Armament 2022, December

Parsing dry ration (IRP # 2): from contemplation to eating

Parsing dry ration (IRP # 2): from contemplation to eating

So, before us is what is supposed to satisfy the hunger of a modern soldier of the rank and file of the RF Armed Forces in the format of the Oboronpromkomplekt dry ration with a legal address in the town of Odintsovo near Moscow and with the production address in Mtsensk, Oryol region. Individual food ration of the 2nd

Topic 5044: Development of Soviet 45-mm and 76-mm APCR shells in 1941

Topic 5044: Development of Soviet 45-mm and 76-mm APCR shells in 1941

The picture does not quite correspond to the time of the narration in the article, but it was the developments of the NII-48 that became one of the foundations for the development of Soviet sub-caliber anti-tank ammunition in the future. In the photo: artillery crew of the 76.2-mm divisional gun ZIS-3 of the 1942 model under the command of the foreman

Loitering ammunition: history and the Karabakh case

Loitering ammunition: history and the Karabakh case

The most popular Harop loitering ammunition in the media. Source: planeta.press Effective kamikaze toys However, the British Department of Defense has built such a heavyweight wording: “Inexpensive controlled

Universal ammunition. The story of the return of the 57 mm caliber

Universal ammunition. The story of the return of the 57 mm caliber

The multi-purpose vehicle 2S38 with a 57-mm cannon has become a trend in recent years Unnecessary caliber In the period between the two world wars, artillery guns with a caliber of 57 mm seemed to war theorists, in particular, in the USSR, as intermediate and unnecessary models. The destructive abilities of 45-mm ammunition are quite

Combat geologists. US Geospatial Exploration

Combat geologists. US Geospatial Exploration

A look through the earth Geospatial information for the army is now becoming increasingly relevant. In all countries, the defense departments understand that the prompt provision of terrain description and geodetic parameters to the troops can decide the outcome of the confrontation. To collect

Production of domestic military communications equipment in 1940-1945. The ending

Production of domestic military communications equipment in 1940-1945. The ending

By the beginning of 1943, the Red Army did not wait for the required number of basic radio weapons systems: RAF and RSB. In 1942, only 451 were produced by the RAF stations (radio stations for automobile front-line), a year later they were assembled even less - 388, and only by 1944 the annual output was 485

Production of domestic military communications equipment in 1940-1945. Part 1

Production of domestic military communications equipment in 1940-1945. Part 1

The head of the communications department of the USSR Armed Forces, Major General Nikolai Ivanovich Gapich, seven months before the start of the war, prepared a report "On the state of the communications service of the Red Army", which lay on the table of the People's Commissar of Defense Semyon Konstantinovich Timoshenko. In particular, it said: “Despite the annual

"Chromed Dome", or How Americans Dropped Thermonuclear Bombs

"Chromed Dome", or How Americans Dropped Thermonuclear Bombs

The need for the B-52 to be on duty in the air with atomic weapons was caused by another exacerbation of the Cold War at the turn of the 50-60s, as well as the too long flight time of aircraft to Union facilities. The Americans had to keep aircraft with atomic weapons in the air in case of an unexpected strike

Reich's steel hunger

Reich's steel hunger

"Wolf's Foam" from Portugal As you know, the Soviet Union learned about the German tungsten know-how after the counter-offensive near Moscow. Then the secret anti-caliber anti-tank shells with an unusually hard core fell into the hands of Soviet specialists. Found them by a rank 3 military engineer

Non-lethal weapons: smelly and slippery chemistry

Non-lethal weapons: smelly and slippery chemistry

Rigorous science says that malodorous compounds in small concentrations affect the olfactory system, exerting psychological effects and causing behavioral changes. That is, they force a person to frown and leave combat positions in horror in search of a breath of fresh air. Much

Nuclear winter: reality or myth?

Nuclear winter: reality or myth?

