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Prospective strike aircraft Scorpion is preparing for testing

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In the development and methods of combat aviation In recent years, several major trends have been observed. Air battles between fighters became quite rare and the main task of the aircraft was to strike at enemy ground targets. At the same time, the cost of new aircraft is constantly growing. The price of the most modern fighter-bombers reaches a level that can reduce the number of people who want to buy them.




Seeing these problems and wanting to enter the market of combat aviation, Textron and AirLand Enterprises began a joint project to create a relatively cheap strike aircraft with fairly high performance. At the beginning of 2012, the two companies formed a joint venture called Textron AirLand, whose task was to develop and build new aircraft. A promising project called Scorpion ("Scorpion"). The appearance of the strike aircraft was determined as follows. It was supposed to create a light inexpensive aircraft that can strike at ground targets, including using guided weapons. At the same time one of the main objectives of the project was the profitability of the finished aircraft. The technical task required the minimization of the cost of flight hours. This parameter should not exceed 3-4 thousand US dollars. For comparison, the flight time of modern American-made fighter-bombers F-16 costs the operator more than 20 thousand dollars.

The main way to reduce the cost of developing and building a promising strike aircraft was the wide use of technical solutions and technologies obtained and mastered during previous projects. The composition of the conglomerate Textron includes a large number of companies, some of which are engaged in the development and construction of aircraft: Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter and others. Thus, specialists with experience in the field of aircraft industry were attracted to the Scorpion project. The main "source" of borrowing technical and technological nature have become jet business planes Cessna. Such an approach to aircraft design allowed both to reduce costs and speed up the project creation process. As it became known in mid-September, the construction of the first prototype of a promising aircraft is already being completed at one of Textron’s plants.



The photographs of the aircraft construction and the published advertising images show that the Scorpion project did not apply any new and bold ideas concerning the layout and aerodynamics. The aircraft is built according to the “high-wing” scheme with a small sweep wing with a span of 14,4 meter, equipped with advanced mechanization. In the forward fuselage there is a double cabin, closed by one lamp. Some interest is the location of the power plant and air intakes. Two Honeywell TF731 turbofan engines with a weight of about 3600 kgf each are located in the tail section, on the sides of the fuselage with characteristic lines. On the parts of the fuselage in which the engines are mounted, mounted horizontal and vertical tail.

In the design of the aircraft Scorpion are widely used composite materials. Of these, made a large number of parts of the fuselage and part of the wing. To carry a payload with a total weight of 1400 kg, the aircraft has an internal cargo compartment and several external suspension nodes located under the wing. According to the authors of the project, the aircraft will be able to carry uncontrolled and controlled weapon different types. The exact nomenclature of models of rockets and bombs available for use has not yet been named. Perhaps it will be determined in accordance with the requirements of the customer.

Electronic equipment of the aircraft Scorpion, according to some data, will meet a number of requirements for modern aircraft. At the same time, despite the use of modern multifunctional displays, navigation systems, etc., the architecture of the avionics and the types of equipment used are defined with the need to simplify and reduce the cost. In particular, the new strike aircraft is not equipped with an electric remote control system, which is considered to be the standard for modern combat aviation. Instead, it will use a system of cables and ropes.

Earlier it was reported that the maximum take-off weight of a promising strike aircraft will not exceed 10 tons, and the empty mass will be about half. With the help of two engines Scorpion can accelerate to a speed of about 830 kilometers per hour. Due to the specifics of the work of modern strike aircraft, the Scorpion does not need a high flight speed. In addition, during operations for the direct support of troops in which it is required to constantly be above the battlefield, to find targets and destroy them, the Scorpion plane will have to fly at a speed that is significantly lower than the maximum. It should be noted that the requirement of the possibility of “hovering” over the battlefield affected the aerodynamic appearance of the aircraft, in particular, the use of a low swept wing. If necessary, the aircraft will be able to rise to a height of over 13,5 thousand meters and fly to a distance of 4500 kilometers.




Currently, the construction of the first prototype of the Scorpion aircraft is coming to an end. In the near future, ground tests will begin and by the end of this year the first aircraft should take off into the air. The Textron AirLand joint venture has not yet announced the cost of the finished machine. However, according to representatives of the developer, the Scorpion production aircraft will be several times cheaper than other modern strike aircraft. At the same time, however, it is not indicated with which aircraft the new development was compared. It is also stated that the cost of the flight hour of the promising shock machine will be within 3 thousand dollars.

