112 years ago the cruiser Varyag was launched

112 years ago the cruiser Varyag was launched

The cruiser Varyag is a legend of the Russian fleet. It was built in Philadelphia (USA). During the Russian-Japanese war 9 in February, the 1904, the cruiser of the first rank "Varyag" and the gunboat "Koreyets" were ...
Rooks Su-39 - tanks will not pass

Rooks Su-39 - tanks will not pass

Analyzing the actions of combat aircraft in the last major military clashes and conflicts, it can be said with confidence that the tasks performed by assault fighters were worked out with a high ...
Ilya Muromets - Svyatorussky bogatyr

Ilya Muromets - Svyatorussky bogatyr

At the very beginning of October, according to legend, the legendary Ilya Muromets was born. But this is only a legend in the historical annals, his name is not mentioned, neither the exact place of his birth is known, there is no data ...
Army Sniper Rifle Large-caliber KSVK / ASVK "Kord"

Army Sniper Rifle Large-caliber KSVK / ASVK "Kord"

The end of the eighties in our country was very difficult. The collapse of the USSR was approaching, and many representatives of organized crime sensed this. They stocked the most modern small arms, ...
70 anniversary of the Podolsk cadets feat

70 anniversary of the Podolsk cadets feat

70 years ago, about 3,5, thousands of cadets of the Podolsk military schools wrote another heroic page in the history of Russia. In October, 1941, they stopped parts of the Wehrmacht, which rushed to ...
Unusual tanks of the USSR

Unusual tanks of the USSR

With this article, we begin a new series of articles about unusual tanks and projects of Russia and the USSR. We all know about the tanks mass-produced in the USSR, the T-26, the BT series tanks, the legendary "thirty-four" ...
Who was Prince Andrew Bogolyubsky?

Who was Prince Andrew Bogolyubsky?

Today, the personality of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky is one of the rather controversial in the history of Russia. Some experts speak of him as a tyrant and a bastard, and others - with a gasp, as if ...
Bomb for Kurchatov

Bomb for Kurchatov

At the anniversary celebrations dedicated to the centenary of the father of the Soviet atomic bomb, Academician Kurchatov, no one remembered this episode. Maybe not to darken the festive mood, but rather ...
Myths about the Battle of the Ice

Myths about the Battle of the Ice

The Battle on the Lake Peipsi is a battle of Novgorod and Vladimir under the leadership of Prince Alexander Yaroslavich against the troops of the Livonian Order, which included ...
New Georgian Police

New Georgian Police

Talking about the new Georgia, or how it should be called “Georgia” in a new way, everyone recalls the police reform first of all. Indeed, in this area the country has experienced the most notable ...
Inanimate strength

Inanimate strength

Recently, the topic of the use of combat robots is being discussed quite actively, and sometimes in a rather strange way. There is even an opinion that developments in this direction are meaningless, but “stupid ...
On the way to hypersound

On the way to hypersound

Calling a date that could be considered the beginning of the development of hypersonic speeds is not so easy. The idea of ​​creating hypersonic aircraft appeared even before the beginning of the Second World War. But go ...
In Russia, they are building an ekranoplane again

In Russia, they are building an ekranoplane again

The uniqueness of such devices as ekranoplan is connected with their technical peculiarity of combining the properties of an air vessel and a sea vessel. To a greater extent it refers to the type of ships, ...
Great maneuvers

Great maneuvers

1922 was the year in the history of the carrier fleet that milestone that most directly contributed to its further development. Although at first glance this statement may seem ...
"Flying tank" Mi-28N helicopter

"Flying Tank" Mi-28Н helicopter

The Mi-28N "Night Hunter" helicopter has a special pilot protection system and can "see" the enemy at a distance of 35 kilometers even in the dark. Test pilots call it ...
Cursed and forgotten

Cursed and forgotten

"The picture shows not just the chronicles of the last wars that have befallen Russia, but, summing up the terrible experience of these wars, it proves the criminality of the authorities and society behind these wars and ...
The trouble and pride of the USSR airship

The trouble and pride of the USSR airship

Buying something ready-made is always cheaper than doing it yourself from scratch. Therefore, when at the turn of the 1920s-1930s the USSR faced the task of building its own fleet of large airships, the government ...
Pinocchio lights

Pinocchio lights

Volley "Buratino" - an impressive sight. Leaving behind a fiery tail, the missile rapidly and accurately flies to the target. What remains of the enemy entrenched in the fortifications can only be ...
Adjustable artillery shells

Adjustable artillery shells

The events described below occurred in the second half of the 80s. beyond the borders of our country. The fortified enemy site in the highlands could not be destroyed by conventional fire weapons. For...
German anti-aircraft missiles

German anti-aircraft missiles

By the middle of 1943, regular Allied bomber raids strongly undermined the German military industry. Air defense guns could not fire above 11 kilometers, and ...
Airplane with a nuclear engine

Airplane with a nuclear engine

Let's start with the fact that in 1950-s. in the USSR, unlike the USA, the creation of an atomic bomber was perceived not only as a desirable, even if very, but as a vital task. It...