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Basic Information

An ekranoplan is a vehicle resembling an aircraft but with shorter "wings. It supports itself above the ground using the ground effect. It was developed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. One particular model was dubbed the "Caspian Sea Monster" by American intelligence.


1. Riding the Caspian Sea Monster - BBC story with videos

Game and Story Use

  • In an Alternate History or other setting with large, flat terrain (whether calm oceans or otherwise), ekranoplans could become standard transport vehicles, for both military and civilian purposes.
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