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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
A Question of Interest
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 2, 2024 7:20 PM

 Hi Fly Persons !

         Quick question.has any Ekronaplan models ever been made and what scale?

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, May 2, 2024 11:38 PM

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 3, 2024 9:12 AM

Hi John!

 Do you know if anyone made one in a larger scale.That's a wee bit small for what I have in mind, Plus, it needs to be almost the prototype with no armaments

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 3, 2024 6:39 PM

No, that's all I know about.  The Takom kit will be pretty big, though.  Perhaps you will have to scratch a Caspian Sea Monster in its first form:

https://www.flyajetfighter.com/the-caspian-sea-monster-or-the-story-of-the-ekranoplane/

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 4, 2024 10:48 AM

Well tanks, at 1/144 the length of the thing would be 240/144 = 1.68 feet (  20 inches).

Double that for 1/72. The thing is long with a short wingspan.

Anigrand made one in 1/144 out of resin. Pricey.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 4, 2024 11:07 AM

Thanks, Bill;

 I was afraid of that. The thing is it's part of an unusual idea that was workable. Fuel and space requirements crippled it plus the cost of upkeep. Interesting all the same!

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 4, 2024 5:59 PM

Plus it couldn't "fly" over heavy chop. But apparently it could blast along at 450-475 mph.

Where I live on the coast there are a lot of pelicans. Those big dudes come down in a line and spread their huge wings and ground effect along about a foot above the water. 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, May 4, 2024 11:57 PM

Plus at high speed they couldn't turn in any reasonably space or time and like a ship took forever to stop.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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