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  1. sferrin

    Soviet P-20 "Sokol" Surface-Launched, Sea-Based Missile

  2. G

    Looking for: Data on Soviet reentry vehicles (used during ICBM launch tests to Kamchatka, and Pacific Ocean)

    Everyone, I am aware that there are lots of illustrations and even some photos of Soviet-era nuclear warheads intended to be put on their ICBMs. But what I haven't found is data about: a)--During ICBM launch tests from Tyuratam (to Kamchatka and/or the Pacific Ocean), what was the dimensions...
  3. hesham

    Drawings to Early Lavochkin Aircraft

    From, Самолеты С. А. Лавочкина.
  4. Grey Havoc

    Soviet Space Elevator (1970)

  5. E

    4/ 1965 Russian magazine TECHNICA MOLODEZHI Towards cosmic world Soviet space
  6. Cerious

    Sukhoi S-32 Berkut prototype

    The Sukhoi S-32 is a Su-47 Berkut prototype that never left the drawing board (as far a I know), its a very interesting aircraft, that features a single flat vertical vectoring nozzle for both its engines. The tailfins are angled inwards, a internal weapons bay and close to zero information on...
  7. shin_getter

    D-80 535mm artillery

    Russian wiki: Another Site...
  8. hesham

    Polikarpov U-2 Drawings

    From, Поликарпов У-2, here is a drawings to Polikarpov U-2 and its variants.
  9. GTX

    Tsar Bomba

    Has anyone seen/puchased/reviewed this - was released earlier this year:
  10. hesham

    Tupolev TB-3 Cutaway

    From, Бомбардировщик ТБ-3. Воздушный суперлинкор Сталина
  11. K

    Soviet space dogs

    On this day in 1951, the Soviet Union launched the R-1 rocket into space with two dogs. The names of the dogs were Dezik and Cigan the flight lasted 20 minutes and the rocket reached an altitude of 110 km these were the first living beings to leave the earth
  12. hesham

    Tupolev Tu-14 Origins and Derivatives

    Hi, here is a Tupolev Tu-14 Origins ad Derivatives,please note the tables.
  13. helmutkohl

    What if the Sino-Soviet split did not occur

    What if the Sino-Soviet split did not occur? Basically there were ideological differences between Mao and Khruschev, which led to the split. Lets say in this scenario, both sides were a bit more flexible about the interpretation of Communism and agreed to some how respect each others...
  14. J

    Polikarpov I-16 versus Messerschmitt Bf 109 B-1 in Spain

    The first batch of 31 Polikarpov I-16 Type 5 fighters (the strength of a Soviet Fighter Regiment) arrived in Spain at the end of October 1936. The Republican ground crews in charge of assembling the aircraft called the new fighter Mosca (fly) because of the Russian word MOCKBA written on the...
  15. RavenOne

    Mil' Mi-8 Hip 60th Anniversary

    The Mi8 Hip Prototype made its first flight on June 24th 1961 (images courtesy Of Russian Helicopters JSC) So over the years it’s been a pleasure to see either Mi8 or M17 so here are my photos from likes of Farnborough 2016, Heli-Russia 2017, Dubai Air Show 2017 and Austrian Airpower 2019...
  16. archipeppe

    Sword and shield: defending against an American anti-satellite weapon during the Cold War

    A really interesting article appeared yesterday on TSR by our Dwayne A. Day:
  17. hesham

    Post-Buran Concepts

    Faster Than Sound The Story of Supersonic Flight, I don't know if it's proper topic to send this here or not ?.
  18. P

    British and French Intervention in German Invasion of Poland

    I am looking for some "professional" advice on an alternate history scenario that has been running around my mind for years: Given the political will to do something immediately about Hitler's 1 Sept 1939 invasion of Poland, did the British and French military have the resources and the assets...
  19. T

    Impregnated plywood

    Anyone know any sources discussing "shpon" the Soviet impregnated plywood and American Duraloid and Duramold?
  20. Dynoman

    Soviet Air Combat Tactics in the Cold War

    I've read numerous books on Cold War histories, which included mention of Soviet air combat tactics, however I've not found one source that described the various air-to-air or air-to-ground tactics that the Soviets employed during the Cold War (either the USSR or their Warsaw Pact allies). This...