Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Lun-class ekranoplan (NATO reporting name Duck) is a ground effect vehicle (GEV) designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev and used by the Soviet and Russian navies from 1987 until sometime in the late 1990s.It flew using the lift generated by the ground effect of its large wings when close to the surface of the water—about 4 metres (13 ft) or less. Although they might look similar and have related technical characteristics, ekranoplans like the Lun are not aircraft, seaplanes, hovercraft, nor hydrofoils–ground effect is a separate technology altogether. The International Maritime Organization classifies these vehicles as maritime ships
'We're going to have the finest equipment in the world. Planes, ships and everything else,' he pledged.He said a renewed emphasis on building up the U.S. military 'to prevent war, and if necessary to fight war.'And in a campaign-style flourish, he said he meant to do 'only one thing' if the U.S. has to fight.'You know what that is?' he asked. 'Win!' came a shouted reply that echoed to the water.
Susan Ford Bales introduced Trump, saying that 'very soon 100,000 tons of the most powerful warship ever known will report for duty to her commander-in-chief'
The USS Gerald R. Ford is a $12.9 billion vessel, the first of the Navy's next generation of aircraft carriersThe Gerald R. Ford, a 100,000-ton behemoth that will house more than 4,600 sailors after its test runs this spring, boasts a high-tech electromagnetic catapult that engineers say will operate fast enough to allow the Navy to launch 25 per cent more more flying missions than existing Nimitz Class carriers.
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