Flying bird: Russia’s amphibious Chirok prototype debuts at MAKS-2015 air show

Flying bird: Russia’s amphibious Chirok prototype debuts at MAKS-2015 air show

Russia has unveiled a full-size prototype of its lightweight, amphibious Chirok, capable of manned and unmanned flight, at the MAKS-2015 air show near Moscow. Able to take off and land most anywhere, the air-cushioned aircraft is much in demand.

The aircraft is made of carbon fiber composite material, with a wingspan of 10 meters and maximum takeoff weight of 750 kilograms.

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