We haven't done a combo Retro Wednesday and RECCE quiz in awhile. This one will be fun.
I remember that thing as a young MIDN when I first read about it. Just a grainy pic and a little hyperbole - a lot of things about tremendous speed and quick strike ability in the littorals or some such transformationalism ....
Yes my friends, its the Caspian Sea Monster; the Ekranoplan - more great pics here.
Note the background - it reminds me of my trip to Russia a couple of years ago - the smell of imperial decay is thick. Heck - how many old Soviet Republics have I been in - four? They all have "that" look.