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Russian VK-1 surprised American analyst with its durability

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A little "crazy", but at the same time, the American analyst Joseph Trevithick called the Russian complex TMS-65U with the VK-1 engine for special processing of military equipment called very effective.




The reason to remember the unusual system was a video published by the Russian Defense Ministry on the 100 anniversary of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection (RCBZ).

The Russian military has different equipment and individual devices for cleaning machinery and personnel from chemical and biological contaminants. Among them, a special place is occupied by a complex based on the Ural vehicle - TMS-65U, using the VK-1 jet engine, cites the words Trevitika Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

TMS-65U is a kind of car wash on the battlefield, he notes. The principle of its operation is simple: spraying a disinfectant fluid supplied to the engine nozzle. The operator can control the jet. Turning the engine in different directions, he achieves a more thorough processing technology.

According to the analyst, the cleaning process is much faster than if people armed with brushes and hoses were involved in this. He added that the car has a decent supply of fuel for a jet engine - about 1000 liters.

In addition to cleaning, TMC-65U can also perform another function - to install a smoke screen. In this case, instead of the disinfecting liquid, for example, fuel oil can be poured into the tank.

Without special additions, this “cloud” will not hide from infrared optics, but it can hide several units from visual observation, he explains.

Trevitik recalled that at the end of 1940, the VK-1 engines were put on MiG-15 fighters. Then they were equipped with MiG-17 and IL-28 aircraft. After the write-off of this technology in the USSR, an excess of VK-1 engines was formed, so they began to be used as part of non-standard devices intended for clearing snow, extinguishing fires, etc.

And today he did not find any signs that in the near future the Russian Ministry of Defense is going to get rid of TMS-65U. Undoubtedly, these complexes play an important role in the Armed Forces of Russia, Trevithik concludes.
Photos used:
Vitaly V. Kuzmin / commons.wikimedia.org
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 15 November 2018 15: 53
    +17
    And today he did not find any signs that in the near future the Russian Ministry of Defense is going to get rid of TMS-65U. Undoubtedly, these complexes play an important role in the Armed Forces of Russia, Trevithik concludes.

    If the technique works efficiently, why change it?
    1. Slinqshot
      Slinqshot 15 November 2018 17: 45
      +4
      They themselves Browning M2 century will soon celebrate.
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 16 November 2018 09: 02
      +2
      Quote: NEXUS
      If the technique works efficiently, why change it?

      Effectively is not the right word !!
      This technique on the basis of VK-1 was developed in the Institute of Chemistry and Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR at the very beginning of the 60s of the last century as part of the subject of production of combat smoke and already then existed in 2 copies: on KrAZ and on the basis of a floating conveyor.
      But already at that time it was used to control pests and silkworms: this treatment was thousands of times cheaper than aviation (in terms of the hectare treated) - for half an hour 10 hectares of forests, at least fields were cultivated.
  2. helmi8
    helmi8 15 November 2018 15: 56
    +8
    "Serpent Gorynych" cleans the runways at airfields. Only we had a KrAZ base ...
    1. pvv113
      pvv113 15 November 2018 16: 02
      +4
      We also had KrAZ trucks, and one "bayonet" was based on the T-150 tractor
      1. helmi8
        helmi8 15 November 2018 16: 13
        +9
        Quote: pvv113
        based on the tractor T-150

        We also had one. And here is such a vacuum cleaner ...
        1. pvv113
          pvv113 15 November 2018 16: 25
          +4
          We also had such a vacuum cleaner. And in the year that way in 1993 came Gorynych with a bayonet engine R-11-300
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 15 November 2018 16: 13
      +8
      Well, how can you not remember about the favorite shushpanzer shushpantzer - the Progrev-T gas-dynamic minesweeper (VK-1 on the T-54 chassis):
    3. Fitter65
      Fitter65 15 November 2018 16: 14
      +3
      Quote: helmi8
      "Serpent Gorynych" cleans the runways at airfields. Only we had a KrAZ base ...

      Well, we had both at KrAZ and T-150. An extreme option based on the Urals, though oh-oh-oh-very rarely they drive along the strip, because this is how much kerose goes away ... photo of TMS-65 from the exercises "Snout-2007" and "Serpent Gorynych" at Aviation Day in 2018.



    4. Doliva63
      Doliva63 15 November 2018 17: 56
      +5
      Quote: helmi8
      "Serpent Gorynych" cleans the runways at airfields. Only we had a KrAZ base ...

