Top 10 Air Forces Of The World
Top 10 Air Forces Of The World are based on the countries plane quality and
pilot Knowledge. China and India are not included because of thier old, out
of service, depended to other nation's and lack of pilot training. No
mather how good the plane is the pilot has an important rule in combat.
Music by Enya (wild child)
USS Independence (Littoral Combat Ship) LCS-2
One of the US Navy's new Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Independence LCS-2.
Stealthy, trimaran, x-boat....nice! It has a twin too. If you don't like
the music, scroll down through the comments for an explanation.
A-10 Warthog (Thunderbolt II) bombing run
***I disabled comments because I'm sick of people telling everyone that the
explosions are rigged. We all know that they are rigged. I never implied
that they weren't rigged. The commentator at the airshow, and on the
movie's audio, says that the explosions are rigged. Comments in the video
itself say that they are rigged.
TL;DR I got tired of rampant stupidity and disabled comments.***
Low Quality Video.
This is video from the 2006 Cleveland National Airshow hosted at
Burke-Lakefront Airport in Cleveland Ohio.The explosions are rigged, but
it's cool none-the-less.
RARE VIDEO Russian Air Force Su-24 on bombing mission.
Russian air force bomber aircraft The Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO reporting name:
Fencer) is a supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft developed in the
Soviet Union. This variable-sweep wing, twin-engined side-by-side
two-seater carried the USSR's first integrated digital navigation/attack
system. It remains in service with former Soviet air forces and various
air forces to which it was exported.
The Su-24 has a shoulder-mounted variable geometry wing outboard of a
relatively small fixed wing glove, swept at 69°. The wing has four sweep
settings: 16° for take-off and landing, 35° and 45° for cruise at
different altitudes, and 69° for minimum aspect ratio and wing area in
low-level dashes. The variable geometry wing provides excellent STOL
performance, allowing a landing speed of 230 km/h (143 mph), even lower
than the Sukhoi Su-17 despite substantially greater take-off weight. Its
high wing loading provides a stable low-level ride and minimal gust
The Su-24 has two Saturn/Lyulka AL-21F-3A afterburning turbojet engines with 109.8 kN (24,700 lbf) thrust
each, fed with air from two rectangular side mounted intakes with splitter
In early Su-24 ("Fencer A" according to NATO) aircraft these intakes had
variable ramps, allowing a maximum speed of 2,320 km/h (1,440 mph), Mach
2.18, at altitude and a ceiling of some 17,500 m (57,400 ft). Because the
Su-24 is used almost exclusively for low-level missions, the actuators for
the variable intakes were deleted to reduce weight and maintenance. This
has no effect on low-level performance, but absolute maximum speed and
altitude are cut to Mach 1.35 and 11,000 m (36,100 ft). The earliest
Su-24 had a box-like rear fuselage, which was shortly changed in production
to a rear Exhaust shroud more closely
shaped around the engines in order to reduce drag. The revised aircraft
also gained three side-by-side antenna fairings in the nose, a repositioned
braking chute, and a new ram-air inlet at the base of the tail fin. The
revised aircraft were dubbed "Fencer-B" by NATO, but did not merit a new
The Su-24's fixed armament is a single fast-firing GSh-6-23 cannon with 500
rounds of ammunition, mounted in the fuselage underside. The gun is covered
with an eyelid shutter when not in use. The warload includes various
nuclear weapons. Two or four R-60 (NATO AA-8 'Aphid') infrared missiles are
usually carried for self-defense by the Su-24M/24MK.
Initial Su-24s had basic electronic countermeasures (ECM) equipment, with
many Su-24s limited to the old Sirena radar-warning receiver with no
integral jamming system. Later-production Su-24s had more comprehensive
radar warning, missile-launch warning, and active ECM equipment, with
triangular antennas on the sides of the intakes and the tip of the vertical
fin. This earned the NATO designation "Fencer-C", although again it did not
have a separate Soviet designation. Some "Fencer-C" and later Su-24M
("Fencer-D" by NATO) have large wing fence/pylons on the wing glove portion
with integral chaff/flare dispensers; others have such launchers scabbed
onto either side of the tail fin.
Syrian civil war
During the escalation of the Syrian Civil War, starting in November 2012,
around four months after the first air raids from different fixed wing
aircraft started, and after 18 months since the beginning, the first Su-24
medium bombers were filmed dropping their heavy payload on the rebels.
The first and to date only Su-24 loss, an upgraded MK2 version, was downed
by an Igla sufrace-to-air missile fired by the insurgency already on 28
November near the town Darat Izza in the Aleppo Governorate. One of the
pilots, Col. Ziad Daud Ali, was injured and was filmed being taken to a
rebel field hospital.
