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ARMY-2016. Cluster VCS. Part of 1. Optimistic surprise


I decided to start a story about what I saw on the ARMY-2016 forum with a new cluster, which seems to be dedicated to our Air and Space Forces. Why, it seems, it will become clear from the photo essay. There will be a lot of photos, so it is worth patience and overpowering all the material, it's worth it.

So, go for a walk and evaluate.

Cluster VKS made outside the main part of the park "Patriot", opposite the military-historical cluster.

It looks like the entrance to the exhibition.

And this building is located opposite, in a field intended specifically for militaryhistorical reconstructions.

There is also a train station that follows one route: to tank Museum of Kubinka.

After passing through the entrance, we get to an external exhibition aviation technicians. There were many conflicting rumors about this exhibition. Say, the exhibition of the Air Force Museum in Monino will be sacrificed to the exhibition in the Patriot Park.

I think that these rumors will remain rumors. Just because it is simply unrealistic to place the Monino exposition on the territory of the VKS cluster. The creators of this exhibition set the technique in such a way that each exhibit can be approached and touched. And take a picture from any side. Those who have been to the Monino Museum will understand me. The crowding of the exhibits of the Air Force Museum was a great inconvenience for fans of shooting. Worse, probably, only the museum of tanks in Kubinka, but about it a bit later.

And, by the way, the exhibits of this exhibition are clearly not from Monino. Some still smell of kerosene. Apparently, they were collected by airfields and flight units. Scored while a little, but apparently so far.

In general, the main impression of the exhibition: "We did not have time." This is striking, but I think they will bring it to mind.


Mi-xnumx. In Monino, you can't take it so calmly, but here you are.

Learning wing.

L-xnumx. An ancient thing. But he was a reliable teacher for many pilots.




Well, this is the question "did not have time."

MiG-25U. In Monino, by the way, I do not remember this.


MiG-21UM. Also "teacher".

In general, the exhibition of airplanes and helicopters is devoted mainly to those devices that, if they do not serve today in the sky, then they did it recently. And concern for the Air Force Museum somehow receded a little. Indeed, here is a slightly different part of the story.

Benches amused.

Further, in the corner - a platform dedicated to air defense. Air defense, of course, has a certain relationship to the VKS, although it’s still a stretch.

C-400. Well, hello, Air Force potential partner, what can I say ...

"Clear Sky" is like this ...

"Caste". Or radar 35H6. Station to work on the detection of all flying at low and very low altitudes. Including the "stealth".

35D6 radar. "Workhorse" Army Air Defense.

C-25. A veteran of the Soviet Air Defense ...

C-125. Also a veteran, who is remembered by many "partners."


TZM 5Т92 from the complex "Amur". Amur is the anti-missile shield of our air defense system. In this container, items such as 51Т6 (high-speed long-range intercept missile) and 53Т6 (near) can be delivered and loaded into the mine. According to experts, the anti-missiles of the Amur complex have no analogues in the world, and are the best to date. Those who wanted to check, however, have not yet found. The complex is in service with 1995 year.

But then miracles begin that have nothing to do with the videoconferencing system.

The site (not ready yet) with the equipment is not an aerodrome or space destination. There are three such, and why they are there, it is difficult to say yet.

But the most interesting thing next. And then we have ... nautical theme. I cannot say how it is sideways to the videoconferencing system, but here it is.

Shipborne launcher KT-216. Designed to shoot the charges of the complex electronic interference PC-10.

ZIF-121, another gun, shooting interference.

AK-630. This is an anti-aircraft gun.

AK-230. Also anti-aircraft gun, but older.

2M-3M. 25-mm art.

Well, interference can be delivered to rockets and airplanes. From the guns you can reason with both the plane and the helicopter. But further ...

OTA-40. Torpedo machine. No comments at all.

Torpedo 53-65K with an oxygen engine. This is not the one that was on the "Kursk", although similar. There was a torpedo on hydrogen peroxide on the Kursk. This one still serves, and will serve at least until the 2026 year.

PMR-2, anti-submarine mine torpedo. 3 in 1, this is a sonar station, mine, and missile launchers or torpedoes.

Electroplating mine model 1908 year. As a predecessor of the PMR-2.

