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# ep093 KM Caspian Sea Monster

16 inches lenght detailed resin model of famous KM Ekranoplane (Caspian Sea Monster) hand made back in Soviet period by modelers from Nizhniy Novgorod plant (original producer of ekranoplanes).

During the Cold War ekranoplans were sighted for years on the Caspian Sea as huge, fast-moving objects. The name Caspian Sea Monster was given by U.S. intelligence operatives who had discovered the huge vehicle, which looked like an airplane with the outer halves of the wings removed. After the end of the Cold War, the "monster" was revealed to be one of several Russian military designs meant to fly only a few meters above water, saving energy and staying below enemy radar.

The KM, known as the Caspian Sea Monster to American intelligence, was known in the top secret Soviet military development program, was over 100 m long (330 ft), weighed 540 tonnes fully loaded, and could travel over 400 km/h (250 mi/h), mere meters above the surface of the water.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 January, 2007.