Russian Army Paratrooper Promo Video

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    Dec 31, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    Some of those young Russians are pretty good looking. Not sure it would qualify as Art, but maybe Entertainment



    Ready to sign up! Volume high on this one, so maybe turn it down first.

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    Dec 31, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    Oh those Russian copycats. The first one was pretty entertaining copycat rap/music video...but a bit too long.

    The second one was pretty crude....think about the U.S. versions....they won't show "shoot em up" but they will show all sorts of high tech stuff.

    I don't know if you guys realize that the Russians actually confiscated a B-29 that had landed at Murmansk towards the end of WWII. Why? Because they wanted to take it apart, piece by piece, document all of that, and then develop their own version.

    They then ended up with a fleet of B-29 look and perform alikes. Unfortunately, for them, by that time the U.S. had its own B-17 (I think) jet bomber. So the copying just resulted in producing an obsolete fleet.
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    Dec 31, 2010 8:27 AM GMT
    Most likely you are thinking of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, which was the first mass production US jet bomber. It was the immediate ancestor of the B-52 Stratofortress, which still has a model line in service to this day.

    B-17s were a somewhat earlier model predating the B-29s, adopted in the mid-1930s USAAC.

    The B-29 copycat (Tupolev / Tu-4 "Bull") eventually evolved into the Tu-95 "Bear" with the counter-rotating propellers, which survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and some models of which are in the service of the Russian Air Force.
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    Dec 31, 2010 8:36 AM GMT
    Yeah - love me some aeronautical geekery!!! Bravo!


    alphatrigger saidMost likely you are thinking of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, which was the first mass production US jet bomber. It was the immediate ancestor of the B-52 Stratofortress, which still has a model line in service to this day.

    B-17s were a somewhat earlier model predating the B-29s, adopted in the mid-1930s USAAC.

    The B-29 copycat (Tupolev / Tu-4 "Bull") eventually evolved into the Tu-95 "Bear" with the counter-rotating propellers, which survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and some models of which are in the service of the Russian Air Force.
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    Apr 02, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Giving this thread another look.