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Ground-effect vehicles fail to take off

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A ground effect vehicle, the A-90 Orlyonok at the Museum of the Navy, Moscow
A ground effect vehicle, the A-90 Orlyonok at the Museum of the Navy, Moscow Mike1979 Russia/CC

Technology sometimes doesn't peform as expected or, worse still, it fails. This is what happened to Ground-effect vehicles, a type of aircraft that barely got off the ground. Our Webwatchers have more on this technological flop.

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