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Twower latest report, 36th MotoStrelkovaya Brigada.
Once again, real reports from typical "new reform" units in Russia. These are not the shiny display units, but real field exercises. Of course it should be remembered he goes where the MOD sends him, but still, good stuff.
I would like to point out:
"Общался с солдатами. Реально радует, что все говорили о регулярных занятиях и учебе. Это вторая часть, из всех мною посещенных(первая - 393-я авиабаза), где солдаты сообщали, что проблем с кавказцами у них нет никаких. В части всего 70 солдат с Кавказа и единственное, чем они ярко запомнились, так это участием в самодеятельности(видеоролик смотрите ниже).
Кормит всех опять же гражданская организация, солдаты говорят, что питание хорошее. Телефоны можно иметь, но в будние дни они у командира роты, в выходные выдают без проблем."
They need to increase pay though, enticing people to serve will not work on the basis of better conditions/patriotism alone. Money will filter back into economy better than it ending up in Generals pockets anyways...
Also they still use the Rapira AT gun. Wow, old school, but the recoil on that thing is remarkably weak.
EDIT: Reason for recoil is they are using practice barell insert, large machine gun round, not a 100mm projectile.
Last edited by MkayNow?; 03-01-2011 at 01:24 PM.
If I am not mistaken, in 2012 officer and sargeant salaries are planned to increase significantly. This was also mentioned by twower himself, I believe. Hope it happens, surely the number of people wanting to serve will increase.
Originally Posted by MkayNow?
"Запланированы работы по созданию корабельного ракетного комплекса "Циркон-С" с гиперзвуковой ракетой", - информировал Поповкин.
Which is this new hypersonic missile that Popovkin has reveled ?
This is for the Navy and it is only in pen - paper stage. http://npomash.ru/press/ru/podrobnee080211.htm
Originally Posted by Austin
Awesome, naval MiG-31?
Very good CALL !
Originally Posted by Scotus
RIP Mark and the 6th COMPANY !
We will never forget you brave guys.
Looks like T-95
Originally Posted by Fasatron
Hope those Kastka MiG-31s are still alive elsewhere. In fact, that should be the MiG-31s name, the Kastka/Killer Whale.
Why the choice of animal in that particular regiment though?
Because it is based in Primorsky krai, near the Pacific ocean? I don't know.
Originally Posted by MkayNow?
PS: Kasatka is the official treaty designation for Project 955 ("Borei") submarines.
Always great pictures!
Ka-60 has not been accepted into service. There is nothing "reserved" about it. The nickname is just a bit of meaningless Kamov marketing, sort of like White Swan for Tu-160 or Night Hunter for Mi-28N.
Kasatka for Borei is official. It is listed in START data exchanges between Russia and US. Although, "official" is a relative term in Russia. There are many official designations which are fake. I will explain why.
In the 60's and 70's before the era of arms control agreements, Russia was very secretive about designations for its weapons. Even names of weapons were top secret and there were several layers of secrecy, one layer known to the designers, one layer to the manufacturing industry, etc. All layers had their own designations and all of them were secret.
When US and Russia were negotiating the SALT agreement, US insisted that the Russians provide some sort of designation for their strategic systems, e.g. missiles, submarines, bombers, etc.
But Soviet Union didn't want to divulge their secret designations (because it would tell American intelligence too much about their military-industrial complex), so they invented a completely new system of designations, specifically for international treaties. The system was fake, bogus, completely unrelated to the others.
Because USSR didnt want to divulge the actual Project numbers of their ballistic missile submarines, they invented fake classes like Murena, Kalmar, Delfin (projects 667BD, 667BDR, 667BDRM) for their submarines. Kasatka is another such fake name. Although Russia no longer needs to hide true designations (in most cases, some are still truly secret even today), they still do it for the sake of tradition.
The whole thing was even more complicated when it came to stuff like missiles. The missile known in the West as SS-N-23 was known officially in Russia as R-29RM (designer's name), as 4K75RM (GRAU index for industrial production), and as RSM-54 (international treaty name). All three of the designations were top secret, although different levels of secrecy.
Seems extremely pointless, given Borey/Borei has been known for almost 2 decades. Missiles is especially infuriating - why the hell is RS-24 "Yars" called that, and why is its designation nothing like the format of Topol-M? And why is Topol-M's designation nothing like UR-100N? Etc?
Originally Posted by artjomh
Topol-M has been called RS-12M1 or RS-12M2 or RT-2PM2 and RT-2UTTKh ... so stupidly, pointlessly confusing.
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