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    Post  kiskertlugas on Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:22 am

    GarryB wrote:From left to right the first has the distinct shape of a FAB-250 in the old high drag version(model 1954) as opposed to the later streamlined 1962 models.

    The next two however look to me to be 203mm shell casings for artillery pieces with the fourth and sixth items being the projectiles for the same weapon...

    So FAB-250, 203mm propellent shell case, 203mm propellent shell case, 203mm projectile, 203mm propellent shell case, 203mm projectile, 203mm propellent shell case.

    Thank you for the quick answers.

    However, doesn't those in the middle look too big for a 203mm shell? They occupy full width of the truck, and diameter looks bigger than 203mm also.
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    Post  jhelb on Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:33 am

    Question: The Israelis came out with a new air to surface missile called SkySniper. Basically they took an existing surface-to-surface weapon and converted it into an air to surface weapon(the idea is to keep its price low).

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iai-takes-aim-with-skysniper-rocket-423147/

    How can this transformation be brought about? And why hasn't Russia tried something similar?
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:59 am

    However, doesn't those in the middle look too big for a 203mm shell? They occupy full width of the truck, and diameter looks bigger than 203mm also.

    Actually... looking again I am thinking that rather than 203mm shells they might be 240mm mortar bombs or 250kg FAB-250M62s.

    The main reason for my rethink is that the noses are not pointy and aerodynamic enough... they are too rounded like a 240mm mortar bomb or aerial bomb... probably aerial bombs...

    How can this transformation be brought about? And why hasn't Russia tried something similar?

    Hahahahaha... you have got to be joking right?

    82mm and 132mm unguided rockets started as aircraft launched weapons in WWII on Soviet fighters and attack aircraft and were adapted to the ground to ground role from trucks... Rolling Eyes

    An early air to air missile (AA-1 Alkali) was also used as the basis for the Kh-23 and Kh-25 families of air to ground weapons... been there done that.

    The new Morfei short range AAM will be used by the Russian AF, Army, and Navy.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:44 am

    if you were to describe the differences in shape/looks and in technical terms for the following aircraft Su-27/Su-30/Su-35/Su-34, and Mig-29/Mig-35, to someone who doesnt really know much about aircraft, so you have to keep it pretty basic and not too much technical terms so they would understand.
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    Post  Isos on Thu May 26, 2016 5:44 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:if you were to describe the differences in shape/looks and in technical terms for the following aircraft Su-27/Su-30/Su-35/Su-34, and Mig-29/Mig-35, to someone who doesnt really know much about aircraft, so you have to keep it pretty basic and not too much technical terms so they would understand.

    Mig 35 has a imagery captor (I don't know the name of it) under on of its engines. Mig 29 doesn't. It can carry more missiles also. 3D thrust vectoring nozzle

    Su-34 is a fighter bomber that looks to a duck. 2 tandem places.

    Su-27 are old and a lot of them are dirty when it come to paint.

    Su 30 is a two seat fighter with the second place like 1 meter higher than the first one. Very cool on the pictures. 3D thrust vectoring nozzle.

    Su 35 is a one seat fighter. 3D thrust vectoring nozzle.

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    Post  zackyx on Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:40 am

    Hello guys,

    I need some help i'm trying to fin the book from where this snap shot was taken, I remember that one member posted the link on the forum around 1/2 years ago. But i cant find it.



    I am also looking for picture of the arbalet synthetic aperture radar.

    Also i used to have pictures bookmarked about that but the links died.







    If someone has a copy of those links/pictures it would be amazing thanks in advance.
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    Post  archangelski on Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:37 pm

    zackyx wrote:Hello guys,

    I need some help i'm trying to fin the  book from where this snap shot was taken, I remember that one member posted the link on the forum around 1/2 years ago. But i cant find it.

    If someone has a copy of those links/pictures it would be amazing thanks in advance.

    from this book :

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    Please identify this russian aircraft

    Post  nemrod on Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:43 pm

    I've never seen it before. New aircraft ? It looks chinese J-10 but this fighter is quite different. New Drone ? New fighter next ? It looks like a SU-30 without it second engine.


