Transport, weapons and best technologies by Andrew Panteleyev

MiG – 15 UTI training fighter. A Soviet first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin died in the crash of this type of aircraft in 1968

MiG – 15 UTI training fighter. Designed in 1949. A two-seater middle-wing plane of the all metal construction with a hermetic cockpit and two catapulting seats. Crew – 2, armament – 23 mm NR-23 gun; 12.7 UKB-E machine gun, speed – 1010 km/h, ceiling – 14150 m, flight range – 950 km. A Soviet first …

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Armies, weapons and equipment of the world on the paintings by Joan Mañé

The Aist class: first large assault hovercraft operated by the Soviet Navy. Watercolor by Joan Mañé

The Aist class (NATO-Code; Russian Project 12321 Dzheyran): first large assault hovercraft operated by the Soviet Navy.

Designed by the Almaz design bureau wing of the Almaz Shipbuilding Company in 1964 -1965. Production of the craft lasted from 1970 until 1985 at Almaz’s plant in Leningrad.

Three modified Aists (700 series) are based in the Baltic …

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