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Barry Staples - n/a
14-Nov-07, 08:26 AM
Is this the way forward for F1



China developing WIGE aircraft



A wing-in-ground-effect aircraft is under development at Shanghai based-Tongji University, according to Chinese media. With a design payload of 4,000kg (8,800lb), top speed of 162kt (300km/h) and maximum altitude of 5m (16ft), the aircraft is claimed to consume half to two-thirds of the fuel of an "ordinary aircraft" while carrying "more weight" and being up to six times faster than an ocean-going ship. The report says further development could lead to a 50-seat prototype by 2013, with future versions able to carry up to 400,000kg by 2017.



Competitors watch out!!!



Happy dreams Barry Staples http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

jon_curtis - n/a
14-Nov-07, 04:10 PM
the russians did some serious development into wig's years ago! as did the americans! the russian craft were massive!



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sixpackpert - n/a
14-Nov-07, 04:24 PM
Proper job http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif



http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/sixpackpert/caspian2.jpg



http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e253/sixpackpert/caspian.jpg



Video (www.aviapedia.com/transports/ekranoplans-caspian-sea-monster-video)



You gotta have a big shed for one of them! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

kach22i - n/a
15-Nov-07, 03:36 PM
Old Post:

http://www.hoverclubofamerica.org/forum/index.php?showtopic= (www.hoverclubofamerica.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=1296&st=30) 1296&st=30

http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/showthrea...052&page=61 (www.boatdesign.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11052&page=61)

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x295/kach22i/MISC/K-Wig.jpg

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SEOUL: South Korea said on Thursday it planned to develop a ‘flying ship’ capable of carrying 100 tons of cargo at a cruising speed of up to 300 kms per hour. The 300-ton ‘wing-in-ground’ (WIG) craft is expected to be built by 2012 and cruise at 250 to 300 kms per hour, government policy-makers at a science ministers’ meeting said.
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Neat picture:

http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?t=93611&start (bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?t=93611&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=) =0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

http://membres.lycos.fr/dracken/Ekranoplan/photo/chrono_russe.jpg



Some good threads with pictures:



http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/naval-forces-navy/evidence-c (http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/naval-forces-navy/evidence-chinese-wig-program-1950.html) hinese-wig-program-1950.html





http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/naval-forces-navy/wige-2626 (http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/naval-forces-navy/wige-2626.html). html

profqwerty - n/a
15-Nov-07, 08:12 PM
If in doubt, just whack on another engine http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif

jon_curtis - n/a
15-Nov-07, 08:15 PM
looks like they were all designed by gerry anderson! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif

kach22i - n/a
15-Nov-07, 08:22 PM
"Planeman" in that other forum came up with a good name for it: Yellow Sea Monster<font size="6">[/COLOR] <font color="orange">[/COLOR]............after the famous Russian “Caspian Sea Monsters”.



Link:

http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/naval-forces-navy/evidence-c (http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/naval-forces-navy/evidence-chinese-wig-program-1950.html) hinese-wig-program-1950.html

http://i5.tinypic.com/14kbp80.png