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23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation

Tekhnika Molodezhi, or "Technology for the Youth," is a Soviet and Russian monthly science magazine that's been published since 1933. Like its U.S. and French counterparts, Popular Mechanics or the Le Petite Journal, the magazine is famous for its spectacular covers—often depicting fantastic scenes from the possible future.


Zhrunalko–a russian site devoted to rare Soviet and Russian magazines–has an awesome collection of Tekhnika Molodezhi, where you can easily lose yourself amongst the amazing and weird Soviet visions of future. The following collection of 23 covers shows us what kind of transportation the Soviets dreaming about.

1937: An Arctic crawler, essentially a ship on treads.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1938: Zeppelins powered by a lattice of a dozen propellers.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1945: A lively Post-war street scene.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1946: A speed record-breaking car on the beach.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1948: A huge submarine tank, also on treads:

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1949: An airliner that looks very much like the Bell X-1.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1949: This enormous flying boat could even carry cars.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1952: A spaceport in the middle of the city.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1952: Unloading a cargo ship.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1953: Another multifunctional underwater vehicle.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1954: Rocket planes high above glittering cities.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1955: Another busy street scene, with glass walkways.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1956: A streamlined airfoil ship.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1960: A flying car.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1963: And then, a two-wheeled car.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1963: This is most amazing airfoil ship concept I have ever seen.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1964: A flying saucer.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1969: Space sailboats.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1972: Aircraft with four tilted engines.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1974: A personal ekranoplan—or ground effect vehicle—and submarine for sea travel.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1974: Some kind of wing-bodied car–actually a Miura prototype.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1978: Maglev trains of the future.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


1983: An all-terrain vehicle.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation


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