Giant Russian Hovercraft Action

Submitted by: ElectricEye 4 years ago in Misc

The worlds largest military hovercraft armed with missiles, artillery and AA defense guns
There are 16 comments:
Male 2,860
"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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Male 1,569
Shoot the skirt, it will sink...
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Female 6,381
Boy, you`d probably hear this thing coming 100 miles away! Stealth it ain`t.
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Male 3,445
Aim for the cushion.
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Male 153
Love the C&C Red Alert background music
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Male 15
Who said GI Joe isn`t real? That`s the Whale!
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Male 186
Ohh, and also, Screw this "new" and very bad imitation. This is much better with the original Hellmarch.
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Male 186
@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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Male 164
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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Male 40
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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Male 568
But will it blend? O_o
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Male 15,832
Nice target ya got there.
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Male 1,497
Nice gas bill, I bet.
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Male 512
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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Male 5,081
Wow,badass!
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Male 2,729
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