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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:43 pm

    One i could understand, but 3, that's odd, was this a winter exercise, rough river or do Paratrooper not have army knives??

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    Post  VladimirSahin on Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:00 am

    AlfaT8 wrote:One i could understand, but 3, that's odd, was this a winter exercise, rough river or do Paratrooper not have army knives??

    Yeah they do. Must have been a freak accident.

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    Post  franco on Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:07 pm

    More details of the 3 paratroopers drowning accident;

    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://topwar.ru/104832-rokovoy-polet-pogibshih-na-kubani-desantnikov-oni-dolzhny-byli-prygat-s-drugogo-samoleta.html&usg=ALkJrhiOayx7Yj2_0u4xre8cMNiyGY124g

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    Post  franco on Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:32 am

    The 97th Regiment of the 7th Airborne Division will start forming in 2017. They apparently will be stationed in Crimea.

    http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/3870594

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:51 pm

    tell me this is just another silly idea and nobody was serious about this seems pretty daft to me.

    Russia will develop an hybrid vehicle that combines features of armoured and helicopter.
    A hybrid combat vehicle that combines features of an airborne infantry fighting vehicle and a helicopter will be developed for the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) by 2030 to meet the demands of modern warfare, the military branch’s commander said

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/august_2013_defense_industry_military_army_news_uk/russia_will_develop_an_hybrid_vehicle_that_combines_features_of_armoured_and_helicopter_0208132.html

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:22 am

    There was planned to be the Mi-40 which was supposed to be an Mi-24 like Hind version of the Mi-28 Havoc helo...

    I would say that the potential is there... perhaps a modular armoured vehicle with an armoured capsule for troops that when fitted to an armoured chassis can drive around the battlefield like an IFV, but can also be detached and picked up by a super Ka-226T like aircraft and flown around the battlefield...

    Not impossible. Smile


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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:51 am

    GarryB wrote:There was planned to be the Mi-40 which was supposed to be an Mi-24 like Hind version of the Mi-28 Havoc helo...

    I would say that the potential is there... perhaps a modular armoured vehicle with an armoured capsule for troops that when fitted to an armoured chassis can drive around the battlefield like an IFV, but can also be detached and picked up by a super Ka-226T like aircraft and flown around the battlefield...

    Not impossible.  Smile


    that would be a more sensible option, you wouldn't want the heli part to be damaged by enemy fire hence it makes sense to a have detachable vehicle which has light armour which can be picked up with ease anywhere. A Mi-10 helicopter type but smaller would work (Mi-17 size? or smaller Ansat), and a lighter smaller Tigr-M would be ideal for the vehicle.

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:26 am

    The problem is that the engine for an IFV would not be suitable for a helicopter and vice versa, so the sensible thing would be to develop a crew capsule that was armoured to a degree that protected the soldiers inside.

    Once you have that armoured capsule then dropping that into a land vehicle with tracks and heavy armament (IFV) or wheels and light armament (APC) or attaching it to the rear of a medium transport helicopter type (Something like a Mi-38 but built like a Ka-226T with a modular rear compartment but external light armour and armament).

    Fit the transport helo with corner turrets mounting twin barrel 23mm cannon and 40mm auto grenade launchers, plus a few wing mounted heavy rocket pods and you have a system that can transport troops or clear ground for an assault...

    Note where weight is an issue... ie the helicopter then the aircraft component will be made as light as possible, but in the role of IFV or APC the vehicle part can have extra layers of armour protection and active defence components that the capsule attached to the helo might not have.... to keep down weight.


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    Post  Benya on Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:08 pm

    Volgograd Tractor Plant from Russia started the development of new BMD-5 airborne tracked IFV.

    The Russian Company Volgograd Tractor Plant has started the development of a new tracked airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle called BMD-5. This vehicle will be a full new design and will have a different layout from the previous generation of airborne armoured vehicles IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) as the BMD-1, BMD-2, BMD-3, BMD-4, and the latest variant, the BMD-4M.


    The BMD-5 could be equipped with a remotely operated turret armed with one 100mm caliber gun, coupled to a 30mm cannon and a 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun as the BMP-3 Dragoon. (See picture BMP-3 Dragoon at RAE 2015)

    The proposed layout for the new BMD-5 places the crew in the chassis of the vehicle behind the engine transmission compartment, which provides additional protection, he added, noting that the designs also provided for additional interior space for the crew and an enlarged hatch for easier troop deployment.

    For the old generation of BMD airborne armoured vehicle, the engine is located at the rear of the vehicle, for the BMD-5 the engine is at the front to increase the internal space of the troops compartment at the rear of the chassis.

    The BMD-5 will be fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with one 100mm caliber gun, coupled to a 30mm cannon and a 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun mounted to the right of the main armament. The 100mm gun is also able to fire 9M117 Bastion (AT-12 Stabber) anti-tank guided missiles.

    In September 2015, Volgograd Tractor Plant has presented the BMP-3 Dragoon fitted with a remotely operated weapon station at RAE (Russian Arms Expo), the BMD-5 could be equipped with a turret similar to the Dragoon vehicle.

    A power-operated hydraulic ramp will be fitted at the rear of the troops compartment to offer more protection for the paratroopers when entering and leaving the vehicle. The ramp has also a manual door in case of failure of tha main system. For the previous versions of BMD vehicles, the soldiers leave and enter in the vehicle from roof hatches.

    The BMD-5 standard equipment will include a new computerized fire control system (FCS) Vityaz to increase accuracy and hit probability against static and moving targets. The Vityaz FCS is jamming-resistant.


    The engine of BMD-5 will be located at the front of the vehicle to increase internal volume of troops compartment as the BMP-3 Dragoon (See picture BMP-3 Dragoon at RAE 2015)

    Source: Arrow http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/volgograd_tractor_plant_from_russia_started_the_development_of_new_bmd-5_airborne_tracked_ifv_11501173.html

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    Post  GarryB Yesterday at 7:14 am

    I would expect it will be influenced by the Kurganets tracked armoured vehicle which also has remote turrets and a front mounted engine... that has already been developed...


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