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In artillery no room for error

— Vladimir Mikhailovsky Military Artillery Academy has more than 192 years of glorious history, rich traditions. Let’s start with how it was created a unique university as it develops …

— The idea of ​​establishing in Russia a military artillery academy belongs to Count Peter Shuvalov, went down in history as an outstanding statesman and military leader. He proceeded from the fact that Russia is experiencing an acute need for personnel able to interpret the military science. About military science Shuvalov said that it is necessary «as the reasonable soul is the body.» These words are no less relevant today.

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New versions of the modernization of BMP-2

Two new variants of the modernization of infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2 offered "Kurganmashzavod." It is reported ARMS-TASS reported with reference to the representative of the military-industrial complex. 

According to him, the first version includes the installation of a sight gunner B07K2, which is integrated in the system of two-plane optical lens stabilization, thermal imaging device and a laser rangefinder. The data obtained by these systems is transmitted to the display at the operator’s location. Commander’s vision device TKN-3MB replaced by TC-AL, which established a complex pulse illumination purposes.

Certain changes were made and weapons

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«Abrams», «Leopard», «Merkava» …

When in 1913 the lieutenant punter Bursztyn Austrian War Department introduced its own project wheeled-tracked tank, the answer was the resolution «man crazy.» And, of course, if his idea was not supported. Now, almost 100 years later, armored vehicles in the toolbox at least some more or less efficient army. Moreover, the tanks were the main striking force of the ground forces, the personification of their power, and the upcoming development of armored vehicles, many countries are paying great attention. With all the variety of tanks main requirements for them remain constant. The tank should move, shoot, and successfully

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The main battle tanks of Western African States (Part 2) — Leopard 2

The main battle tank in Germany for many years has been "Leopard 2" and its different modifications. The development of this tank was one hundred percent completed by 1979, the same year the tank began to enter the army. Interestingly, during the development of the German engineers worked through two concepts — Leopard-2K with cannon armament and Leopard-2PK, armed with anti-tank missiles. In 1971, work on the creation of the tank missile was stopped, and the Leopard 2 has become the machine, which received the standard cannon armament. Since 1979, it produced about 3,500 tanks that are in service with

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New versions of the modernization of BMP-2

Two new variants of the modernization of infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2 offered "Kurganmashzavod." It is reported ARMS-TASS reported with reference to the representative of the military-industrial complex. 

According to him, the first version includes the installation of a sight gunner B07K2, which is integrated in the system of two-plane optical lens stabilization, thermal imaging device and a laser rangefinder. The data obtained by these systems is transmitted to the display at the operator's location. Commander's vision device TKN-3MB replaced by TC-AL, which established a complex pulse illumination purposes.

Certain changes were made and weapons

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The story of creation and the main properties of the Leopard 2 — Part I

After the cessation of joint work with the Yankees to build a promising tank MBT-70 West Germans decided to design tank the third generation without the help of others. By the time the tank building in Germany was absolutely alive again, and got hold of the German experts at a lot of experience in the development and improvement of the MBT Leopard 1.

Assembly diagram traditional

Latest armored vehicle made in the years 1967-1979 firm Krauss-Maffei AG (general contractor), Porsche (general questions the design process and detailed design of the chassis), Wegmann (tower) and AEG Telefunken (system fire control).

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