It is assumed that the Scorpion will be "the most affordable tactical aircraft in the world." As potential buyers of this aircraft are considered third world countries in need of modern aviation technology, but without the ability to buy fighter-bombers or attack aircraft of leading world manufacturers. Textron AirLand hopes that in these countries the Scorpion will be able to replace the outdated Russian or American equipment.

Perspectives Textron AirLand Scorpion aircraft is not yet fully clear. However, statements about the low cost of the aircraft itself and its operation suggest that the project will attract much attention from third world countries. With regard to the volume of contracts, they will depend primarily on the cost of promising strike aircraft, but this parameter has not yet been announced.


On the materials of the sites:
http://flightglobal.com/
http://militaryparitet.com/
http://airforcemag.com/
http://aviationweek.com/


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  1. Greyfox
    Greyfox 20 September 2013 08: 41 New
    +5
    A plane for the poor?
    But seriously, it seems that the Americans have caught the trend that the Chinese have set their FC-1-to attract attention to poor countries. Unfortunately, we have the Sukhoi C-54 / 55 / 56 family (which could compete with us) remained only in the project.
    Scorpio bottom view

    An interesting solution is the internal armament compartment on a car of this class.
    1. Nukem999
      Nukem999 20 September 2013 09: 55 New
      0
      common features

      Crew: 2
      Length: 43 ft. 6 in. (13,26 m)
      Wingspan: 47 ft. 4 in. (14,43 m.)
      Height: 14 feet (4,3 m)
      Empty weight: 11800 pounds (5352 kg)
      Maximum take-off weight: 21250 lbs (9639 kg)
      Fuel tank capacity: 6000 pounds
      Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell TF731 Dual Circuit, 4000 lbs (18 kN) each

      performance

      Top speed: 450 kN (518 mph, 833 km / h)
      Ferry range: 2400 nautical miles (2800 miles; 4400 km)
      Service ceiling: 45 ft (000 m)

      Armament

      Suspension nodes: 6 with a capacity of 6200 pounds (2800 kg), including the inner bay,
      Bombs: precision and inaccurate ammunition
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 20 September 2013 13: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: Greyfox
      A plane for the poor?


      "Our answer is yak-130" I think it will be absolutely true. No one expected that everything would just work out ...
      1. VAF
        VAF 20 September 2013 15: 03 New
        +5
        Quote: Geisenberg
        "Our answer is yak-130"


        Our answer can only be if the Yak-133! soldier if only you are not going to BZ .. "imitate" wink
        1. Srgsoap
          Srgsoap 20 September 2013 15: 19 New
          +1
          Hello hello! not quite a topic, but your opinion on this news is interesting
          http://topwar.ru/33508-boeing-zakryvaet-proizvodstvo-s-17.html
          Thank you.
          1. VAF
            VAF 20 September 2013 15: 38 New
            +3
            Quote: SrgSoap
            not quite a topic, but your opinion on this news is interesting


            Greetings! drinks
            "Smacks of populism" or ... pressure on "pity crying "
            How to close it, stop the production line, but release 22 aircraft by the end of 2015 belay recourse under existing contracts?

            Yes, times have changed, they have begun to order less, which is why they reduced the production of aircraft from 15 to 10 per year (only 1000 people were laid off at the same time).

            They hope for "commercial" contracts and .... I don't think the Air Force will give them up completely.
            Politics is one thing, and reality is another.
            And "statements" about the reduction of everything and everyone ... have heard more than once. but in fact? wink