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    Post  Zivo on Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:12 am

    Hobby model jet with 3D TVC, and a pilot who has too much time on his hands? dunno
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    Post  Benya on Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:00 pm

    I have a question about an air force unit:

    -So, there is an unnamed Fighter/Interceptor Aviation Regiment (Kansk (Dalniy airfield), Krasnoyarsk region) equipped with MiG-31BM fighter/interceptor aircraft. It was previously named the (6979 AB) 6979th Aviation Base, but after the Air Force (VVS) came under the command of the Aerospace Forces (VKS), it's name became unknown as the base (the unit itself) was disbanded, but the MiGs are still stationed there under the command of this "unknow unit". Anyone knows exactly the current unit's name/numbering?
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    Post  franco on Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:10 pm

    Benya wrote:I have a question about an air force unit:

    -So, there is an unnamed Fighter/Interceptor Aviation Regiment (Kansk (Dalniy airfield), Krasnoyarsk region) equipped with MiG-31BM fighter/interceptor aircraft. It was previously named the (6979 AB) 6979th Aviation Base, but after the Air Force (VVS) came under the command of the Aerospace Forces (VKS), it's name became unknown as the base (the unit itself) was disbanded, but the MiGs are still stationed there under the command of this "unknow unit". Anyone knows exactly the current unit's name/numbering?

    They reverted to their previous name the 712th Fighter Regiment. Do you have Bolshoe Savino and Chelyabinsk?
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    Post  Benya on Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:42 pm

    franco wrote:
    Benya wrote:I have a question about an air force unit:

    -So, there is an unnamed Fighter/Interceptor Aviation Regiment (Kansk (Dalniy airfield), Krasnoyarsk region) equipped with MiG-31BM fighter/interceptor aircraft. It was previously named the (6979 AB) 6979th Aviation Base, but after the Air Force (VVS) came under the command of the Aerospace Forces (VKS), it's name became unknown as the base (the unit itself) was disbanded, but the MiGs are still stationed there under the command of this "unknow unit". Anyone knows exactly the current unit's name/numbering?

    They reverted to their previous name the 712th Fighter Regiment. Do you have Bolshoe Savino and Chelyabinsk?  

    Thanks franco!

    According to Milkavkaz.net, the 2nd Joint Aviation Regiment (2 SAP), and the HQ of the 21st Joint Aviation Division (21 SAD) are stationed az Chelyabinsk/Shagol. I don't know much about Bolshoye-Savino.
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    Post  franco on Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:18 pm

    Bolshoe Savino (Perm) is the 764th Fighter Regiment using Mig-31's.

    All the Air Force reverted to their previous names prior to the reforms of Serdyukov.
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    Post  franco on Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:26 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Franco, do you happen to know the numbers of active aircraft in Russian service? Per aircraft? Like: su-27, mig-29, su-30, and all variations?

    Thanks.

    Sorry Sepheronx but I missed this as I was not around much during that time. Will work on something for you.

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:44 am

    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Franco, do you happen to know the numbers of active aircraft in Russian service? Per aircraft? Like: su-27, mig-29, su-30, and all variations?

    Thanks.

    Sorry Sepheronx but I missed this as I was not around much during that time. Will work on something for you.
    That would be very nice, thanks! Also, if you can include where they are based, it would be great. Thanks again!
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    Post  franco on Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:26 am

    Svyatoslavich wrote:
    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Franco, do you happen to know the numbers of active aircraft in Russian service? Per aircraft? Like: su-27, mig-29, su-30, and all variations?

    Thanks.

    Sorry Sepheronx but I missed this as I was not around much during that time. Will work on something for you.
    That would be very nice, thanks! Also, if you can include where they are based, it would be great. Thanks again!

    Try this link, missing a few units but fairly detailed http://www.milkavkaz.net/2015/12/vozdushno-kosmicheskie-sily.html

    Benya is also working on doing a VKS ORBAT.

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    Post  kopyo-21 on Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:02 pm

    Hi All,

    I am looking for information about modernization of N001 Su-27 radar. As I have known, there are two different offers, one from Ukraine (Radionix) and the other from Russia (NIIP).

