The Strangest Aircraft Ever Built: The Soviet Union's VVA-14

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As an aircraft designer, physicist, astronomer, philosopher, painter and musician, Robert Bartini is often described as a genius ahead of his time. Throughout his life, he designed over 60 aircraft and made significant contributions to Soviet aviation. Although most of Bartini’s aircraft designs never left the drawing board, many of his aeronautical innovations were incorporated into production aircraft.

In 1965, Bartini was given a rare opportunity to realize the full potential of one of his concepts. With the emergence of American Polaris missile submarines, the Soviet Union needed a new kind of aircraft to respond. Bartini proposed building the ultimate submarine hunter. Designated as the VVA-14, it would be a truly unique and innovative aircraft. With a catamaran-like fuselage it would be optimized to fly within the ground effect (like other ekranoplan of the era), giving it endurance needed to fly long-range missions. It would also have wings so that it could fly like a conventional airplane if needed. Bartini would equip the VVA-14 with both a conventional landing gear for runways and a unique inflatable pontoon system to give it amphibious capabilities. Ten lift jets would allow for vertical take-off and landings (VTOL) from any kind of surface, giving the aircraft the ability to operate from the even most harsh and remote regions of the Soviet Union. Development would stretch nearly a decade, but like Bartini himself, the VVA-14’s design would end up being a little too ahead of it's time.

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Anonymous Playz
Anonymous Playz 20 uur geleden
The human mind has relentless capabilities to create something... Reality: I'm about to destroy this man's whole career.
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 20 uur geleden
The carrier version looks like something straight out of Command & Conquer. Very cool.
Tomas Alexander Sabella-Capuano
Tomas Alexander Sabella-Capuano Dag geleden
10:22 O come on
Tomas Alexander Sabella-Capuano
Tomas Alexander Sabella-Capuano Dag geleden
7:17 make a video about this pls
soiung toiue
soiung toiue 20 uur geleden
Can you do a video about the ilyushin il-76
uberfu
uberfu Dag geleden
Odd that Bertini still managed to prove the ground effect was vaible, and yet nobody has bothered with the concept in the last 40 years. Despite being heavy and using materials and engineering from the 60s-70s it flew and the proved the ground effect -- so fast forward to 80s-90s-00s ... 2020... more modern materials (composites / carbon fiber / better and more powerful/efficient engines etc ...); they were concepting fly-by-wire back then and modern designs are calling more and more for it -- seems like a viable tangent to reexplore in the modern era. Hell they've even figured out vertical thrust since then (Harrier / F-35) -- the4 F-35 single lift jet produces 20,000 lbs of thrust so a modern version would either need less vvertical thrust jets or it could easily double the power output with a lighter/more durable frame. Seems catually vaible the more it's thought through with modern tech.
CAFESWAP_ARMY
CAFESWAP_ARMY Dag geleden
nice plane
postlim
postlim 2 dagen geleden
it looks like a thunderbird!
Uthael Kileanea
Uthael Kileanea 3 dagen geleden
Poor guy, died before he could realize his dream. Limited by time and money. His dream wasn't a selfish one and would benefit science and technology in years to come. Truly a shame. OH, WELL! At least B2-Spirit (my profile pic) made it into reality. And was proven so successful they went and re-engineered it for an upgrade. Now imagine an all-altitude amphibious stealth VTOL plane which could use that ground effect for fuel efficiency. It doesn't even have to be a bomber (>20t of payload btw). Make it a passenger plane. Or a cruiser for tourists with pervy things like opening the stealth surface to reveal transparent top and bottom, for watching the sky and sea surface. And even open that when stationary for docking of private aircraft and submarines.
Kaspo 108
Kaspo 108 3 dagen geleden
Can you make a video about the X-15? Great video BTW
Abhishek Sancheti
Abhishek Sancheti 3 dagen geleden
The burly whorl unsurprisingly blush because kayak prognostically cry before a noxious volleyball. homeless, uppity door
Arch Archer
Arch Archer 4 dagen geleden
I remember back in the day I played Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater on playstation 2 and I learned from that game what a ground effect vehicle was. I learned the concept there and then. Ah...good old times.
Richard Smith
Richard Smith 4 dagen geleden
The genius and creativity of the Russian people is unmatched. It is truely a shame their government is too corrupt and broke for any of it to become reality.
Egor Amaturova
Egor Amaturova 4 dagen geleden
Back when Aircraft industry is creative and outside the box. Now the aircraft industry is extremely lazy, with nothing exotic anymore, just all the same boring jets. I kinda think if the Soviet union didnt fall, there would more exotic stuff for us to see.
