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In this video there is a quick view of an Su-35S with a lot of mission markings behind its number (Red 04). Its pretty hard to count them, but if each red star is 10 missions then 240 might be the amount?

Cheers

 

Richard.

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Russian Navy Su-33 Red 88 has been lost due to an arrestor wire malfunction on-board Kuznetsov. Pilot ejected safely and was rescued by helo. Apparently Red 88 was upgraded with SVP-24 bombing computer.

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Why dont the Russian Sukhoi planes dont carry drop tanks? They look big and heavy. Do they have enough fuel capacity internally to carry out mission when fully configured with weapons? 

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Hello

Which type of Sukhoi, Stalal? Su-7 was notorious because of her short range even with drop tanks. Range of Su-17 M3 and M4 versions is adequate, but only just. Su-24 has good range for front line duties (Soviet/Russian terminology), but is a bit short legged in her Cold war strike role. With Su-27 and her derivatives there is another story: air defence versions had been designed with large internal fuel capacity to avoid drop tank performance degradation and to make them less dependable on in-flight refueling. As in Syria combat sorties are all more or less short range, there is hardly any need for drop tanks. This is something Soviet/Russian sources have always been very keen to point out as one of the major advantages of Su-27 over her potential adversaries. Right or wrong, Su-27 range is considered of secondary importance and sometimes even ignored in the West. Cheers

Jure

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On 16.11.2016 at 9:06 PM, stalal said:

Russian jets even when new, do not look to have a smooth surface like NATO or American jets. Is it maintenance or is it manufacturing quality or both?

1.About what new Russian jets have a smooth surface there is a speech? Give please specific examples with photos!

2. If it is after all about not new Russian jets have a smooth surface then at least pilots of these B-52:

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and this CH-53:ss107.jpg

bewildered will treat this statement!

Resource photo:

http://russiannavy.net/index.html

http://www.ratomodeling.com/articles/stressed_skin/

 

By the way as far as I know, if it is about high-maneuverable airplanes, then in the Soviet Air Force airplanes for which were available effects of type "stressed_skin"

carefully were investigated by representatives of technical services, and in further to flights weren't allowed and went to flight schools as a grant. The same which were allowed to flights had considerable restrictions on many operational parameters.

 

B.R.

Serge

 

 

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On 10.02.2016 at 0:32 PM, magman2 said:

Not a beret, but a cap. This is a Russian beret.

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Net Photo

No, on tecnic it is not a cap - it is a beret:
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 Just tecnical personnel and combat troops, such as paratroops, marines, special troops carry a beret differently.

 

B.R. 

Serge

 

 

 

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On 21.01.2016 at 8:24 PM, Learstang said:

The Su-25 has an unusual scheme - dark grey - I don't think I've seen one in that before.

In addition to the informal name the "bacladzhan scheme" ( bacladzhan-

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eggplant, )

is also more pejorative the "taburetkin scheme"

(taburetkin

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-derivative from a stool)

called so because it was entered by the Minister of Defence Serdyukov

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoliy_Serdyukov

who before holding a post of the minister, directed network furniture of salons.

 

B.R.

Serge

 

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On 30.11.2015 at 6:49 PM, kev67 said:

Why are Russian aircraft wheel hubs green

There is a version that it is the heat-resistant enamel similar to that that painted a bottom of YAK-38 and the flame stabilizer  in a nozzle of some Soviet jet engines. As is well-known when braking wheels brake shoes rub about a drum in view of what there is a heating. It is quite logical that a disk the closing drum, has to be painted with paint resistant to heating.

On 30.11.2015 at 6:55 PM, Tiger331 said:

There is something quite incongruous about that first picture, where you see a very hi-tech aircraft toting 4 x bombs that look like left-overs from a WWII bomb dump !.

And why to spend new bombs when warehouses are hammered with the old bombs made during the Soviet Union? Especially as the warranty period of safe storage of old bombs approaches the termination and all the same will have to utilize them! It is simpler and more rational to utilize them having poured out on the head of the enemy (especially as the Gefest ( Hephaestus) system allows to do it with a high accuracy), than to do it at some plant sorting them on components.

 

B.R.

Serge

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On 3/19/2016 at 11:16 PM, Finn said:

Excellent pictures for reference. I wish I could build a 2 seat version of Su-25 one day. Looks awesome. 

