The “Sea Monster Ekranoplan” model line from Vostok Europe continues the series of Soviet Techno Design inspired watches to combine the latest timekeeping technologies.
17 Trigalight ® Micro Tubes on the Dial and Hands for Constant illumination which does not require charging on the sun or UV light One dot of superluminova on the rotating bezel for elaspsed time measurement.
The Ground Effect Vehicle, called <> in Russian, carries massive payloads quickly and economically. The >, which was designated the Ekranoplan KM, stands as the largest vehicle of this type ever designed and built. With a length of 100 meters and weighing in at 54 tons, the behemoth was powered by ten Dobrynin VD - 7 turboject engines.
This strikingly unusual plane holds the record to this day fro lifting the heaviest load ever off the ground, ever more than the largest cargo plane of the modern era, the An 225 <> can handle. Shrouded in mystery, the craft was secretly tested on the Caspian Sea from 1966 to 1980.
Following the succes of the Sea Monster, the Russian ekranoplan program continued and led to the development of the 190 ton A - 90 Orlyonok. As the most succesful design in the class to date, the Orlyonok was in service in the Soviet Navy from 1979 to 1982. In 1987, Russia built the 400 ton <> being renamed the Spasatel, which was intended to be a rescue vehicle, but it was never completed.
Type: Ground effect vehicle (proved from 4 to 14 m)
Weight: 54 tones unloaded
Length: 90 m
Wingspan: 32 m
Propulsion: 10w Dobrynin VD - 7 turbojet engines, 13,000 kgp each
Speed: 500 km/h
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