Description The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 Vertikal`no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia (vertical take-off amphibious aircraft) was developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. Designed to be able to take-off from the water and fly at high speed over long distances, It was to make true flights at high altitude, but also have the capability of 'flying' efficiently just above the sea surface, using ground effect. The VVA-14 was designed by Robert Bartini in answer to a perceived requirement to destroy United States Navy Polaris missile submarines.
Steven Phraner, Byfield,MA,USA Member Since July 2006 Artist Statement I come from Seattle, which is probably why I take photographs. These days I live in Massachusetts, and like combining travel and photography. I began to use SLR cameras when living in Honolulu in the 70's, and now use DSLR. My wife and I work together on thousands of photos in our travel libraries, many of which have never seen the light of day. Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines, and if you visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl, toss in a flower for my late father (and his shipmates).He joined his shipmates December 7, 2001.
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