Aircraft - hovercraft
The Meteor in Nizhny Novgorod 1971. A cruise vessel that operated between Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Astrakhan
Flying platform being tested at an Air Force base, 1956. (Nat Farbman—Time & Life Pictures
The Flying Hovercraft. This is the hovercraft that glides over land and water yet also soars in the air up to 70 mph with the aid of integrated wings. A 130-hp twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled gasoline engine -- turbocharged and fuel-injected -- drives its 60" wood/carbon composite thrust propeller while a 1,100-rpm 34" lift fan inflates its durable vinyl-coated nylon skirt for hovering above the ground. Supports pilot/passenger payloads up to 600 lbs. for flight. Requires registration as a boat.