Photos The Cold War

Albania or former Yugoslavia?

There is some sign on the wall but I can't make out the language.
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A Norwegian Army anti-aircraft unit, equipped with the Swedish made RBS-70 MANPADS, searches for any possible enemy aircraft on the horizon during a mock field exercise; southern Norway, late 1980s
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Finnish anti tank section with a soviet made 9M111 'Fagot' anti tank guided missile
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That is a death trap mate! The high speed slipstream catches that surfboard at the bottom and in a 1/2 sec slams your head forward into the front of the hatch....... You couldn't wear enough helmets to protect your head from that smashing, not to mention the outcome of a low-level ejection!
 
That is a death trap mate! The high speed slipstream catches that surfboard at the bottom and in a 1/2 sec slams your head forward into the front of the hatch....... You couldn't wear enough helmets to protect your head from that smashing, not to mention the outcome of a low-level ejection!

Early models of the F-104 Starfighter were equipped with a Downward Track ejection seat, also two of the six ejection seats on the B-52 Stratofortress fire downward, through hatch openings on the bottom of the aircraft.

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That is a death trap mate! The high speed slipstream catches that surfboard at the bottom and in a 1/2 sec slams your head forward into the front of the hatch....... You couldn't wear enough helmets to protect your head from that smashing, not to mention the outcome of a low-level ejection!
what were they thinking........The bombers I can get that most of the time they are at 50000 feet. But the time you need that seat is usually close to the ground, which even today, aircraft do still get close the ground.....
 
Communist era training video of the Bulgarian Committee for State Security, titled "surveillance and action"

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Heavily armed British ground crew pose in front of a SEPECAT Jaguar Gr.1 attack aircraft parked in front of its hardened aircraft shelter at RAF Bruggen (West Germany) in August 1977. The troops are armed with 9X19mm Sterling L2A3 (Mark 4) submachine guns and 7.62×51mm L1A1 SLRs. They are wearing Avon Service Respirator No. 6 (S6) gas masks, steel Mark V helmets and Mark III NBC suits. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

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