A Russian hovercraft stormed a crowded beach startling onlookers. The amphibious ship, "Bison," came ashore unexpectedly in the Baltic seaport of Kaliningrad, Russia. According to The Atlantic on August 23, 2013, the ship beaching it self in what a Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson called “wild waters” interrupted the calm day.
'What people were doing on a beach in a region of military training is not clear,' he added.
The Russian hovercraft was captured in action by a nearby camera that also recorded the loud hum of its engines as it approached. Weighing in at over a million pounds, this ship is not to be trifled with. It can climb 5 foot walls and up to 5 degree gradient beaches too. The beach goers look awfully comfortable leading up to the beaching, so who is kidding who here?
This Russian hovercraft was likely a Zubr-class LCAC, which is capable of travelling over land. The weigh class gives it away as the world's largest as well. It can carry a crew of 31 plus tanks, armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers too. Up to 500 troops may be transported in lieu of other cargo on this ship.
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