            Something like this drinks
            1. Srgsoap
              Srgsoap 20 September 2013 15: 45 New
              +2
              Thank you, as always, everything is clear, on the shelves. hi drinks
  2. Apollo
    Apollo 20 September 2013 08: 45 New
    +6
    test catapult from Scorpio
    1. Kir
      Kir 20 September 2013 13: 16 New
      0
      Honestly, I regretted that it was not bulletproof glass! It’s strange enough that it’s not a flashlight completely and it’s still interesting that these people experience it when I break the glazing, it’s also not without interest whose catapults will not be based on ours.
      1. clidon
        clidon 20 September 2013 21: 33 New
        +1
        Why regret it? Apparently the car doesn’t seem to fly for attack? On the same Yak-130, glass is also blown up, and not a lamp is dumped. They have their own catapults.
  3. novik-rif
    novik-rif 20 September 2013 08: 48 New
    +4
    Our "air genocide" is no worse. To slightly modify the real Doomsday plane - simple as a tractor, inexpensive, unpretentious. The one who will fight when other equipment is covered.
    Adversaries from breaking a heart in batches will be mowed only at one form. And the sled, like the MiG-25, the broth - blacks and other Zulus at once in line for the contract laughing
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 20 September 2013 10: 23 New
      +2
      IL-102 UTB Machine for the Army! Zulu and other blacks have enough for the eyes and I-153. The engine is more modern only, GPS add some Chinese, a block of nurses in addition to the machine gun and that's it. They still have to try to ditch the flight, they will be able to maintain maintenance, and as for efficiency, no one canceled the advertisement: you can see the radars at the very last moment (and if the area is more or less even, you don’t even need to take off and taxi to the object), gos stinger does not see him, differs from the fifth generation only in the absence of cruising superzuk ... smile
      1. cherkas.oe
        cherkas.oe 20 September 2013 22: 35 New
        +2
        Quote: dzvero
        , gos stinger does not see him, differs from the fifth generation only in the absence of cruising superzuk ...

        It's funny! yes
    2. clidon
      clidon 20 September 2013 21: 34 New
      -1
      There is a claim to a modern car with a bias in the drummer, and not an ordinary attack aircraft a la 70s. ) Who already lost the Su-25 mu.
  4. King
    King 20 September 2013 08: 59 New
    +1
    not a plane but. amers will sell to third countries knowing that at any moment they will be able to destroy all the aviation of the state-va without any problems.
  5. NOMADE
    NOMADE 20 September 2013 09: 01 New
    +2
    Indeed, an interesting concept. smile It struck me even that they abandoned the remote control belay The cost of the flight hour, also surprised. Very cheap..!
    The analogy with the project from the Sukhoi Design Bureau also passed.
    It's interesting to see what comes out in the end. Confuses only one thing, that a good radar and other filling is also not sour! Will it be "defective" or will it remain complete?
  6. Rash
    Rash 20 September 2013 09: 02 New
    +2
    It seems to me a utopian idea, especially "the possibility of hovering at a height above the battlefield" and the aerodynamics of the aircraft. In modern combat, strike aircraft, on the contrary, try to cuddle as low as possible to the ground, otherwise there is a very high probability of being shot down.
    1. novik-rif
      novik-rif 20 September 2013 09: 06 New
      0
      In this regard, a good look at the tactics of the Serbs during their clash with NATO.
      "Hangers" only clean up the remainder after the first 2 waves of attackers
  7. dzvero
    dzvero 20 September 2013 09: 18 New
    +3
    Why is the Su-25 worse? Also, there is nothing about booking in the article. In my opinion, this is Scorpio an analogue of the planned modification of the Yak-130 in the version of a light attack aircraft.
    1. clidon
      clidon 20 September 2013 21: 36 New
      +2
      He has composites and an internal compartment, and therefore stealth. That is ersatz-stealth.
      Neither one nor the other on the Yak-130 is planned.
  8. novik-rif
    novik-rif 20 September 2013 09: 23 New
    +4
    While the Americans spread their show-offs on youtube, the British have already done

    1. novik-rif
      novik-rif 20 September 2013 10: 03 New
      +8
      USU! Someone already puts "cons"? You better put a MINUS in real mode to those who destroyed the Saratov Aviation Plant, who ruined the industry, who keeps their money offshore!
      Minus me here, you know !!!
      1. Kir
        Kir 20 September 2013 12: 38 New
        +1
        The plane is not bad but not in the subject, by the way I did not understand which part of the plane is made using Aramids? By the way, I have no doubt that ours such a miracle can bungle "at home"
        Regarding Saratov’s, what can I say ......... in relation to those, he added to the collapse, and if Serious is another of the flagships Killed by creatures !!!
  9. Gregazov
    Gregazov 20 September 2013 09: 24 New
    +2
    So this is not a fighter-bomber, but a real attack aircraft. Attack aircraft have always been easier and cheaper than fighters. The only question is the armor. Does Scorpio have armor? Well, the complex avionics of course in question. An integrated approach (radar, optoelectronics and a digital computer) is indispensable. Judging by the ideology embedded in the aircraft, avionics will take the old and already run-in to reduce the cost of the project.
    1. VAF
      VAF 20 September 2013 15: 01 New
      +7
      Quote: GregAzov
      and a real attack aircraft


      Yeah ... attack aircraft lol from composites wassat

      I will not post a photo of the return of our Su-25s "slashed", they are already in a "wide" format for everyone .. only ours flew in 3-5 days.

