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  1. Another Bayraktar down near Mitiga airport. Alegedly with a little help of Pantsir.
  2. The turbines serve better in the arctic hence why the modernized T-80 are being supplied to the arctic units.
  3. Joint Russian-US patrol? Alleged jihadi armor destroyed near Abu Dhafna (3 armoured technicals, BTR-60 and a Panthera) https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1219411887957454848
  4. I am sure there are many very interesting stories to share about this topic. Let's start with couple of articles about the weird and sometimes downright crazy history of Czechoslovak assistance which helped Israel to survive its early days. It's true that Czechoslovakia asked a lot of money for bypassing the UN embargo but it doesn't change the fact that it helped in the critical time - before the change of course was ordered from Kremlin in 1949. It's also worth mentioning that the arms-smuggling to Israel brought up to 1/3 of all foreign currency income of Czechoslovakia at that time! It's all in Czech but well understandable with the google translate. Here in short the story of the secret Czechoslovak operation DI - the military asistance to Israel from the website of the Czech Institute of the military history. The article contains rare historical photos from the covert military training for army specialists (pilots, tankers, mechanics and even an infantry brigade made of volunteers from the former Czechoslovak Army Corps in USSR). https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vhu.cz%2Fprubeh-a-podrobnosti-cs-vojenske-pomoci-izraeli-na-konci-40-let%2F If you really like the topic, you can learn many more details from these six chapters of this superlong article (sure worth studying for anyone interested in the topic). https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.valka.cz%2F14222-Ceskoslovensko-a-jeho-vojenska-pomoc-statu-Izrael-v-prvnim-obdobi-jeho-samostatne-existence-I%3Futm_source%3Dvalka_cz%26utm_medium%3Darticle%26utm_campaign%3Dserial https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.valka.cz%2F14223-Ceskoslovensko-a-jeho-vojenska-pomoc-statu-Izrael-v-prvnim-obdobi-jeho-samostatne-existence-II%3Futm_source%3Dvalka_cz%26utm_medium%3Darticle%26utm_campaign%3Dserial https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.valka.cz%2F14230-Ceskoslovensko-a-jeho-vojenska-pomoc-statu-Izrael-v-prvnim-obdobi-jeho-samostatne-existence-III https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.valka.cz%2F14236-Ceskoslovensko-a-jeho-vojenska-pomoc-statu-Izrael-v-prvnim-obdobi-jeho-samostatne-existence-IV%3Futm_source%3Dvalka_cz%26utm_medium%3Darticle%26utm_campaign%3Dserial https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.valka.cz%2F14242-Ceskoslovensko-a-jeho-vojenska-pomoc-statu-Izrael-v-prvnim-obdobi-jeho-samostatne-existence-V%3Futm_source%3Dvalka_cz%26utm_medium%3Darticle%26utm_campaign%3Dserial https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.valka.cz%2F14246-Ceskoslovensko-a-jeho-vojenska-pomoc-statu-Izrael-v-prvnim-obdobi-jeho-samostatne-existence-VI%3Futm_source%3Dvalka_cz%26utm_medium%3Darticle%26utm_campaign%3Dserial After that we have the totally crazy story of the Cairo bombing raid actually performed from the communist Czechoslovakia in 1948. Why don't we have yet any movie about three B-17s smuggled from USA, crewed by American-Jewish airmen, armed with former German machineguns and bombs and operating from an airfield located in then communist Czechoslovakia? If that doesn't deserve to be filmed than what does? https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.idnes.cz%2Fzpravy%2Fdomaci%2Fnalet-zatec-kahira-b-17-izrael.A130712_105045_domaci_jw Most of you likely know that the first combat aircraft of the Israeli airforce were Czechoslovak Avia S-199 fighters. This stillborn stop-gap modification of the leftover Bf-109G airframe was rather useless in fact (Czechoslovakia had loads of Bf-109 airframes but no spare DB-605 engines whose reliability was absurdly low due to bad late-war steel, so the engines were replaced with Jumo-211 bomber units - completely unsuitable but available) but nevertheless it helped to stop the Egyptian attack on Tel Aviv and brought a very important psychological advantage on the Israeli side. More about these planes here. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.idnes.cz%2Ftechnet%2Fvojenstvi%2Fizrael-ceskoslovensko-vyroci-izraelske-letectvo.A180526_235424_vojenstvi_erp https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.idnes.cz%2Ftechnet%2Fvojenstvi%2Fceskoslovenske-letectvo-stihaci-letadlo-avia-s-199.A200116_174150_vojenstvi_erp To add to the absurdity of that time... the man behind the support for the Israel was Czechoslovak FM Vladimír Clementis who was executed just few years later as a result of an intra-communist power struggle.
  5. That's not surprising to be honest. Just to be clear that I read the graphs correct. The three colors represent the type of destroyed object by the threat? I.e. the number 65% means that 65% of destroyed artillery was destroyed by artillery?
  6. I disagree. The first missile detonated few seconds after the booster engine stopped after 18 seconds of flight. The second one detonated after 10 seconds of flight. The perception of different altitude is given by the fact that the plane was going towards the Tor position, i.e. the trajectory of the second missile logically had to be more steep to reach similar altitude.
  7. Czech MOD signed a contract for two Vera NG passive tracking systems. https://www.idnes.cz/zpravy/nato/vera-ng-sledovaci-system-radar-obrana-armada-nato-era-pardubice.A200114_190357_zpr_nato_inc About Vera NG https://www.era.aero/en/military-security/vera-ng Maybe this isn't the right thread to post it because the system can technically track whatever what emits something, not only aircraft.
  8. Rafale refueling from MiG-29 or maybe only flying behind the tanker for the photo?
  9. Egyptian F-16 crashed on Sinai. The pilot died.
  10. Will DRDO finish the development before those tanks are phased out?
  11. Maybe the issue with the aluminium hull wear could be with the fact that aluminium alloys unlike steel don't have a fatique limit (a cyclic load which can be repeated infinitely without causing any cracks - this is a property of steel or titanium but not of aluminium), i.e. even a very small cyclic load can cause structural cracks in the long period of time. You can't say that when one design worked the other must work too. One design could have had some certain areas with concentration of forces where the cracks would appear much earlier than in the other. Those aren't easy to find and solve without having access to modern computation methods.
  12. Tor can follow mechanized formations and cover them on the move through various terrain. Pantsir can not. Tor is used by the mobile army units while Pantsir is used by the airforce, mainly to protect long-range SAM sites.
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