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Date: 04/06/13 06:26 PM

16 Responses to Giant Russian Hovercraft Action

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    Link: Giant Russian Hovercraft Action - The worlds largest military hovercraft armed with missiles, artillery and AA defense guns
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    This is really cool and all but what good is such a vulnerable platform? If the envelope (is that what it`s called?) is punctured, doesn`t that compromise the whole ship? And what about the giant fans required to keep it up and moving, aren`t they a massive target that, if compromised, would render the leviathan a sitting duck? Don`t propellers prove to be brittle? American snipers on a ship took out a bunch of pirates with head shots, how hard is it to rupture the envelope on this thing? Really neat-o, otherwise. Russia, you can be so likable, sometimes! I guess if you`ve got the element of surprise, this thing would definitely get a few, "HOLY DOG POO! LOOK AT THAT!...and we`re dead."
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    Nice gas bill, I bet.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    Nice target ya got there.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    But will it blend? O_o
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    atreides Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2013 at 1:55 am
    Well the rubber skirt is probably thicker than most tank hulls, it`s probably double hulled, maybe even triple hulled because Russia...There are enough guns on it to shoot anything that tries to get close to it and it can go anywhere it I suspect Gremlyn it`ll do just fine.

    As stated in one of the posts earlier this week: This is Russia bitch!
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    baradhili Male 40-49
    164 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 5:15 am
    I guess teh music is to cover the amazing racket this thing would make.. but as Atreides said - this is russian, this thing would have been stupidly overbuilt
    Imagine the effect 10-20 of these things would have on a full beachhead :)
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
    178 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 5:26 am

    The rubber skirt is very thick and steel reinforced to stop it tearing. This means even a very big hole won`t cause it to catastrophically fail. There is plenty of reserve "airsupply" to compensate for some extra leakage through a puncture. Furthermore, the whole skirt is segmented (Those faint vertical lines you see) meaning one segment getting compromised does not affect the stability of the other segments.

    (Some more general info: Wikipedia article)
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
    178 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 5:27 am
    Ohh, and also, Screw this "new" and very bad imitation. This is much better with the original Hellmarch.
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    hoss1 Male 30-39
    15 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 7:52 am
    Who said GI Joe isn`t real? That`s the Whale!
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 8:36 am
    Love the C&C Red Alert background music
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 10:14 am
    Aim for the cushion.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    Boy, you`d probably hear this thing coming 100 miles away! Stealth it ain`t.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 12:28 am
    Shoot the skirt, it will sink...
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 4:08 am
    "Shoot the skirt, it will sink..."

    They`re still buoyant without the skirt, and as a military piece of kit they probably have a standard prop as a backup.

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