Heavy hand motorized infantry

Heavy hand motorized infantry

The formation of new-look brigades in the Ground Forces sharpens the question of the role and place of the armored vehicles of the current infantrymen on the battlefield. Mechanical copying of existing approaches to the use of ...
Experienced Heavy Tank 277 Object

Experienced Heavy Tank 277 Object

An experienced heavy tank "Object 277" was designed in Leningrad, in the design bureau under the guidance of J. Ya. Kotin in 1957 year. Some technical solutions implemented in tanks were used in its construction ...
"Likhoslavl" - defender of tanks

"Likhoslavl" - defender of tanks

The experience of local wars has shown that the problem of self-defense of a tank against tank-dangerous infantry is becoming more acute. Meanwhile, the tank has no real means of dealing with it. Searching for new ...
Armored vehicles for local wars

Armored vehicles for local wars

One gets the impression that some of our defense companies are going to endlessly modernize Soviet armored personnel carriers fifty years ago without noticing the peculiarities of modern military conflicts ....
Tank "Jaguar"

Tank "Jaguar"

Looking at this car, you never guess that this is not an independent development, but only an option to upgrade the T-54 / 55. If there was a competition for the most beautiful rework (even for this car ...
Our armor on IDEX-2011

Our armor on IDEX-2011

In the Emirates, an exhibition of the latest weapons IDEX-2011. Russia at this exhibition was represented by three pavilions that were popular with visitors to the exhibition. The exposure ...
The weapon of the century. The best armor

The weapon of the century. The best armor

From 1945 to 1979, more than 100 000 units of the T-54 medium tank were released, its upgraded version of the T-55 and their variants. He was in service with more than 70 armies in the world and took part ...
Israeli KAZ Windbreaker has been tested in battle

Israeli KAZ Windbreaker has been tested in battle

As it became known from the reports of the Israeli media, on Tuesday, during the battle on the border with the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military tested in the case of an active system of protection against anti-tank missiles Windbreaker ....
Kharkov modernization, new life of the famous tank T-72

Kharkov modernization, new life of the famous tank T-72

T-72 is one of the most reliable and effective combat vehicles, which are in service with many armies in the world. But since its creation, many years have passed and today the T-72 tank, despite the wide ...
Steel Scouts

Steel Scouts

In the early 1960s in the Soviet Union, work began on the creation of a new "steel" reconnaissance aircraft to replace the already obsolete armored reconnaissance vehicle BRDM, ...
BMP against helicopter

BMP against helicopter

The BMP-2 is one of the most popular domestic infantry fighting vehicles. Designed to transport soldiers to the front edge, increasing their mobility, equipment and security, including ...
Infantry "armor" of the new look

Infantry "armor" of the new look

The Russian army is preparing for mass rearmament. It will not bypass the side and motorized rifle formations, units, subunits, which is especially important against the background of large-scale organizational changes, ...
Experienced tank destroyers FV4004 and FV4005

Experienced tank destroyers FV4004 and FV4005

Looking at these cars, the first thing that comes to mind is our tank KV-2. But most likely the creators of the ACS did not keep the KV-2 in their head, but not at all resembling these tanks, but also ours - MIS-152. More precisely their ...
"Arjun" Mk.2 will arrive on the conveyor in 2014

"Arjun" Mk.2 will arrive on the conveyor in 2014

According to the publication "India Defense", with reference to the representative of the Organization of Defense Research and Development (DRDO) of the Ministry of Defense of India, the main battle tank (MBT) "Arjun" Mk.2 designed to ...
Smart "Wolf" is being tested

Smart "Wolf" is being tested

At the test site near Nizhny Novgorod, the “Wolf” is being tested. This name received a new armored vehicle for the Russian army. In addition to the awesome name of a new armored vehicle endowed ...
The forerunner of a new generation of Soviet tanks: T-44

The forerunner of a new generation of Soviet tanks: T-44

T-44 was not released in large quantities, as BT, or T-34, did not go through the whole war. Did not become the main tank for the army. But still it is a worthy representative of the Soviet tank building. To his...
"Semi-active armor"

"Semi-active armor"

An inventor with great experience, Anatoly Ukhov, contacted the editorial board of Krasnaya Zvezda. He was twice offered to leave for the United States under the State Department program, starting in 1987, and 5 years ago ...
Self-propelled assault artillery: ASU-76, ASU-57, ASU-85

Self-propelled assault artillery: ASU-76, ASU-57, ASU-85

Airborne troops were first successfully used in World War II, for example: Operation Mercury (from 20 to 31 in May 1941 of the year), when the 7-I parachute division and the 22-I airborne division of the Wehrmacht ...
T-54 - the pride of the Soviet tank building

T-54 - the pride of the Soviet tank building

If you ask a military specialist to name some of the best tanks created after World War II, then among them there will certainly be a Soviet medium T-54. It was most fully comprehended ...