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I was watching the first episode of James May's Big Ideas and it really caught my imagination. Very interesting vehicle and I am wondering if anybody has actually seen one?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7638659.stm

http://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/lun_ekranoplan.pl

This is the first that I have ever heard of any such machine.
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Cuba had one fly by his place awhile back...interesting beasts.

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That thing is crazy, its like out of a bond movie or somethig just not as sleak and sexy. Bet its a blast to drive, or fly, or whatever you do in it.
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That thing is crazy, its like out of a bond movie or somethig just not as sleak and sexy. Bet its a blast to drive, or fly, or whatever you do in it.
Probably doesn't stop very well.... Which I find frightning if you are moving over a hard surface with obstacles this close to earth.
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Neat little article on Wikipedia.


Hovercraft and hydrofoils probably fit in this category.
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I like Bond's Lotus Esprit




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Is that the movie where he is underwater and turns left and he uses the left turn signal?
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Is that the movie where he is underwater and turns left and he uses the left turn signal?
Yeah ! That was hilarious. All the schools of fish were thinking: "Whoa, slow down guys, that white thingey driven by a Brit up ahead is making a left turn !!"
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