14 September 2007

I'm gonna drive me an Ekranoplan

The famous Lussian Ekranoplan

Cold War days were much more fun - and probably safer. One of the fascinating things to emerge was secret Russian work on ships that could fly, or planes that could skim on the water. They called these things ekranoplans, whach apparantly means 'skimmer' in Lussian. Lussian? Yes, my parents had a Cook, Eric, who had once worked for the Russian Embassy in Harare. He could not say his R's like any self-respecting Shona person, so would often talk about his time with the Lussians. More about those flying sailing things here

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