Artistic illustration, Kulik © Konstantinos Panitsidis
This ekranoplan craft serves as a high-speed boat for family use marine taxi in offshore zone, medical transport, travel boat based on ι cruise-liner and used during mooring near the sightseeing places.
It can be also used for special purposes:
- fishery inspection (fishery recon.), offshore prospecting of deposits
coastal environment control, medical team for one patient, etc.
The ekranoplan craft is operated on offshore sea zones, archipelago; islands, water reservoirs, lakes and rivers during daytime all year round The ekranoplan craft makes take-off and landing on water and snow.
The ekranoplan craft moves on and off water via plating (concrete, wooden, metallic slabs).
MAIN POWER PLANT
Two "Zoche" (Munich) diesels, 2x300 hp operate fixed pitch air propellers via cardan shafts.
RADIO NAVIGATION 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.
To facilitate piloting of the ekranoplan craft during lengthy flights, it is
fitted with an autopilot system.
The ekranoplan craft is made of aluminum-magnesium alloys and composite materials on the basis of glass-reinforced and carbon plastics.
The ekranoplan craft "Kulik" has an aerodynamic configuration similar to that of the ekranoplan craft "Strizh", which ensures its natural stability in ground-effect flights and improved seaworthiness, compared to flying boats of the same weight.
|Maximum take-off, kg||2.700|
|Wing span, m||-|
|Wing area, m2||-|
|Maximum speed, km/h||120/108|
|Power-plant||2 x Zoche (Munich) diesel|
|Power , h.p||2 x 300|
|Service ceiling, m||-|