and my favourite fighter..
Last edited by D-Mitch; 05-24-2010 at 05:10 PM.
SSV-33 was scrapped recently(those are probably its last photos).
PS: It was meant to be an INT ship more than anything else. Its outrageous pricetag and complexness have determined its destiny. There were not enough skilled serviceman to man even a fraction of its systems when it went in its first and last tour. I read somewhere not only it wasn't functioning properly due to lack of staff,engineers it was a nightmare for captain and crew to operate this Big Nuclear Ship in international waters.
Last edited by Andy_UA; 05-24-2010 at 06:30 PM.
Are the FLIRs on the Ka52 from domestic manufacturers ?
The upgrade of "Vice Admiral Kulakov" (Udaloy class) by charly015
Please charly, modify a picture of "Peter the Great" cruiser next time!
Keep up your excellent work!! Thank you for all of your pictures on ejercitos!
State tests of the new model of Kalashnikov automatic rifles will be held in Russia next year, Izhmash Director General Vladimir Grodetsky said on Tuesday.
The new model of the legendary assault rifle, the AK-200, is based on the AK-74M and differs in weight (3.8 kilograms/8.4 lbs vs. 3.3 kilograms/7.3 lbs) and the magazine capacity (30, 50, 60 rounds vs. 30).
The AK-74, a developed version of the Kalashnikov rifle's first model, the AK-47, was introduced in 1974 and used by the Soviet forces during the Afghanistan conflict.
The AK-47 was originally created by Mikhail Kalashnikov, who as a WWII soldier was inspired to design the weapon after being wounded in 1941. While his first attempts were unsuccessful, he was given a position in weapons development, and by 1947 he had perfected his masterpiece.
Since then, the AK-47 has become the most widespread and famous assault rifle. Used by some 50 armies around the world, as well as countless urban guerrilla movements, it is also featured on the flag of Mozambique.
Kalashnikov received Russia's highest honorary title on his 90th birthday last November. Accepting the award, Kalashnikov voiced regret that his creation, the world's most widely used rifle, has been often misused.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev described the AK-47 at the ceremony as "an excellent model of Russian weaponry" and "a national brand that makes each citizen proud."
MOSCOW, May 25 (RIA Novosti)
Very interesting.....any more info??
Russian amphibious assault ship sails for Baltic, North seas
RIANThe Russian Baltic Fleet's amphibious assault landing ship RFS Kaliningrad set out on Monday for the Baltic and North seas, where it will hold military training, a spokesman for the Baltic Fleet said.
"Today, the amphibious assault landing ship Kaliningrad departed from [the Baltic Sea port of] Baltiisk. The ship set sail for the Baltic and North seas, where it will carry out a range of training military tasks, including ship-damage control and air defense training," the spokesman said.
Gorgeous and mean looking ship!