In the early 1980s, the scientific communities in the USSR and the United States almost simultaneously came to the conclusion that a large-scale nuclear war between countries would lead not only to the death of most of the world's population, but also to global climate change. It was a golden time for scientists of the Soviet Union: then

Urban civil self-defense

Urban civil self-defense

Our usual approach to the topic of personal safety is to violate the principle of mindfulness. Why? Because people do not think about what urban civil self-defense is, what it consists of, and what areas are best for it. By making a rash choice, the user can

Development and prospects of anti-helicopter mines

Development and prospects of anti-helicopter mines

Tests of the SIAM complex. The rocket spotted and hit an unmanned target. Photo by FAS Army aviation helicopters are an important tool that can influence the course of battles. Accordingly, a developed army may require specialized or improvised means of dealing with such a threat. One

What will be the hypersonic missile system "Klevok-D2"

What will be the hypersonic missile system "Klevok-D2"

Launch of a rocket complex "Hermes" It became known about the beginning of research work on the creation of a promising interspecific missile complex with hypersonic ammunition. The project "Klevok-D2" is proposed by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau named after V.I. Academician Shipunov and provides for a deep

Flamethrower LPO-50 in the USSR and abroad

Flamethrower LPO-50 in the USSR and abroad

General view of LPO-50. Photo War-time.ru In the early fifties, the Soviet defense industry developed several new models of flamethrower weapons for the ground forces. One of them was the LPO-50 light infantry flamethrower. He entered service with the Soviet army, and was also supplied

Fire and gas in a world war. View from 1915

Fire and gas in a world war. View from 1915

The German flamethrower on the cover of the magazine This progress in military affairs attracted the attention of the press. For example, in the July 1915 issue of the American magazine Popular Mechanics there was

USA responds to Avangard

USA responds to Avangard

At the very end of 2019, the Strategic Missile Forces put their first Avangard hypersonic complex on alert. A number of third countries consider such weapons to be a threat to their security, requiring an appropriate response. Various countermeasures are proposed and

North Korea is preparing to launch a ballistic missile "Pukkykson-3"

North Korea is preparing to launch a ballistic missile "Pukkykson-3"

The launch of the Pukkykson-3 rocket on October 2, 2019, the DPRK continues to build its nuclear forces, and a promising ballistic missile of the Pukkykson-3 submarines should become their new element. The first launch of an experimental product of this type took place almost a year ago, and in the near future they may

Limited prospects for telescopic ammunition

Limited prospects for telescopic ammunition

Ajax armored vehicle with a 40-mm cannon from CTAI. Photo of the UK Department of Defense In the fifties, the so-called. telescopic ammunition for artillery or small arms. Later, this idea was developed in several countries and attracted the attention of the military. However, despite all expectations

Missile complex "Hermes". Waiting for a universal system

Missile complex "Hermes". Waiting for a universal system

Ground-based Hermes means in the stowed position Shortly before the exhibition, its developers published new details, but in fact

For the first time at the exhibition: interesting novelties of "Army-2020"

For the first time at the exhibition: interesting novelties of "Army-2020"

RPL-2020 machine gun. Photo by Modernfirearms.net The international military-technical forum "Army-2020" has once again become a platform for the demonstration of various samples of various weapons, military equipment and special equipment. As in previous times, a significant part of the exposition is occupied by completely new

Mixture grenade and flamethrower complex goes for trials

Mixture grenade and flamethrower complex goes for trials

The first known image of the "Mix" complex from the publication of the Ministry of Defense In the foreseeable future, the newest 6S20 "Mix" grenade launcher and flamethrower complex may enter service with the Russian army. The work on this product is approaching its finale, and soon the first samples will be sent to

Ways of development and modernization of RPG-7

Ways of development and modernization of RPG-7

RPG-7 grenade launcher. A mechanical sight and a PG-7VL shot are used. Photo of the RFV Ministry of Defense 1961. The RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launcher with the PG-7V cumulative round entered service with the Soviet Army. In the future, this system began to develop and improve, due to which it

Ghillie camouflage suit: from hunting to war and back

Ghillie camouflage suit: from hunting to war and back

Camouflage suits "Lovat Scouts", early XX century. Photo Imperial War Museum / iwm.co.uk The stereotypical image of a sniper, stealthily approaching a firing position and waiting hours for his target, is unthinkable without a ghillie-type camouflage suit. This piece of equipment represents a large

One in a hundred. American nuclear weapons are negligible compared to Russian

One in a hundred. American nuclear weapons are negligible compared to Russian

On August 8, the American Internet edition We Are The Mighty published an interesting article authored by Alex Hollings. The loud headline "America's nukes are absolutely tiny compared to Russia's" was followed by a discussion of

Top 5 most effective 155 mm shells

Top 5 most effective 155 mm shells

155 mm shells, like the artillery caliber of the same name, are among the most popular in the world. They are produced by a variety of countries, many of which, keeping up with the times, have made these ammunition adjustable. Introducing a version of the top 5 most successful 155mm rounds from a point

Combat suit. Injury statistics, bullets and shrapnel

Combat suit. Injury statistics, bullets and shrapnel

Death Statistics The modern battlefield is filled with a huge number of weapons designed to defeat the enemy. Barrel and rocket artillery, aircraft weapons, guided missiles, mortars, easel and hand grenade launchers. It would seem that in these conditions the role of small arms as

30mm automatic cannons: decline or a new stage of development?

