Posted: 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
By Rick Couri
It’s called “the Bison” but it doesn’t resemble the animal in any way.
The Bison is a giant hovercraft and it’s not something you would expect to see launching itself onto a beach very close to swimmers and sun worshipers.
But that’s what happened in Russia when the ship and its crew were practicing “tactical measures” on a beach owned by the military.
Video shows massive clouds of water and mist flying into the air as the boat transitions from water to solid ground.
Komsomolskaya Pravda reports Russian officials said “mooring on the beach, this is normal.”
But they agree there was one question on their mind.
“What people were doing on the beach in military training?”
The paper says the military’s normal training area Khmelevka, is at least a few kilometers away.
There are claims the video is a Photoshop attempt to make the military look bad.
Take a look at the video below and decide for yourself.