But I don’t understand how to attribute it to the VKS. But I realized that the marine part of the exhibition of the Museum of the Soviet Army in Moscow was considerably facilitated. But then it was even more interesting.

At the entrance to the inside of the complex are two monsters. Creations of our genius Chelomey.

15A20 (PC-10) and 15A35 (PC-18B). Intercontinental ballistic missiles. 20 more than meters of dignity. Impressive ...

And the state of nothing, as if only from the mine ...

At this surprise does not end. They begin, it is necessary only to enter inside the complex. The exhibition complex consists of 12 hangars interconnected in a wide part. There, too, not everything is ready, more precisely, percent on 50, if frankly. And the entire internal exposition is also far from the VKS. With the exception of one hangar dedicated to space. But talk about him will be separate.

The first hall met us with an exhibition of airborne vehicles. The guys in the blue berets were worn like ... as paratroopers, arranging the exposure. Did not interfere, went further.

And then it began ... Great Patriotic! In principle, given that the opposite is precisely the military history cluster, of course.

T-27. Wedge Not from Kubinka obviously, it is possible that the replica.

Although the tank museum in Kubinka is clearly ... lightened. Many exhibits from there.

Frenchman "Renault R-35".

SD.KFZ.7. The most massive German tractor.

Another Frenchman, "Panhard" AMD-35.

SD.KFZ.222. It was used on the Eastern Front, but our filth defeated him.

T-37A. Floating tank Although, rather, wedge. Rare instance.

Attention, pokemon! It is difficult to say who was counted on by those who did it, but such T-26 never existed. Both towers were with machine guns. It's a shame to the knowledgeable organizers of shame!

Samples of the form of the Red Army.

T-50. A unique sample from Kubinka. Total was released less than a hundred pieces.

T-40. Land (non-floating) modification of the T-40.

Canadian "Valentine" MkIII. He also fought with us.


Renault UE. Conveyor.

"Fiat Ansaldo", a miracle of the Italian defense.

"Matilda". Englishman.

"General Lee". The American equivalent of our T-28.

"Tiger" - well, how without him?

In general, the exhibition is all armored that moved through our land in 1941-1945. Informative and convenient. Those who were in Kubinka and tried to take pictures of it there will appreciate it. Unlike Kubinka, full space and expanse.

In general, the feelings are dual. On the one hand, they mixed in a pile everything that was possible and that would not be worth it. However, there is a positive aspect. And here I will explain in more detail.

What is Patriot Park when the ARMY-2016 forum is not held there? Almost nothing. Pavilions are empty, platforms with equipment too. Which, by the way, is not encouraging, because such areas are simply not involved in any way. And they should work. In vain that it all started?

As it seems to me, the VKS cluster, which is not quite, as you have seen, the VKS cluster, can really become a year-round exhibition. Suppose that on the territory of the military-historical cluster the reenactors are engaged in their ideas in accordance with the dates, and this exhibition can, and therefore, should work constantly. Moreover, there is something to see and touch. And the place inside that is outside is enough.

So, despite having a small mess, errors in the descriptions of technology, Pokemon and other absurdities, the idea seems to be a good one. If it is good to bring to mind - take off. And there will be another quite good exhibition complex. A bit of everything, like in a museum of the Soviet Army, but not on top of each other.

We'll see. I think another two or three months, and the complex will be quite a decent museum.

And in the second part of the story about the cluster of videoconferencing, we will tell about the space part of the museum.

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  1. svp67
    svp67 14 September 2016 07: 05
    Thanks to the author for the information and photo. Interesting and informative.
    That's just ...
    Attention, pokemon! It is difficult to say who was counted on by those who did it, but such T-26 never existed. Both towers were with machine guns. It's a shame to the knowledgeable organizers of shame!

