Artistic illustration Baklan © Konstantinos Panitsidis
This ekranoplan craft serves as a high-speed passenger (travel) and administrative-business water transport vessels. It can also carry small batches of cargo, serve as a vehicle for patrol/police, fishery inspection, fish reconnaissance, prospecting offshore deposits and hospital teams.
The ekranoplan craft is operated in offshore sea zones, island archipelagoes, water reservoirs, lakes and rivers all year round. The ekranoplan craft takes off and lands on water and snow.
MAIN POWER PLANT
Two TIGO-541 (firm Lycoming) 2x450 hp aviation piston engines operate fixed pitch air propellers via cardan shafts.
RADIO NAVIGATION AIPS
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 anti-corrosion aluminum-magnesium alloys and composite materials on the basis of glass-reinforced and carbon plastics.
The ekranoplan craft "Baklan" has an aerodynamic configuration similar to that of the ekranoplan "Strizh", which ensures its natural stability in both ground-effect flights and aircraft-mode flights, as well as improved seaworthiness compared to flying boats of similar weight.
The ekranoplan craft "Baklan" is fitted with a special air-shock-absorbing device, which ensures its ascent to flat unprepared banks, maneuvering on ground and descent to the water, owing to the "blow-in" effect
|Maximum take-off, kg||4.400|
|Wing span, m||-|
|Wing area, m2||-|
|Maximum speed, km/h||130/113|
|Power-plant||2 x TIGO (Lycoming)|
|Power , h.p||2 x 450|
|Service ceiling, m||-|