Contest #117 answer: Ekranoplan at Kaspiysk, Dagestan

Well, you never cease to amaze me. Lots of you were correct in identifying the ‘plane’ on this picture: it is an Ekranoplan, a large Russian Ground effect vehicle, a.k.a the Caspian Sea Monster and located at the harbour of Kaspiysk, in the Russian Federal Republic of Dagestan



Click here for an action video of the Caspian Sea Monster.

I recently saw a movie about these vehicles on Discovery Channel and was curious if I could locate one in Google Earth, which resulted in this contest.

Those who were not frightened by the monster:

  • Ivar Bonsaken
  • realpetko
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Tetraskelion
  • brian t
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Andy M
  • Camargo, California
  • Doc Will
  • Willem
  • AbbieX
  • Dennis S.
  • JackalWSU#3
  • Jon B
  • Falco
  • Alex
  • ej