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An ekranoplan is an aircraft specifically designed to fly in (and only in) ground effect

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What were the L/D ratio of the A-90 Orlyonok at its different operational atlitudes?

The A-90 Orlyonok was designed to operate in ground effect (altitude significantly lower than its wingspan). If I understand correctly, when in ground effect, the L/D ratio is better due to induced ...
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Is an ekranoplan less efficient than a regular plane? [closed]

This are my conclusions upon researching the matter: Ground effect is the cushion of air that can not escape down because of the ground. The hovercraft creates that cushion using a skirt which ...