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    Post  DTA on Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:28 pm

    1953. Turkestan military district
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    Post  DTA on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:07 pm

    from pilot's album. 1965
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    Post  archangelski on Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:42 am

    Really great posts, as always DTA. Thanks.

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    Post  Giulio on Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:08 pm

    DTA wrote:from pilot's album. 1965
    http://humus.livejournal.com/3399408.html





    Hello! if possible, what is that thing under the wing??
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    Post  archangelski on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:35 pm

    Giulio wrote:

    Hello! if possible, what is that thing under the wing??

    If you're talking about the "cigar shaped" one, it's an ORO-57K pod for S-5 rockets :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-5_rocket#/media/File:F-6_fighter_underwing_rocket_pod.jpg
    http://www.lietadla.com/vyzbroj/s-5/oro-57-01.jpg
    http://www.lietadla.com/vyzbroj/s-5/oro-57-02.jpg
    http://www.lietadla.com/vyzbroj/s-5/oro-57-03.jpg
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    Post  archangelski on Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:35 am

    23-11 prototype from MiG :

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    Post  archangelski on Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:19 am

    Armed An-2 :

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    Tu-16 :

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    Post  archangelski on Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:28 pm

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    Post  Giulio on Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:22 pm

    Impressive picture of a Typhoon class.
    Could someone explain to me the the meaning and the difference between these two signs. I only know that they mean: "Soviet aviation excellence banner". Correct? And what's the difference between the first and the second with dashed lines? Thanks.

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    Post  archangelski on Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:23 pm

    Giulio wrote:Impressive picture of a Typhoon class.
    Could someone explain to me the the meaning and the difference between these two signs. I only know that they mean: "Soviet aviation excellence banner". Correct? And what's the difference between the first and the second with dashed lines? Thanks.


    I only see one picture. But it's correct, the badge means "отличный самолёт", an aircraft perfectly maintained :



    with stencils marks.
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    Post  archangelski on Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:54 pm

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    Post  Giulio on Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:09 am

    Afaik the Yak-38 has been tested also in Afghanistan, where it was easily beaten by the Su-7/17 and Su-25, above all because of the payload. During the ground-based operations the Yak-38 computer control had to be disconnected, because of the takeoff and landing speeds on the runways, higher than those of the VTOL operations. If the Yak-38's computer did not understood very well the situation, it could eject automatically the pilot. This system saved many lives during VTOL (unlike the Harrier), but during normal takeoff and landing it had to be disconnected.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:34 am

    I would say a lack of payload was a problem for the Yak, but really in the CAS role it was actually the total lack of armour together with fragile design... a VSTOL aircraft like the Yak is full of high pressure gas piping to carry puffer jets to the wing tips, nose and tail to aide flight control at very low speeds and in the hover to allow yaw and pitch control as well as roll control when there is little or no airflow over the wing and tail mounted flight control surfaces.

    The requirement to have more thrust than weight means heavy armour protection is not an option and all those vulnerable high pressure pipes also make the aircraft rather too fragile for CAS roles.

    In terms of MANPADS the side mounted engine nozzles means even primitive IR seekers can get solid locks from most side and rear angles... whereas a conventional jet aircraft is best targeted from the rear 25-40 degrees the Yak had a clear IR signature from most angles including near front angles due to the engine nozzle positioning and front mounted lift engines.

    Cost was also a factor... the Su-25 was much more agile, had a better payload in terms of weight and variety, was cheaper to buy and maintain, had better range, and was armoured with twin engine safety.

    The Yak was tested because the british used the Harrier for CAS roles.... it was found wanting and was not used in that land role.

    It was given a basic anti ship role with light air to ground missiles like Kh-25 missiles and a limited capability with R-60M AAMs.

    Ironically the Yak-38M with more powerful engines actually made things worse as the more powerful engines allowed better payload but higher fuel consumption meant shorter range and less flight time on target without making the aircraft any faster.

    The Yak would have been better if they accepted it would be subsonic and given it a much bigger higher lift wing... dropped the lift engines and gone for rolling takeoffs only with a big wing and thrust vectoring rear engines to allow short takeoffs from ski jump equipped carriers.

    Fortunately the MiG-29 and Su-33 in slightly larger carriers have shown much better performance from much more capable aircraft that are land based designs with modest modifications.


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    Ancient Russian Oplot-MO APS

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:00 am

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:Ancient Russian Oplot-MO APS


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    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:Ancient Russian Oplot-MO APS

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    Re: Soviet Armed Forces / Soviet Army (1946-1991)

    Post  Zivo on Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:15 pm

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:Ancient Russian Oplot-MO APS


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    Re: Soviet Armed Forces / Soviet Army (1946-1991)

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:12 am

    Probably the same as the AK-630 naval gun turrets... mount this on top of a tank turret with some sort of detection system... when an incoming threat is detected turn the gun onto the threat and open fire... I suspect the gatling is chosen to enable the most rounds downrange as quickly as possible in high density bursts.


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    Post  Zivo on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:44 am

    GarryB wrote:Probably the same as the AK-630 naval gun turrets... mount this on top of a tank turret with some sort of detection system... when an incoming threat is detected turn the gun onto the threat and open fire... I suspect the gatling is chosen to enable the most rounds downrange as quickly as possible in high density bursts.

    I found it at otvaga.

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    Post  Militarov on Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:42 pm

    https://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/cryptologic_quarterly/maybe_you_had_to_be_there.pdf

    Soviets shot down 13 U.S. reconnaissance aircraft between 1950-1964. Declassified article.

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