3 Testing Aircraft Glazing In Russia

Testing Aircraft Glazing In Russia

Posted on February 20, 2014 by team

We are in Obninsk, Russia, to see how they test aircraft and locomotive glazing there for resistance to bird strikes and other impacts.

This is the glazing of Ka-62 helicopter.

And this system is for test shooting. It is mounted on an anti-aircraft gun carriage made in 1954.

Gun length – twelve meters.

The system itself was made in 1971 in Kasnoznamensk, Russia.

Pneumatic launching device Pu-132.

The gun is powered by air and shoots with compressed air.

Two air receivers from a submarine are used. They can provide pressure of 400 atms, but are certified for 30 atms, which is enough to achieve a speed of about 1200 -1300 km/h.

The inner diameter of the barrel is 132 mm, the shell mass – up to 2 kg.

The mass of our test “bird” is one kilogram, its speed – 270km/h.

Control panel.


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3 Responses to “Testing Aircraft Glazing In Russia”

  1. tony says:

    Windshield tests use a 6 pound (2.72 kg)chicken in USA certification testing. Of course the speed is determined by the aircraft’s normal operating speed.

  2. john says:

    I like the cannon.

  3. PKN says:


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