Which of these tanks can perform the best? - Page 13




 
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July 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zastava-Arms
From what I see, when Russians call their Aircraft stuff like Su-30MKI or MiG-29OVT it means its a modernised/export version of it. Thats why they call the others Su-33/34 and MiG-35 etc etc [Though NATO labels them stuff like Fulcrum-E and similar]
Doesn't answer my question though or the point.
I can totally understand a designation like MiG-29OVT. But giving it a higher numerical designation while it's clearly still the same model of aircraft with some changes/upgrades in its design is kinda silly.
July 24th, 2009  
Zastava-Arms
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Doesn't answer my question though or the point.
I can totally understand a designation like MiG-29OVT. But giving it a higher numerical designation while it's clearly still the same model of aircraft with some changes/upgrades in its design is kinda silly.
Well, I guess they are just simply different compared to the USA when it comes to designation.

I mean, if all their models, instead of having a different numerical designation had that crap, we would have a hundred planes called:

Su-27MKI
Su-27MKA
Su-27VPS
Su-27ZPA

etc etc etc.

I find it pretty simple to understand which is which and what is what.
July 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
That'll work as well.
"Su-33" doesn't tell us a lot about the jet either.
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July 24th, 2009  
Zastava-Arms
 
I remember when I had to search up what the MKI ment after Su-30, then when I found out I had to use google translate.

I prefer the way it is now, to be honest. Much easier to tell which one is which.

Just say "Hey check it out Su-34" and everyone knows what it is, instead of saying "Hey Look everyone a Su-27 Multi Funkcionalniya Bombardaski Avionski [Or something along those lines]"
July 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
They really should have just gone with the NATO style "A" "B" "C" "D" system.
July 24th, 2009  
Zastava-Arms
 
If you want, Just label them "Fulcrum-E" "Fulcrum-D" or "Flanker-f" etc etc.

Nato has names for them, you know. Just most know them by the "Su-33/34/35" [Su-35 is just beautiful] than the NATO designations.
July 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah I suppose, but I feel that it has more to do with marketing strategies than anything else.
The Russians never did this to their hardware before when they were actually pumping out the designs they had on the drawing boards and put them on the runway in numbers that mattered.
MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27... all different. MiG-23 and MiG-27 were related but still different enough.

Crap we've gone off topic.
July 24th, 2009  
Zastava-Arms
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Yeah I suppose, but I feel that it has more to do with marketing strategies than anything else.
The Russians never did this to their hardware before when they were actually pumping out the designs they had on the drawing boards and put them on the runway in numbers that mattered.
MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27... all different. MiG-23 and MiG-27 were related but still different enough.

Crap we've gone off topic.

No, we havent gone off topic. We EPICLY went off topic.

Tom Tom will be after our blood, mind you.

Anyways, before he kills us both:

Yes, it is probably marketing strategy, or maybe they just got brain damage from Capitalism and excess of vodka.

Thats some strong stuff, I wouldnt be surprised if they fueled their MiG's with vodka
July 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Do the tanks roll on Vodka?
(On topic FTW)
July 24th, 2009  
Zastava-Arms
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Do the tanks roll on Vodka?
(On topic FTW)
But ofc.

The Scottish Army uses good old whiskey

Germans use their pisswasser

and the Mexicans use stolen kidneys.
 


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