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Combat efficiency of the surface-to-air missile system "Pancir-S" in Syria:

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1. 23.03.2017. Masyaf-defence.;target type - rocket type hell cannon (?)*,    target range - 5 km, target height- 2 km,

360km/h target speed;

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

2. 27.03.2017. Khmeimim airbase -defence.;target type - rocket MLRS, target range - 4 km, target height - 2 km

1080 km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

3. 27.03.2017. Khmeimim airbase -defence.;target type - rocket MLRS, target range - 3 km, target height - 1.5 km,

980 km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

4. 29.03.2017. Khmeimim airbase -defence.;target type - rocket MLRS, target range -  5 km, target height - 4 km,

1320 km/h target speed,

 expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

5. 09.04.2017. Tartus base -defence.; target type -  UAV  "Heron" type, target range -  13.7.km, target height - 6.4 km,

120km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

6. 09.04.2017. Masyaf -defence.; target type - mini UAV, target range -  3.5 km, target height - 1.5 km,

60 km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

7. 11.05.2017. Tartus base -defence.; target type -  Tacticsl UAS  "Bayraktar" type, target range -  3.2 km, target height - 2.5 km, 110 km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1

 

8. 20.05.2017. Tartus base -defence.; target type -  UAV  "Heron" type, target range -  8.8 km, target height - 7.3 km,

147 km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 1

 

9. 27.05.2017. Tartus base -defence.; target type -  UAV  RQ-21A "Integrator" type, target range -  5.0 km, target height - 9.1 km, 110 km/h target speed,

expense of surface-to-air missile - 3

 

10. 17.06.2017. Khmeimim airbase -defence.;target type - Drifting balloon,

 target range -  15,1 km, target height - 11,7 km, 90 km/h target speed,

 expense of surface-to-air missile - 2 .

 

11. 09.04.2017. Tartus base -defence.; target type - Small-sized balloon  type, target range -  19.km, target height - 7.3 km, 100 km/h target speed, expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 .

 

12. 23.03.2017. Masyaf-defence.;target type - UAV  "Heron" type, target range - 16.1 km, target height- 4.1 km, 75 km/h target speed; expense of surface-to-air missile - 1 

 

Resource:

http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2806781.html?view=297873149#t297873149

 

Interesting comment concerning an expense of 2  missile when shoot down
Drifting balloon: "  "Signal Processor Weapon system (БИУС)" has decided that the purpose dimensional, an expense two units - for finishing probability of hit of percent under 95"

 

B.R.

Serge

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* -  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvised_artillery_in_the_Syrian_Civil_War

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Hello

Interesting statistic, Serge. I am glad you also provided a link to improvised artillery website, otherwise I would have no idea what kind of target ˝rocket balloon˝ was. Cheers

Jure

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2 hours ago, Jure Miljevic said:

target ˝rocket balloon˝ was

In original russian this "jet balloon" was, but exact equivalent of this term in the West isn't known to me, therefore I have given the reference to Wikipedia where the main types of hand made substitute MLRS are given.

 

Interestingly why 3 missile are spent for shoot-down of UAV RQ-21A  "Integrator" type? However, at one of forums mention of downing of a certain UAV which put very strong electronic countermeasure around Tartus base met. Possibly it just and there was UAV RQ-21A  "Integrator" type? 🤔 But UAV RQ-21A  "Integrator" type has too small payload, and it isn't specified anywhere that UAV RQ-21A  "Integrator" type can bear the equipment electronic countermeasure....

🤔

 

B.R.

Serge

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Hello, Serge

Slovene translation would be ˝reaktivni balon˝ or ˝jet balloon˝ in English. But since MLRS missile, which usually is rocket powered, is ˝реактивный снаряд˝ in Russian, I assumed ˝rocket˝ would be more accurate. My apologies for mix-up.

My knowledge about modern UAV is very basic. Still, three expended missiles to down one drone sounds like it had had been protected in some way, ECM or otherwise. Cheers

Jure

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Jure, a picture is worth a thousand words!
I believe it was talked of it:

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(a photo of the trophies taken at ISIL)

Apparently, it is a combination of a gas cylinder

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as head part with explosive and the welded scraps of water pipes as a rocket enjine with stabilizers.

As result have home-made MLRS rocket.

 

B.R.

Serge

 

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Hello, Serge

Improvisation is the mother of invention. Reminds me of domestic water boilers, gas cylinders and similar objects, converted into improvised bombs and pushed out of An-2 transports/bombers during initial year or so of 1991-95 wars on Balkan. Still, such ˝poor man's MLRS˝ can be a real nuisance, not to mention potential damage caused by occasional lucky hit. Proper air defences are thus essential. Cheers

Jure

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32 minutes ago, Jure Miljevic said:

Still, such ˝poor man's MLRS˝ can be a real nuisance, not to mention potential damage caused by occasional lucky hit.

Yes, such self-made baloon rocket MLRS has the low accuracy and small range in comparison v.s factory rockets MLRS, but it cheap and bears enough explosive and the striking elements to cause considerable destructions. Fortunately modern complexes of air defense, such as Pancir-S can destroy them.

 

B.R.

Serge

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Hello, Jari

Interesting photos, especially the MiG in early paint scheme and plain markings. Very old fashioned cold war style, apart from RF-90847 on the  tail, of course. Cheers

Jure

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