      Therefore, the question ... how long will your ... composite attack aircraft fly and the second question ... how in the field are you going to "repair" composites wassat
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 20 September 2013 22: 05 New
        +2
        Quote: vaf
        how long will your .. composite attack aircraft fly and the second question .. how are you going to "repair" composites wassat in the field

        Judging by how the catapults pass through the glass (polycarbonate?) It is absolutely not armored. At the same time, the catapults of our combat training Yak-130 work the same through glass, but before that they destroy the glass with an explosion (the broken line on the flashlight is an explosive cord, for this task). Which in turn speaks of the strength of glass.

        If I am mistaken, correct.
      2. cherkas.oe
        cherkas.oe 20 September 2013 22: 40 New
        +1
        Quote: vaf
        composite attack aircraft and the second question .. how are you going to "repair" composites in the field

        What for? It’s one-time, like a miss, or something worse. laughing
  10. novik-rif
    novik-rif 20 September 2013 09: 53 New
    +3
    And in general, in a new order of "world order" with its transnational companies-semi-states and spider-dealers in the form of local princelings, in the conditions of the concept of excess population put forward by them, in conditions when civilization will be located exclusively in the zones of their responsibility and business interests, and all the rest of the "unnecessary" territories with the remaining population will be left to themselves! And let's, guys, be honest to the end - IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE FUTURE TOTAL GUERRILLA WAR - the most relevant will be such a strike aircraft:
  11. _KM_
    _KM_ 20 September 2013 10: 12 New
    +1
    Rutanov's "traitor"? So on it only fields of drug cartels are sprayed with herbicides.
  12. report4
    report4 20 September 2013 10: 36 New
    +1
    The idea is good, but I'm afraid with the level of cut the final price will approach f-35 laughing . In addition, both Russia and the United States have a huge number of old glider from attack aircraft - install budget engines on them and sell them. It will turn out much cheaper.
  13. novik-rif
    novik-rif 20 September 2013 10: 54 New
    0

    Quote: dzvero
    IL-102 UTB Machine for the Army! Zulu and other blacks have enough for the eyes and I-153. The engine is more modern only, GPS add some Chinese, a block of nurses in addition to the machine gun and that's it. They still have to try to ditch the flight, they will be able to maintain maintenance, and as for efficiency, no one canceled the advertisement: you can see the radars at the very last moment (and if the area is more or less even, you don’t even need to take off and taxi to the object), gos stinger does not see him, differs from the fifth generation only in the absence of cruising superzuk ... smile

    Verily !!! good
  14. novik-rif
    novik-rif 20 September 2013 11: 03 New
    +1
    He fell in love with the harsh ascetic forms of the IL-102.
    Here I left my thoughts and plans for this aircraft (my comment at the very end)
    http://topwar.ru/4703-opytno-eksperimentalnyy-samolet-il-102-oes.html#
    Russian plane for a difficult time!
    1. 0255
      0255 20 September 2013 11: 34 New
      +2
      IL-102 is not so scary in design. A really ugly plane is the Northrop XST project, which lost the Lokidovsky F-117 project competition. How would he fly? What kind of electronics should make such a miracle of technology fly? Or remember how the X-32, the unfortunate competitor of the F-35, looked like
  15. 0255
    0255 20 September 2013 11: 17 New
    +2
    Air battles between fighters became quite rare and the main task of the aircraft was to strike at enemy ground targets. At the same time, the cost of new aircraft is constantly growing.

