A chemical agent is a substance which is intended for use in military operations to kill, seriously injure or incapacitate people because of its physiological effects. Excluded from this definition are riot control agents, herbicides, smoke and flame.
An order for a design of the first in USSR speed-boat for river flotillas was secured in 1920. And a test of GANT-1, (a speed-boat of one ton displacement, with an engine of 160 horsepower and making 75 km per hour) has already been carried out in following summer on the Moskva. Streamlined modifications followed this model. On the 29th of June, 1928, a new task was given: to develop a new, more perfect boat with two domestically-produced engines and two torpedo-tubes. It was G-5 (planning boat 5). And a year later, 13th June, 1929, a new model of GANT-5 has been got under way. Finished boats GANT-5 were forwarded to Sevastopol on the 15th of February, 1933, but the tests were delayed till the end of December. Basing on test results, G-5 was found as the best motor torpedo-boat from the whole of armament and it was put into production. Sum total of produced G-5 motor torpedo-boats was 200.
The T-55 medium tank was redesigned version of the T-54B, but sufficient changes have been made: increased abilities of the gun, more powerful engine, fuel tank capacity, the PAZ radiation detection system, the antiaircraft emplacement etc. T-55 and T-62 are adopted in the Armed Forces of Russia, CIS and other countries. In 1983 these tanks were modified into the T-55M, T-55AM and T-62 M medium tanks.
Medium Tank T-34-76 in environment. T 34-76 was a model of a tank with caterpillar drive. Weight, t: 26,5. Crew, men: 4. Armament: 1 x 76,2 mm tank gun, 2 x 7,62 mm machine gun. Armor thickness, mm: hull front -45, hull side - 45, turret - 45. Engine type: diesel V-2. Engine power, h.p.: 500. Max speed, km/h: 55. Max range, km: 370.
Bf.109 was the design masterpiece. It had no resemblance with products which were made earlier. At the time of its creation conventional characteristics of fighters have not been taken into account and designers used advanced concepts in aerodynamics and design. As a result this fighter had extraordinary flying qualities. Bf.109 was a minimal frame with a maximum powerful engine, with a progressive all-metal structure and a stressed skin. Bf.109 had gap flaps, collapsible landing gears and a closed lamp.
In production quantity T-70 took second place after T-34: in 1942 4883 light tanks T-70 were manufactured. This tank gave the best fit for scouting, infantry succor, operations in marshy-wooded lands and cross-countries, which were beyond the reach of others. The low silhouette and silent engine made T-70 imperceptible for enemies. And high speed and mobility permitted T-70 crews to strike enemies tanks into sides (boards) and sterns with armor-piercing shells.
This tank, created by the sickly German genius , surely was the most dreadful tank in WW II. The Tiger tank was the perfect model of military equipment. And while two others famous tanks T-34 and Sherman have been in large-lot production (and that was why they were famed), the Tiger has been noted for its extraordinary services in battle.
The Ferdinand, also known as "Porsche Tiger" or "Elephant", was a heavy tank-destroyer put upon a Tiger I chassis. It was fitted with a deadly 88mm L-70 cannon, electromechanical transmission, 200 mm front armor, but the 65 ton self propelled gun with 2 engines of 320 hp could reach speeds of 22 km/h.This gave it no maneuverability, and was extremely vulnerable to determined infantry.
The Messerschmitt ME163 Komet was famous for its unique design. Unusual and dangerous aircraft of WWII, this rocket powered interceptor was one of the most dramatic milestone in the history of development of warplanes. ME163 was destined to be invulnerable to day-intruders and horrifying the British and Americans. But only a few of them were produced, and because of their defects the allies didnít took note of the war debut of the Komet.
On December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Hrarbor, the Val became the first aircraft to drop bombs on American targets. Six squadrons of Vals participated in the attack, and succeeded in doing extensive damage to the U.S. battleships in the harbor.The Val was a very stable bombing platform with surprisingly good maneuverability for a fixed-gear dive bomber. Like most Japanese planes, however, the Val was inadequately supplied with armor and lacked self-sealing tanks. This made them very easy to blow up with a short burst from heavy machine guns.