Mjasistchew Oriol-1 by JoGaOpen full image in new tab
Merlin_Studios 1:17PM | Sun, 06 December 2009
Is that a shuttle on an ekranoplan?! Very nice, original render :-)
JoGa 1:32PM | Sun, 06 December 2009
Yes, it is Russian Shuttle - Buran. This render is based on real ekranoplane project from MDB and this was the smallest version from Oriols family
Colin 4:18PM | Sun, 06 December 2009
Kewl, I have been fascinated by ekranoplans since I first heard about them, some years ago... would love to see a real one!
NefariousDrO 4:35PM | Sun, 06 December 2009
Very cool! I always thought the ekranoplane was a cool concept. Too bad its never been practical as a transport, I've always wondered if it could have been a viable trans-atlantic or pacific passenger carrier. Someday, perhaps? Still, this is a lovely work, they look beautiful.