Meet Ekranoplan “Lun”, the colossal ground effects aircraft that has the qualities of a ship and a plane. Lun’s amphibious qualities allow it to fly over the ground and water and, reach a top speed of 300 mph. The unique plane was originally intended for fighting ships with missiles as well as targeting aircraft carriers.
Lun doesn’t even possess landing gear rather, it contains a hydro-ski allowing it to get to shore by itself. Check out the information on Lun as well as pictures below. The photographs are by Igor Kolokolov, who took them in Kaspiysk where Lun is currently situated.
The only model ever produced, the MD-160, was retired in the late 1990’s and now sits decaying away at a naval station in Kaspiysk.