That Soviet-made amphibious ATV was a multi-purpose articulated tracked carrier developed in the Soviet Union. It was designed to carry heavy loads in difficult terrain like swamps, sand, and snow in extreme weather conditions.
It turned out that the abandoned amphibious ATV had been lying here for several decades. The car used to enter into the water right off the pier. Most likely, the car fell there from the pier. But after this place was chosen by fish farms, and private traders rented the pier from the state — the bottom near it was cleared, the car was dragged several tens of meters from the shore, at the same time raising a nearby crane.
The Amphibious ATV has been lying in saltwater for almost 30 years at the bottom of the sea, corroded and destroyed. The engine, which stands next to the car, deserves special attention. The pistons and many of its internal parts are overgrown with some growths that look more like wet concrete.
But with the tracks, almost nothing became, in contrast to the body itself, which went at the seams due to corrosion and became fragile, like shortbread cookies. Gears, handles, tubes and springs – all this remained in place. Of course, the resistance to external influences of the internal units is surprising. Apparently, in the days of the USSR, they did everything with a margin of safety for many years to come.