The A-90 Orlyonok, a Soviet ekranoplan (a ground effect vehicle which can land and take-off on land, water, ice and grass) that was designed by Rostislav Alexeev of the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau.
In the 1960s the Soviet Navy was very interested in a fast military transport capable of carrying a large payload and that was deployable as beach assault unit. The Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau was one of the organizations working on this top secret project, about which little was known until the fall of the Soviet Union.

The A-90 Orlyonok, a Soviet ekranoplan (a ground effect vehicle which can land and take-off on land, water, ice and grass) that was designed by Rostislav Alexeev of the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau.

In the 1960s the Soviet Navy was very interested in a fast military transport capable of carrying a large payload and that was deployable as beach assault unit. The Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau was one of the organizations working on this top secret project, about which little was known until the fall of the Soviet Union.


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