Project 9038 - Spasatel
According to the newspaper "Izvestia" in a 27 October 2017 article by Sergei Valchenko, Nikolai Surkov and Alexei Ramm, "Russia will build an arctic monster." A giant ekranoplan will be used to supply the polar garrisons and carry out rescue operations. According to the newspaper "Izvestia" in an article by Sergei Valchenko, Nikolai Surkov and Alexei Ramm, "Russia will build an arctic monster." A giant ekranoplan will be used to supply the polar garrisons and carry out rescue operations. Izvestia was told that it was about creating a basic platform under the working title “Rescuer”. This project had been presented at the Hydroaviation Show 2014.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy stated that the state program of armaments for 2018-2025 includes work on the creation of an experimental model of a 600-ton ekranoplan that can solve various tasks in the interests of the military. The possibility of using such machines for search and rescue operations in the Arctic (along the Northern Sea Route), as well as for supplying remote garrisons, is being considered. Development of a ground-effect vehicle is engaged in JSC "Central Design Bureau for SEC them. R.E. Alekseeva.
The reduced models of the Rescuer have already been tested in the TsAGI wind tunnel in Zhukovsky near Moscow, as well as in a special pool. A positive expert opinion was received, a technical project was defended, production cooperation was formed. The plans - the creation of a full-scale mock-up with the pilot's cabin, sometimes operators. The power plant for the "Rescuer" will develop the Samara company "Kuznetsov." It is necessary to create prototypes for static and dynamic tests. It is planned to lift the device into the air in 2022–2023, to finish the tests in 2025.
It is assumed that the range of the "Rescuer" will be several thousand kilometers, while the machine will be able to land not only on the water, but also on a flat solid surface. To this end, it will be equipped with a wheeled chassis and advanced wing mechanization. Ekranoplans Soviet-built chassis did not have and sat only on the water, like seaplanes. This greatly limited their operation. New cars can find active use in the Arctic, as well as in the Pacific Ocean.
The new ekranoplan will be equipped with a ramp that facilitates loading and unloading of fighters and equipment. It can carry up to 500 people with weapons at a speed of 550 km / h. The mobility of the "Rescuer" will far exceed the usual landing ships. In addition, ekranoplans are not afraid of minefields and enemy torpedoes, and because of the low altitude they are difficult to detect with radar.
In this company, Izvestia was told that it was about creating a basic platform under the working title “Rescuer”. The mass of the aircraft will be about 600 tons with a length of 93 m and a wing span of 71 m. The decision in favor of a large-size ground-effect vehicle was made because such devices can fly at sea level of 5-6 points.
The characteristics of the prospective ground-winged vehicle (given if they are at all relevant to reality) provided in the article are closer to the experimental ground-winged surface-mounted airplane of 1966 (maximum take-off weight 544 tons, length 92 m, wingspan 37.6 m) than the unfinished Nizhny Novgorod Shipbuilding Yard JSC "Volga" from Soviet times, an Ekranoplane "Rescuer" (C-33) project 09037 (maximum take-off weight 400 tons, length 73.8 m, wingspan 44 m), now mothballed in the territory of JSC "Plant" Red Sormovo ".
The "Rescuer" (C-33) is the second ekranoplan planted at the Volga plant back in 1986 as a missile project 903 (cipher "Lun") developed by the Central Design Bureau for the SEC them. R. E. Alekseeva. Since 1991, he has finished building on project 09037 as a search and rescue under the code "Savior" (total displacement is 400 tons). Construction was finally discontinued in the mid-1990s, with 75% of the total readiness. Since then, the preserved unfinished ground-effect vehicle remained in the workshop of the Volga plant.
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