      We called it "blowing", it was on the chassis of the Urals. I remember there was a sign: if the "blowing" dries the strip - to flights laughing drinks
  3. spec.78
    spec.78 15 November 2018 16: 07
    +2
    On the base of VK-1 there is a harvester on the "Kuza" so as not to walk and pick up nuts on the take-off deck wink
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 15 November 2018 18: 07
      +4
      Quote: spec.78
      On the base of VK-1 there is a harvester on the "Kuza" so as not to walk and pick up nuts on the take-off deck wink

  4. Cycle boss
    Cycle boss 15 November 2018 16: 12
    +2
    Why destroy military equipment if it can be used for auxiliary needs of the army. Or in the production needs of civilian activities.
  5. san4es
    san4es 15 November 2018 16: 15
    +5
    Amur embankment and a park near the Lenin Stadium in Khabarovsk were clouded with strange white smoke. From there came a terrible roar, reminiscent of the operation of the engines of jet aircraft. So the military carried out a comprehensive disinfection after the departure of large water.
    ... TMS-65U can perform another function - to put a smoke screen.
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 15 November 2018 18: 00
      +3
      16obr rkhbz laughing guys know their stuff good
    2. Freelancer7
      Freelancer7 17 November 2018 01: 54
      +1
      Awesome! Such for the filming of films about the Second World War could be used !!! Create smoke on the battlefield ...
      1. san4es
        san4es 17 November 2018 09: 46
        0
        hi ... In a way, they are used.
  6. smaug78
    smaug78 15 November 2018 16: 35
    0
    A little "crazy" - did he not call it that or was the author an ordinary liar?
  7. engineer74
    engineer74 15 November 2018 16: 50
    +2
    Actually, VK-1 is a direct descendant of Rols-roys Nene ... So we can also teach our "partners" to be careful about technology! good
  8. ODERVIT
    ODERVIT 15 November 2018 17: 01
    +3
    A single-stage centrifugal compressor, a tubular combustion chamber and a single-stage turbine. Simple and reliable.
  9. Piramidon
    Piramidon 15 November 2018 17: 12
    +5
    Russian VK-1 surprised American analyst with its durability

    This analyst has not yet seen our heat engines for drying runways with these engines. When I examined them closer, I simply could not believe my eyes. There, part of the turbine blades was absent.

    PS In fairness, it should be noted that VK-1 (RD-45) is a copy of the English Rolls-Royce Nene.
  10. K-612-O
    K-612-O 15 November 2018 17: 48
    +5
    A lot here, I wonder, there will be operators of this shushmashin? As I just remembered, classes on the deployment of the degassing point of the division in my native VARHBZ bully and testing new ones in the service, even without an ear plug smile
  11. konstantin68
    konstantin68 15 November 2018 17: 54
    +3
    At one time, before the unexpected arrival of the commander, we wanted to quickly clear the parade ground of snow and ice with such a thing. They just didn’t take into account that the parade ground was not a runway, there were all sorts of curbstones all over the perimeter, with images of military tactics and mirrors to see how you were marching. Their sail was good, you know, well ...
    Five failed to save, in short laughing
  12. Gumma
    Gumma 15 November 2018 18: 00
    0
    Trevitik recalled that at the end of 1940, VK-1 engines were put on MiG-15 fighters.
    Correct the year. And then somehow embarrassing.
  13. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 15 November 2018 18: 18
    +3
    E-ne-re-se-te, my Luna complex is still alive .... I wonder what else is in the warehouses? Luna-M? ... laughing tongue wassat
  14. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 15 November 2018 18: 28
    +1
    I watched as this system extinguished burning grass over a large area. Unfortunately (fortunately) this spectacular sight ended very quickly - the grass was extinguished.
  15. Henderson
    Henderson 15 November 2018 19: 00
    +1
    Not the Russian VK-1, but the Soviet VK-1. Which itself is an unlicensed copy of Rolls-Royce Nene.
  16. acetophenone
    acetophenone 15 November 2018 20: 38
    +3
    Yes, TMS-65 is a song. By other means, to process the column of equipment after passing the lesion foci - you rot in the OZK alive. But I must admit, the car is very ... tough. Not everything can be processed with it. But effective. good
    And - spectacular. bully
  17. wooja
    wooja 16 November 2018 08: 33
    0
    it works well, the fact that an unlicensed copy is also correct ... but for those who are concerned about law, the war knows only one right-- the right of the strong .... to pay the British is generally bad, by the way they copied very successfully, now they can't do that ..., no Stalin
  18. Elderly Raccoon
    Elderly Raccoon April 12 2020 18: 08
    0
    VK-1 copied from the British Rolls-Royce Nene