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Russian Aviation Innovation: A Unique Identified-Flying Object

According to news sources, aviation engineers in Russia have a new pet project called the Lokomoscanner, which has the potential to revolutionize aircraft in highly specialized ways. It actually looks like a flying saucer, but it is not likely to impress those far advanced civilizations that may or may not reside in far away solar systems. Nevertheless the Lokomoscanner is impressive, and it is a giant vehicle, standing 100 meters (350 feet) high with a 250-meter diameter (about 875 feet). When complete, the Lokomoscanner will be able to carry up to 1,500 tons of various goods.

 

 

Saucer-shaped aircraft that fly are not unusual per se. The minimum requirement for such are two Frisbees; one on top and one on the bottom with two mini-nuclear engines for propulsion. The Lokomoscanner is unique not because of that feature but rather because it is a versatile combination of an aircraft, a helicopter and an aerostat (a lighter than air object that can stay stationary in the air). The Lokomoscanner can move in a straight line (even after a few drinks), turn around, hover and easily perform a vertical landing. The “flying saucer” shape reduces  wind resistance. All of these factors combine to create a flying vehicle that is easy to maneuver and indispensable for hard-to-reach work areas.

Only time will tell what UFO believers think of this new IFO. For those who doubt the existence of the former there is no contest for the latter, but for those others out there…who knows?


M Dee Dubroff
Fashion and Technology Blogger
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Comments
Mar 25, 2009
by Anonymous

Is that Chinese?

I'm pretty sure that is an upside down Wok. Ha. Very interesting. Thanks for the post!

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Mar 26, 2009
by M Dee Dubroff
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Chinese wok

 It sure looks like one!!

Thanks for your comment. 

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations

Mar 26, 2009
by Anonymous

wind resistence

"The 'flying saucer' shape provides great wind resistance."

Can I assume you mean to say: the flying saucer shape greatly reduces wind resistance?

Mar 26, 2009
by M Dee Dubroff
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wind resistance

 

Yes, and thank you for pointing out my error.  I will fix immediately.

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations

May 10, 2009
by Anonymous

Markets for IFO

Airlines
Air Cargo
Gen Av
MedEvac
VSTOL
TV & Movies- IE 007 movie use.
Exec VIP Use.

Id love to fly in this near Mach 1 to HI & back from CA, Neat.

Radical.

Very Cool.

Co produce this in the US?

NV or So CA USA area.

Other Models for IFO:

Exec VIP
Cargo
Passenger- 300, 400, 100
MedEvac
Gunship?
Search & Rescue
Gen Av.
Firefighting.
Logging.
Surveys
Tug: Tow ships from air, low alt.
Amphib model
Submersible: actually submerge undersea & yet FLY.