42 The Demonstrative Exercises of the 45th Engineer Regiment

The Demonstrative Exercises of the 45th Engineer Regiment

Posted on July 19, 2011 by team


One day spent at the 45th Separate Engineer Camouflage Regiment included demonstrative exercises at the stadium and the shooting range. We offer you now to see the pictures taken there.


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42 Responses to “The Demonstrative Exercises of the 45th Engineer Regiment”

  1. Russian Fan says:

    The blow-up military jet is just way too cool.

  2. Maraudon says:

    I want thode blow-up vehicles on my backyard! :D

  3. testicules says:

    I wonder if these guys will set some up for my kids birthday. These are way cooler than a jump house.

  4. Boritz says:

    Okay, so what is the point of covering the inflatables with the camouflage?

    • wefgwef says:

      Because the real thing would be covered with camouflage

      • Boritz says:

        Ha! Better yet not to place the camouflage on the real equipments. Then attacker would surely be tricked into thinking the real was rubber fakes!
        Does anyone wonder why the Russian is so accomplished at chess?

        • historian says:

          Chess isnt about faking. Theres no pokerface, look at games Karpov vs Kasparov, all emtions in their faces. Its about the better game.

        • testicules says:

          This might work for the lowest levels of intelligence gathering. Anything more sophisticated than a camera or some bioculars will foil this plan. It may work against the Georgians and Chechens though. Most of the NATO militaries consider this a waste of resources.

          • Cheburator says:

            Actually these mockups are made specifically to fool NATO forces. They are used in conjuction with devices made to imitate heat signatures of those vehicles. Everyone knows that NATO fights by trying to blast the enemy from 200km away, and the goal of these mockups is to make the US airforce waste its expensive bombs and rockets on cheap rubber toys ;)

            • testicules says:

              There are a lot of things that are made to complete a task or fufill a need. That doesn’t mean they actually do it. History is filled with many military inventions that look great on paper and were complete failures on the battlefield.

            • Camanarac says:

              The astronauts had problems to write because the ink in ballpoint pens would not flow normally in gravity zero. The U.S. Government then spend millions to develop a pen which could be used by their astronauts. The russians used pencils.

              • testicules says:

                BTW that was an acoounting trick that is often used to hide another expense. Just like the 6000 dollar toilet seats and the 400 dollar hammers. That is how this that are classified are paid for with out registering as a line item on a balance sheet. Nice story though

        • D says:

          If I had one of those inflatable tanks i’d fill it with helium for an extra dose of WTF

  5. RAB says:

    this way they can do the same thing with real equipment,give it an extra skin and who can tell what’s what?

  6. mooo says:

    Ahh the art of deception.

  7. Wraith says:

    From an airplane, they’d look real enough. They can even include a heater to match the IR signature of the real thing.

    But a cluster bomb of lawn darts will sort the fakes from the real vehicles.

    • testicules says:

      Won’t defeat most sophisticated IR scans or side scan radar

      • Cheburator says:

        I gues the NATO bombers did not use sophisticated IR scans when they blasted the ‘rebel’ vehicles in Lybia ;)

        • testicules says:

          A prime example of a battle with no clear deliniation of forces and shared equipment. However, who is to say that that wasn’t on purpose. There are so many Al Queda mixed in with the rebels, whos to say they weren’t taking care of another risk

  8. Musa says:

    Someone needs to show those ladies how to properly stand and hold a gun before shooting it. :roll:

  9. Mad Max says:

    I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like Victory…

  10. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Nice, but once again underwhelming. More platoon-level training.

  11. alessio says:

    Nice immitations could work in long distance warfare…
    but… Tanks are very hot if you see them from above, (satellites) they disperge as well hot gasses and they leave tracks on the ground

    for the plane, other story but then you need a place were it is plausible ground to land on…

    and please change those shiny helmets they won’t help you in tactics unless you want to be a target
    greetings

    • ayaa says:

      I see you have not heard of maskirovka. You could get satellites to scan 17 million square kilometres of terrain, but they cant pinpoint 20,000 tanks or 20,000 APCs and IFVs! AND even if you did how are you going to get “a cluster bomb of lawn darts” to them?!!In case you dont know Russia has the second most powerful airforce in the world. What, were just going to let F-15s fly 500km into Russia to launch missiles!!!

      • testicules says:

        Don’t you look at the other posts in this forum. The Russian air force is full of old men. The US Air Force is battle tested. Russia’s Air Force would be gone in a week. They don’t have the numbers, the doctrine, or the spare parts to keep enough planes in the air. Not to mention the F-22s are now active in multiple squadrons. Russia has nothing operational to counter those aircraft.

        • ayaa says:

          Oh really! Ever met any real RuAF personnel yourself. Probably not. But I have, and apart from the senior officers and above, all are below 30 years. As for numbers, the RuAF has around 2800 aircraft. As for the F-22’s, you were similarly proud and bragging about the F-117s, one of which was shot down by a Russian-made missile system. And as far as i know we have plenty of anti-aircraft missiles. :P

          • testicules says:

            So your whole air superiority plan is Anti Aircraft missiles? That is the best you have. The US has over 1000 aircraft on carriers alone. Not to mention that the US has had the money to feed and train them constatntly. Wow one F-117 may have been shot down. Out of the tens of thousands of sorties flown, you got one. I’ll take those numbers any day of the week. Fact is the Russian airforce is on life support. There are a few airforces that can mount the numbers the US has (china is an example) There are a few airforces that have the quality planes and pilots (U.K. Germany, France, Isreal). Those sames examples might be able to keep all their planes in the air for a prolonged campaign. However, no air force but the USAF has all those factors. Thus, the Russian Air Force in a head to head battle is doomed.

            • Amaabo says:

              Do you know you have a lot in common with a certain Austrian?!! He was similarly arrogant about his own might and that he could own the Russians. It turned out that he committed suicide in April 1945, when those same Russians surrounded him after bringing his “invincible” military crashing down.

            • historian says:

              Today we see USA got no money :))))))))))))))))))

  12. alessio says:

    I guess it was a demonstration day, anyway nice immitation plane and vehicles would love to have them :-)
    Who is that blonde lady in page 2?

  13. testicules says:

    LAST!

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