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AS Val

The AS Val is a silenced assault rifle of Soviet origin. It was developed in the 1980's to be used in urban combat and the reconnaissance role. The name AS stands for "Avtomat Special'nyj", which is Russian for "special automatic rifle". The nickname "Val" means "shaft" and refers to the prominent silencer. The AS Val stems from the VSS Vintorez silenced sniper rifle and has a 70% parts commonality.

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The Warrior is a late Cold War era mechanized infantry combat vehicle of UK origin. It was developed in early 1980's to complement the FV432, which was becoming old, lacked firepower and provided limited protection. The Warrior was used with success during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Mikoyan MiG-23BN

The MiG-23BN is a late Cold War era ground attack fighter of Soviet origin. It was developed to meet Soviet requirements for a new generation of new ground attack fighter. The Mikoyan design bureau was looking at a new design, but budget restraints and requirement to deliver soon drove the design towards the MiG-23 that was on the production line. In time the MiG-23BN was further developed in the MiG-27, which has a different nose with much improved visibility in the air to ground role.

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AIM-9B Sidewinder

The AIM-9B Sidewinder is an early Cold War era short range air to air missile of American origin. The AIM-9B was the first operational missile in what would become a family of many generations of infrared guided missile used and developed till present day. Originally it was known as the AAM-N-7 Sidewinder IA in US Navy service and GAR-8 in US Air Force service until renamed AIM-9B in 1963.

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