    air battles between fighters today have become rare only because NATO attacks only backward countries armed with obsolete fighters and other equipment of the 1960-1970s, which has exhausted its resources and Chinese copies of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, with significant quantitative superiority. And then, as events in Syria show, send your ships to the Mediterranean Sea - the Americans will be scared and will not fight.
    And let the third world countries buy the Yak-130 winked It is easier for the Papuans to master it (see the previous article) and it has already been launched in a series
  16. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 20 September 2013 12: 13 New
    0
    Interesting Su-25 is much more expensive.
    Another bike won't take off. If only the organizers "know how to work with the client," which, however, is not difficult in poor countries.
  17. Ruslan
    Ruslan 20 September 2013 12: 40 New
    +1
    for me it’s so vain that air battles are debited from the bill. stealth planes are less noticeable, which means that they should attack each other closely. there you have the air battle. plus traps and jammers and not the fact that missiles will hit. and of course the Papuans do not need to bomb the mind much. moreover, many people do not know how or do not want to use their equipment (Serbia, Iraq, for example). By the way, the modernized mig-21bis India, in the exercises, beat a lot of amers in close combat. A good alternative to this device.
  18. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 20 September 2013 13: 03 New
    +3
    I honestly did not understand the idea of ​​this car. In general, piston aviation is generally better for combating partisans.
    1. Kir
      Kir 20 September 2013 13: 30 New
      0
      There, it most likely smells like co-financing and the issue of shares! By the way, Textron was not a hoist office, which includes the acclaimed KlauKe (an old German company specializing in hand tools) and GreenLee (an amersky company specializing in tools for punching holes, step drills, equipment for pulling cable and for working with tires) in general, the conversation about the reality of the project is highly questionable, since the main activity is the equipment of telecommunication works where they appear under the Tempo brand (although it may also be absorbed).
    2. clidon
      clidon 20 September 2013 21: 38 New
      +1
      This is a drummer for modern wars, and what about the partisans?
  19. USNik
    USNik 20 September 2013 13: 23 New
    +4
    Two Honeywell TF731 turbofan engines with a thrust of about 3600 kgf each

    Please correct the error, they BOTH give out about 3600kg! Here is the original from the manufacturer’s website from the engine section:
    The Scorpion is powered by two turbofan engines that together produce approximately 8,000 pounds of thrust
    . The project is quite controversial, because against a po-pois it will be more practical and cheaper to have a spinner or a piston, against a donkey @ bov with a DShK, zsu-23 and arrows, it doesn’t roll the same, because no armor. For point strikes from a height inaccessible MZA and MANPADS it is not equipped with a radar for target designation. In general, it turns out a stealth cow with a mozzacycle ...
    1. Avenger711
      Avenger711 20 September 2013 14: 11 New
      -4
      Piston knock easier. Just for reference, the power of the Su-27 engine is about 22000 liters. with. The piston engine of a heavy fighter of the times of WWII 2 weighing 5-6 tons will produce about 2000 liters. with. That is, the reactive power will be 4-5 times higher per unit weight.
      1. VAF
        VAF 20 September 2013 15: 15 New
        +4
        Quote: Avenger711
        Just for reference, the power of the Su-27 engine is about 22000 liters. with.


        belay
        Quote: Avenger711
        The piston engine of a heavy fighter of the times of WWII 2 weighing 5-6 tons will produce about 2000 liters. with.


        belay
        1. VAF
          VAF 20 September 2013 16: 26 New
          +3
          Quote: vaf
          Quote: Avenger711
          Just for reference, the power of the Su-27 engine is about 22000 liters. with.


          Well, what time for an answer came out ... there was an entire hour (or ran after the hay for ... horses laughing ).

          Then I will try to "smooth out" the incompetence of your answer hi

          So:

          1. Tons of traction и horsepower it fundamentally (!!!) different units since this one power, and the other is power.
          2. TVD and piston motor give out power on the shaft, jet "motor" - tons of thrust.
          3. The power that a jet engine develops depends on the speed (and not instrument, but air) of the aircraft.
          4. In the SI system (if you have heard about or are familiar with wink )1 ton of thrust per 1 km / h gives 9800N x 0,278 m / s = 2646 W = 3,7 hp.