    Ukrainian Radionix offers to replace N019-09 high-frequency receiver by N019-09R2 dual channel (Narrow-band & wide-band) high-frequency receiver, replace some other components and especially replace the N001-03 low-frequency receiver (signal processor) by new dual-channel (Narrow band at intermediate frequency (IF) of 28 mhz & wide-band at intermediate frequency (IF) of 84 mhz) low frequency receiver with new signal processors for air-to-air modes and air-to-surface modes.

    Radionix explained that the narrow-band is for air-to-air modes while the wide-band is for air-to-surface modes and air-to-air long-range detection modes. below is their N001 modernization diagram:


    Compare to old N001 diagram:


    In the other hand, Russian NIIP has different approached way, using the by-pass channel concept. It means they keep all old systems for old air-to-air modes and add more components  (by-pass channel) for new air-to-surface modes and new air-to-air mode (long-range detection mode). NIIP leaks very little information how they arrange the new components trap on the old components but N001-03VEP2 that they called digital dual-channel (low-frequency) receiver and Baguet-55-04.02 signal processor. Howver, when I read the N001-03VEP2 catalog, it receives the intermediate frequency (IF) of 28 mhz only instead of dual IF of 28 mhz and 84 mhz like Ukrainian Radionix concept.




    Does NIIP uses only (narrow-band) IF of 28 mhz for both air-to-air and air-to-surface modes instead 2 IFs like Radionix?

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    Post  13th_Warrior on Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:46 am

    hello every one,
    any one has a clue what kind of equipment fixed on ka 52 & mi 28 wings ?



    its clearly not a fuel tank or an anti ship missile or any kind of missiles
    thanks in advance for your answer
    glad to be here respekt
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    any one has a clue what kind of equipment fixed on ka 52 & mi 28 wings ?

    Post  GarryB on Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:57 am

    It is a storage container.

    It contains tools and some spare parts and gear for the crew to be used at forward deployment areas or during testing.

    It might contain telemetry equipment too but not sure about that.

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    Is Russia making the SU 37

    Post  par far on Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:33 pm

    In this article it is saying that Russia and Pakistan are negotiating to buy " the Russian SU 37", I thought that the SU 37, was just a jet, they used for technology purposes, when did Russia get the SU 37?

    https://sputniknews.com/military/20160908/1045073021/pakistan-russia-negotiating-fightersu-jets.html

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:43 am

    http://www.russiadefence.net/t3121p25-russia-pakistan-military-deals#174894
    "Su-37 was the designation given by Sukhoi to an "old" Su-35 (Su-27M) prototype with bidimensional TVC. Su-30MKI and SM incorporates these technologies, while Su-35S is much more advanced. Talking about Su-37 makes no sense whatsoever."
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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:02 am

    Its article's or source's mistake probably
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    Post  Flanky on Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:47 pm

    Have anyone seen a Nightvision device for Russian pilots?
    Most of the warplanes have HUDs that have a night mode.
    I suspect this is a mode that will significantly reduce hud brightness to be tolerant to the NVG device.
    BUt i have never seen one Nightvision device made in Russia for pilots?
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:04 am

    Plenty of NV equipment for helo pilots, but most of that is being replaced by EO turrets with stabilisation.

    For most fighter pilots their radar and IRST is rather more effective and much longer ranged night and all weather equipment...

    Rescue helicopter pilots where I live use Russian Night Vision goggles... similar performance to US models but a fraction of the cost...
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    Post  A1RMAN on Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:33 am

    I have a question about 5-th generation aircrafts.

    It seems that everything is going well with PAK-FA and Russia soon is gonna get 5-th generation fighter. What about other roles?
    Light fighter, bomber, interceptor - when Russia should develop 5-th generation aircrafts for these classes? Do they need, at all, to be stealthy? What can they do to increase bomber's payload and keep it stealthy?

    I didn't hear anything about new bombers for Russian AF, except Su-34M. I doubt Mig-41 gonna be 5-th generation, they said it's gonna be based on Mig-31.

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