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Military Vehicles: Russian T-90 Tank (1992) Military Tanks 02 NOV 2013

The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is a modernisation of the T-72 (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 is used in testing but not fitted to T-90s in active service.

It is designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

russian t-90 mbt tank firing while in mid-air

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-90

Urusei Yatsura Cosplay: Lum Invader (Ryoko Demon) Cosplay 26 SEP 2013

One of the most iconic anime characters to come out of the 80′s was undoubtedly Rumiko Takahashi’s Lum Invader, from her popular Urusei Yatsura manga. Today it is the turn of Russian cosplayer Ryoko Demon to don the famous animal print bikini, and pull up those go-go boots, in celebration of all things Lum!

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Lum is a beautiful Oni alien (with horns) who is capable of flying, generating electrical shocks, and even producing lightning on certain occasions. With her penchant for ending her sentences all with ~daccha, she is most often seen going about in her standard Oni outfit which is a tiger-striped bikini with knee-high go-go boots.

After losing a game of tag to one Ataru Moroboshi (in with the fate of the world at stake), Lum is forced to stay behind on Earth, engaged to the rather lecherous Ataru. Although she absolutely adores Ataru and is good-natured, sweet and innocent in personality, Lum does have quite a temper on her and is always ready to give Ataru a good electrocution in the hope of mending his groping ways.

Oh, and she can’t really cook. Or at least, cook anything that a human could possible withstand…

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Military Aircraft: Russian Mil Mi-24 SuperHind Mk.II (1972) Military Aircraft 07 AUG 2013

The Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large helicopter gunship and attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and more than 30 other nations.

The core of the aircraft was derived from the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name “Hip”): two top-mounted turboshaft engines driving a mid-mounted 17.3 m five-blade main rotor and a three-blade tail rotor. The engine configuration gave the aircraft its distinctive double air intake. Original versions have an angular greenhouse-style cockpit; Model D and later have a characteristic tandem cockpit with a “double bubble” canopy.

Other airframe components came from the Mi-14 “Haze”. Two mid-mounted stub wings provide weapon hardpoints, each offering three stations, in addition to providing lift. The load-out mix is mission dependent; Mi-24s can be tasked with close air support, anti-tank operations, or aerial combat.

The body is heavily armored and can resist impacts from .50 caliber (12.7 mm) rounds from all angles, including the titanium rotor blades. The cockpit is protected by ballistic-resistant windscreens and a titanium-armored tub. The cockpit and crew compartment are overpressurized to protect the crew in NBC conditions

Mi-24 SuperHind Mk.II (pictured here) is a modern western avionics upgrade produced by South African company Advanced Technologies and Engineering (ATE).

Military Aircraft Russian Mil Mi-24 SuperHind Mk II

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-24

Military Aircraft: Russian Yakovlev Yak-9 (1942) Military Aircraft 24 JUL 2013

The Yakovlev Yak-9 was a single-engine fighter aircraft used by the Soviet Union in World War II and after. Fundamentally a lighter development of the Yak-7 with the same armament, it arrived at the front at the end of 1942. The Yak-9 had a lowered rear fuselage decking and all-around vision canopy. Its lighter airframe gave the new fighter a flexibility that previous models had lacked.

The pilots who flew it regarded its performance as comparable to or better than that of the Messerschmitt Bf 109G and Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3/A-4. The Yak-9 was the most mass-produced Soviet fighter of all time. It remained in production from 1942 to 1948, with 16,769 built (14,579 during the war). The Yak-9 was the first Soviet aircraft to shoot down a Messerschmitt Me 262 jet.

Following World War II it was used by the North Korean Air Force during the Korean War.

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak-9

Uncanny X-Men Cosplay: Rogue (Ryoko Demon) Cosplay 20 JUL 2013

Popular Russian cosplayer Ryoko Demon dons the famous green and yellow bodysuit of everyone’s favourite mutant Uncanny X-Man and southern belle for this cosplay outing – bringing to life none other than Rogue!

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Rogue has worn a number of costumes and been on both sides of the fence during her long run as a comic book character, being consistently one of the most popular female characters from the X-Men canon.

Identified by her trademark white streak in her dark hair, Rogue packs a powerful punch, possessing superhuman strength and durability, as well as the power of flight. Of course these were all gained through her primary mutant ability, the power to absorb both the power and memory of others through contact with her skin, often resulting in a comatose state of those that she touches.

With a complex and painful background, Rogue is certainly a tragic character, but her powerful resolve and strength of character always ensures that she is a proper force to be reckoned with!

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