30mm automatic cannons: decline or a new stage of development?

From about the middle of the 20th century, the 30 mm caliber became the de facto standard for automatic cannons. Of course, automatic cannons of other calibers, from 20 to 40 mm, were also widespread, but the most widespread was the 30 mm caliber. Especially widespread rapid-fire 30 mm cannons

What can it be? Nuclear war scenarios

What can it be? Nuclear war scenarios

Can you even understand what the next war might be like? How reliably did the leaders of states and military leaders imagine what the First World War or the Second World War (WWII) would look like, and how much did their forecasts coincide with reality during the waging of these wars?

Radiation accidents: from Chernobyl to Severodvinsk. Dosimeters in the USSR and the Russian Federation

Radiation accidents: from Chernobyl to Severodvinsk. Dosimeters in the USSR and the Russian Federation

This article is intended to expand the series of articles "Civilian weapons", which includes articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, transforming it into something like the series "Civil security", in which the threats that lie in wait for ordinary citizens will be considered in more a wider context. In the future, we will consider

Chimera "wunderwaffe" against the specter of rationalism

Chimera "wunderwaffe" against the specter of rationalism

The term "wunderwaffe" (wunderwaffe, miracle weapon) originated in Nazi Germany as a designation of a fundamentally new weapon, or a weapon significantly superior in characteristics to everything previously created and capable of bringing significant changes on the battlefield. Later, the term "wunderwaffe" received

Heavy thoughts over heavy flamethrowers

Heavy thoughts over heavy flamethrowers

The other day the media were full of headlines glorifying our heavy flamethrower systems (TOS) of all kinds, from "Buratino" to "Tosochka". Modernized, improved, installed a new one. With an open hint towards "potential" - be afraid, because our TOC has no analogues. And stuff like that. And then there is

Who will give the troops communications?

Who will give the troops communications?

Probably, no one will argue that communication has been one of the most important components of a modern army for decades. Even during the Second World War, the one who could provide the best information exchange between headquarters and units and units received a huge advantage. AND

Historical detective. German helmets: necks intact, brains broken

Historical detective. German helmets: necks intact, brains broken

Not so long ago, in one of the materials, I sadly complained that the moronization of society in the information space is taking on alarming proportions. I am translating: the people are getting dumber. And here is another confirmation of this. Actually, I was looking for information completely on this topic, but I was simply shocked at how many people in

Where is so much paint?

Where is so much paint?

In general, there is even such a term: interbellum, that is, the interval between the two world wars. And in this interval, from 1918 to 1939, specifically in Germany, they managed to fit two armies. The first is a kind of garbage of the imperial Reichswehr, permitted by the Treaty of Versailles, and, in fact, since 1933

Diesels of the Third Reich: legends and myths

Diesels of the Third Reich: legends and myths

For what I adore our readers, it is for perseverance. Yes, fortunately, sometimes in the comments you can easily collect one or two articles easily and naturally. But no, you will also shower the whole PM with advice. So what was arranged for me after this article: “Gasoline and diesel fuel of the Third Reich:

Sticky Anti-Tank Hand Grenade

Sticky Anti-Tank Hand Grenade

During the Second World War, a large number of unusual weapons were created in Great Britain. Many of them were not created from a good life. After the defeat of the expeditionary force in France and the loss of a huge number of various weapons in Great Britain, the German

Rocket by pigeon mail. Dove Project

Rocket by pigeon mail. Dove Project

The model of the nose cone, created in the framework of the "Dove" project. Carrier pigeons were quite actively used during the First and Second World War. The use of pigeons as winged messengers has a thousand-year history; this use of birds was known even in the army of Alexander the Great

Cold War nuclear depth charges

Cold War nuclear depth charges

Underwater Nuclear Explosion, Project Domenic, 1962 The Cold War years gave the world many images of nuclear weapons. This is not only about strategic offensive weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. During the confrontation between the United States and the USSR, there were

M202 FLASH Quadruple Rocket Flamethrower

M202 FLASH Quadruple Rocket Flamethrower

Some weapons firmly enter our lives through the cinema. One such example is the American light jet flamethrower M202 FLASH, which would not have received such fame and recognition if it had not been included in the movie "Commando" in due time. Action movie classic