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Russian airboat

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This popped into my buddies work yesterday here in Sarasota. He was told the Russians designed it to pick up astronauts when they fall into the ocean :scratch: Sounds funny to me but its still pretty neat. Others on here might know more, feel free to share.
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Another view. Sry, I dont know how to put 2 pics on one post.
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Or maybe i do :lol:
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Hope that cosmonaut don't back his head at splashdown.

He would play hell trying to climb back into that
thing while it's bobbing like a cork in open water ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

And hey . . . there is that power steering setup someone was asking about earlier. :)
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That thing would need power steering. The owner told my buddy it runs 170mph. :lol:
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I believe this is a video of it that was posted a lil while back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq29qQZm2IM
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Thx Scotty :thumbleft:
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Generally the Russians dont plash them down in deep water like we do. They parachute into a softer landing in a very marshy area like our Tundra. It might be the truth about them using these to recover them, but last I think I remember hearing is they pick them up with a big Heavy Lift Specially Equipped HIND Helicopter. Least I think I remember that anyway.
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We had a lot of fun rebuilding them back in 2003.
Rob wanted to show off his fine paint job.
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That thing was at the Broward show a few years back... neat thing to look at
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That's some serious pitch!!

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That's neater than a 2 legged camel. :slap:
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