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Gas-dynamic minesweeper "Progrev-T"

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Gas-dynamic minesweeper "Progrev-T"



You can hit the enemy in a thousand different ways. This is 1001. The enemy can simply blow off. Forever and ever. And at the same time burn. Fully. At any depth.

Designed to detect and trawling mines installed on paved roads.

TECH SPECS:
- combat weight - 37 t;
- trawling width - 10-12 m;
- trawling speed - 1 ... 3 km / h;
- trawling reliability - 99%;
- continuous operation time - 2,5 h;
- trawling mines to a depth - up to 20 cm (when working as a ripper - up to 50 cm) from the top of the crank it is a cultivator to make a bump suspicious.

It is a chassis tank T-54 with a VK-1 turbojet engine installed on it.

I can imagine how worried the enemy intelligence was when the unknown technical monster once appeared on the Afghan highways. "Monster" fire roads dubbed for a formidable appearance.
The airfield heat engine became the prototype and likeness of the “Warming”. Based on the chassis of the T-54 tank, a jet engine from the MiG-15 was installed, a voluminous tank with kerosene was attached ... It is not surprising that the uninitiated partisan scouts initially took the giant trawler nozzle into the barrel of a strange cannon and reported in panic about future troubles. Meanwhile, the driver of ml. Sergeant V. Kovyazin (in combat stories that name will remain) confidently led the “Warm Up” along the Jalalabad-Asadabad highway, literally revealing the machinations of the saboteurs themselves. In the presentation of the document, it looked like this: "When a gas-dynamic jet is applied to the road cover with destroyed asphalt pavement, soil and rubble are ejected, all the irregularities are clearly exposed ..." Speaking easier, the crew broke the camouflage cover from the mines "clogged" in the rocky bed. They looked like nuts, peeled from the shell.
To the question: where did the "monster" go, just assumptions: it was lost in the mountains, or maybe at the dump of the experimental plant.

Source: Newspaper Son of the Fatherland, No.44, October 1993
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  1. Canep
    Canep 20 July 2013 06: 40 New
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    Designed to detect and trawling mines installed on paved roads.
    In my opinion, this fool will remove mines in a place with a hard surface.
    The nozzle needs to be mounted on the turret, and just point it towards the enemy, I think only from such a spectacle will all the enemies scatter.
    1. Civil
      Civil 20 July 2013 08: 45 New
      +8
      in Chechnya at one time would be very useful
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 20 July 2013 10: 24 New
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        Yeah. Fry cellars with militants
        1. Argon
          Argon 20 July 2013 11: 02 New
          +3
          The effectiveness of such a device, in my opinion, is very conditional, I agree with the opinion of Minesweeper, and also add small settlements. Yes, the consumption of kerosene is decent. In general, I think the "experiment" is not successful.
        2. Denis
          Denis 20 July 2013 17: 55 New
          +7
          Quote: Spade
          Fry cellars with militants
          There is easier and more economical
          Object 483 - Soviet experimental flamethrower tank. It was developed in 1959 at the Kharkov Design Bureau of Transport Engineering.
          There were before him on the basis of the T-26
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 20 July 2013 18: 14 New
            10
            For local armed conflicts, that’s it. Only human rights activists will cry out loudly.
            1. Denis
              Denis 20 July 2013 19: 00 New
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              Quote: Spade
              human rights activists will scream loudly
              And start frying with them!
              The experience of two world wars says that in the roasting of the oh-position, a considerable part of the success of the Great Patriotic War or the failure of 1917
            2. smile
              smile 20 July 2013 20: 56 New
              +4
              Lopatov
              If an enth monster gently blow human rights defenders into the ear, they will calm down at once. :))))
        3. Canep
          Canep 20 July 2013 18: 44 New
          +3
          Quote: Spade
          Yeah. Fry cellars with militants

          This fool still needs to get to the basement, one shot from an RPG at a tank with kerosene is enough to crew was fried until crisp.
          1. Denis
            Denis 20 July 2013 19: 09 New
            +1
            Quote: Canep
            so that the crew was fried to a crisp
            About when you thought
          2. Lopatov
            Lopatov 20 July 2013 21: 23 New
            +4
            The tanks arrived. To shoot idle cellar products.

