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"Dud" bomb is probably container for cluster munitions detonating further back.  Artillery shell detonating near cameraman just proves he is stupid lucky, or maybe that Allahu Akbar really works.

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Not sure about that fella, the more I look at it the more 'Shopped' it looks.....The whole thing is kind of odd, wish I had the language skills to understand the commentary.

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Google translate... :(

About the drones on Khemeymim. I people in a personal garbled equipment, which identified on the personnel in TV news.

Presented photos:

1. Iron for the flight by GPS. Pixhawk2 Developer Kit. On Ali is 33,161 r. ($ 529), the same iron, accurate to 1 cm, costs about 60,000 rubles. ($ 1000). Ref: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Pixhawk2-Developer-Kit ..

2. This is how the flight mission in the mentioned Pixhawk2 Developer Kit looks like. I do not know myself, but they say you can set any action, then turn the frame with the video camera, or detach the BB (computer, figli) 3. Video transmitter for video signal, respectively (for operator control). Frequency 1.2Gz, power more than 5W. The original costs $ 120, China should cost half as much. Original: https://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_page ..

4. A graph showing that it is enough to stand on a hill of 100 meters and fly at an altitude of 100 meters so that the flight range is more than 60 kilometers. 5. That's how Ali looks like an internal combustion engine, for airplane models, 61 cube, which was shown in the news. The product is not available, but taxes can be found. Already with monitoring electronics. The price is 23 344 р. ($ 409) (reference: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-DLE-61CC-Gaso ..).

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HUSKER2142,

That was amazing, and am absolutely besotted with Anna Nedelko!  Beautiful, intelligent, sweet, fun and girly. What more could I ask for? Pretty sure it was the first time I ever saw an AFV crew person wearing red nail polish, too. Thought the guy teaching her was unbelievably poised in the face of such an enchanting distraction. Russian desert fatigues seem overly bright and too orange, but maybe they bleach out to something not as noticeable. Wonder whether Pavel's that stupid ref the egg or was made to look bad by the director or producer. Am going to make it a point to watch all of these episodes.

Regards,

John Kettler

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Drone cams: DNR/LNR artillery hits UKR positions. In no way the video is recent so no relation to the current status and/or events - just an interesting feed.

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Wanted to mention that the first four episodes of RT In The Army Now deal specifically with a regiment of the much discussed Arctic Brigades. There is an extensive look at the winter kit, but I don't recall if the commo gear was shown. It appears the Russians have the same high contrast problem the US does: Dark green camo against winter white or light colors. "Here are my head, neck and torse. Please aim accordingly." Impression was given that MTLB was a gun tractor, with no discussion of its use as an APC. Wonderful material on driving the MTLB and the PP-10, which looks like a ripoff of the Haglund BV-206. 2S1s shown, but (wisely?) the intrepid duo didn't get to play with them. Doubtless, this also had something to do with very limited live fire ammo for the real artillery troops. Same ref mortars, presumably. Sure wish I got to fire the PKP and RPG-7!

Thought there was lot of dispelling "myths" and "rumors" which happend to be solidly grounded in unfortunate reality, though there was a bit of a nod ref the grandfather system and comprehensive CCTV to stop it. I have no doubts the Arctic Brigade gets some of the best Russian Army food there is to be had, but if the cafeteria requires a fingerprint scan in order to eat, that tells me that some sort of victual shennanigans were taking place before it was put in. With the scanners in use, the troops get consistently and properly fed. Period. Or was the whole food segment propaganda, with what was shown for the being the exception, or maybe never, rather than the rule?

The reindeer and sled dogs were gimme category stuff, though the reindeer material got into scads of stuff of which I knew nothing. Strongly suspect the whole set of troop intereactions, especially officer to enlisted, was tweaked, and did they hide the sergeants altogether? Certainly, no one got a butt chewing. Barrack cleaning was interesting to watch, but rest assured, toothbrush latrine scrubdowns and the like are certainly available for various miscreants, slow learners, and people in bad graces. My understanding is that this happens in US forces, so I see no way the Russians wouldn't do it and have read a bunch of accounts describing this being practiced, but said accounts aren't recent. Still, noncoms are noncoms, and such scrubdowns impart lessons seldom forgotten! By far the funniest bit is how the hosts somehow managed to gloss over howling winter winds and blizzards. Am wondering whether Russian hands don't get cold, since I saw many, including the hosts in several sequences, running around sans gloves. Also, don't know whether it is Arctic Brigade specific or something soon to be across the Russian AFV force, but there is a new AFV crew helmet utterly unlike the type whose basic design goes back the the 1930s, if not earlier. It's smooth and appear to be made of polycarbonate or similar.
 

