12 Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part II

Soviet War In Afghanistan, Part II

We continue to publish photographs of a nine-year war in Afghanistan from private
archives. These pictures are dated 1983-1985. See the previous part here.
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1 Training Flight of ASW Helicopters

Training Flight of ASW Helicopters

We are at the airfield in the Donskoye village, the Kaliningrad region, Russia, to see the training flights of ASW helicopters Ka-27 (Ka-27PL and Ka-27PS). The helicopters
have several tasks: to find a notional enemy submarines with help of the airborne sonar system and to lift a conditional victim from the surface of the ground.
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11 New Assault Bulletproof Shield For Russian Fighters

New Assault Bulletproof Shield For Russian Fighters

This is a unique development of Russian scientists for the army of the country. A new assault bulletproof shield was called "Zabor" ("Fence") which could be probably also listed in this post
of today. This powerful shield has a 5-class protection and can stop bullets of AKM, SVD, and even fragments of grenades, however it is rather heavy - 50 kilograms (110 lb).
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16 Cool Names For Russian Military Equipment

Cool Names For Russian Military Equipment

Sometimes military equipment created in Russia gets vary strange names. While Germany has "Leopard" tank, Israel has its battle tank "Merkava",
America has its "Abrams" tank, France  - its "Leclerc" named after famous generals... In Russia we call it different. Let us see how...
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7 Abandoned Military Unit At the Border With China

Abandoned Military Unit At the Border With China

In the Russian Far East, close to the border with China, there is an abandoned military unit. It is rather huge - 1,5 x 0,5 km (1 x
0,3 miles). People used to work and live there, create their families and serve their country but finally everyone left.
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4 The Planes of Tupolev

The Planes of Tupolev

This year the Experimental Design Bureau "Tupolev" turned 90. It's
a good reason to show you some vehicles created by "Tupolev".
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6 Wandering Between the Soviet Planes

Wandering Between the Soviet Planes

Planes die in different ways: some in catastrophies, others are cut into pieces or decay on graveyards. The luckiest ones come
to museums like this one, in Ulyanovsk. It is called the museum of civil aviation and has been existing since 1983.
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9 Rat Hole Destruction

Rat Hole Destruction

We have shown you recently how terrorists lived in the forest. Just yesterday there was found a terrorists' bunker in Malgobek, Ingushetia.
The bandits themselves were captured though one of them exploded himself. But others had to show how they had been living there.
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0 At the Helicopter Repair Plant

At the Helicopter Repair Plant

We are at the specialized company that repairs helicopters of the state and civil aviation.  ­­ Its history started in January, 1942. From the very beginning it was intended to repair aircrafts
and their engines but in 1977 it was fully reoriented to repair Mi-24 helicopters. Since then they have repaired more than 1200 helicopters Mi-8, Mi-14, Mi-17, Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-32.
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13 Planes Doomed to Die Soon

Planes Doomed to Die Soon

This year Russian has lost some interesting aviation objects. An exposition of planes on Khodynka near Moscow was destroyed, Air Forces Academy in Monino was closed and,
finally, a training base of the Moscow Power Engineering Insitute and Moscow Aviation Institute was liquidated as well. We are going to visit the last place today.
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