1970s western technology (look familiar?):
The Soviets put a better missile on it and got a better system as a result.
Today's Western technology...
...which Russia is trying to catch up with (as usual).
Last edited by evb58362; 11-23-2009 at 09:32 PM.
And this is just trolling. Fact is, American and European HMDs lagged behind for a long time. The JHMCS (in your pic) was first fielded in 2003, nearly 20 years after the Soviet version. It's also built on top of the Israeli system, and in all honesty really doesn't offer anything that's dramatically superior to what was in Mig-29 in 1985, with the notable exception of integrating with night vision goggles....which Russia is trying to catch up with (as usual).
The Russians aren't trying to catch up to JHMCS at all, no need.
The F-35 HMDS does appear to be a forerunner of the next generation, and the Russian helmet from MAKS is Russians exploring some of the concepts involved.
eskachig, nicely argued and agreed.
surpat? more like marpat lol, Russia has new digi pat why not use it? any way great pics!
To make things easier for you:surpat? more like marpat lol
I remember that Serbian camo (was it "Dragon"?..) was very similar to surpat, but I can't find the pictures of it now..
The 100th anniversary of Soviet helicopter designer Mikhail Mil’s birth
The Mil Mi-1 Hare helicopter. The Mi-1, the first Soviet production helicopter developed at the Mil Design Bureau, initially took to the air in 1948
Mil Mi-6 Hook and Mi-8 Hip helicopters at the Tukhard base for gas-production teams in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory.
A Mil Mi-6 Hook helicopter delivering prefab houses to workers at the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) in East Siberia
Geologists consider helicopters to be the best mode of transportation. This Mil Mi-4 Hound is waiting for geologists
A Mil Mi-8 Hip helicopter carrying a tractor to an oil-production team camp
A Mil Mi-8-T Hip helicopter in flight.
A Mil Mi-6 Hook transport/assault-landing helicopter with a payload.
A Mil Mi-8 Hip helicopter delivering pipes to oil-production teams on the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
A Mil Mi-8 Hip helicopter lifting pylons for power line construction.
A Mil Mi-4 Hound fire-patrol helicopter over a forest in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory
A Soviet Mil Mi-8 Hip helicopter at Dar El Beida Airport in Algeria.
A police officer observing traffic in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, from a Mil Mi-1 Hare helicopter.
A Mil Mi-10 Harke helicopter with a Mil Mi-6 Hook helicopter in the background
Soviet helicopter designer Mikhail Mil with a model of a new helicopter.
From right: Soviet aircraft designers Mikhail Mil (1909-1970) and Andrei Tupolev (1888-1972).
Soviet firefighter (early Sfera-helmet model lol )