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'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.
They also do not appear to be purposed to launch big badabooms, so Freud didn't approve and made the sub uninteresting.
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.
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 11:56 AM.