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Bartini Beriev vva14 by Emigepa Bartini Beriev vva14 by Emigepa
The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 Vertikal`no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia (vertical take-off amphibious aircraft) was developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. Designed to be able to take-off from the water and fly at high speed over long distances, It was to make true flights at high altitude, but also have the capability of 'flying' efficiently just above the sea surface, using ground effect. The VVA-14 was designed by Robert Bartini in answer to a perceived requirement to destroy United States Navy Polaris missile submarines. (MADE WITH BLENDER 3D)
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WillFish14 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Really beautiful render of a rare but clever aircraft. Would love to see it takeoff and fly.
You might like to look at the WWII Grumman Skyrocket and Bell Airacuda for other beautiful "might have beens".
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reysspieluhr Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Is this by chance the aircraft featured at the end of Metal Gear Solid 3?
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yep.
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Ralph1989 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great machine :D I thinking about do drawing of it
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templar127 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
This plane was used in MGS3!
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Alligator-Fists Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Beautiful work on a wonderful, obscure craft. I thought I was the only person who loved this idea. Glad to see someone with real skill and artistry loves it, too.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I have always wondered how effective these craft would be...at wave top height they would have been a bear to track on most radars..

The concept proved to be practical, if a bit tricky to execute. Only lack of funds, technological limits, and loss of interest doomed it.

A large prototype ( the "Caspian Sea Monster) was built, and eventually a version that was to carry anti ship missiles. was developed....fortunately for western forces the USSR ran out of money for the project.

on a side note I've always thought this would make a good base for a heavy shuttle or spae craft of some sort..its such an odd design it just looks like something out of sci-fi.
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Cowcake Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I like it , it's from an Italian aeronautical engineer
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Goppo713 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Interesting!
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
If memory serves me right, it didn't really work at all and was ultimately a failure. Funky plane, looks sorta like a space craft
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CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're a Master!
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, no lo soy. Sólo intento aprender. Viniendo de tí, este comentario, es todo un alago. Muchas gracias.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an amazing vehicle! Love the fantastic textures!!

Amazing work!!!
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's incredible. But it exists.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on an obscure aircraft!
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do not make these aircraft.
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minieffects Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I always loved that design
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone made real. the unbelievable.
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KayKove Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks like someone was playing around in the Spore vehicle creator...
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Playing achieved a fantastic result.
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SerpentTheGreen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
A bit of correction.

That's not VVA 14
That's 14M1P.

It has no veritcal take-off capabilities. That's prototype for testing the idea of using additional jets to provide more pressure under the hull.

Vertical take-off version was never actually built.
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment.

Indeed 14M1P is the name of this variant of VVA14.After extensive research, including the development of the small prototype Be-1 wing in ground effect aircraft, the first VVA-14 prototype was completed in 1972. Its first flight was from a conventional runway on 4 September 1972.
In 1974 the inflatable pontoons were installed, though their operation caused many problems. Flotation and water taxi tests followed, culminating in the start of flight testing of the amphibious aircraft on 11 June 1975.
The inflatable pontoons were later replaced by rigid pontoons, while the fuselage was lengthened and the starting engines added. This incarnation was given the designation 14M1P. However, the bureau supplying the intended battery of 12 RD-36-35PR lift engines did not deliver, and this made VTOL testing impossible.[1]
After Bartini's death in 1974, the project slowed and eventually drew to a close, the aircraft having conducted 107 flights, with a total flight time of 103 hours. The only remaining VVA-14, No. 19172, was retired to the Russian Federation Central Air Force Museum, Monino in 1987. The aircraft still resides at the museum in a dismantled state, where it carries the number '10687' and 'Aeroflot'.
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SerpentTheGreen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
English Wikipedia article has some errors.
There were 3 prototype planes to build, yes.

VVA14-1M : Basic design, aerodynamic & controls tests etc.
VVA14-2M : VTOL capability with a array of engines.
VVA14-3M : Armed version.

VVA14-1M was the only one built. VVA14-2M had it's hull completed, but with no engines, controls etc installed. VVA14-3M was never started.
Due to inaviablility of takeoff-engines & lack of interest from Navy original VVA-14 project was closed & 14M1P was started. It should have no VTOL capabilities, but more like "short-takeoff" with additional lift provided by forward engines.

VVA14-1M was re-built into 14MP1 with forward engines providing additional pressure & lift, but due to Bartini's death and some major issues of converted version ( difficulties with yaw-axis control when flying over water & high possibility of flooding front engines ) this project was closed, too.

So biriefly, these project share the design ( and the hull =) ), but 14MP1 was actually a different project with different goal to achieve ( short-takeoff VS VTOL )
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind clarification. These small details are important.
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SerpentTheGreen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
U're welcome. You can try [link] (with google translate or something) -- it has much better information about Russian prototype planes then Wikipedia.
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A fantastic link. Thank you very much.
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VickyM72 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! :clap:
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Rogue284 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
REally cool.
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks rogue
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Rogue284 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
you're welcome.
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Mrpalaces Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Ekranoplanes are a soviet concept, but I can see a German influence in the design, it reminds me the Ju-287
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment.
Aircrafts very strange and unknown. But they are fascinating.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! :XD:
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bronco.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks f16
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The Russian Ekranoplan program was facinating (Tho the Bartini acft was not really an Ekranoplan, I still consider it one of the family!)
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