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Weapon tester - a profession that is not taught at the university

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Among the huge variety of professions, there is one profession, which can rightfully be called the profession of defender of the Fatherland. This is a tester weapons. To become one, you need knowledge of the fundamentals of design, the characteristics of weapons production, as well as the physical and other operating conditions of the tested weapons.


Weapon tester - a profession that is not taught at the university


In Russia there are no educational institutions, including universities, which train weapons testers. For specialists in this profession, the main school of training and education is practical work, or rather a military training ground.

In connection with the outstanding role played by the creators of weapons and arms testers to ensure the defense of our country, the decision was made in 2010 to establish a professional festival of gunsmiths, which we now celebrate annually on 19 of September.

On the Day of the gunsmith, the Kalashnikov concern decided to publish an interview with one of the weapons testers Alexander Krasnopyorov. How did the veteran of the Kalashnikov concern come to the profession of an arms tester? How did he study this profession? Which weapon among the tested ones was most remembered and loved by him? What was the hardest job to test weapon models? What, according to Alexander Krasnopyorov, is the most important in weapons? The answers to these and other questions are in the video:

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  1. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 21 September 2019 11: 55
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    In Russia there are no educational institutions, including universities, which train weapons testers.

    And it is impossible to create as many universities. The types and types of weapons are huge.
    1. NF68
      NF68 22 September 2019 16: 11
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      In Russia there are no educational institutions, including universities, which train weapons testers.

      And it is impossible to create as many universities. The types and types of weapons are huge.


      However, someone created this particular weapon. To do this, it was necessary to spend huge resources. testing weapons will not be as complex and expensive as developing them.
  2. Kenxnumx
    Kenxnumx 21 September 2019 12: 01
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    I remember the school of self-arrows, all kinds of scarecrows, bombs, again ... come up?
    1. Cry
      Cry 21 September 2019 14: 21
      0
      As a suicide bomber will arrange?
      1. Kenxnumx
        Kenxnumx 21 September 2019 19: 42
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        It doesn’t work, my religion is inappropriate. But you seem to be gaining on death row. Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Article 205.4. Twenty you my friend and a lemon fine for stupid replicas
        1. Cry
          Cry 22 September 2019 04: 20
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          insist ... and you will be engaged, especially, your proposal
          bombs again ... come up?
          1. Kenxnumx
            Kenxnumx 22 September 2019 11: 18
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            You will be rude - I’ll think about it.
            1. Cry
              Cry 23 September 2019 05: 52
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              So they brought you to clean water
              1. Kenxnumx
                Kenxnumx 23 September 2019 22: 41
                0
                But politeness immediately woke up :)
  3. knn54
    knn54 21 September 2019 12: 10
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    An acquaintance got a shell shock in Afghanistan. An interesting engineer post for testing new types of weapons.
  4. beeper
    beeper 21 September 2019 12: 58
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    Thank you, dear Vladimir Onokoy and the VO site, for the interview with an interesting interlocutor! good
    Of course, there is not a lot of information directly on the subject of a weapon-tester, but it was just nice to listen to a very brief story about work and a little bit about the life of a simple Arms industry worker!
    For a lively and interesting, and simply pleasant, video interview (posted on YouTube) with a young girl-Izhevsk pistol designer from the "Concern Kalashnikov", taking this opportunity to thank, too, Vladimir Thank you. Big, always curious to listen to the stories and thoughts of fellow engineers and technical specialists!
    Wishing Vladimir Onokoy to further develop the topic of interviews with interesting people, professionals! good
    1. silversnow
      silversnow 25 September 2019 00: 26
      +1
      Thank you, I’ll try.
      1. beeper
        beeper 26 September 2019 18: 25
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        I am very glad, Vladimir, that you do not shy away from feedback from VO readers! good
        Maybe it makes sense and your video interview I mentioned with that pretty girl (I don’t remember her name, but nice in her speech yes ), Izhevsk designer of pistols (graduated with his own project of a machine gun), put on the Military Review, I think that many of our colleagues would be interested in this too ?! winked
        And maybe you already have new videos on weapons-related topics (I’ve liked yours in the history of M-16!) And in life (I just need to find you on YouTube, but subscribing is probably the best thing smile ) ?!
  5. Disorder
    Disorder 21 September 2019 14: 13
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    The main function of the tester is reliability tests; for everything else, military tests exist. Fighting with weapons will be soldiers with neither the knowledge nor the skills of testers. Here the main role is played by instructors who can teach a soldier to handle weapons correctly.
    1. Sergey Valov
      Sergey Valov 21 September 2019 15: 43
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      Wrong. The main objective of the tests is to verify the compliance of the actual product characteristics with the planned ones. Moreover, exceeding the characteristics is far from always good.
  6. Old26
    Old26 24 September 2019 13: 07
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    Quote: Lipchanin
    And it is impossible to create as many universities. The types and types of weapons are huge.

    And this is not necessary. Most often, the best (whether testers, representatives of the customer) are those who became them (them) after working at the plant and in the design bureau. The most "brutal" military representatives were those who came to the customer's office from a position, for example, a design engineer. These know all the ins and outs of the process.

    Quote: pishchak
    Of course, there is not a lot of information directly on the subject of a weapon-tester, but it was just nice to listen to a very brief story about work and a little bit about the life of a simple Arms industry worker!

    Yes, the work of these people is most often invisible. Everyone knows the designer, but those thanks to whom this or that weapon was adopted are most often silent about them. I recall the text of an interview with Makarov (it was published somewhere in the early 70s). When he was asked to rate the pistols that took part in the competition and, accordingly, their designers, he directly said about his PM. He said that it was not the best gun in his opinion. But the competition won thanks to the testers who shot a much longer time of his product than competitors. Therefore, he managed to identify them all the flaws before and eliminate them. As a result, during the test stages of testing, the PM turned out to be more elaborated than the rest

    Quote: Trouble
    The main function of the tester is reliability tests,

    Not only and not so much. Its task is not only to check the conformity of the finished product with technical specifications, but also based on the test program to say what might be wrong. A simple example. It creates, for example, a certain device. Everything corresponds to TTZ. But when this device does not stand on the test bench, but is at its real place of work, it turns out that something is done there so that the operator is simply uncomfortable with the location of one or another element.