Classified projects of the USSR, which had put the United States to its knees
• classified projects of the USSR, which had put the US on his knees
Soviet confrontation with the United States during the Cold War reached its peak. The authorities are constantly searching for new ideas that may give an advantage in the race. Some of became known only recently these secret projects.
The "Omega" was developed during the Cold War. The Soviet Union needed a unique weapon capable of a long distance hit aerial targets potential enemy. DB-9 engineers have managed to bring to life the most ambitious idea: a laser cannon with a capacity of 9 MJ. "Omega" was tested in 1972, then the new complex was designed, "Omega-2." Despite the success of the test, a laser device adopted for some reason not accepted, and all project data is classified.
Colonization of Mars
The space race of the USSR and the United States made history: we have launched into space the first man, but Americans seem to have managed to get to the moon. But few who are familiar with another secret project of the Soviet Union - the colonization of Mars. Moreover, these developments OKB-1 does not remain only on paper. In orbit, the lunar lander successfully tested a special missile unit were carried out, is capable of accelerating the spaceship to the desired speed. However, the Government decided to focus on the lunar program, and the flight to Mars postponed until better times.
In 1923 the Soviet engineer Bernard Kazhinsky project showed the so-called "brain radio". The design was intended to enhance the electrical impulses of the brain and was based on the idea that people - it is in fact a living power. In 1924 Kazhinsky able to carry out successful tests of their project, they were immediately classified. Engineer really succeeded: the operator "radio room" of the transmitted signal to animals (the experiment was conducted in dogs) and they fulfilled his command. That is only after that the animals are literally going crazy surge.
Armored vehicle capable of moving through the air. And it's not a legend: in 1941 the chief engineer glider control Commissariat Oleg Antonov was ordered to implement a project of this flying tank. For a basis of Antonov took a light tank T-60 and equipped it with four wings with plywood. The tank was towed by the aircraft airborne and then planned directly at the enemy. A-40 and actually flew, however, close. Bomber TB-3 could not provide flight stability and the end point of the tank just fell to the ground. The project is closed, although the prospects for the development of truly were.
Space fighter developed the chief designer of OKB-9 Gleb Lozino-Lozinsky. The "spiral" could become the world's first space ship combat, but destroyed the bureaucracy. According to the plan Lozino-Lozinski, fighter built of three main parts: the booster aircraft, rocket booster and space plane. Orbital plane deduced fighter to a height of thirty kilometers, and then rocket booster lifted "spiral" into orbit. Bombing "space-to-Earth", as you? Experienced machine was built in the late '70s, but the project was cut down personally Soviet Defense Minister Andrei Grechko. I do not know why.