Russia's New Afalina USV is RC Toy

Russian media has revealed the 'Afalina' uncrewed surface vessel to rival the Ukrainian Sea Baby and Magura types. The Russian version, actually a sub-scale prototype, is shown being put through its paces on a calm lake.

The prototype actually bears a striking resemblance to a remote control model of one of Ocke Mannerfelt's famous 'bat boats'. Swede Ocke Mannerfelt designed his iconic bat boats for racing. They are so-named because of the distinctive wings at the stern which resemble the classic batmobile. These aid stability on tight turns. Overall the designs have a reputation for seakeeping.

http://www.hisutton.com/Russia-Afalina-USV.html

Previously: BBKN Dandelion
https://desuarchive.org/k/thread/60394896

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  1. 2 months ago
    Caius

    Video with sound: https://files.catbox.moe/g29m7n.mp4

    Mash:

    The first naval kamikaze drones with artificial intelligence were made for the Russian army. According to Mash, mass production is planned to start this summer.

    The 3.5-meter domestic surface UAV was named Afalina. Recently, experts have been testing its draft sample on reservoirs and rivers. They say that all that remains is to improve the software and tinker with a couple of details. But we can already say that it will carry up to 200 kilograms of explosives or any other load.

    In addition to this, there is a maximum speed of 60 km/h, a range of 500 km, as well as the ability to control both using VR glasses and a joystick (FPV), and using the autopilot setting. One unit of such beauty will cost only a million rubles. A possible area for use of the "Afalina" could be the Black Sea, since its functionality is wide - it can patrol, collect and conduct reconnaissance. The advantage is to carry out search and evacuation activities.

    • 2 months ago
      Caius

      Just the thing by itself

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why does it have a wienerpit? they just bought a scale model off wish didn't they?

      • 2 months ago
        Caius

        >The 'prototype' does appear to be a modified remote control toy boat. Even the wienerpit has windows which are unnecessary in this application. Remote control models of the bat boat are available on EBay and other online market places.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          haha so they don't even have a real prototype
          it's the bazooka dog again

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Did someone say bazooka dog?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        How else is the little Putin GI Joe meant to see?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Russian fiscal sensibility strikes again

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're going to scale it up and put infantry in it.
        This is just the model.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think you're on to something. They should put sailors on it instead cause they know how to handle ships better

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cant jam sailors, unless your a chechen back at base

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This thing would flip over immediately in the sea if it tried to move a speed, the draft is far too shallow.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ukraine's navy watch out...oh wait

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Clearly Russian Navy needs high-tech low-drag drone boats to sink those pesky grain haulers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stale meme, Ukraine has, unironically, one of the most powerful naval forces on the planet.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Of what, Anon?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >got fricking sunk the first day
        >powerful
        Wut.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Moskava status?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >moskava

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >https://www.ebay.com/itm/123647407194
    Cool

    • 2 months ago
      Caius

      >BLACK STEALTH LARGE
      truly russia's dream for the russian world

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fake News, it's not black or stealthy.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >returns accepted

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >171 sold
        They just painted them black, put a mortar grenade in it and called it a day while siphoning the money didn't they?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    really reminds me this

    >make self driving 5G tractor
    >the 3D model is from a kit that costs 7 dollars
    >slap cheap modern looking plastic shell over it so you can't see the chink inside driving
    >speeding up the video of it driving like crazy to make it look decent
    >can't even plow straight
    russia is just becoming china(west)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      china is all fake.
      101% fake

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Prove that china exists at all

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    monke see, monke do

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    does this work on turdies?
    do they see this and actually think
    >haha, we are strong!
    I'm genuinely curious.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      yes, they push it out, people eat it up, move on to the next topic and never mention it again
      their target audience thinks "that's a neat thing to have, we must be strong" and then move on a few days or a week later they show of an other "invention"
      it creates a feeling that you are an advanced nation with tons of new gear without one thing you can point at to show them they aren't (armata never entering service)
      That being said it would work on a western audience to.
      It's like coca cola adds, they show happy people so you associate them with happy people. You never bother to ask if coca cola actually makes you happy because it's a 30second commercial and then you get distracted by something else only the "coca cola = happy" stays

