[FPSPACE] military Salyuts..
clj at panix.com
Tue Nov 14 13:07:43 EST 2006
On 11/14/06, pjp <pjp961 at svol.net> wrote:
> JimO has sent me an e-mail telling me that it may have been Salyut 3 that
> had the Nudelmann gun on it, rather than Salyut 5.
> Salyut 3 was launched on June 25, 1974.
The following text appears in dozens if not hundreds of web articles about
On January 24, 1975 trials of the on-board 23mm Nudelmann aircraft cannon
(other sources say it was a Nudelmann NR-30 30mm gun) were conducted with
positive results at ranges from 3000 m to 500 m. Cosmonauts have confirmed
that a target satellite was destroyed in the test. The next day, the
ordered to deorbit.
I can't find a reference to the identity of the target satellite.
Interestingly, the station
was without a crew at the time, meaning that the firing was either automatic or
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