Museum of the Strategic Missile Forces in Balabanovo

Museum of the Strategic Missile Forces in Balabanovo

In some miserable 100 km from Moscow along the Kiev highway there is a wonderful museum of strategic missile forces on the basis of the Strategic Missile Forces training center. Visitors to the huge hangar can ...
Strategic Aviation

Strategic Aviation

Only two countries in the world - the United States and Russia - have in the Armed Forces an elite branch of the Air Force - Strategic or Long-Range Aviation. Together with submarines and ...
Tanks of the USSR, before the war

Tanks of the USSR, before the war

It would not be an exaggeration to assert that Soviet tankers fell in love with BT tanks primarily for speed. “What kind of Russian doesn't like to drive fast?” Doesn't it? However, for military specialists ...
Battle Stechkin

Battle Stechkin

The pistol was developed in the late forties by order of the USSR Ministry of Defense as personal weapons of soldiers and officers in those places where the Makarov pistol was scarce both on ammunition and ...
Tank building in the USSR, 30-ies

Tank building in the USSR, 30-ies

Having received ready-made samples of foreign armored vehicles and mastered them in production, Soviet specialists immediately found themselves in the mainstream of world tank design, but were forced for a while ...
PC-20 "Governor" SS-18 "Satan"

PC-20 "Governor" SS-18 "Satan"

R-36M is a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. Equipped with a monoblock warhead and MIRV IN with ten warheads. Developed at the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau under the leadership of Mikhail Yangel and ...
Ships of Armageddon (part 1)

Ships of Armageddon (part 1)

History of the battleship fleet of Russia, construction, battles and deaths of the "Empress Maria" and the battleship "Novorossiysk". The decision to strengthen the Black Sea Fleet with new battleships ...
Ships of Armageddon (part 2)

Ships of Armageddon (part 2)

On June 27, 1909, Italy passed the Maritime Law providing for the construction of 4 dreadnoughts, 3 reconnaissance cruisers, 12 submarines, 12 destroyers and 34 destroyers. The law was approved on December 2 and then ...
Tokarev self-loading rifle

Tokarev self-loading rifle

Only two armies at the beginning of World War II had a ready-made mass model of a self-loading rifle: the Red Army had a Tokarev rifle (SVT), the American had the M1 Garand. SVT in our armory, ...
On the submarine

On the submarine

The crew consists entirely of contract soldiers. There are no sailors of military service on the "Panther". This can be easily explained - professionals should serve in the forces of constant readiness. In the submarine's crew ...
Rotorcraft "Terminator"

Rotorcraft "Terminator"

Mi-8 - a middle class helicopter, created as a deep modernization of the Mi-4 helicopter with GTE. The first flight of the serial car took place 26 October 1965 g. Reliability, simplicity and convenience in ...
Goldfish

Goldfish

NPS K-162 (“Anchar”, in the classification of NATO - PAPA) was laid 28 December 1963 in Severodvinsk and commissioned 31 December 1969 g. The speed in 44,7 node (more than 80 ...
Silent Weapon (Sniper Special "Vintorez")

Silent Weapon (Sniper Special "Vintorez")

VSS "Vintorez" - a sniper rifle special, is part of the complex BSC (silent sniper complex), consisting of a rifle, 9-mm sniper cartridge SP-5 (armor-piercing cartridge SP-6), ...
Anniversary of Makarov's Grandfather

Anniversary of Makarov's Grandfather

From 1951, the 9-mm PM was officially adopted by the Soviet Army, which still faithfully serves people in uniform. - Unlock the fuse! - Shutter! A click of the bolts is heard, then sounds ...
The first Russian tanks

The first Russian tanks

Our country can rightly be called the birthplace of world tank design. And although the first tanks that appeared on the battlefields of the First World War were built not in our country, but in England, this statement ...
11437 Project - Ulyanovsk Heavy Aircraft Cruiser

11437 Project - Ulyanovsk Heavy Aircraft Cruiser

Design work on the first full-fledged aircraft carrier with a nuclear power plant began in 1973. the development of an aircraft carrier project 1153, which involves the deployment of aircraft launched using ...
Weekday crew of ambulance helicopter in Afghanistan

Weekday crew of ambulance helicopter in Afghanistan

Associated Press photographer Kevin Fryer spent time with soldiers from the helicopter ambulance unit of the US Army “Dust Off,” a task force of the 1-214 air regiment north of ...
Multi-tower tanks of the Red Army

Multi-tower tanks of the Red Army

The classes of medium and heavy tanks in the Red Army in the pre-war years were represented by multi-turret combat vehicles T-28 and T-35. It should be emphasized that the greatest contribution to the creation of multi-tower ...
Ahead of your time

Ahead of your time

In 1940, the German company Arado on its own initiative began the development of an experimental high-speed reconnaissance aircraft with the latest turbojet engines from Junkers. The prototype was ready ...
First armament on airplanes

First armament on airplanes

The history of the development of aviation weapons began from a rather unpleasant moment. So, according to the Hague Convention of 1907, all types of aviation weapons were prohibited. All aviation activities ...
Tanks of the IS series (Joseph Stalin)

Tanks of the IS series (Joseph Stalin)

IS (Joseph Stalin) - Soviet heavy tanks of the period of the Great Patriotic War and post-war development. The first tank of the family had an 1 index, during the war years this tank was designated the EC-1 or the EC-85, ...