            And if you create an apparatus with three jet engines? One is frying. The other two are directed along the right and left side of the street. With the task of blowing off course RPG missiles flying into a fire tank and damage hari courageous faces of grenade launchers with concrete chips.
            1. Denis
              Denis 20 July 2013 21: 41 New
              +1
              Quote: Spade
              And if you create an apparatus with three jet engines?
              Then you need an armored tanker
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 21 July 2013 00: 14 New
                +3
                Can be armored fuel line. The problem can be solved in principle. But what a psychological effect ... And how Europe squeals, it's not some kind of "white phosphorus" and other fakes. Natural hyper-non-selective weaponry ...
                1. dustycat
                  dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 19 New
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                  I think he’s already standing.
                  Most AT mines have a built-in non-removable system - therefore, it is clear that the designers foresaw the probability of a very close charge explosion of at least 10 kg.
            2. dustycat
              dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 12 New
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              Since the width of the exhaust is quite wide enough and two engines nearby.
              RPG grenades are very sensitive to crosswinds and headwinds.
          3. dustycat
            dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 11 New
            +2
            Quote: Canep
            Quote: Spade
            Yeah. Fry cellars with militants

            This fool still needs to get to the basement, one shot from an RPG at a tank with kerosene is enough to crew was fried until crisp.

            Since they will shoot from the basement to which it travels - you just need to turn on the installation in advance - everything that flies towards the installation will be blown away.
            Yes, and a club of dust is very puzzled by the question - to shoot or not.
        4. Dios
          Dios 24 July 2013 12: 04 New
          0
          Cheap and effective. Grill!!! Especially as a deterrence
    2. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 20 July 2013 11: 17 New
      +7
      How interesting it was for us to run around the plant, such a prototype should say the coating on the spot and the ice simply blew off the ice, I strongly helped in the dry dock in the winter warmly and comfortably, Then I just disappeared from the territory of the plant as if it was not there, A very good thing against ice
      1. dustycat
        dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 14 New
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        Well, actually this is the option of an aerodrome treatment turbine unit.
        Only on the T54 chassis.
  2. Yankuz
    Yankuz 20 July 2013 07: 32 New
    +4
    That's what you need in Syria! The prices of this contraption will not be there! Everything will corrode!
  3. kind
    kind 20 July 2013 08: 07 New
    +4
    Everything to genius is simple !!!
  4. Egor-dis
    Egor-dis 20 July 2013 09: 05 New
    +9
    laughing wassat laughing I imagined such a unit on the roads of Ukraine. At the expense of mines, I don’t know, but he will really blow off the asphalt surface. wassat
    1. anomalocaris
      anomalocaris 20 July 2013 10: 03 New
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      Unit for checking the quality of "patching" repair laughing
    2. does it
      does it 20 July 2013 12: 30 New
      0
      Quote: Egor-dis
      I imagined such a unit on the roads of Ukraine. At the expense of mines, I don’t know, but he will really blow off the asphalt surface.

      there still come up on the roads surprises (World War II) after the rains, and people die. A woman, a husband and a son, exploded on the road (which they walked all their lives) right in front of their eyes. A German mine appeared! They had been lying there for many years and found several more ammunition. But after all, people walk along this road and cars drive. So I don’t see anything funny here.
    3. montemor
      montemor 20 July 2013 12: 51 New
      +5
      Quote: Egor-dis
      laughing wassat laughing I imagined such a unit on the roads of Ukraine. At the expense of mines, I don’t know, but he will really blow off the asphalt surface. wassat

      my friend, there is no more asphalt left on the roads of Ukraine request
    4. papik09
      papik09 21 July 2013 07: 01 New
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      Rights to all 100% wassat
    5. German
      German 21 July 2013 11: 44 New
      +2
      say the asphalt coating will blow away? Maybe. Just tell me where it is? wassat
    6. imrek_ua
      imrek_ua 22 July 2013 11: 51 New
      0
      We already have nothing to blow. Unless in Kiev.
  5. anomalocaris
    anomalocaris 20 July 2013 10: 02 New
    +7
    Plus laid out.
    I have not even heard of such a thing. The gloomy Teutonic genius smokes nervously on the sidelines. bully
    1. baltika-18
      baltika-18 20 July 2013 10: 23 New
      +9
      Quote: anomalocaris
      I have not even heard of such a thing. The gloomy Teutonic genius smokes nervously on the sidelines.

