“Caspian Sea Monster” And Its Final Resting Place

Developed during the 1980’s in Soviet Russia, the futuristic looking MD-160 Lun-class ground-effect vehicle had been sitting unused at a Russian naval base since the late 1990’s, but has now been beached on the shores of the Caspian Sea, as part of a plan to turn it into an ocean-side tourist attraction.

It was initially built as part of the Soviet WIG program, which dated back to the 1960’s Cold War, and was the only Lun-class ground-effect vehicle to ever be completed and equipped with supersonic missiles.

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