The Kalashnikov and other Soviet weapons, which

Weapons 11/03/20 Kalashnikov and other Soviet weapons, which “stole”

Western experts agree that the Soviet Union did an excellent weapon. This is not surprising. In the Soviet Union the defence industry has spent a lot of money in this area, there were a lot of scientific institutions and tens of thousands of people. Some specimens were so successful that other countries did everything possible to “borrow”.


many sources (including foreign) AK-47 mention not only with the prefix “legendary”. What else can you say about the machine, which is depicted on the flag of Mozambique and was sold worldwide in the total number of more than 100 million copies?
Since the 1940s, the AK-47 was used in all world conflicts. If to speak about losses (both military and civilian), this machine surely takes the first place in the list of most lethal weapons.
First, who coveted this machine was Chinese. After the rupture of relations with the Soviet Union, they decided to release their version called the “Type 56”. New rifle differed a closed front sight, stamped receiver and a triangular bayonet.
No major design changes have sometimes played against the Chinese army. For example, in the conflict on the Sino-Soviet, Soviet border guards were able to use Chinese ammunition that caliber and form factor was a perfect match to the AK-47.
the Analogs of the Kalashnikov assault rifle was also produced in Poland, Romania, Germany, Hungary, North Korea, and Pakistan. In many developing countries, the AK-47 has become the favorite weapon of the rebels and a symbol of the struggle for freedom.

Soviet T-34 tank

Around the question of whether T-34 best tank of the Second world war, there are constant heated debate. Many disputed this claim, relying on the negative reviews of American engineers, pnovodevich his rating in 1942.
However, when T-34 appeared on the battlefield, it was superior to any German tank of the time on armor, maneuverability and firepower.
Projectiles 37mm anti-tank guns bounced off the armor of the T-34 is like “balls”, forcing the German infantry in horror to retreat from their positions. If the allies experienced a huge fear of the “Tigers”, that German soldiers often ran it from the T-34.
this imbalance did not go unnoticed to the command of Nazis, and soon began to develop medium tank VK 3002(DB). The new tank had good armor, decent maneuverability and a more rational angles of inclination, providing effective protection against anti-tank shells. For many characteristics and silhouette, he resembled the T-34 was first deployed during the battle of Kursk.

a grenade RPG-7

the Soviet RPG-7 has literally revolutionized anti-tank warfare. The creators have positioned this as an effective means to combat tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled artillery.
in reality, However, the scope of the RPG-7 was much wider. It is actively used to destroy enemy bunkers, and as an anti-aircraft weapon against low-flying targets, and just as reliable weapon when the soldier needed to send a heavy grenade at a considerable distance.
the Popularity of the RPG-7 has attracted the attention of Americans, and in 2009 was presented the first clone from the company Airtronic USA. New RPG-7 is a lot like the original – both externally and in its “stuffing”. In addition, it was further equipped with seven Picatinny rail for mounting sights, “Dodger” and other modules.
the company Also Airtronic developed another modification, designated as the Mk 777. The weight of this grenade is only 3.5 kg (for comparison: the Soviet RPG-7 weighs about 6.3 kg), but the resource of the pipe had to be reduced to 250 shots.

Medium tank T-54

Soviet T-54 was adopted in 1946 and was a modernized version of the T-44. According to many experts, he is head and shoulders superior to all existing medium tanks in firepower, reliability and reservation.
the Tank was exported to Egypt, Syria, Vietnam, Iran, India, were used in the troops of Somalia and Ethiopia. In the early 1950-ies was a large supply of T-54 and China.
the ancestral home of the gunpowder quickly appreciated the full potential of this war machine, soon having established its own production under the designation “Type 59”. Initially, the new tank had no gun stabilization system and night vision devices, but these defects were soon corrected (including through foreign supplies).

the MiG-25

At the end of the Second world war, air supremacy was for Americans. At least they thought so until then, until the sky over Korea is not a new Soviet MiG-15.
Seize the initiative, the Soviet Union was not going so simply to give it back. In response to the American supersonic bomber B-58 and reconnaissance SR-71(which in the future could exceed three times the speed of sound) the Soviet Union launched its version of high-altitude fighter-interceptor under the designation MiG-25.
Now the answer was the Americans, and in 1972, rose in the air the new F-15. In the dark it can be freely confused with the MiG-25: the same docilely the fuselage, the wing and bucket silhouette of the intakes.
However, U.S. engineers decided to refrain from blindly copying, adding your aircraft a considerable portion of technical innovations. F-15 differed integral fuselage layout, improved thrust-to-weight and aerodynamics.

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