      Well, something like that in the armed forces has been around for a long time. The TMS-65 machine. In chemical troops it is used to process equipment and set smoke screens. The engine from the MIG-17 is standing, special nozzles for supplying degassing and deactivating solutions have been added.
      1. anomalocaris
        anomalocaris 20 July 2013 10: 56 New
        +2
        Well, I saw these. Only this is not a mine clearance system on a tank chassis.
        1. baltika-18
          baltika-18 20 July 2013 12: 53 New
          +2
          Quote: anomalocaris
          Well, I saw these. Only this is not a mine clearance system on a tank chassis.

          Here, the very fact of using a jet engine is not quite for its intended purpose. It is original, what is there, what is there.
  6. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 20 July 2013 10: 20 New
    +2
    To the question: where did the "monster" go, just assumptions: it was lost in the mountains, or maybe at the dump of the experimental plant.

    The natives dragged the "mammoth" into the mountains.
    Quote: Canep
    Designed to detect and trawling mines installed on paved roads.
    In my opinion, this fool will remove mines in a place with a hard surface.

    And that, too, an option - on the sides, let the antipersonnel mines be "blown away".
    How many children would remain whole and healthy, even Afghanistan, even Chechnya!
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 20 July 2013 10: 22 New
      +1
      Now they make it easier - a robot and a water gun. Or a robot and an overhead charge of explosives.
      1. igor.borov775
        igor.borov775 20 July 2013 11: 23 New
        +1
        Well, well, you saw this miracle ahead of the convoy, I don’t, it’s just a piece for piece application, and when the convoy goes, forget about it, there are always grandfather checked by the way and paid for with the blood of our soldiers mine seekers there is another question that they were few, very few then yes and now probably nothing has changed
      2. anomalocaris
        anomalocaris 20 July 2013 12: 44 New
        +4
        A robot with a hydraulic monitor is a necessary thing, but it is applicable only for the clearance of already detected mines.
      3. dustycat
        dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 30 New
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        Quote: Spade
        Now they make it easier - a robot and a water gun. Or a robot and an overhead charge of explosives.

        Before starting up a robot with a water gun, you first need to make sure that there is a charge there and accurately determine the position of the detonator.
        Otherwise, you can simply initiate an explosion by hitting the capsule.
        This unit does just that - it finds and cleans the VU from the covering soil. Then you can start the robot.
  7. Tenet
    Tenet 20 July 2013 10: 54 New
    +2
    strong and simple
    1. smile
      smile 20 July 2013 21: 00 New
      +1
      Tenet
      The main thing is scary. :)))
  8. family tree
    family tree 20 July 2013 11: 18 New
    12
    And I saw this
    He’s riding himself on a snowy runway, and the back is clean and dry, where is that diaper. Also turbojet dvigun costs laughing
    1. zetansky
      zetansky 21 July 2013 18: 23 New
      0
      all the same), jet engines that flew off their own, but still do a good job of the national economy, before they go for remelting ...
    2. dustycat
      dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 32 New
      0
      The article says that it served as a prototype.
      Almost all airports have.
    3. Evrepid
      Evrepid 22 July 2013 21: 53 New
      0
      Such a thing has been used for a very long time and at all airports in the world, at all normal runways and airfields.
      Believe me as the navigator of BTA. )))
      A very effective thing, at the same time as water with snow, blows off and parts falling off the plane during take-off, so that the next rivet doesn’t get any rivet)))
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  10. Andrey77
    Andrey77 20 July 2013 12: 00 New
    -3
    If such a thing from RPG to board ...
    1. Canep
      Canep 20 July 2013 16: 41 New
      +2
      A torch on the moon will be visible.
    2. dustycat
      dustycat 21 July 2013 18: 33 New
      0
      I put the Arena and the business on it.
      1. Andrey77
        Andrey77 29 July 2013 14: 40 New
        0
        You can screw up a more powerful complex, equip DZ ... Do you think something business?
  11. Grigorich 1962
    Grigorich 1962 20 July 2013 12: 28 New
    -3
    strong Stuff ..... to resume its production would benefit land waxes
  12. Hariva
    Hariva 20 July 2013 13: 10 New
    +3
    The idea found its application in the iron ore quarry of Lebedinsky GOK. A similar design is mounted on shunting locomotives. In winter, the railways are cleaned of ice and drifts (not always of course, only if the elements raged). Very effective. But noisy :)
  13. Yarosvet
    Yarosvet 20 July 2013 13: 15 New
    +3
    Oh, no words ...

    Use this to pick out a bearded scum from a hole - would be christened an inquisitor am
  14. Foooxxxxx
    Foooxxxxx 20 July 2013 13: 15 New
    +6
    Pretty strange unit, I have not heard of anything like that ...))
    Not in the subject, but here too, some kind of prototype - Object 279.

