П.С. Картинку выбрал не случайно - после выпуска я был назначен на должность помощника командира корабля экраноплана "Лунь".
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PS Image not chosen by chance - after the release, I was appointed to the position of first lieutenant winged "Lun".
"These concepts were created in hopes to use the Earth's oceans for space launches: keep in mind that launching close to equator allows for 1.7 - 2 times heavier payload. The Sea-Launch project is already in full swing (facilitating vertical launches), however for the Shuttle-like horizontal launches and landings, Russian engineers propose to use a fleet of heavy ekranoplans