Transport and fighting vehicles by Andrew Panteleyev

The Matra R422 missile

The Matra R422 missile is a semi-active electromagnetically guided surface-to-air missile designed by Matra (France) in the 1950s.

The R422 was developed by Matra as part of the French army’s SA20 program for long-range surface-to-air (SALP). It was then in competition with DEFA PARCA and SNCASE SE.4400. It had to be able to intercept bombers flying …

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MiG – 15 UTI training fighter. The 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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8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43 – 88 mm calibre reusable anti-tank rocket launcher

8.8 cm Raketenwerfer 43 Puppchen was an 88 mm calibre reusable anti-tank rocket launcher developed by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Raketenwerfer 43 was given to infantry to bolster their anti-tank capability. The weapon was fired from a small two-wheeled gun carriage which fired a percussion-primed, rocket-propelled, fin-stabilized grenade RPzB. Gr. 4312 with a shaped charge …

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Transport and fighting vehicles by Andrew Panteleyev

Combat helicopters: Eurocopter AS 365 MTR Panther

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS 365 Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin medium-weight multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. The Panther is used for a wide range of military roles, including combat assault, fire support, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC). AS 365 MTR Panther: prototype military …

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