[FPSPACE] military Salyuts..
lissov-i at yandex.ru
Tue Nov 14 14:38:29 EST 2006
> The following text appears in dozens if not hundreds of web articles about
> Salyut 3:
> On January 24, 1975 trials of the on-board 23mm Nudelmann aircraft
> (other sources say it was a Nudelmann NR-30 30mm gun) were conducted
> positive results at ranges from 3000 m to 500 m. Cosmonauts have
> that a target satellite was destroyed in the test. The next day, the
> station was
> 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
> remotely controlled.
Naturally you can't because the text quoted is a bullshit.
The gun has been tested indeed but just to see how it works in zero g
and how Almaz reacts to firing, without any target even in imagnation.
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