List of ground effect vehicles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is a list of WIG or ' wing-in-ground '-effect craft, also referred to as water-skimming Wingships or, in Russia, 'ekranoplans'.

An A-90 Orlyonok, a Soviet-era ground-effect plane

Australia[edit]

  • Sea Eagle (WIG craft) - six seater Wing in Ground Effect Craft

China[edit]

France[edit]

  • Pennec Navion: Designed and built by Serge Pennec at Geovas, near Brest in Brittany

Germany[edit]

  • TAF VIII-1 2 Seater Tandem Airfoil Flairboat Typ Jörg 1, built in 1987. This WIG Craft has experienced about 100.000 km and is still in use in private property.
  • TAF VIII-2, 4 seater Tandem Airfoil Flairboat Typ Jörg II, built in 1983. Following the F&E and test period, Dipl. Ing. Günther Jörg was awarded with the "Phillip Morris Scientific Award" for the Transportation System for the future.
  • Another TAF VIII-2, built in 1994 was given to a Japanese private citizen.
  • TAF VIII-3, 8 seater Tandem Airfoil Flairboat Typ Jörg III, built in 1990.
  • TAF VIII-4 12 seater TAF, Typ Jörg IV built in 1986 for coastal protection reasons.

Iran[edit]

  • Bavar 2, a 2-seater (allegedly) semi-stealth military GEV that entered active duty in 2010.

Korea[edit]

Russia[edit]

Ivolga EK-12

Civil WIG

  • Ivolga EK-12[5]

Military WIG

Singapore[edit]

  • AF8-001 (Air Fish) - WigetWorks produces the Lippisch WIG, previously known as Flightship, AirFish, or FS8.[6] The AirFish uses an air-cushion to raise the vehicle and travels at speeds up to 80 knots. Currently still in prototype with one built and tested beginning in 2001.[7] Assets of the prior owner were liquidated in 2008. (see Wing In Ground-effect vehicle for more information).

United States[edit]

www.wigcraft.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C&S AMT Ltd. THE FLYING SHIP ARON7
  2. ^ Sungwoo Engineering Wing in the Ground Effect Ship
  3. ^ Wing Ship Technology Corp, WSH-500
  4. ^ Wing Ship Technology Corp, WSH-1500
  5. ^ Ivolga TrekIvolga Archive
  6. ^ http://www.wigetworks.com/about_us.html
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYFEFekPzDM

External links[edit]