Creative Engineer
Creative Engineer 4 dagen geleden
I always wondered what that thing was but I only found on image of it. This video helps alot
FatCatGotHot
FatCatGotHot 4 dagen geleden
YES!! Just Yes! I was aware of the VVA-14 before, but never would have even hoped to find it on your channel. How cool ist that?!
Mac
Mac 4 dagen geleden
The carrier version looks like something straight out of Command & Conquer. Very cool.
HK's flight simulations
HK's flight simulations 4 dagen geleden
Love ur content.
Денис Ким
Денис Ким 4 dagen geleden
Where is russian subtitles
Owen Sanderson
Owen Sanderson 5 dagen geleden
Can you do a video about the ilyushin il-76
Wade Anderson
Wade Anderson 5 dagen geleden
Bartini vs Waves... Waves win.
Jason Lynch
Jason Lynch 5 dagen geleden
big dummy, turbo jets you say? it says turbo fans on the drawing
Plug berth Oiyuver
Plug berth Oiyuver 5 dagen geleden
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Mandai
OrangeLeaf36
OrangeLeaf36 5 dagen geleden
Hey umm i just saw a video about United having supersonic planes on their fleet
Iron Cross
Iron Cross 5 dagen geleden
Good plane Comrade Bartini.
Red
Red 6 dagen geleden
Lookin like an x wing
The Mэoиg
The Mэoиg 6 dagen geleden
OK FOR THOSE WHO MENTION STAR WARS, ALIEN SHIP AND ANYTHING LIKE THAT WILL BE SEND TO THE GULAG.
Edgar Joseph G. Laudencia
Edgar Joseph G. Laudencia 2 dagen geleden
Because they don't want you know that that's the truth. It is made by aliens lol.
NightCoder
NightCoder 6 dagen geleden
It looks abandoned because they found alien eggs inside.
Vince Abbott
Vince Abbott 6 dagen geleden
Stunning documentary and awesome graphics, never even knew this plane existed, thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Markus Puschert
Markus Puschert 6 dagen geleden
Oh that´s where the plans for the Serenity are coming from ;) (And the Avengers giant flying thingy as well i guess gg)
Matthew Trabue
Matthew Trabue 6 dagen geleden
Love this aircraft! #1 for me!
Christopher Sabo
Christopher Sabo 6 dagen geleden
a version of this was designed for military use in the USSR some converted for civilian use. And a bunch are designed solely for civilian use. These vehicles are called ekranoplan. Some were literally designed to be super fast high speed armored troop carriers
Massimo Anzon
Massimo Anzon 6 dagen geleden
Roberto Oros di Bartini was an Italian Engineer from noble origin. He studied at the University "Regio Politecnico" in Milan, than escaped to the Soviet Union beacuse of his political persuasions.
thousand points of light
thousand points of light 6 dagen geleden
reminds me of planet Jupiter, Glory to King Zeus!
Zenovarse
Zenovarse 6 dagen geleden
Kirov reporting
Avraham Baruch
Avraham Baruch 6 dagen geleden
Unfortunately, genocidal thermonuclear WW3 is not too far away, please follow the latest news at "Countdown World News" page of RKK Book website. Humankind has been playing with nuclear fire since 1945, and the bottom line is, if we continue doing so, this fire will consume us one day. Now is the time to turn to God-given wisdom and make the only right step as it might be too late to do so tomorrow. We have responsibility to take a good care of our children and ensure they have a future.
Lin Kuei Dragon
Lin Kuei Dragon 6 dagen geleden
So no one is going to talk about how the channel name is literally 'Mustard'?
control
control 6 dagen geleden
WHAT ABOUT THE BRITISH HARRIER!
وليد الشواف
وليد الشواف 6 dagen geleden
لا تضعوا الموسيقى لأنها حرام قال الله تعالى ((( ومن الناس من يشتري لهوا الحديث ليضل عن سبيل الله ))) .الأية. وقال النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم: (ليكونن من أمتي أقوام يستحلون الحِر والحرير والخمر والمعازف ). رواه البخاري معلقاً بصيغة الجزم . الواجب عدم وضعها
6インチ
6インチ 6 dagen geleden
Looks like something out of halo
T i
T i 6 dagen geleden
not sure if someone else has made this correction but the word for crossing oceans is "traverse" not "transverse"
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 7 dagen geleden
-Do you want to engineer an airplane, an helicopter or a hovercraft? -DA.
