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BMD-1
The BMD-1
BMD-1
is a Soviet airborne amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle, which was introduced in 1969 and first seen by the West in 1970. BMD stands for Boyevaya Mashina Desanta (Боевая Машина Десанта, literally "Combat Vehicle of the Airborne").[13] It can be dropped by parachute and although it resembles the BMP-1
BMP-1
it is in fact much smaller. The BMD-1
BMD-1
was used as an IFV
IFV
by the Soviet Army's airborne divisions. An improved variant of the BMD-1
BMD-1
was developed, the BMD-2
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Kiev
Kiev
Kiev
(/ˈkiːɛf, -ɛv/ KEE-ef, -ev)[10] or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ, translit. Kyiv [ˈkɪjiu̯] ( listen); Old East Slavic: Кыѥвъ, translit. Kyjev; Polish: Kijów Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʲijuf]; Russian: Киев, translit. Kiyev [ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974[2] (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press),[11] making Kiev
Kiev
the 7th most populous city in Europe.[12] Kiev
Kiev
is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe
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AKM
The AKM
AKM
(Russian: Автома́т Кала́шникова модернизи́рованный, tr. Avtomát Kaláshnikova modernizírovanny, lit. Modernized Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle) is a 7.62mm assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is a common modernized variant of the AK-47
AK-47
rifle developed in the 1940s. Introduced into service with the Soviet Army
Soviet Army
in 1959, the AKM
AKM
is the most ubiquitous variant of the entire AK series of firearms and it has found widespread use with most member states of the former Warsaw Pact and its African and Asian allies as well as being widely exported and produced in many other countries. The production of these rifles was carried out at both the Tula Arms Plant
Tula Arms Plant
and Izhmash
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Mil Mi-6
The Mil Mi-6
Mil Mi-6
( NATO reporting name Hook), given the article number izdeliye 50 and company designation V-6, was a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter that was designed by the Mil design bureau
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Mi-26
The Mil Mi-26
Mil Mi-26
(Russian: Миль Ми-26, NATO
NATO
reporting name: Halo) is a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter. Its product code is izdeliye 90
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Parachute
A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag (or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift). Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong fabric, originally silk, now most commonly nylon. They are typically dome-shaped, but vary, with rectangles, inverted domes, and others found
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Drogue Parachute
A drogue parachute is a parachute designed to be deployed from a rapidly moving object in order to slow the object, to provide control and stability, or as a pilot parachute to deploy a larger parachute. It was invented in Russia by Gleb Kotelnikov
Gleb Kotelnikov
in 1912.Contents1 Design and operational characteristics 2 History 3 Use3.1 Parachuting 3.2 Deceleration 3.3 Stability4 See also 5 References 6 External linksDesign and operational characteristics[edit] A drogue parachute is more elongated and has a far smaller area than a conventional parachute and therefore provides less drag
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Retrorocket
A retrorocket (short for retrograde rocket) is a rocket engine providing thrust opposing the motion of a vehicle, thereby causing it to decelerate. They have mostly been used in spacecraft, with more limited use in short-runway aircraft landing
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RPG-7
The RPG-7
RPG-7
(Russian: РПГ-7) is a portable, reusable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Originally the RPG-7
RPG-7
(Ручной Противотанковый Гранатомёт – Ruchnoy Protivotankoviy Granatomyot – Hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher) and its predecessor, the RPG-2, were designed by the Soviet Union; it is now manufactured by the Russian company Bazalt. The weapon has the GRAU
GRAU
index (Russian armed forces index) 6G3. The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness of the RPG-7 has made it the most widely used anti-armor weapon in the world. Currently around 40 countries use the weapon, and it is manufactured in several variants by nine countries. It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces
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RPG-16
The RPG-16 is a handheld anti-tank grenade launcher for anti-tank warfare. It was developed in 1968 and adopted by the Soviet Army
Soviet Army
in 1970 for special operation teams[1] and the Soviet airborne troops (VDV). These were deployed during the Soviet–Afghan War
Soviet–Afghan War
in 1979-1989, and saw service in several battles in that theatre.Contents1 Description 2 Users 3 See also 4 References 5 See alsoDescription[edit] The RPG-16 has a 58 mm barrel with a HEAT
HEAT
warhead and a smoothbore recoilless launch using a rocket booster. Its overall length is 1,104 mm when ready to fire and 645 mm long when taken apart for carry or airdrop. Weight is 9.4 kilograms unloaded, and 12.4 kilograms when loaded and ready to fire with its optical sight
