Review:
PK-AS (ПК-АС)


The PK-AS is a versatile, compact and waterproof sight with a rather unique working principle made by BelOMO (БелОМО) in Belarus.
Often people refer to it as reflex sight or red dot, which does no justice to its capabilities at all. Why? Take a look at these two photos:

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Review:
ЗТ8-24х40М – Зеница

ЗТ8-24х40М-cover

The ZT8-24h40M – Zenica (ЗТ8-24х40М – Зеница) is a decent little spotting scope that dates back to the days of the Soviet Union.

But how does it compare to more modern scopes?

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Review:
Magellan MPA-4 Summer Suit (Kamysh)

kamysh intro In my long hunt for a Kamysh BDU type Suit in my size (58/5) and in somehow “mint” or “new” condition, I finally stumbled upon this sweet and high quality Magellan made MPA-4 Summer Suit on the selling section of Red-Alliance.net Forums.

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Review:
Cyclop-1 night vision
(Циклоп-1 ПНВ)

The Cyclop is a night vision series, which was produced for the civilian and export market only. It was made by Rostov optical-mechanical plant (Ростовский оптико-механический завод) or short ‘ROMZ’ in the 1980s. There is a great variety of different versions reaching from gen0 to gen1+ tubes.
The one in this review is one of the latest, with a gen1+ tube and Helios (Xeлиос) lens installed.

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Review:
NSP-2 night vision sight (НСП-2 ПНВ)


The NSP-2 is a generation 0 active infra red night vision sight. It is quite heavy and bulky, but when you think back to the 1960s this device was very advanced for its time. This one was build in Czechoslovakia, but it was developed by the Novosibirsk instrument-making plant (Новосибирского приборостроительного завода).
It uses a high powered infra red light to illuminate the area, like all active infra red night visions. The single stage image intensifier (or converter) tube provides a pretty clear and sharp image for a gen0+ tube.

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Review:
Assault backpack Tortilla SSO (Рюкзак боевой Тортила ССО) (Gen 4 – 2011)


After waiting month after month and dying in excitement, I finally got my hands of one of these fine Russian SSO/SPOSN (ССО – Союз Спец Оснащение) made assault backpacks.

First of all the dry facts about this versatile backpack:

  • Medium sized assault backpack with a capacity of 45 liters
  • One large chamber (accessible from the top and bottom)
  • Two side pockets and two back pockets
  • Wide shoulder straps with quick release
  • Sturdy and comfortable main belt
  • Backpack made of waterproof cordura
  • Extra straps on top, bottom and both sides for attaching additional equipment

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