Who needs David Hasselhoff when you have a 500 ton hovercraft? This, it seems, is how the Russians clear a beach for military exercises. Beach goers were enjoying a typical day at the Mechnikovo beach near Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea when the hovercraft appeared and to the surprise of thousands just entered the beach. Sunbathers were then ordered to leave the beach.
The Zubr-type vessel can transport 400 troops and comes with missile launchers.
The military insists that this beach is technically its property and that this was a standard training exercise. Sun bathers were simply expected to get out of the way. It is inevitable really. You find the perfect spot, carefully shake off the sand and lay down for a quiet day at the beach when a 500 ton Zubr-class hovercraft with 400 troops and missiles pulls up.