Soviet-era weapon systems that rate as classics?

Nov 2014
1,550
Birmingham, UK
#1
What weapon systems produced in the Soviet bloc rate as classics, including aircraft, ships, small arms, SAM's and so on?

Small arms I guess the AK and RPG should count, what are your suggestions? ZSU-23? Mil24? (How proven are these in real combat?)
 

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Ad Honorem
Jan 2011
8,335
South of the barcodes
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RPG is mostly German, its a rebuild of the Panzerfaust.

Mil-24 certainly is a classic. Considering that a single one of them virtually saved Sierra Leone then they work

 
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Oct 2016
1,081
Merryland
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T-34 tank
the tank that won the war. panzers schmanzers.
T-34-russia.jpg

Tupolev TU-95 'Bear' bomber
gave guys like me something to think about back in the day
TU-95 Bear.jpg
 
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Nov 2015
1,741
Kyiv
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Tupolev TU-95 'Bear' bomber
gave guys like me something to think about back in the day
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My friend's father was the co-pilot of such a bomber. Their plane caught fire in flight, the commander jumped with a parachute first. But for some reason, the authorities dragged along courts the co-pilot's "for the loss of an expensive materiel," and it was a very sad story.

By the way, from the same airfield (Uzin, Ukraine) flew theTu-95 which a little bit later dropped Tsar-Bomb over Novaya Zemlya. Her power was 50 Megatons. That is the equivalent of an explosion of 50 million tons of trinitrotoluene
 

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