ENTER- Misc. Av. Contest: A Transport of Delight

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by J.T.B., Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Emher

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    Been a while since. Why not?

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  2. trekkiedane

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    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.

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    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Nu94khHoo[/YT]​

    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? :lol:

    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...
     
  3. smiki

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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.
     
  4. trekkiedane

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  5. rhubarbodendron

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    would one that got planned and that was built as a model but never as an actual vehicle count as fictional?
     
  6. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Hmmm. If it was a full size working prototype I'd say it would qualify, but just a model, no.
     
  7. rhubarbodendron

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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 :D
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  8. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ You ride a man in tights every day???
     
  9. Saint John Talbot

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  10. trekkiedane

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    I think I'm going to need seven votes (at least) this time :)
     
  11. rhubarbodendron

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    not really, but thanks for the inspiration.

    Orac, cool pic! I had toyed with the idea of using the Hindenburg but couldn't find an image remotely as good as yours
     
  12. Owain Taggart

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    Haha, I had thought of the Hindenberg too but decided to go with the QMII instead. Maybe it would make for a great theme itself though, ie catastrophic disasters.
     
  13. rhubarbodendron

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    LOL in that case I'd pick a pic of GW Bush :D
     
  14. RJDiogenes

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  15. J.T.B.

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    Last twelve-ish hours for entries, please.
     
  16. J.T.B.

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    OK, the entry period is closed. Thanks to all who submitted, some really great stuff there. Poll thread coming soon.
     
  17. trekkiedane

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    Yes, isn't there just :) -Brilliant round :bolilan:
     
  18. RJDiogenes

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    Yeah, we had a good turnout this time.