IS-3 is one mean lookin machine, thnx for the photos!
They have combined guidance systems. They use the Rakurs optronic control system which has a built in laser range finder and can generate aiming data for gun mounts of different calibres. (ie you can use it for several 30mm gun turrets or a 30mm gun turret and a 57mm or 76mm gun for example)So how do those systems like AK-603 work and everything? Are they automated? Do they have some sort of optical tracking device to pick up enemy ships/airborn units, cruise missiles, etc.?
It has a built in auto tracker that will continue to extrapolate a targets position even when it passes out of view.
For smaller ships the Positiv-E shipborne radar can be used to aim guns and missiles. The 5P-10 phased array system with TV and laser range finding system can be used against targets out to 60km for weapons of 30mm calibre up to 130mm calibre. The Laska system replaces the older model systems and can control two guns at once firing on a closed loop principle. The guns can be 30mm to 76mm calibre. The older MR-123-02ts artillery radar can generate targeting data for 1 or 2 30mm guns or for 1 gun of calibre 57mm or 76mm.
Looks like some sort of spaceship with no wings attached...
is that somekind of a museum??? the planes looked enormous and freaky... never seen it before.. thanks for the wonderful pics
I am happy that You enjoyed it . Pictures were taken in Monino museum, and those aircrafts are experimental projects.
Last edited by Mormaeglin; 06-26-2009 at 04:38 AM.
BTW, it was originally designed as a VTOL ASW machine designed by Roberto Bartini - with 12 VTOL lift engines and two cruise engines.
It could take off and land on any surface - ground, snow, ice, water.
It was never fitted with its lift engines - but flew sucessfully in conventional mode.
It was later 'converted' into an ekranoplan (WIG), with lengthened front fuselage mounting two more cruise/lift engines.
This is the configuration it is in at Monino...
It was not successful as an ekranoplan.
My pics from Monino are here (2008) here (2007) here (2006) here (2005) - (you have to scroll down a bit to get to the Monino photos).
The official Monino website is here
Have fun !
Are these tanks preparing for a amphibious operation?