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Bekas

Ekranoplan craft

   

Ekranoplan craft Bekas. Drawing: Kostas Panitsidis

Artwork Bekas © Konstantinos Panitsidis


PURPOSE

This ekranoplan craft is designed for transporting of passengers (tourists), and also for patrol-police services, fishery inspections, fish recon­naissance, evacuation of population during flooding in inland regions.

OPERATION^ONDITIONSThe ekranoplan craft is operated in offshore sea zones, water reser­voirs, lakes and rivers all year round, The ekranoplan craft takes off and lands on water and snow.

MAIN POWER PLAINT
Two aviation piston engines (firm Marine Power), 2x750 hp.

RADIO NAVIGATIONS AIDS
The ekranoplan craft boasts state-of-the-art radio, radio navigation and navigation aids, which meet the Safety Rules of Flights Over the Sea in accordance with requirements of the IMO/ICAO for ekranoplan craft.

The ekranoplan craft is made of aluminum-magnesium alloys and composite materials on the basis of glass-reinforced and carbon plastics.

The ekranoplan craft "Bekas" has an aerodynamic configuration, similar to an enlarged copy of the ekranoplan "Strizh", which ensures its natural stability in both ground-effect and aircraft-mode flights, as well as improved seaworthiness, compared to flying boats of similar take-off weight.

 
THREE-VIEW DRAWING  
Bekas. Drawing: Kostas Panitsidis
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
Maximum take-off, kg 6.300
Payload, kg -
Length, m -
Height, m -
Wing span, m -
Wing area, m2 -
Maximum speed, km/h 145/124
Power-plant 2 x Marine Power
Power , h.p 2 x 750
Service ceiling, m -
Range, km 500/1.000
Passengers 12-16
Crew 2
     
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