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#AA-4014   1/144 scale  Alexeiev Lun Ekranoplan  Caspian Sea monster

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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117 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 306 mm

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Length 512 mm

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Unit price: US$118

Shipping charge: US$22

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1960s, the Soviet Navy command was urgently needed a fast military transport capable of carrying a large payload on the shore of Caspian Sea and Black Sea. The Minister of Defense recognized a Wing-In-Ground effect vehicle which basically allowed for a greater weight aircraft to utilized the low-altitude lift over water for increased range and better fuel economy. As Alexeiev's Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau conceived some WIG designs at the time, the firm received support from military to build the test platform, the KM Ekranoplan. The KM provided lots of useful data on large scale WIG vehicles, and led to the military design, the Lun. The Lun weighed 400 tons and was built in 1987. Operating as an anti-submarine variant, it was fitted with six anti-ship missile launchers. Each launcher was designed to fire the SS-N-22 Sunburn naval missile. In 1989, After the accident of the Komsomolets nuclear submarine near Norway it was decided to transform the second, partly finished Lun into a Search and Rescue (SAR) Ekranoplan. A considerable part of the work was under construction during the collapse of the Soviet Union and work was stopped.

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Wing-In-Ground (WIG) effect floatplane

To provided an effective method of performing a pre-emptive strike against an enemy fleet

44m.

73.80m.

19.20m

8x NK-87 turbofans  engine

341 mph

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6x ZM-80 (SS-N-22 Sunburn) anti-shipping cruise missile

3x 23mm PI-23 Twin anti-aircraft cannon

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Model References

The Alexeiev Lun Ekranoplan package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Soviet Navy aircraft as bonus:

The Alexeiev Lun is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Soviet Ekranoplan

Alexeiev KM

Alexeiev Lun

Alexeiev A-90 Orlyonok

Modern Soviet navy aircraft

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