Regards,

John Kettler

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IMHO,

From a US, NATO, UKR, etc. perspective, that footage is the strongest possible argument for having effective means to combat Russian, Chinese, etc.drones. That's superb hi-res color footage, not that dreadful Pchela B&W material. Speaking of drones, am of the firm opinion the US would've been in really deep raw sewage had such an attack been mounted against one of its bases, starting with our grotesquely poor tactical AD. We probably have (but is it fielded?) very good jamming capability vs drones, but I have no idea whether we can hijack them and send them back to those whose sent them winging toward us.

Ref the P-8, it likely has quite the ESM suite, and such passive monitoring would be entirely reasonable to expect to be conducted. Have also read the remarkable (to say the least) claim is that the P-8 not only was controlling the drones but that  the US ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) was behind it, in an alleged pattern going back to instantly declaring the battleship USS Maine was sunk by Spanish saboteurs as a way to trigger the Spanish-American War in the first of many subsequent wars. That the US Navy has engaged in warlike acts before the outbreak of a war is a matter of historical fact. See, for example, such things as sailing cruisers into Japanese territirial waters (an Act of War) as deliberate provocations before WW II started for the US. Another was the US Navy (US was then a neutral) providing armed escort  for British/CW convoys carrying munitions and other supplies to England. This resulted in the sinking of the destroyer USS Reuben James by a U-Boat and very nearly led to the outbreak of war at the time.

Regards,

John Kettler

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John Kettler,

I heard about the replacement of camouflage for desert flora last year, but when we see the question of time in the troops, by the way, this issue was raised during the syrian campaign. Regarding observation cameras, this is one of the ways to prevent fights in units, in this video there are many more of them, since they were already taken into account when designing the barracks. As for the confirmation, I also have cameras in the barracks, but there are fewer. Passing on a typo of a finger is something new, we have ordinary magnetic cards, and when they do not work then the units eat as before. With a fingerprint, a problem may arise over time, with those people who work with combat vehicles. The new headset for the crews used to be equipped gradually, but is now part of the kit "Ratnik"
 

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HUSKER2142,

Your answer suggest you are on active duty. If so, in what type of unit, where and what do you do--within the limits of security, of course. Appreciate further details on CCTV situation. Please describe typical cafeteria/canteen meals. What I saw for the Arctic Brigade seemed to be woefully small and low in claories when compared to the whopping numbers for the Russian MRE. Am surprised Anna didn't keel over when she saw the total of over 4K calories. Granted, that was for the day, not one meal. Ref the fingerprint problem you mentioned, are you talking about grease and dirt wearing down the scanner pad, abrasion to the AFV crewman's fingertips, both or something else I haven't thought of? Appreciate info the new helmet is now standard. I tried modeling the old version in 1:35 scale and like to lost my mind trying to capture that complex structure in Bondo or whatever you guys call plastic auto filler. Still, it turned out far better than the debacle which ensued when I used scaled down blueprints to create correct plate shapes via orthographic projection in a disastrous attempt to convert a GAZ-66 into a BA-64. 

Regards,

John Kettler

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John Kettler,

I told you about my military service 4-5 years ago when I was describing the TOE of a motorized rifle company. At moment, I military service in motorized rifle troops as the commander on motorized rifle company on IFV. Video surveillance is such a good addition to ensuring the protection of the military unit itself, in addition to personnel who carry guard duty. Video surveillance is such a good addition to ensuring the protection of the military unit itself, in addition to personnel who carry guard duty. Dead zones of video cameras also can not be avoided, because the personnel are checked every morning for bruises, etc. At the same time, if a doctor finds a mutilation from a soldier, he will be rewarded with a bonus, and the commander will be deprived of it and even reprimanded in a personal file. This creates a situation in which the commanders, closely monitor the discipline of soldiers. Yes, John Kettler, you are right, I meant that the crews of cars are constantly in different fuels and lubricants and etc.

What about nutrition I'll tell in brief, the soldiers and officers it is the same. In the morning it is mostly porridges with meat products, boiled eggs, amlets, buns, butter and coffee or strong tea with milk. For lunch, two dishes always, different soups, and the second is a boiled or fried meat product with a garnish. Plus salads and compote or juice. For dinner, there is also a fried or boiled meat product with garnish, bun, butter and tea. The menu changes constantly every week.
P.S. On Thursdays in the army this is a fish day, this means that one of the dishes for dinner will be fishy and dinner is the same.


