Now adding this info to what I have learned before, is it safe to say that the Volga's can be classified as follows?Speaking about your older Volga, it's just some people in Russia are used to call these boats as:
Also there are many nicknames of these foils..
- "Molnia" (Lightning) - the one of oldest ones
- "Strela" (Arrow) - a little bit newer ones with the same styling, but little better mechanics and body parts
- just "Volga" - later ones.
As for production types of Volga's, except of styling differences i can divide them to such groups:
- boats with "wide body" as your '65
- boats with "narrow body" as your '8x
- 6-cyl GAZ engine + reverse reducer + V-drive (as your '65)
- 8-cyl GAZ engine + hydro reducer + V-drive (as your '8x)
- 8-cyl Volvo engine + Z-drive (export version)
- Molnia - early model, "wide body" with 2 separate front foils and a straight aft foil, 6 cilinder GAZ engine, reverse reducer
- Strela - second model, "wide body" with double front foil (made out of one piece) and a W shaped af foil, 6 cilinder GAZ engine and a reverse reducer
- Volga - narrow body, double front foil and W shaped aft foil, V8 GAZ engine and hydro reducer
- Volga 70 - narrow body, double front foil and W shaped aft foil, Volvo engine and Z-drive
- Volga 275 - narrow body, half-open body, double front foil and W shaped aft foil, V8 GAZ engine and hydro reducer
If any one of you has better / more accurate classifications, please share!