Furthermore, Syrian Fencers have reportedly been involved in
near-encounters with NATO warplanes. The first of such incidents occurred
in early September 2013, when Syrian Fencers of the 819th Squadron
(launched from Tiyas airbase) flew low over the Mediterranean and
approached the 14-mile air exclusion zone surrounding the British airbase
in Akrotiri, Cyprus. The jets turned back before reaching the area due to
two RAF Eurofighter Typhoons being scrambled to intercept them. Turkey also
sent two F-16s. The Fencers were possibly testing the air defenses of the
base (and their reaction time) in preparation for a possible military
strike by the U.S, the United Kingdom and France in the aftermath of the
chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Damascus allegedly committed by the
Surviving Su-24M models have gone through a life-extension and updating
program, with GLONASS, upgraded cockpit with multi-function displays
(MFDs), HUD, digital moving-map generator, Shchel helmet-mounted sights,
and provision for the latest guided weapons, including R-73 (AA-11
'Archer') air-to-air missiles.
MONSTER TRUCK US military Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector
New concept for the US Marine Corps A potential replacement for the
Marines' 20-year-old air cushioned ship-to-shore craft has foam runners and
a massive payload.
Officials with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, in conjunction with the
Office of Naval Research, conducted a technical assessment earlier this
month with a half-scale version of the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious
Connector, a high-tech craft being developed as an option to replace the
Landing Craft Air Cushioned as a vehicle to bring troops, vehicles and gear
ashore. The UHAC has also been discussed as a replacement for the Landing
Craft Utility, another Navy ship-to-shore connector, but Warfighting Lab
officials said they were especially interested in how the UHAC stacked up
against the LCAC.
The Navy's LCACs traditionally deploy with and operate from amphibious well
deck ships and often transport Marines to and from shore as part of
training or Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments.
Unlike the LCAC, which acts as a hovercraft with an inflatable skirt, the
UHAC has air-filled tracks made out of foam that can propel it through the
water and on land. The footprint of the UHAC is significantly larger: 2,500
square feet of deck area to the LCAC's 1,800. But this means the UHAC can
handle a much larger payload. While the LCAC can carry 65 tons of gear, the
UHAC can handle 150 tons, or 190 with an overload payload.
Capt. James Pineiro, Ground Combat Element branch head for the Warfighting
Lab's Science and Technology Division, said the UHAC would be able to carry
three main battle tanks ashore, at some 60 tons apiece.
Another advantage to the UHAC, Pineiro said, is its range: 200 nautical
miles to the LCAC's 86. And unlike the LCAC, when the UHAC arrives onshore,
it can keep on going, thanks to low pressure captive air cells in the
tracks. At about a pound per square inch, the UHAC can cross mud flats and
tidal marsh areas. And the tracks can crawl over a sea wall of up to 10
feet, he said — all important features during a beach assault.
"You could look at the amphibious invasion of Inchon, during the Korean
War," Pineiro said. "there were significant mud flats there, and a 26-foot
tide difference. At low tide it went a couple of miles out. That was a
problem during the invasion of Inchon."
Where the UHAC does come up short is in water speed. Because of the drag
created by the foam tracks, it can only travel at 20 knots, half the speed
of the LCAC.
But Pineiro said he anticipated that mission commanders would be able to
work around this drawback.
"When you get into planning ops, you kind of plan for your capability," he
Officials with the project said the concept for the UHAC originated in
2008, with a goal to design an amphibious vehicle with low PSI. The Office
of Naval Research accepted a concept design for the vehicle from the
company Navatek, Inc., and the project has been in development since then,
with the construction of a half-scale demonstrator and an at-sea
demonstration in 2012.
The half-scale model is still massive at 42 feet long, 26 feet wide and 17
feet high. It was in Honolulu in early March to complete a limited
technical assessment to demonstrate its capabilities. The test, Pineiro
said, involved launching the UHAC from a simulated ship's well deck with an
internally transported vehicle aboard. The UHAC brought the vehicle to the
shore and then returned to the ship, he said.
The assessment is preparation for a larger demonstration of the UHAC's
abilities at the Advanced Warfighting Experiment, also in Hawaii, that will
take place in conjunction with the international exercise Rim of the
Pacific 2014 this summer.
"We want to make sure the UHAC can perform," Pineiro said.
Future steps following this summer's experiment remain unclear as testing
continues. But according to the Marines Seabasing Required Capabilities
Annual Report for 2013, published in December, product managers with ONR
are working with Defense Department agencies to secure funding for
"Development of a full-scale technology demonstrator is a possibility," the
Amid budget cutbacks, one feature is sure to catch the eye of acquisition
officials: because of the technology involved in constructing and operating
a UHAC, ONR estimates per-unit production and maintenance costs would be
less than half that of an LCAC, officials with the project said.
The Navy began purchasing its 91 LCACs in the early 1980s at per-unit costs
ranging from $22 million to $32 million, or between $45 and $75 million
with inflation adjusted.