Max DZaster
Max DZaster 7 dagen geleden
how can this plane be in METAL GEAR SOLID 3 finale escape .. kojima is f***king genius
Gankatron 5000
Gankatron 5000 7 dagen geleden
This video does highlight the double standards present in world politics, such as how the US took a hard line in 1962 against the Russian deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba within striking distance of the mainland, and yet what often gets left out of the bigger picture is that by 1961 the US not only had submarines armed with nuclear missiles surrounding their coastlines, but also deployed nuclear missiles in Turkey and Italy completely encircling Russia with nuclear strike capabilities.
dcoog anml
dcoog anml 7 dagen geleden
Ground effect: exists Soviet Union: it's free real estate
Burak Kartoflany
Burak Kartoflany 7 dagen geleden
A METAL GEAR!?
Happy Feet
Happy Feet 7 dagen geleden
There is the rest of one of them at Monino museum in Moscow
Rico Andrade
Rico Andrade 7 dagen geleden
Incredible video. Production value is top!!
RaDK012
RaDK012 7 dagen geleden
Bruh the american osprey could have done the same mission than this big thing
Judd Hack
Judd Hack 7 dagen geleden
Arghhh- metal gear....
KingOfJustice
KingOfJustice 7 dagen geleden
Dang it I missed two episodes i really gotta sub
Joachim Paulsen
Joachim Paulsen 7 dagen geleden
The X-15 next
Joachim Paulsen
Joachim Paulsen 7 dagen geleden
Make a video about the XB-70 maybe?
MrRickillo
MrRickillo 7 dagen geleden
Good Lord! Why can I push the like button only once!?
Mashiro Shiina
Mashiro Shiina 7 dagen geleden
He was Just borned in a Wrong Country....
Ranko Orović
Ranko Orović 7 dagen geleden
He was born in Italy.
Tha R
Tha R 7 dagen geleden
I didn't watch , just disliked video
taln0reich
taln0reich 7 dagen geleden
I'm more interested in the civilian application mentioned, the cargo-ground-effect vehicle that has the load of a conventional cargo-ship and the speed of an aircraft. Just imagine what could be done with something like that.
Gnomezonbacon
Gnomezonbacon 7 dagen geleden
This will put a smile on the faces of the enemy. They will think it's a huge robot dildo flying towards them.
Sean D.G
Sean D.G 8 dagen geleden
When the video starts and you mistake a pair of pontoons for a screw drive...
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 8 dagen geleden
Ground effect: exists Soviet Union: it's free real estate
NRG
NRG 8 dagen geleden
Is this nile red? 🤔
John Thomas
John Thomas 8 dagen geleden
10/10 for pronouncing ‘Moscow’ correctly. 999999 Americans in 1000000 can’t do what you just did. Moss-🐄 indeed! There’s no wonder that the entire world thinks that folks from the US are slack-jawed knuckle-draggers.
mags dunkl
mags dunkl 8 dagen geleden
A comparison between the VVA-14 and the Ekranoplan would be nice
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi 8 dagen geleden
jet fighter
Chese broger
Chese broger 8 dagen geleden
looks like a metal slug boss tbh
John B
John B 8 dagen geleden
The first iteration of the hercules star lifter c2....
Ian Graves
Ian Graves 8 dagen geleden
He was of the same generation as Kelly Johnson who designed the Blackbird. Both these guys were so ahead of their time, that their designs still look futuristic some 60 years later.
whiteandnerdytuba
whiteandnerdytuba 8 dagen geleden
The second time you said spacecraft my eyes fell out since they couldn’t roll any further back. It looks like an airplane and flies like an airplane
Mister sandwich
Mister sandwich 8 dagen geleden
Captain rogers put it down
Lynn O
Lynn O 8 dagen geleden
Ekranoplan is the Leviathan and Bartini is the Chimera
Vibing Cat
Vibing Cat 8 dagen geleden
dat production quality tho
thousand miles
thousand miles 8 dagen geleden
Crash into the sea!
Павел Федотов
Павел Федотов 8 dagen geleden
m.nlfast.info/head/t4O004nSmqVdobA/video
Teh Wever
Teh Wever 8 dagen geleden
Those visualisations required a bit of effort, bravo to the artists involved :)
AqpleTV
AqpleTV 8 dagen geleden
Aww, Mustard. Come on, man!
gkool
gkool 8 dagen geleden
The only stat that counts about this bird... it did in fact do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs ✨🌠
paul sharp
paul sharp 6 dagen geleden
@gkool I love to educate. Thank you for giving me the opportunity :)
gkool
gkool 7 dagen geleden
@paul sharp thank you Sheldon
paul sharp
paul sharp 8 dagen geleden
A parsec is a measure of distance not of time :)
blind fredy
blind fredy 8 dagen geleden
A man ahead of his time.
