Happy Tuesday, everyone. I've been at a briefing on Iran all morning so while I digest that I thought I'd give you this awesome picture of a Soviet Lun-class ekranoplan firing one of its six massive P-270 Mosquito anti-ship missiles while speeding over what's likely the Caspian Sea sometime in the late 1980s or 1990s.
Thanks to a buddy for sending me a great pic I'd never seen before. It kind of looks like an album cover for a bad hard rock band from the '70s or '80s.
The picture below shows the ekranoplan today. Click here for an awesome slideshow of the vessel, once called the Caspian Sea Monster, in its present state.