NEW CHALLENGER to Leopard 2 and Abrams Tanks Russian T 90MS Main Battle Tank
Great tank for Russian military be interesting to see it against the
leopard 2 and Abrams tanks The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main
battle tank that is essentially a modernisation of the T-72B, incorporating
many features of the T-80U (it was originally to be called the T-72BU,
later renamed to T-90). It is currently the most modern tank in service
with the Russian Ground Forces and Naval Infantry. Although a development
of the T-72, the T-90 uses a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, 1G46 gunner
sights, a new engine, and thermal sights. Standard protective measures
include a blend of steel, composite armour, smoke mortars, Kontakt-5
explosive-reactive armor, laser warning receivers, Nakidka camouflage and
the Shtora infrared ATGM jamming system. The EMT-7 electromagnetic pulse
(EMP) creator has been used in testing but not fitted to T-90s in active
service. It is designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil,
Russia. Since 2011, the Russian armed forces have ceased ordering the T-90,
and are instead waiting for the development of the Universal Combat
Platform T-99 that is expected to enter service in 2020.
The performance characteristics of the T-90MS "Tagil"
Combat weight, t 48
Crew - 3
Length with gun forward, mm 9530
Length, mm 6860
Overall width, 3460 mm
125-mm cannon 2A46M-5
Ammunition, 40 rounds
Guided weapons 9K119M "Reflex-M"
Coaxial machine gun 7.62 mm 6P7K
Ammunition, shot in 2000
Anti-aircraft machine gun 7.62 mm 6P7K with UDP (T05BV-1)
Ammunition, 800 rounds
Engine In-92S2F2, 1130, p. a.
Fuel tank capacity, l 1 200 400
Power density, n. a. / t 24
Maximum speed, km / h 60
Cruising on the highway, 500 km
Ground pressure, kgf / cm 0.98 Attention
The new 2011 made T-90MS "Tagil" the worlds best tank currently hands down.
This tank was named T-90MS on purpose to mislead NATO to believe that its
"just an upgraded T-90". While T-90 was upgraded already in 1999 the T-90A
"Vladimir" that is current Russian MBT and T-90MS "Tagil" hopefully will be
next to enter service soon. This has completely new turret and it is so
radically modified and upgraded that it is completely new tank compared to
the normal modernized T-90A it has very little in common anymore with the
normal T-90 that was made few examples in 1991 or 1993. Anyway, during
second Chechen campaign T-90A got hit up to 7 times with different RPGs,
modern and old ones and it remained in action. No T-90A tank has ever been
destroyed and that is current Russian MBT, it has the longest range of all
tanks due to its capability to launch laser guided missiles trough its
125mm smoothbore gun up to 5-6km. Just some few of the new features: T-90MS
is production version featuring new explosive reactive armor (ERA) Relikt,
new 1,250 PS (920 kW) engine, new improved turret and composite armor, new
gun, new thermal imaging Catherine-FC from Thales, an enhanced
environmental control system for providing cooled air to the fighting
compartment, integrated tactical system, satellite navigation and others.
DSHK with IR camera, and PNM Sosna-U gunner view, 7.62mm turret UDP T05BV-1
RWS, GLONASS+inertial navigation, explosive reactive armor (ERA) Relikt and
ammunition is now mounted in rear of the turret for improved crew safety
and using an improved faster
autoloader, the list could go on...etc etc etc. So really its not a "T-90"
anymore even...its a whole new different 3.5 generation tank.
The T-90's main armament is the 2A46M 125 mm smoothbore tank gun. This is a
highly modified version of the Sprut anti-tank gun, and is the same gun
used as the main armament on the T-80-series tanks. It can be replaced
without dismantling the inner turret and is capable of firing
armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS), high-explosive
anti-tank (HEAT-FS), and high explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG) ammunition,
as well as 9M119M Refleks anti-tank guided missiles. The Refleks missile
has semi-automatic laser beam-riding guidance and a tandem hollow-charge
HEAT warhead. It has an effective range of 100 m to 6 km, and takes 17.5
seconds to reach maximum range. Refleks can penetrate about 950 millimetres
(37 in) of steel armour and can also engage low-flying air targets such as
The NSV 12.7mm (12.7x108) remotely controlled anti-aircraft Heavy machine
gun can be operated from within the tank by the commander and has a range
of 2 km and a cyclic rate of fire of 700--800 rounds per minute with 300
rounds available (the NSV was replaced by the Kord heavy machine gun in the
late 1990s). The PKMT 7.62mm (7.62x54mm R) coaxial machine gun weighs about
10.5 kg while the ammunition box carries 250 rounds (7000 rounds carried)
and weighs an additional 9.5 kg.
Like other modern Russian tanks the 2A46M in the T-90 is fed by an
automatic loader which removes the need for a manual loader in the tank and
reduces the crew to 3 (commander, gunner, and driver). The autoloader can
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Mugello Motor Fest 2010
A "simply" chareged Fiat...
Stock engine with a "few" mods
mounting this one...