MrPrajitura
MrPrajitura 8 dagen geleden
Hey Mustard. I got randomly suggested one of your videos and I've enjoyed pretty much all of them. Any chance you could do one on the Harrier? Probably the most iconic VTOL jet fighter
dog guy
dog guy 8 dagen geleden
Looks like fictional James Bond "moonraker 007"
Jeroen Derks
Jeroen Derks 8 dagen geleden
why 1 wing is longer then the other?
Koharumi
Koharumi 8 dagen geleden
If this became real then we could of had speed carriers
Фёдор Сусанин
Фёдор Сусанин 8 dagen geleden
некоторые Советские руководители, сами обгадились от страха, что они могут создать. Поэтому и валили концепцию на корню.
slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght
slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght 8 dagen geleden
if this aircraft design that takes advantage of the ground effect is so good, why haven't they become widespread for civilian transportation and such?
Ranko Orović
Ranko Orović 9 uur geleden
@slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght Pilots don't like flying that low,in some cases it's 2-4-5 meters from the sea surface. An aircraft with a huge turning radius doesn't have the problem of hitting a ship or a submarine that cannot appear in front off him all off a sudden but that can happen only to a ground effect vehicle. That was the reason they tested these things in the Caspian not the Black,Baltic or Northern seas.They were afraid that they would collide with someone in any other bigger waterway.
slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght
slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght 11 uur geleden
@Ranko Orović wait, why didn't the pilots like fkying close to water? and they fly at aircraft speeds, right? so isn;t the huge turning radius a problem for aircraft?
Ranko Orović
Ranko Orović 11 uur geleden
@slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght First problem was the engines that were filled with salt water to the point that for 1 hour off flight it required 20-30 of cleaning them from salt. Second problem was that if the there was any waves the vehicles,doesn't matter the type,couldn't take off. Third problem was the pilot's didn't like flying them because you need to be close to the surface of the water at all time. Forth problem was that because off the immense speed they had a huuuuuuge turning radius that meant that the only way off flying them was in an controlled environment where no unexpected objects would appear in front of them.
slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght
slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght 8 dagen geleden
@Ranko Orović well, yeah. otherwise I would not have asked. however, I only want a short list of the major problems. not all of the problems. and it would also be nice if you can post a link with to a detailed article
Ranko Orović
Ranko Orović 8 dagen geleden
@slkjvlkfsvnls dfhgdght Are you really interested?
Jack Nguyen
Jack Nguyen 8 dagen geleden
It’s look like Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Dalek 2150
Dalek 2150 8 dagen geleden
Perhaps this man was inspiration for Gerry Anderson aircraft.
Utkarsh Satish
Utkarsh Satish 8 dagen geleden
Could you use ground effect on the clouds?
NiLpIL
NiLpIL 8 dagen geleden
Soviets goal in aircraft was single handedly functionality and not beauty
NiLpIL
NiLpIL 8 dagen geleden
This channel is a good example of what a real quality looks like. Amazing
Apurva Mishra
Apurva Mishra 9 dagen geleden
Where do you find this cool shit. Kudos !!
Pit Fiend AOW
Pit Fiend AOW 9 dagen geleden
Hovercrafts
Suit Banter
Suit Banter 9 dagen geleden
I've never ben so happy and proud to see a video go viral. Godspeed Mustard
German Roldán
German Roldán 9 dagen geleden
I'm amazed by the beautiful and realistic graphics. Great work!
Big Boss Heisenberg
Big Boss Heisenberg 9 dagen geleden
Metal Gear Solid 3 anyone????
Josef Gordon
Josef Gordon 9 dagen geleden
Love these Cold War megaprojects. Forget about pushing the the envelope, everyone was trying to blow it up with a railgun.
bluegreen voyager
bluegreen voyager 9 dagen geleden
All I know is Eva flies Snake out of Tselinoyarsk in one of these WiGs just as the MiGs receive the RTB command. Then it was off to party all night... "Eva I need you!" -Snake
SantaFe19484
SantaFe19484 9 dagen geleden
The Soviets really had wild imaginations!
evilturnip
evilturnip 9 dagen geleden
Does anyone else think that the aircraft carrier looks like Thunderbird 2?
LordAxe
LordAxe 9 dagen geleden
Bloody hell . Those Rooskies were aeronautical meisters. Love the grfx on these videos - amazing .
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