    Not exactly, there was such a modification and was SERIAL, though the series was not big

    But how to strengthen the armament of the T-26? A simple solution was found - to install a 37 mm cannon in one of the turrets of the tank. By that time, the USSR had only two samples of such weapons suitable for installation in a tank - the 37-mm Hotchkiss cannon (or its improved version, prepared for production and bearing the designation PS-1) and the 37-mm high-power PS-2 cannon of design P. Syachintova. The advantage was clearly in the latter design, since the Hotchkiss gun was very inferior in terms of combat characteristics. However, the problem was that PS-2 existed only in prototypes and was not brought to a normal working condition. Therefore, on the first ten pre-production T-26s, 37-mm Hotchkiss cannons were installed in the right turret. According to the decision, every fifth tank was to be armed with a cannon in the right turret, but time passed, and the issue of production of the PS-2 was never resolved. By this time, the Main Artillery Directorate of the Red Army gave preference to the 37-mm anti-tank gun of the German company Rheinmetall, which was purchased by Soviet representatives and was being prepared for serial production. By the artillery design bureau of the Bolshevik plant, the swinging part of the 37-mm Rheinmetall gun was placed in the PS-2 box.
    After successful tests, this system was adopted under the B-3 code and put into serial production at the M. Kalinin Artillery Plant No. 8 near Moscow, where it received the factory designation 5K. In the fall of 1931, one of the first samples of the B-3 was installed in the right tower of the T-26. The test of this system in the tank was successful and a decision was made to quickly equip the T-26 with B-3 guns. However, in the spring of 1932, the old 26 mm guns of Hotchkiss began to be installed on the T-37 again. The vast majority of the T-26 cannon double-turret tanks were armed with these systems. The number of vehicles with the B-3 system was extremely small and hardly exceeded 20-30 units. As of April 1, 1933, the Red Army had 1407 twin-turret T-26s, of which 392 had a cannon. And out of a total of 1627 manufactured two-tower T-26 cannons, about 450 vehicles were armed.

    T-26 tank during the maneuvers of 1934

    1. NIKNN
      NIKNN 14 September 2016 13: 50
      Quote: svp67
      Not exactly, there was such a modification and was SERIAL, though the series was not big

      Thank you very much for the clarification!
      Special thanks to the author! We look forward to continuing ...
  2. aba
    aba 14 September 2016 07: 18
    It is necessary to visit Kubinka!
    Thank you so much for the report! And they definitely noticed about the photographers in Monino, it was again this summer: there were more exhibits, but the areas are the same, on the Alley of Civil and Transport Aviation now nothing can be removed at all. But when it was like that
  3. perevozthikov
    perevozthikov 14 September 2016 09: 40
    Excellent review, great and interesting.
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 14 September 2016 14: 35
      Small clarification. There was no such designation for the MiG-25U. The sparkpark for the interceptor was designated the MiG-25 PU, and for the scout - RU.
      MiG-25 aircraft there was a need to train pilots for him. For this purpose, a training version of the aircraft was developed. The prototype was built on the basis of the MiG-25P interceptor. Its bow to the frame No. 1 was redesigned to accommodate the instructor's cabin. Serial production of the MiG-25PU was launched in 1969 at the Gorky Aviation Plant No. 21.
      Structurally, the training aircraft is distinguished by the nose of the fuselage. It has dual controls and a crew negotiation system. Cabin equipment is made as an interceptor. Because the second cockpit took the place of the airborne radar; the aircraft was equipped with equipment simulating the operation of the radar and training variants of the R-40 missiles.
      In the early 70s, with the advent of the MiG-25RB, intended for bombing, a similar training aircraft, the MiG-25RU, appeared. It was distinguished from the MiG-25PU by the absence of pylons under the wing and the "Peleng" navigation system. The first flight took place on March 20, 1971.
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  5. DenZ
    DenZ 14 September 2016 15: 10
    Why can't I understand that in a park called "Patriot" they make models of German technology? Which country's park of patriotism is represented? It would not be better to keep German weapons in some other place (a museum, for example). Bacchanalia in my opinion.
    1. Two handed
      Two handed 15 September 2016 03: 30
      What is incomprehensible is a common thing, always and everywhere they show a defeated enemy, his weapons, prisoners, etc. Even from antiquity, by the way, such prkatika. And the Germans during the war in Berlin showed captured Soviet equipment, this does not interfere with patriotism, on the contrary.
  6. Two handed
    Two handed 15 September 2016 03: 31
    Regarding the t-26, before shaming the organizers of the exhibition and discussing Pokemon, it would still be worthwhile to clarify the question)