Military Review

The Hunt for the Beast

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The film is dedicated to the outstanding designer of small and managed weapons Academician Arkady Georgievich Shipunov.
In the 50s, Shipunov, his friend and ally Viktor Gryazev developed a fundamentally new quick-firing aviation guns GSh-23 and GSh-30. Even today they are equipped with the latest modifications of the Mi-24 and Mi-35 helicopters, SU-25 attack aircraft, MiG-27 fighter-bomber and Su-24 bombers. These unique aircraft guns are also used on navy. They became the basis for the defense of surface ships from cruise missiles.

In 60, the designer created the first anti-tank missile system with the Fagot automatic control system, followed by the Competition and Metis, which are still in service with many countries around the world.

In 70-s in the Tula KB under the leadership of Shipunov, Bumblebee hand-held flame throwers were developed, which later, during the Afghan war, would become a nightmare for the Mujahideen

In the 80-e in Tula KB created a truly unique rocket and gun armament:
- weapon systems tanks and lightly armored vehicles "Reflex";
- short-range anti-aircraft complex "Tunguska";
- interference-proof ATGM "Kornet", breaking more than a meter of homogeneous
armor,
- Krasnopol range of guided artillery weapons

In 90, Shipunov created individual small arms that became extremely popular with the security forces: the GSH-18 pistol and the small PP-90 submachine gun, camouflaged as a radio station,

In 2002, the Russian army received the Igla-S MANPADS created in Tula, the world's only portable missile defense systems.

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  1. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 20 January 2013 13: 47
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    That's who needs to erect monuments and show on the central channels! And do not broadcast the anniversary of the group b ..... th (VIAGRA)