          And now you can count power output ton draft at any speed. wassat

          For example, the calculation (V 270km / h) 270x3,7 = 1000hp. (900km / h - 900h3,7 = 3 330 hp
          1. Avenger711
            Avenger711 20 September 2013 22: 10 New
            -2
            Find out what acceleration is, physicist, you are ours. And then your plane will accelerate unlimitedly. Power can always be calculated when there is movement work. I made a comparison based on the ability of the motor to pump gas, and if you were just a little specialist in the field of aviation, you would remember that the required power on the shaft for the propeller does not grow in proportion to speed, but much faster, so the piston rod is above 700 km / h to disperse is problematic and really a jet machine will be 2-3 times faster even without afterburner.
            1. VAF
              VAF 21 September 2013 13: 55 New
              +3
              Quote: Avenger711
              Find out what acceleration is, physicist, you are ours. And then your plane will accelerate unlimitedly. Power can always be calculated when there is movement work. I made a comparison based on the ability of a motor to pump gas, and if you were just a little specialist in the field of aviation, you would remember that the required power on the shaft for the propeller


              Everything is clear with you fool

              I consider further dialogue to be meaningless hi

              If a person tries to compare L.S. and tons of traction belay .. THIS IS SOMETHING.

              Read again IN LETTERS all four points of my post and for your information "you are our airspeed" wassat
              Without a mover (not to be confused with the engine) you can put your power in yourself .... together with acceleration wassat (laughing out loud).
              There will be no efficiency (take a flattened screw or feather it) ... and your L, C ... will disappear like smoke!

              I wish you continued success ... in your "pearls" lol
              1. Botanologist
                Botanologist 21 September 2013 23: 27 New
                +2
                I welcome categorically drinks
                How do I have a look, pass the Avenger711 in passing? The guy seems to have already earned a neurosis (motor) belay
      2. dzvero
        dzvero 20 September 2013 19: 39 New
        +3
        The dry weight of ASh-82 is 868 kg. power 1700 hp on takeoff.
        It is difficult to shoot down a well-designed attack aircraft and the type of engine does not matter. Remember how IL-2 returned from missions on "parole and one wing."
        One of the reasons for the survivability of the Su-25 and A-10 is that they are twin-engine. Yes, water-cooled piston motors will have problems. But the same ASh-82 (air-cooled) remained operational in case of loss of up to three cylinders.
        The speed of piston and jet attack aircraft over the battlefield is also not very different. So I repeat - with a competent and thoughtful design, the survivability of both types of attack aircraft will be approximately the same.
        1. Avenger711
          Avenger711 20 September 2013 22: 18 New
          -1
          Then no one would do the Su-25, fly to the IL-2.
    2. cherkas.oe
      cherkas.oe 20 September 2013 22: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: USNik
      They BOTH give out about 3600kg!

      I thought so right away, because 7200kgs is too much for this "amer-plywood".
  20. Avenger711
    Avenger711 20 September 2013 13: 36 New
    0
    Su-35 is gaining ground, yes.
    The size of the car (larger than the Yak-130) makes one doubt the price.
  21. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 20 September 2013 14: 27 New
    +4
    Guys, I certainly flew from Mai ... laughing But for me this is the phrase: “The main“ source ”of technical and technological borrowing has become Cessna business jet aircraft.” This is an attempt to create a tank based on a Mercedes.
    1. Avenger711
      Avenger711 20 September 2013 14: 45 New
      +1
      SU-76 was built on the basis of civilian automobile units. For bottom equipment this is not uncommon.
      1. The comment was deleted.
    2. Kir
      Kir 20 September 2013 14: 55 New
      0
      You read my question a little higher, then maybe take a different look at the problem.
    3. VAF
      VAF 20 September 2013 15: 22 New
      +3
      Quote: DuraLexSedLex.
      This is an attempt to create a tank based on a Mercedes.


      laughing +! good drinks
  22. gawroche
    gawroche 20 September 2013 15: 39 New
    +2
    I do not know if this is true, but yesterday information about "Scorpio" appeared on the Polish Internet. Discussions reported that the Polish project, which was developed in the 90s after the collapse of the USSR and the People's Republic of the Americans, took it. He also named "Scorpio" and looked exactly the same.
  23. Internal combustion engine
    Internal combustion engine 20 September 2013 17: 23 New
    -2
    It looks like a "rook". Only he is far from our flying tank.
  24. novik-rif
    novik-rif 20 September 2013 18: 17 New
    +2
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    In general, piston aviation is generally better for combating partisans.

    Aron, it’s better to use other partisans to fight the partisans! It is both cheaper and much more efficient.
  25. Woldemar
    Woldemar April 22 2014 13: 54 New
    0
    And I like that in the West production workshops are clean, bright, painted in light paint - it’s nice to work in such a room. We need to introduce the same, I think labor productivity will increase, because people will work with pleasure.