You too are fond of modeling, I indulge in it the same way. But never engaged in soldiers, mostly only armored vehicles. Slowly I do this after the service. I gave many models to my fellow workers' children and some models I kept for myself. There is also a radio-controlled T-72 in scale 1/16, cars M20 "POBEDA" and ZIS-110 in scale 1/8, ZIS-110 in the assembly stage. I really want to collect a Star Destroyer "Venator" sometime.

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HUSKER2142,

Alas, for me reading something, especially that long ago in this sea of information on the Forums, lety alone the world at large, is one thing, but retaining it, what with my multiply battered brain and all, is another thing altogether, sadly. I do, though, have some vague recollection of this (horrified it was that long ago) and that I was thrilled to have the info at the time. Now to my response questions to your answers.

Ref the CCTV merits, when you talk about protection of the unit, do you mean against outright terrorist or organized military attack or something else? Am greatly hearted to read the Red Army is all over soldier on soldier violence and that COs are extremely motivated to maintain appropriate discipline, and if the doctors are highly motivated to find and report evidence of assualts, so much the better. Sad, though, such measures are required in the first place. Thanks also for your reply ref AFV crews and their fingerprints. Having officers eat what the troops eat is about as good an incentive to properly feeding them as I can think of myself.

I'm fond of modeling (love it, in fact, just as I do figure painting), but I haven't done serious modeling (was an AFV guy) for decades. My last AFV was an SU-100 diorama using the Tamiya 1:35 scale SU back when Tamiya's tanks came with electric motors  tracks that were rubber! Pretty thrilling switching my SU-100 on, setting it down and watching it trundle across the snow. No RC (certainly in that scale) then. Pro tip. Drying plaster of Paris in the oven to make it set rapidly is the road to disaster. My base cracked so badly and in so many places I had to scrap it and enter just the model--which didn't place in the IPMS South Carolina competition.

After that came a crash move to Calidornia, getting swept up in a huge new school, choir, the school musical, subsequent musicals, an intense immersion into board wargaming and gaming with miniatures. There was also college. I did paint a few figures here and there (a paladin and a hobbit in 25 mm, as well as two retiarii in 54mm to play Gladiator, in which I won the only first place wargame ribbon I ever got), but other than those, my main modeling activity, stretching the term to the elastic limit and then some, was painting GHQ's !:285 MicroArmour and doing some mods to a few items from ROCO's 1:87 scale AFV line. !:72 scale and 1:76 scale kits were dear then, but worse now by far, while ROCO is simply obscene for price vs what's delivered. ROCO--AFV models which are woefully deficient in many areas simultaneously. I had/may have (quantum state as noted before) a 1:16 scale Panther G, but it is static, not RC. Had to go look up the two cars you listed. Thought they were AFV or other miltary vehicles but hadn't heard of them. Please post video of your RC T-72 on the GDF, together with the specific model and such.

I love building models, but four car wrecks and a TBI have greatly exacerbated a congenital nervous tremor I already had. Even with meds it is a major hindrance. and painting figures, let alone paying for and incorporating the enormous amount of fiddly work (etched brass, special castings, etc) on today's models,  is way beyond where I ever was, even before all the traumas. Not only do I have a huge appreciation for models (as seen in the delghts here), but I've got a brother who builds big RC warbirds (current build is 1:16 Me-410 with two Dragon pilot figures) and another who bulds 1:285 scale aircraft masters from scratch and does something similar with sailing warships, ironclads and 1:2400 scale ship minis.  Both of them assemble, tweak, paint and base 15mm and or 28 mm figures, as well as make items such as walls, fortifications, buldings and more. Too twitchy and have problems seeing small details even sans glasses. Frustrating in the extreme! Fortunately, one brother bought me some troops, didhead swapping, pose changes, made weapon substitutions (please ignore thiose Tesla rifles!) and more, painted them up and sent them to me, so I can go play as the WW II German infantry (selected since my local brother has Russians) on such few opportunities I get. Were I somewhat more functional, I'd be hard at in in CMBS and CMBN, but my brain missed the meo and left some key circuits offline! Being able to play CM every now and then is great relative to never being able to play again, but Erwin makes me, in terms of CM play time, look like I've barely played CMBO, never mind anything later. Catch you later (or maybe not since you have an IFV and I have no car).

Regards,

John Kettler

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John Kettler,

 

It's video surveillance itself to prevent any attacks from outside. In fact, over the past 10 years, especially the last five years, the RF army has radically changed.

I paint the model roughly, with a brush. Friends say to buy a painting machine, but my hands do not reach it. I know that it will be more beautiful.


