posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 12:24 PM
Actually, there's nothing good about the Underwater gun, it's been around for a while, as I've known about it for a while.
"The APS (Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj = Special Underwater Assault rifle) was developed during the early 1970s at TSNIITOCHMASH (Central Institute
for Precision Machine building) by the team lead by V. Simonov. APS has been in active service with combat divers of the Soviet and Russian Navy since
This isn't too hot about it neither.
"It must be noted that while APS could be fired "above the water", it should be done only in the case of emergency. According to the available
sources, the expected service life of the APS when fired "in the air" degrades severely, and the effective range is limited only to several tens of
meters. So, the APS is useful only under the water, where it is quite efective. "
And the EkranoPlane is quite an amazing aircraft indeed, but alas, was abondanded after all those accidents with the Ekranoplanes which would end up
costing the lives of many crewmen. The EkranoPlane was one of the designs submitted into project "WALRUS" for a new long range ultra-heavy load