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The Caspian Monster

The KM, known colloquially as the Caspian Sea Monster, was an experimental ground effect vehicle developed in the Soviet Union in the 1960s by the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau. The KM began operation in 1966, and was continuously tested by the Soviet Navy until 1980 when it crashed into the Caspian Sea.

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Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Derbent, Russia
Copyright: © Irina Tupikova