Russian Seals at play
The Soviets have always had a penchant for oddball weapons systems. Determined to never lose the underwater battlespace for lack of heavily armed frogmen, they have some of the most neat-o waterguns.
I’ve covered these in the past for gun sites to include the the Avtomat Podvodnyj Spetsialnyj better known in the west as the APS underwater assault rifle and the Spetsialnyj Podvodnyj Pistolet (Russian for ‘Special Underwater Pistol,’ apparently to differentiate it from the plain underwater pistol) model 1, its moniker is commonly shortened to SPP-1 when written.
With that being said, the below video, posted by Russian media in the Crimea (which is now being beefed up to remain a hard Putin enclave in a very anti-Russki Ukraine), showing Russian Naval Spetsnaz getting down with both of the above weapon platforms, made me squeal like a prepubescent girl at a One Direction concert.
“Combat Swimmers from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet took part in drills in Sevastopol, Thursday, focused on defending the fleet from underwater saboteurs.”
Watch out for those guys, they are pretty hardcore.