Does anyone know if it is completely certain that the new camouflage pattern and uniform is going to be adopted and fully? I mean we've been seeing it in pictures and videos for a little while now, and it made a small appearance in the big parade, but is there a chance that it's not going to be fully adopted? It really is terrible, both in function (including the camo pattern itself, though small modifications could make it better) and looks. Maybe someone who understands Russian can relay what is being said in the video in regards to its status.
Theoretically by 2011 it will be fully issued. I think that like with Flora there will be few modifications during time, maybe cut will be revised. By now it is being issued as there are photos to prove that.
Look at 1:54, right after the T-90 fires, there is a vehicle which looks like the Khrisantema firing a missile. I did not think any of those were in service, interesting to see they have something like that actually participating in a proper exercise.
No it's not. The shape of the hull is wrong. It could have been a 9P122 (also with AT-3/Malyutka) but it has a different, unique hull front, so it's a 9P137 or maybe the earlier 9P124. A good recognition feature is that device on top of the roof, between the forward roof hatches. You won't see it on any other version.
When I posted my photos of the Sherman, someone replied....
By the way, your three foreign armored vehicles here Vadim Zadorozhny Technical Museum are currently all not 100% correct. Your labels tell what the Russians are portraying them to be, but they are clearly not what they claim.
Your M4 Sherman is actually an Israeli M-50, likely using the M4A4 in this case as a base. Interestingly, this was the version that had a French CN 75-50 75mm gun, itself a version of the Panther's 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70. These were known as the "Super Sherman" and did not exist until the mid-50s. This is either war booty from the Arab-Israeli wars (like the piece of Israeli Phantom) or a post-war trade with Israel (such as with Latrun for a Russian tank).
The M3 Halftrack is not genuine Soviet equipment - and the 'German' SdKfz 251 Ausf D. Hanomag is actually a Czech machine - according to the same source.
They aren't actually labeled - that was just my descriptions of them that he was commenting on.