Thread: Russian Photos (updated on regular basis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illinois Strong View Post
    You're flat out wrong.

    This soldier purchased this rifle for his own use. I guess that might be hard for you to accept, but this is real life. Not RUSSIA STRONGLANDIA!!!!!

    If you can read Russian, follow the story here: http://airsoftgun.ru/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=111500
    I read the whole thread you linked to... most of the people have the same questions as I did: how are the ammo issues dealt with (the magazine is pretty clearly a 5.56 shape rather than a Russian calibre) and is this simply a weapon familiarisation exercise or not. It's not impossible for one person to use an M-4 in 5.56 ammo in the Alpha unit, but at least many other people share my scepticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by void View Post
    I read the whole thread you linked to... most of the people have the same questions as I did: how are the ammo issues dealt with (the magazine is pretty clearly a 5.56 shape rather than a Russian calibre) and is this simply a weapon familiarisation exercise or not. It's not impossible for one person to use an M-4 in 5.56 ammo in the Alpha unit, but at least many other people share my scepticism.
    And what about the picture I shared with this soldier and his gun? The photo was taken at a shooting competition in Russia.

    I'm certain this man can have all the match grade ammunition he wants.

    Don't let nationalism confuse the issue. The photos show a Russian soldier from Alfa with an M4 style carbine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illinois Strong View Post

    Don't let nationalism confuse the issue. The photos show a Russian soldier from Alfa with an M4 style carbine.
    Civilian AR-15(produced under local licence) from his personal collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hisroyalhighness View Post
    Civilian AR-15(produced under local licence) from his personal collection.
    I defer identification of his rifle to someone else

    I do not know much about Armalites or Colts.

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    Once again, why nobody will comment these?

    You get in trouble in Russia if you do? It is strating to be suspicious seriously

    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    Finally found some info on these super secret "black project" sub (thanks Perry)

    Pr 1910 - "Uniform" (Kashalot)


    Who can summarize the story in a couple lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    Once again, why nobody will comment these?

    You get in trouble in Russia if you do? It is strating to be suspicious seriously
    I think the simpler explanation is people just dont know. There is almost no information around about these special purpose subs.

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    They also do not appear to be purposed to launch big badabooms, so Freud didn't approve and made the sub uninteresting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by void View Post
    There is almost no information around about these special purpose subs.
    But I just posted some long text in Russian about them

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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    Once again, why nobody will comment these?

    You get in trouble in Russia if you do? It is strating to be suspicious seriously
    No, you won't. It's just too much of the effort, apparently.

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    Void summarized for me:
    The article you posted actually has almost no details. It is mostly an interview with the designer about what should be done about the current state of Russian shipbuilding and the like.

    He did say that their challenges in building a small submarine capable of long distance voyages was great. They had to use a titanium hull, a small nuclear reactor, make most of the machinery autonomous and separate from the crew, going so far as moving some like the electric motor out of the inner pressure hull and into the water between the inner and outer hull. But that is basically all of the technical detail there is in the article.

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    Some photos from last year Bulava succesfull launch (IIRC one before the last). No Bulava photos unfortunately, but still I hope you'll enjoy them.










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    Last edited by IDA_71; 01-20-2012 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Mitch View Post
    What's the name of those vehicles?
    They looks so 'futuristic'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJack View Post
    What's the name of those vehicles?
    They looks so 'futuristic'...
    They are wooden mockups of Tochka launch vehicles.

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