Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

special request 150Subscriber Paul Rhodes of Newcastle, Australia is requesting information on Jan Cowie who was a colleague during the 1970's & 80's.

If you have any info, please advise us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will pass it along to Paul.

Thank you.

Laszlo Bastyovanszky thought this information would be of interest -

The unbelievably massive Lun class ekranoplan -plane/boat/ship!

In 1987, the Soviets produced the first ground battle missile carrier named ‘Lun’.

Lun weighed 350 tons and carried six Moskit cruise missiles which were classified under the category of SS-N-22 Sunburn by NATO.

Lun, Russian for hen harrier, could sink a vessel of any type and size by hitting it with just four of the Moskit cruise missiles. Lun was also known as Project 903. Several other ‘ships’ were also produced in the Lun series, including a battle aircraft, whose planned completion stalled when the Cold War ended and was consequently changed into a rescue aircraft. 

See link below for the full history.


tmb 550 lun military aircraft