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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 4 days ago
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".
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?
Ralph1989 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great machine :D I thinking about do drawing of it
templar127 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
This plane was used in MGS3!
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.
wbyrd Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I have always wondered how effective these craft would 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.
Cowcake Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I like it , it's from an Italian aeronautical engineer
Goppo713 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
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
CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're a Master!
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