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    Post  GarryB on Mon May 13, 2013 11:57 am

    To say Russian stuff is outdated needs qualification... the T-34 and ZSU-57-2 are very old vehicles, but where there is a shortage of RPGs and enemy armour even outdated can be useful if you have it and they don't.

    The problem in the west is that if you have an Ipad 1 then you are out of date... if the Ipad 1 does everything you need for it to do, then it is not out of date... they are just being stuck up snobs.

    It would help with such questions if you give some context, for instance a country in Africa might have a significant supply of T-34s and ZSU-57-2s and so what is their cheapest upgrade options.

    Just as an example I would say that a T-34 and ZSU-57-2 are simple basic machines that would be easier to use and upgrade in African conditions that some uber expensive super tank, but the fact that the ZSU-57-2 is T-55 based, but with lightened armour I would say that the T-34s could have their turrets removed and mounted on boats to create cheap gun boats and the vehicles reduced to scrap and money spent buying more T-55s to have automotive commonality.

    The 100mm gun of the T-54/55 is rather more effective than the light gun of the T-34, whether it is a 76.2mm or an 85mm.

    Many upgrades of the T-55 start by replacing the turret with an early model T-72 turret, so the abundance of the T-72s could make a bulk purchase of such vehicles a much more sensible proposition.

    The critical thing would be to enforce the rule that with regards to internal ammo storage only 22 round inside the autoloader and no other main gun ammo as it is a serious fire risk. Perhaps small trailers could be fitted to carry more ammo externally safely.

    With T-72s you could develop a separate vehicle with the A-220 turret with a single 57mm gun for ground support and anti aircraft use.
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    Post  Werewolf on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:13 pm

    Mi-24 Afghanistan.
    Low-Res, don't blame me... No HD back then...

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    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:21 pm

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    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:10 am

    2V29, V-760V missile of the S-75 system family with "nuclear" warhead


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    Post  max steel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:05 am

    Global strike missile GR-1 ("глобальная ракета"), USSR 1960-x first in service missile which can hit in ANY place on Earth, what demand by defence of USSR.

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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:55 am

    max steel wrote:Global strike missile GR-1 ("глобальная ракета"), USSR 1960-x first in service missile which can hit in ANY place on Earth, what demand by defence of USSR.

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    1960...

    Ooh, so this was one of the 20 missiles Khrushchev had back in 1962.
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    Post  max steel on Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:34 am

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    max steel wrote:Global strike missile GR-1 ("глобальная ракета"), USSR 1960-x first in service missile which can hit in ANY place on Earth, what demand by defence of USSR.

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    1960...

    Ooh, so this was one of the 20 missiles Khrushchev had back in 1962.




    It came in 1960 when US had its polaris program under artic ice cap to fire A-2 polaris missile from subs towards moscow .

    Is it true that mirved warheads can also be intercepted reliably by

    !) usa abm 2) Russian abm ?
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:39 pm

    MIRV warheads are able to hit very separate targets along the flightpath of a missile, but they don't actually manouver that much.

    A MRV missile has several warheads that all fall around the same target so say the target is london... having a MRV missile with 4 x 150kt warheads spread all round London would actually do vastly more damage than a single really big warhead like a 1MT warhead. This is because 4 spaced blasts spread the damage more efficiently whereas a more powerful central blast would concentrate the damage over a smaller area.

    Russian ABM is from the 1970s and should be able to deal with a few incoming warheads... the US ABM system is hardly operational even now.
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    Post  archangelski on Fri May 01, 2015 5:10 pm

    Tu-22 :

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    Post  GarryB on Sat May 02, 2015 11:56 am

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    Post  Viktor on Mon May 04, 2015 8:21 pm

    @Morpheus

    Russia still maintaines few hundered SAM tipped nuclear missiles mainly used for breaking huge enemy areal formation and heavy electronic jamming. Tnx for pictures.
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    Post  DTA on Mon May 04, 2015 10:59 pm

    Тu-22 Emergency landing 27.01.1969 Major Baranov photos found on forumavia
    album on imgur
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    Post  GarryB on Tue May 05, 2015 1:54 pm

    Impressive landing... the Tu-22 was a high speed bomber he managed a very good landing considering...
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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat May 09, 2015 6:57 am

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:2V29, V-760V missile of the S-75 system family with "nuclear" warhead

    Great find Very Happy deserves a +
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    Post  archangelski on Sat May 09, 2015 2:39 pm

    3M :

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    Post  archangelski on Sat May 16, 2015 1:09 pm

    Ka-15 :

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    Post  DTA on Sun May 24, 2015 10:20 am

    archangelski , don't stop you photos always very interesting

    from family archive

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    Post  archangelski on Sun May 24, 2015 11:35 am

    DTA wrote:archangelski , don't stop you photos always very interesting

    Thanks DTA.
    Yours are also very rarely seen (at least by me Very Happy ).
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    Post  archangelski on Sun May 24, 2015 8:30 pm

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    Post  DTA on Tue May 26, 2015 7:42 pm

    28 REAP in middle Asia and Afganistan
    http://codename-it.livejournal.com/1391344.html

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    Post  archangelski on Wed May 27, 2015 7:25 pm

    Nice views of Uragan and Grad.
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    Post  DTA on Fri May 29, 2015 10:55 pm

    photos from official Zvezdochka shipyard journal
    http://zvezdochka-ru.livejournal.com/

    K-149 on tests. 1965
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    K-11
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    Post  archangelski on Sat May 30, 2015 1:20 pm

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    Post  DTA on Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:37 pm

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    Post  DTA on Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:22 pm

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    Experimental plane S-22I with variable-sweep wing


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