As a failsafe if the explosive bolts fail to release the rotor blades the rocket of the ejection seat is attached to the seat by a cable that drags the seat up with it. If a rotor blade is still attached the cable will get caught on the rotor and drag and fling the seat. This means the pilot is dragged off sideways rather than being dragged through a blender.The K-37 ejection complex of the Ka-5x family has a unique feature : explosive bolt on the rotor blade hub attachement.
The pilot(s) is (are) extrated by a rocket which is dragging the seat.
Must be a strange experience !
Someone mentioned that SKAT was dead, which I didn't actually like at first because it seems like a neat system, but it follows the pattern. If it was a live project we would never have seen it. It must have lost state funding and was revealed to get funding support elsewhere.I attach some interesting picture of russian UAVs, Do you know if the YAK/IRKUT projects are in competion with MIG SKAT?
I have seen one Yak UCAV in the SKAT class that was basically a pilotless Yak-130. On their website they have a picture showing variants and the UCAV is included.
The problem is showing drawings is one thing, but actually developing a UAV is another. Just seeing drawings doesn't tell us where development is... are they just drawings or are they ready for full scale production and operational testing.
Funny you mention that, I have been unable to get to world.guns.ru for a couple of days now. Keeps coming up with a message that says the link timed out or something.Sorry guys, to be OT !
What's wrong with forum.airbase.ru ? The server is down or the forum has been shut ?
The main problem is that Spetsnaz means basically special use or special purpose troops. The SAS equivelent would be GRU Spetsnaz, they are the recon minelayers.By example, I read a book about the training from the SAS. They have by example a limited time to reach a goal. They run and run days and nights without sleep,food and water. They have to ensure itself. When they don't reach the goal they will be kicked out from the SAS-training.
Every other force in the former soviet union could have its own special purpose troops, from the KGB (now FSB), to the border patrol forces (MVD), etc etc.
Probably an AK-103.I see that it AKMB (AKMSB) the sample of 1962, I do not understand - the army does not have anything newer? Vintorez and 9A-91... all FSB-MIA a visor?
Regards to your question it depends on the circumstances. If you want to take out a few enemy quietly on a raid and then use full power supersonic ammo for the rest of the mission then an AK-103 with suppressor and a mag or two of subsonic ammo make sense. If you want to be sneaky beaky throughout the whole mission then an AS will be better, but you better get that resupply because the enemy wont have 9 x 39mm ammo lying around, though there might be lots of 7.62 x 39mm ammo there.