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Old February 18 2013, 01:28 AM   #16
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Re: ENTER- Misc. Av. Contest: A Transport of Delight

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Old February 18 2013, 10:44 AM   #17
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Here we go:



"Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon...? We could float among the stars together, you and I...."
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Old February 18 2013, 11:23 AM   #18
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ooops, missed the non fictional part



A C-130d deploying flares
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Old February 18 2013, 07:18 PM   #19
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RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
Here we go:


Lovely.
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Old February 18 2013, 11:21 PM   #20
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Thank you.
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Old February 18 2013, 11:28 PM   #21
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Re: ENTER- Misc. Av. Contest: A Transport of Delight

Been a while since. Why not?

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Old February 19 2013, 12:55 AM   #22
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Re: ENTER- Misc. Av. Contest: A Transport of Delight

Ok, can't stay long this week so I'm just popping in to drop a "ground effect vehicle" into the contest; I give you The Monster from the Caspian Sea, The Ekranoplan.





Sure, it was developed for the military and *dang* I did it again didn't I? -the version in the avatar is clearly a militarized version -or did soviet civilian transports carry missiles?

Ok, gove me some more hours (a day?) and I'll find a nice image of a people-transport Ekranoplan... like the one in the video...
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Old February 19 2013, 05:34 AM   #23
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PAL-V, a fully "convertible" hybrid between a two-seated-motorcycle/car and a gyrocopter (an aircraft that looks like a helicopter but behaves like an airplane).

Essentially, the closest we have to a personal flying car/drivable aircraft.
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Old February 19 2013, 05:55 AM   #24
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The freight version:



And a page with many others...
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Old February 19 2013, 09:13 AM   #25
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Re: ENTER- Misc. Av. Contest: A Transport of Delight

would one that got planned and that was built as a model but never as an actual vehicle count as fictional?
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Old February 19 2013, 04:42 PM   #26
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Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
would one that got planned and that was built as a model but never as an actual vehicle count as fictional?
Hmmm. If it was a full size working prototype I'd say it would qualify, but just a model, no.
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Old February 19 2013, 08:52 PM   #27
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ah, a pity. I had hoped I could use one of DaVinci's inventions.

But here comes a German means of transport who's descendant I employ on an almost daily base
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Old February 19 2013, 11:19 PM   #28
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^ You ride a man in tights every day???
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Old February 20 2013, 06:25 AM   #29
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Old February 20 2013, 06:37 AM   #30
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I think I'm going to need seven votes (at least) this time
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