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    Re: General Questions Thread:

    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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    Re: General Questions Thread:

    Post  VladimirSahin on Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:02 pm

    Does NATO have the capabilities to say, Penetrate Russian air defense networks in a war lets say in the Baltics?

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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  Viktor on Thu May 26, 2016 8:40 pm

    nastle77 wrote:Does anybody know how many S-300 launchers were operational at the end of the cold war in the late 80s ?
    I have read number of 80 - 85 launchers but it did not list a source ( it was the "essential weapon identification guide" series)

    1500-2000 launchers or 200 - 250 operational baterries - that includes S-300V and S-300P series.

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    Post  nemrod on Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:39 pm

    It is an old video around end of 2010, nevertheless is seems to be relevant.

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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  sepheronx on Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:29 pm

    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.

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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  moskit on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:52 am

    Dear admins, please eloborate how would the new stealth detecting radar which is to be added in the pak fa, be able to pick up fighters at distances as far 400 km away ,can you tell me how you gonna use 100 GHz frequency Radio beam to a 400 km range for tracking ?? here they claimed 100 GHz frequency channel of Radar will be used for 400 km range , they are spectrum under EHF level , they enter into level of infrared , they need massive power back up for them can't be created on Airborne platform , they are only effective at 1-3 km not more , the Atmospheric reverence are the obstacles, they need crystal clear region to operate. Would you make it clear?

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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  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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