The Ekranoplan (flying-boat) project had been a secret Soviet military project during the communist era, mainly designed to avoid radar. The original design was nicknamed the 'Caspian sea monster' and no wonder. Appearing bigger than a Jumbo jet and bearing an arsenal of weapons it sped across the Caspian sea just a few feet above the surface. This ground effect concept had many advantages but when the Soviet Union crumbled many military projects could no longer be funded. Instead they morphed into civilian projects as did this one, which shrunk to the size of a light aircraft and no longer carried weapons. Working for Target Design (Germany) from the UK I designed the first interior, which involved several visits to the TET HQ in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia where the model was being constructed. Above are some of my design drawings for the interior and below the interior buck in progress (aka chaos).