James May Takes An Ekranoplan For A Spin

Moonlighting in this clip for his Big Ideas program, Top Gear UK presenter James May got behind the wheel of a Soviet-era ekranoplan. Piloting the small example of our favorite non-wheeled mode of transportation over a frozen body of water, Captain Slow stayed true-to-form, only bringing the ekranoplan up to not-quite-flying speed. Of course, the ekranoplan doesn't really fly in the traditional sense anyway...or does it? We'll let May explain. [BBC]

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