can anyone answer my questions bout vss and systema?
As for systema it seems to me to be very commercial than real life.
Some videos of Kadochnikov look cool but i think that the real thing in russian army is SAMBO
yeah a bolt action makes more sense
VSS is very much liked and respected. Being chambered for the 9 x39 round and having an integrated silencer, it is not a long range sniper rifle for the army (like the SVD). It is more for special forces and special operatons.
The 9 x 39 round itself is heavy hitting with lots of stoping power and it also armour piercing. But, the heavy round is ballistically not ideal for long range use. Its most effective range is within 300 m.
So much for all the erroneous information (or disinformation) the YURY DOLGORUKY has only 12 tubes.
The 16 tubes for BULAVA missiles are clearly visible on the above photo.
They need to evaluate whether the 100mm can continue to do the job. According to my figures the rounds for the 2S9 Vena include a HEAT round, a HE FRAG round and a HE FRAG rocket assisted round. The weight and range of each round is 13.2kg and 40-1000m, 19.8kg and 1,000-8,850m, and 19.8kg and 7,000-13,000m respectively.one imaginable upgrade path in the future would be to directly swap out the 100mm on the BMP3 and replace it with the 120mm as used on the Vena (since its a med pressure gun too). But thats probably not worth it for the foreseeable future.
The thing is that I don't think IFV will be looking for and engaging targets at 13km range on most terrain types.
For the 100mm gun I haven't got the numbers handy but from memory the 4km range rounds weighed about 15kgs and the 7km range weapons weighed just over 20kgs.
In both cases the low velocity means steep diving trajectory which results in a nice uniform circular fragmentation pattern.
Just looking at the weights I doubt the 120mm mortar model would be that much more powerful regarding HE power and the extra range is not really that important considering the role of the troop transport.
The real issue is that with a large 57mm gun will they need a mix of auto cannon and large calibre HE vehicles like they had with mixed BMP-1 and BMP-2 units. In that case will we see a vehicle with 57mm gun only and a vehicle with say 30mm and 100mm in similar numbers to offer the required options.
Remember these vehicles will normally operate with tanks but a tanks main gun doesn't have sufficient elevation for many tasks while the 100mm gun does.
I am not Russian, but in the past they have gone generally for the heaviest design that will float. If they drop the amphibious requirement or have their infantry carriers cross rivers the way their tanks do then the armour level might increase dramatically. Would be a good use for all those spare tanks.What is Russian view about future IFVs ........ Lighter and faster or heavely armed !!