Russia Prepares to Test High speed Amphibious Craft

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    Russia is planning to conduct trials of a new amphibious craft Burevestnik-24 in the Siberian region of Yakutia. Burevestnik-24 craft is capable of carrying 24 passengers or 3.5 tonnes of cargo.

    Chief of the Water Transport Department of the regional Transport and Highways Ministry Viktor Potylitsyn said trials will be carried out on the 600 km long stretch of Lena River within the framework of 2012-2016 programme for the development of high-speed passenger services in the Yakutia Republic.

    “These craft have three modes of mobility. At the speed of 30 kmph the craft travels like an ordinary motorboat. At the speed of 120 kmph it hydroplanes on the surface cutting the resistance of water, while at the speed of 240 kmph due to Ground Effect of Ekranoplan effect it lifts off the water and is much more effective than ordinary ships,” Viktor Potylitsyn said.

    According to him the amphibious craft do not need pier infrastructure and can be used throughout the year since they don’t have any components freezing in winter. In perspective there are plans to develop cargo platforms on the basis of this technology with the capacity of 200-1000 tonnes.

    Read more: Russia Prepares to Test High speed Amphibious Craft - News - Politics - Russian Radio
     
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    This news was posted in Jan, 2013. Couldn't find any updates to the latest developments. Perhaps, our Russian friends can help :)
     
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    It sounds old, but, the article was posted on 21st Jan, 2013. I am pretty sure :).

     
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