Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by AndyPipkin, Aug 24, 2007.
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Oh dear, Sergey!
better luck next year eh
Looking on the bright side, at least no aircraft crashed this time
Sounds typical of Russian doctrine. Put all the money in the guns, who the hell needs air conditioning. Heatstroke is for wussies.
It's a reality. There are plans but their realisation is in progress. 10% taking into account size of Russian economy is not bad at all. But it requires time.
And I suppose that the plans are realistic.
Andy, maybe you have head about Dreamliner Boeing 787. What is the weight of parts in the plane made in Russia?
Remind me in a couple of years never to travel in a Dreamliner older than 5 years: russian metal forging is crap at the best of times, though in defence of the russian metal industry, you get exactly what you pay for.
Wlobal warming... maybe.
Ghost, Russia is mainly a Nothern country. This Summer is unusually hot. Today and previous days temperature is (was) well about 30C. And the last Winter was not cold at all. It was possible to pick mushrooms in the middle of December. Near Moscow! Btw, the Germans learned much about Russian frost in November and December 1941. That time temperatures were sometimes below -30C.
The size of Russias economy, you do know the city of London's economy is greater than that of Russia?
I agree. No experience with Russian planes but I know a bit about their tractors and combine harvesters. Well thought out and practical ideas were always incorporated into the designs, however poor manufacturing techniques and the worst possible build quality left the things always broken down. Good then that they are very easy to work on and repair and I kid you not, a Belarus tractor could be almost completly disassembled with the one spanner (or should I say hammer?) that came with the machine.
I wonder if the MiG was designed and built with the same engineering ethos. I'd be surprised if those fast jets don't drop out of the sky with frightening regularity before they even get anywhere near a tactical situation.
If you want titanium in any real volume you don't have many options but to go to OAO VSMPO-Avisma . Last time I looked some years ago, they produced about 40% of the worlds supply and for some specialist applications they may be the only supplier.
Bollox - it's to ensure that the work is upto standards. The Russians have huge titanium resorces but their manufacturing technology and quality of forgings has always been poor. It's the reason they had to develop high heat resistant stainless steels for their aircraft engines.
Although i work on aircraft ,ive never had a good look around any russian aircraft until recently, when we hired one of those huge antonov tranports to fly a RR trent engine out to singapore and i must admit there a very impresive bit of kit ,old fashioned in many ways but they appear very well built and they certainly do the job.
That was Abramovich - he wants it to sit outside Stanford Bridge and look out onto the Fulham Road
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