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Documentary on the commissioning of the Vladimir Monomakh, lots of unusual footage of the interior of the submarine, the ballistic missiles and their construction including the famous hyperbaric welding process that intrigued the West during the Cold war.

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For comparison ...

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Russian groundforces:

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Some good tank films have appeared recently, in the early 90's Sweden got a few T-80 to trial against the Centurion and the S-tank under different conditions...

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Demonstrates pretty well the advantages of sticking a gas turbine in your tank in terms of mobility. I do wonder to what extent these trials influenced the decision to adopt the Leopard 2?

The next film shows armor demonstrations on the T-80 made in the wake of the disasters in Chechnya to demonstrate that the tanks armor was up to specification. Tests on the T-72 have been released before but I do not remember the T-80 being demonstrated.

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SAA helicopter dropping barrels over Idleb governorate from high altitude.

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I'm not really sure these are barrel bombs, today's barrel-bombs are different from the ones from two years ago, they actually look more like bombs than like barrels. They appear to have parachutes protruding from under the lid and are possibly the same batch of supplies meant for the forces besieged in Jish al-Shughur National Hospital that missed their target and ended up in rebel hands as seen here:

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The upgraded D variant of China’s J-11 fighter jet, a copy of the Russian Sukhoi Su-27, has made its maiden flight, Chinese media reported. The jet reportedly has new radar and an air refueling system. China was the first foreign country to buy Russian Su-27s in the early 1990s. Over a decade it purchased a manufacturing license for the jets and managed to copy the design to produce it from domestic parts.
http://rt.com/news/254413-china-j11d-plane-flight/
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Trooping the Colour, 11 June 2016, Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebration and parade. Household Cavalry, Coldstream Guards, 6 companies, Guard's Division, Welsh and Irish Guard bands. Lt. Col. James Thurstan, 1st Battalion CO. + Royal Field Horse Artillery 13 pdr salute & RAF flyover.
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I wasn't even ten years old at the time, and Texas Instruments gave him an Aero Commander to work with.

He would take me up with that odd ball shoved beneath the nose and we would fly around Dallas. My family still has the original 16mm test footage as the aircraft flew about Dallas seeking out heat signals in normal items like factory smoke stacks.[/quote]

Hello,

I am an aviation historian, specialising in the history of each Aero Commander built.
Currently, my database comprises over 102,500 records for the 3,170 examples built.

I have a photograph of an Aero Commander, possibly a Model 680 or 680E, that has "Texas Instruments" and "Experimental" titles and with the FLIR turret mounted on the nose.
The "Tail Number" or "N" number is not visible, so I have not been able to identify the Commander that Texas Instruments used to test the equipment.
This is because, although I have the FAA Registration (ownership etc) and Airworthiness files, I have not found any that have a Bill of Sale to Texas Instruments. Presumably then it was perhaps leased or rented to them.

I would therefore like to ask if you have any evidence of the Commander's identity.
For instance, is the "Tail number" visible in the 16mm film footage?

Any help will, of course, be very much appreciated.
More so, if it solves a long-standing question!

Kind Regards,
Barry Collman
Air-Britain (Historians)
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feihua wrote:Nice thread.

My dad made FLIR possible for flight. Some will find the claim hard to believe but it is the case.

He is the man responsible for mounting it on an aircraft when it was said it couldn't be done. He was able to get the thing to track properly from the air.

I wasn't even ten years old at the time, and Texas Instruments gave him an Aero Commander to work with.

The PhDs (he called them Poor Hound Dogs) claimed it was much too large to mount on a plane, but him being a logistics engineer, he showed them the logic of how to connect A to B to create the level jump.

He would take me up with that odd ball shoved beneath the nose and we would fly around Dallas. My family still has the original 16mm test footage as the aircraft flew about Dallas seeking out heat signals in normal items like factory smoke stacks.

I can remember the funky television sitting in the makeshift navigator seat on the relatively small plane.



Hello,

I am an aviation historian, specialising in the history of each Aero Commander built.
Currently, my database comprises over 102,500 records for the 3,170 examples built.

I have a photograph of an Aero Commander, possibly a Model 680 or 680E, that has "Texas Instruments" and "Experimental" titles and with the FLIR turret mounted on the nose.
The "Tail Number" or "N" number is not visible, so I have not been able to identify the Commander that Texas Instruments used to test the equipment.
This is because, although I have the FAA Registration (ownership etc) and Airworthiness files, I have not found any that have a Bill of Sale to Texas Instruments. Presumably then it was perhaps leased or rented to them.

I would therefore like to ask if you have any evidence of the Commander's identity.
For instance, is the "Tail number" visible in the 16mm film footage?

Any help will, of course, be very much appreciated.
More so, if it solves a long-standing question!

Kind Regards,
Barry Collman
Air-Britain (Historians)
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