The 22nd Guards Separate Brigade of Special Designation was formed in the Kazakh city of Kapchagay on July 24, 1976. Over more than 30 years of service, it changed its location many times. The outstanding courage and military prowess of its soldiers resulted in numerous governmental awards. Now the brigade is located in the city of Aksay in the Rostov Region. Let’s visit it and have a look at all the sides of their training and overall conditions.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Grusha” (“Pear”) in containers for its carrying.
Its performance characteristics.
Its control station.
The laptop is dust- and waterproof and very durable. When it had once accidentally fallen from a height of 20 meters, its cover was badly damaged, but it still worked perfectly. Windows XP operating system, a touch screen.
An antenna complex.
The camera of the UAV which can be replaced in any conditions (as well as all the other details).
A spare battery.
A backpack for its carrying. The weight of the entire complex is 11.5 kg.
Using it in combat conditions requires at least 4 soldiers: one soldier sits at the laptop under the cover of another one, while the two others are engaged in its launching (one launches, the other covers).
This UAV has been in service of the brigade since 2009. Its range – 5-10 km. Altitude – 100-500 meters. Wind can serve an obstacle only if its speed exceeds 12 m/h. The aircraft provides direct vision. Though when operating in mountainous areas it’s better off to use photography. The maximum time in the air 75 minutes.
Here you can see the process of launching.
The GAZ 233 014 “Tigr” (“Tiger”)
According to the words of its drivers, the car is reliable and perfect for driving in mountains.
Its armor is tested right at the factory where each car is fired at. In the picture you can see a couple of traces.
The thickness of a hood.
A battery compartment and the cover of one of the two tanks (on the right).
When the door is closed, one can hear typical hollow thud of armor. When you drive in the “Tiger”, you do feel that you are inside an armored vehicle.
All drivers are damn brutal in those glasses from a set of mining equipment.
The view of the “Tiger” from the inside.
Such radio sets are used for communication between the cars.