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Yemelya-3 and Yemelya-4 awaiting the crew in the polar night at Sredniy Island. (archive image).
courtesy MLAE, SOURCE
The cars pull 600 kg trailers with fuel, gear and food (archive image).
courtesy MLAE, SOURCE
Three archive images. Front walker testing the strength of the ice.
courtesy MLAE, SOURCE
The 1500 kg vehicles' tire pressure go as low has 0.7 bar. The spinning wheels are capable of propelling at the speed of 2-3 km/h on the open water.
courtesy MLAE, SOURCE

Russian Yemelya vehicles to attempt Arctic crossing via North Pole

Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:49 pm EST

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(Newsdesk) "Miracles do happen sometimes, and it was one of that sort," said the Russian MLAE-2013 team when landing in the polar darkness, lit only by the crescent moon, several stars and the lights of Sredniy Island's 3 km long runway. In 2009 two amphibious vehicles of MLAE-2009, Yemelya-1 and Yemelya-2, reached the Geographic North Pole (90°N) after traversing 2033 km from Sredniy Island in the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago. This year Yemelya-3 and Yemelya-4 will be used by the Marine Live-ice Automobile...

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