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I3Q0jF9fjCbmtySZ08yNOh8DVAdrMlQV?usp=sharing

 

Tank from Deagostini, collected 14 months. Housing metal + plastic, metal tracks, inherent sound engine immitations, turret revolutions and shots. The control is available on the radio channel and wifi, the video channel is available via wifi. Turn the tower only 270 °, vertical guidance 5 °. Caterpillars lack grip on the snow, in the summer on the ground the tank behaves better. I'm already thinking how it is possible to modernize caterpillars.
 

 

 


 

 

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New T-90M MBT tank will enter in service with Russian army 

Posted On Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:04 

According to the Russian Company Uralvagonzavod, the latest modernization of the main battle tank T-90, called T-90M will enter in service with the Russian army in the next few months. The T-90M was developed based on the combat experience of the Russian troops in Syria.

New_T-90M_MBT_main_battle_tank_will_ente 
T-90M during the Russian military exercise Zapad-2017 (Picture source Russian MoD)

"Within months we will be able to say that T-90M will be authorized for service. The first batch will be enough for rearming a tank battalion. The state program for armaments envisages the acquisition of these tanks throughout the period it will be effective in amounts determined by the customer," Uralvagonzavod said.

The testing of the new main battle tank was proceeding in compliance with the schedule authorized by the Russian Defense Ministry.

The T-90M model 2017 is an upgraded variant of the export version of the T-90MS Main Battle Tank (MBT) developed and designed by the Russian Company Uralvagonzavod. The T-90M Model 2017 is improved in term of protection, mobility and fire power. The T-90M was tested by the Russian army during the military exercise Zapad-2017 which was held from the 14 to 20 September 2017.

Main armament of the T-90M Model 2017 consists of one 125 mm 2A46M-4 smoothbore gun able to fire standard ammunition but also anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) Refleks NATO Code AT-11 Sniper-B. The main 125 mm armament is stabilized and enables the T-72 to shoot on the move with a high probability of a first-round hit. Second armament includes one PKT 7.62mm coaxial machine mounted to the right of the main armament. at the rear of the commander hatch is mounted a remotely operated weapon station armed with a NSVT 12.7mm heavy machine gun.

The T-90M features a new all-welded turret design protected by the Relikt ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) armour fitted at the front and on each side of the turret. It features higher protection performance and serviceability compared with the Kontakt-5 ERA suite.

Seems photo is actually T-80BVM.

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adk,

I would not be surprised if the entire 1st Tank Army (Tank Army) will be armed with the T-80BVM, since in the past many military units in the past had T-80BV and T-80U before it was re-mounted on the T-72B3. The experience of  remained with the officers and soldiers.

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On ‎21‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 8:32 PM, HUSKER2142 said:

I paint the model roughly, with a brush. Friends say to buy a painting machine, but my hands do not reach it. I know that it will be more beautiful.

That's a damned decent finish for a 'Hairy-Stick' paintjob.....An airbrush & compressor setup is definitely a decent investment if you do a lot of modelling, but I've seen some pretty amazing things done with good old-fashioned paintbrush.  B)

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Within the first thirty five seconds she's taking off her shirt at the beach. How distasteful. Stopped watching. 

On 1/19/2018 at 6:22 PM, HUSKER2142 said:

 

No offense to you of course, Husker.

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Might aswell watch it, its only the intro to the episodes. Ive watched a couple myself and well it gives you a bit of an insight into the Russian army. I found it interesting jaja. recomend you skip the intros and watch the episodes!

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Just having skimmed them:

These "In the Army Now" videos are basically Russian psyops products.  They really should be watched less from the perspective of "this is good information!" and more "what emotion/action does the Russian government expect me to take after watching this?"

This isn't to say NATO or western countries don't do similar activities, but the key difference would be for all those silly "WORLDS DEADLIEST FIELD KITCHENS" shows, there's a separation between the government agency and media reporting, and some editorial discretion in what is provided, and there's usually some lack of union in desired outcomes.

This is contrasted to RT which is literally a propaganda agency as directed and controlled by the Russian state for the means of influencing target populations to behave in a manner conducive to Russian aims.  It does this in a variety of ways, some quite obvious, but in other ways, quite subtle.  

Basically as a means of accurate information, RT is pretty trash.  It is fascinating watching though in terms of what a PSYOP/influence campaign with no legal and limited resource restrictions can be.   

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Well yes ofcourse,  these programs are obviously propaganda, as is anything RT produces. Still as you say it is intersting to watch as an influence campaign and also as a way of getting some video on some Russian equipment

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