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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 40-49
    2723 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
    4888 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    Wow,badass!
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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
    15844 posts
    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
    40 posts
    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 likes...so 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
    164 posts
    April 7, 2013 at 5:26 am
    @Mad_Gremlyn,

    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
    164 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
    1562 posts
    April 8, 2013 at 12:28 am
    Shoot the skirt, it will sink...
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 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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