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Rpk
The RPK
RPK
(Ruchnoy Pulemyot Kalashnikova, Russian: Ручной пулемёт Калашникова or "Kalashnikov hand-held machine gun") is a 7.62×39mm
7.62×39mm
light machine gun of Soviet design, developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov
Mikhail Kalashnikov
in the late 1950s, parallel with the AKM
AKM
assault rifle. It was created as part of a program designed to standardize the small arms inventory of the Red Army, where it replaced the 7.62×39mm
7.62×39mm
RPD
RPD
light machine gun. The RPK
RPK
continues to be used by the armed forces of countries of the former Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and certain African and Asian nations
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Methyl Bromide
Bromomethane, commonly known as methyl bromide, is an organobromine compound with formula CH3Br. This colorless, odorless, nonflammable gas is produced both industrially and particularly biologically. It has a tetrahedral shape and it is a recognized ozone-depleting chemical. It was used extensively as a pesticide until being phased out by most countries in the early 2000s.Contents1 Occurrence and manufacture 2 Uses 3 Regulation 4 Alternatives4.1 Australia 4.2 New Zealand 4.3 United States 4.4 Chile5 Health effects5.1 Excessive exposure6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOccurrence and manufacture[edit] Bromomethane
Bromomethane
originates from both natural and human sources. In the ocean, marine organisms are estimated to produce 56,000 tonnes annually.[5] It is also produced in small quantities by certain terrestrial plants, such as members of the Brassicaceae
Brassicaceae
family
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Il-76
The Ilyushin
Ilyushin
Il-76
Il-76
(Russian: Илью́шин Ил-76; NATO reporting name: Candid) is a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union's Ilyushin
Ilyushin
design bureau. It was first planned as a commercial freighter in 1967, as a replacement for the Antonov An-12. It was designed to deliver heavy machinery to remote, poorly served areas. Military versions of the Il-76
Il-76
have been widely used in Europe, Asia and Africa, including use as an aerial refueling tanker or command center. The Il-76
Il-76
has seen extensive service as a commercial freighter for ramp-delivered cargo, especially for outsized or heavy items unable to be otherwise carried. It has also been used as an emergency response transport for civilian evacuations as well as for humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the world
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Kabul
Kabul
Kabul
(/ˈkɑːbʊl/; Persian: [ˈkɒːbul]) is the capital of Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and its largest city, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul
Kabul
Province. According to estimates in 2015, the population of Kabul
Kabul
is 4.635 million,[1] which includes all the major ethnic groups.[2] Rapid urbanization had made Kabul
Kabul
the world's 75th largest city.[3] Kabul
Kabul
is located high up in a narrow valley between the Hindu Kush mountains, with an elevation of 1,790 metres (5,873 ft) making it one of the highest capitals in the world. The city is said to be over 3,500 years old, mentioned since at least the time of the Achaemenid Empire. It is at a strategic location along the trade routes of South and Central Asia, and a key location of the ancient Silk Road
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Ogaden
Ogaden
Ogaden
(pronounced and often spelled Ogadēn; Somali: Ogaadeen) is the unofficial name of the Somali Region, the territory comprising the eastern portion of Ethiopia. The inhabitants are predominantly ethnic Somalis. The title "Ogaden" is often preferred by the international communities. The region, which is around 200,000 square kilometres, borders Djibouti, Somalia
Somalia
and Kenya.[1] Important towns include Jijiga, Degahbur, Gode, Kebri Dahar, Fiq, Shilabo, Kelafo, Werder and Danan. The Ogaden
Ogaden
is a plateau, with an elevation above sea level that ranges from 1,500 metres in the northwest, falling to about 300 metres along the southern limits and the Wabi Shebelle valley. The areas with altitudes between 1,400 and 1,600 metres are characterised as semi-arid; receiving as much as 500–600 mm of rainfall annually
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103rd Guards Airborne Division
 Soviet Union (1944–1992)  Belarus (1993)Branch Soviet airborne (1946–1992)Type Infantry, AirborneSize DivisionEngagementsWorld War IIVienna OffensiveOperation Danube Soviet-Afghan WarDecorations Order of Lenin Order of the Red Banner Order of Kutuzov 2nd classBattle honours 60th Anniversary of the Soviet UnionCommandersNotable commandersMikhail Denisenko Pavel GrachevThe 103rd Guards Airborne Division (ru: 103-я гвардейская воздушно-десантная ордена Ленина Краснознаменная ордена Кутузова дивизия имени 60-летия СССР) was a division of the Soviet Airborne Troops. It was established in 1946 and disbanded in 1993, a year after its transfer to the Armed Forces of Belarus. Its lineage is continued by a currently active brigade of the Belarusian Special Forces, the 103rd Guards Airborne Brigade
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