July 13, 2012
"Invincible and Legendary" (Непобедимые и легендарные)
This video features highlights of the International Forum: Engineering Technologies Russia 2012 show.
It comes via reader Alan Fick who added, "Note the jets, space shuttle, and horses in the background."
Wrote one commenter, "What's impressive is that this coordination is made fully 'buttoned-down.' Neither the drivers' nor commanders' heads are out of their respective hatches. Operating buttoned-down loses much situational awareness but is a modern necessity in urban environments where threats (snipers) can be anywhere, so a modern MBT is buttoned up most of the time. So, either very well-drilled teams, very good electro-optics, or both."
In reply: "The tank's drivers are regular soldiers, who serve in the army about one year."
Regarding the space shuttle in the background, parked between jets and horses: "Yes, Buran 2.01 aka Baikal. It's third flying prototype, was ready 30%-50% when the Buran program was closed."
July 13, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink
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