russian defence manufacturer kalashnikov – makers of the AK-47 – has unveiled what might be russia’s next military gear: an all-electric flying car. powered by a set of sixteen rotors, its applications could include scouting, communications, and other tasks, as reported by popular mechanics. still unnamed, the device has been tested at an hangar in russia by officials of the company, part of the russian defence giant rostec.

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the electricity-powered flying car has been created by russian defense manufacturer kalashnikov

 

 

kalashnikov concern’s hoverbike has been unveiled in a video that showcases basically the exoskeleton of the vehicle. with no gasoline or diesel engine, the batteries appear to be located under the rider. joining the rotors, the flying car has a seat and is manoeuvred through the use of a joystick. still a bit naked, the video shows in the end a shell that adds a curvilinear look to it.

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it has been unveiled on a video that showcases its first ‘public’ flight

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the hoverbike is powered by sixteen rotors

kalashnikov concern electric flying car designboom
with no gasoline or diesel engine, the batteries appear to be located under the driver

kalashnikov concern electric flying car designboom
the flying car has a seat and is manoeuvred through the use of a joystick

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this shell appears at the end of the video, hinting the final curvilinear design

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