2 Combat Training of The Greyhound

Combat Training of The Greyhound

Combat training of "Patsir" (NATO name "Greyhound") took place in Primorye. It is a Russian combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system. It represents the latest air defence technology by using phased-array radars for both target acquisition and tracking. Basically, what I got from explanations people left in
comments, is that a few air defense complexes are being used. Some of them are a larger range and can overcome targets further away. Then if the targets in question still managed to pass through the smaller defense complexes then this Pantsir-Greyhound came into play. Any targets who managed to get past the defense are meant to be met by canons.
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5 Last Days of Mi 24 Helicopters

Last Days of Mi 24 Helicopters

    We are in the place where Mi-24 helicopters that have been put out of operation are spending their final days. The Mi-24 was a first tactical machine designed by MI and was in production until the 90s. After the collapse of the
USSR, the manufacturers of different parts of the helicopter were separated by the borders of the newly formed ex Soviet states. These helicopters were nicknamed "Crocodile" by the pilots and I wonder if you can see why.
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8 Well Preserved Huge Soviet Shelter

Well Preserved Huge Soviet Shelter

Today, we want to show you a nice big protective shelter that served as an alternate control post and a training center. This well-preserved building is spacious enough for 3000 people and has a
standard layout. By the way, in the image above you can see the map depicting strategic offensive American forces attacking the USSR... Yeah, they were trying to take all precautions...
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2 Missile Systems Under Disguise

Missile Systems Under Disguise

    Russian strategic rocket forces take necessary measures to enhance manoeuvrability and survivability of
mobile basing combat missile complexes - they need to be disguised well. This is how they cover their weapons. 
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4 Perestroika That Never Hits the Road

Perestroika That Never Hits the Road

When "Perestroika" - a term coined by Mikhail Gorbachev, was a trend in one large country, another "Perestroika" which literary means "rebuilding" was conceived by the engineers of Minsk Auto Factory or MAZ, one of the largest Soviet truck manufacturers. This somehow unusual looking truck is
"Perestroika" itself. You might have already noticed a gap between the truck's cab and the headlights, that is because the truck was not one solid truck but rather a set of modules or blocks that could be conjoined. Let me try to explain what this Perestroika truck was about.
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1 A New Scout Plane is Up

A New Scout Plane is Up

A new modified "flying radar" plane, the A-50U or called "Mainstay" by NATO, has been shipped to the Russian air force recently. Basically as I understand it, these planes provide radar coverage where the army has no radar. So when a part of the air force or navy is going somewhere they would probably like to have a powerful radar with them, capable
on spotting any enemy units that may be around or to use it more for targeting their attacks. Such planes began being used in the 1980s but in 2011 they released an upgraded version of the old plane which can conduct its functions digitally. More pictures inside, also the photos are clickable and are pretty widescreen.
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9 How Russian BTRs Are Being Assembled

How Russian BTRs Are Being Assembled

Here we get a chance to peek inside the factory that assembles BTRs, Russian military reconnaissance vehicles. It is a military oriented factory, so there is a special controlling unit making sure that you don't capture in your
viewfinder anything they don't want to be seen, however we did get those photos and I find them pretty interesting. The assembly of a BTR starts with a fully pre-made body. It comes from a factory nearby, already painted and
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4 Making Communications For the Russian Army

Making Communications For the Russian Army

In Kaluga, Russia, they apply the newest technologies to make communication tools of the future for the Russian army - mobile communication
hardware, command and control vehicles, telemetry equipment, automobile electronics, telecommunication cabinets and racks, etc.
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3 New Flying Season Has Opened!

New Flying Season Has Opened!

The new flying season has been opened by the best Russian aerobatic teams at the airfield of Kubinka, in the
Moscow region. They will fly at the Victory Parade in Moscow in May, so they already need to start training.
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6 How Does the Largest Plane Work: Facts and Story About AN 255

How Does the Largest Plane Work: Facts and Story About AN 255

The An-225 "Mriya" (translated from Ukrainian as "dream") is the heaviest plane ever going aloft. Its maximum takeoff weight amounts to 640 tons. The reason they decided to build such a huge flying vehicle was the necessity
to create an air transport system for the project of the Soviet reusable space shuttle "Buran". By the way, the "Mriya" you see in the picture above is unique, there are no more An-225 planes in the world.
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