Posted: 19 April, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Dunno source, via the Interweb

Dunno source, via the Interweb


Pennant nr : 615

Build : 1988 by ??? as Sivuch

Not many navy vessels are featured on these digital pages, just because I think that all navy vessels are ugly and usually boring grey. So the ones featured here are usually exceptionally ugly or have some other features that make them stick out. Well, this one does: on both the ugly and the paintjob front! The paintjob is clearly just camouflage but that doesn’t make it beautiful, no, this terrible paintjob is actually emphasizing the ugliness of the vessel itself!

Dunno source, via

Dunno source, via

If, and only if you would like to know more information about this class of vessels: look here

On the mentioned Wikipedia-page it’s mentioned that she is a hovercraft…I beg to differ: I think it looks like a catamaran or maybe even a SWATH rather than a hovercraft.

  1. Although the vessel appears to be like a catamaran, the vakas are instead enclosed at the stern and used as sidewalls to trap air like a giant air scoop.

    At a high enough forward speed, the scooped air pressure becomes high enough to lift the weight of the vessel out of the water to reduce drag.

    I prefer to think of Bora class vessels as air cushion vehicles, but not really hovercraft per se. However, the operational principles are similar to those of hovercraft.

    This just goes to show how deceiving appearances can be sometimes.

    Thanks for bringing this to everyone’s attention.

    Excellent post!

  2. seabart says:

    Aaaaaah….now I understand!

    Thank you Daniel, I learned something new 2day!

  3. bowsprite says:

    You’re wrong! This is gorgeous. I have a dress in this pattern, and I love it.

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