    The team of designers of the Leningrad Kirov Plant under the leadership of L. S. Troyanov in 1957 developed a prototype of a heavy tank - object 279, one of a kind and without any doubt the most unique.
  15. Alew
    Alew 20 July 2013 13: 18 New
    +2
    30 years ago, on a railroad near the railwaymen, I saw a snow purifier with a jet engine, they called it that - reagent. They mostly cleaned turnouts very efficiently, but after they all refused, they all didn’t have enough fuel. Unfortunately, I didn’t find a single picture of this installation in nete, I’ll remember the platform and the nozzle inside the turbine on the top of the casing from the bus.
  16. Foooxxxxx
    Foooxxxxx 20 July 2013 13: 28 New
    +5
    By the way, here is also a minesweeper, a slightly different principle and not Soviet)

  17. tol100v
    tol100v 20 July 2013 14: 03 New
    +2
    A simple and non-standard solution to many issues with the help of aircraft engines: cleaning of GDP, extinguishing gas and oil wells and well clusters (AGVT-100, AGVT-200), and mine clearing and other purely military applications came much later. Thanks to our engineers who, between several glasses of beer, came up with such effective (albeit uneconomical) means to combat all sorts of natural and man-made disasters.
  18. Aryan
    Aryan 20 July 2013 15: 15 New
    +2
    now the true meaning of the phrase is clear
    N *** YPLJAJA good
  19. 0255
    0255 20 July 2013 16: 42 New
    +2
    it’s a pity that it did not survive, because the project is interesting.
    It would look good in a museum in Kubinka next to Object 279.

    This installation had other uses as well. In addition to the fact that with the help of a gas jet it uprooted mines from the ground, and those that remained had to be turned to the surface with a "beak" visible from above, it was also used for:
    - degassing of armored vehicles. Destructive toxic substances or deactivating agents were introduced into the gas stream.
    - blowing a small cover of snow and draining runways at airfields. However, the temperature difference destroyed the coating, causing peeling of gravel, which was sucked into the turbine.

    But a large amount of dust during operation, engine gluttony and low speed buried this idea.

    here is the link http://warinform.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=164
  20. svoboda1970
    svoboda1970 20 July 2013 18: 13 New
    +2
    Creative ... good
  21. Volodya Sibiryak
    Volodya Sibiryak 21 July 2013 06: 21 New
    +2
    Road builders need a similar aggregate, otherwise they like laying asphalt over puddles.
  22. 0255
    0255 21 July 2013 10: 15 New
    +3
    still it would be necessary to put engines on it not from the MiG-15, but from the MiG-25 or MiG-31)))
  23. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 21 July 2013 14: 19 New
    +1
    At airfields, they were used on wheeled chassis to clean the runway from ice - a terrible force, a crust of ice flies about 50 meters with destructive force and nicknamed him "the serpent Gorynych"
  24. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 21 July 2013 14: 25 New
    0
    And I liked the smoke detector very much at work - for one sneeze it covers the hectare tightly.
  25. Alexander_
    Alexander_ 21 July 2013 16: 03 New
    +1
    Why is harmless sleepy aerosol still not invented?
  26. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 21 July 2013 16: 20 New
    0
    Because the person is a whimsical creature and prefer several different ingredients to put to sleep: - vodka aerosol; - viscaric; - dichlorvic, etc.
    1. Alexander_
      Alexander_ 21 July 2013 16: 41 New
      +1
      In the Nord-Ost, the unsuccessful turned out to be, with a lethal side effect. Chemists deuce.
  27. Zubr
    Zubr 21 July 2013 20: 14 New
    +2
    Cool technique .... good
  28. studentmati
    studentmati 22 July 2013 01: 29 New
    0
    Kerosene was cheaper than Borjomi. They didn't count money on the army ...
    Effective method ... What else to say?
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 29 July 2013 14: 43 New
      0
      Now there is a goryash of money, and they are counting money on the army. Need to look for other options. GDP processing by reagents, etc.
      1. Pehmore
        Pehmore 7 October 2013 21: 51 New
        0
        And if, as with the Germans, a heating main was laid under a strip.
  29. Miosnytneer
    Miosnytneer 5 March 2015 18: 08 New
    0
    When I saw this opportunity, I thought that she should kill "tigers" with the power of thought from 10 km.