!!!
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der kranoplan!
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Bingo......added this and they worked for me. That thing is HUGE!!!

http://www.3ivx.com/download/index.html
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The second movie shows that thing actually flying.....
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Here is the original prototype..........
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thanks Nort



and . . . HOLLY CRAP THAT THING IS INSANELY FRIKN HUGE!!!
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