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >does this work on turdies?
      >do they see this and actually think
      >haha, we are strong!
      >I'm genuinely curious
      Yes, it works on intended targets. Like when putin targets some people with "russia based trad white country" and another bunch of people with " russia is multicultural paradise and there is only soviet man" - its all about targeting groups.
      This video makes above 100IQ people laugh but american/russian boomers and average military larpers will eat it up, think russia stronk and cool and forget it by tomorrow, only remembering that russia is developing advanced shit.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Black Banana Do

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >make kamikaze sea drones while your opponent has basically no navy
    Actual cargo cult
    Did anyone in the procurement office actually think about who they are fricking fighting or was it just "ukies had success so we must copy ooga booga"?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Did anyone in the procurement office actually think about who they are fricking fighting
      "hey Ivan lets put out a tender for naval drones"
      "but we don't need them"
      "yes, but my son is getting married soon and I need some cash"

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Russia isn’t building them for Ukraine, moron. Where do this think this world is heading, exactly?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's a good point, I apologize. I didn't realize the Russian MIC was mostly focussed on making the next era of civil war and warlordism as funny as possible

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Did anyone in the procurement office actually think about who they are fricking fighting
      "hey Ivan lets put out a tender for naval drones"
      "but we don't need them"
      "yes, but my son is getting married soon and I need some cash"

      Giving them the benefit of the doubt, given their economy sea drones are about the only way they can maintain naval power in the Black Sea.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A boat is a boat

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How big were the botes that Ukies used to decimate the black sea fleet? I always assumed they were full size botes with jury-rigged RC

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      much smaller, they're Kayak sized, but a Kayak full of explosives it still very bad news for any sort of modern thin skinned warship.
      A navy with good damage control and reliable watches and point defenses could deal with that sort of threat easily, but were not talking about a good navy here.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I still don't understand why they are making these things. The fact they are only testing them in still water and not around their coasts implies they only to intend to use these in rivers and lakes, so I'm not entirely sure what the target would be.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I guarantee they’re just copying Iran.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are they making them? Seems to me that they just brought an rc boat and painted it black for propaganda purposes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >testing them

      >https://www.ebay.com/itm/123647407194
      Cool

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The fact they are only testing them in still water and not around their coasts implies they only to intend to use these in rivers and lakes
      What makes you think the design isn’t capable of going into open ocean? Maybe that particular body of water was simply closest to where it’s being developed.
      >so I'm not entirely sure what the target would be
      Ukrainian commercial vessels, NATO naval and coast guard assets.
      Also to show their domestic audience that they too are capable of constructing remote controlled boats

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What makes you think the design isn’t capable of going into open ocean?

        Waves and strong currents would cause it to tip over, it's not sitting deep enough in the water to have the necessary stability.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why are Russians so obsessed with copying Swedish boats?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 they ram one into an English ship because they think it's a Ukrainian torpedo boat

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >English ship in the Black Sea
      kek so now you're just admitting that Britain is directly intervening in the war?
      >noooo NATO isn't even aggressive, stop defending yourself

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Black sea.
        Actually i had the Dogger bank in mind.
        We talk about people who saw Japanese torpedo boats in the English channel. You really think they would not suspect Ukrainian ones there?

        But i guess most Russians don't know about the Dogger bank incident, surely mentioning it is spreading false information about glorious russian navy...

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It was just those evil old czars confusing honest hard-working Russian sailors. With !CurrentLeader!, this would never happen. And if it did, it would be the fault of his boyars

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ship in the Black Sea
        >kek so now you're just admitting that Britain is directly intervening in the war?
        What?

        Russia doesn't own the Black Sea.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of boats, what is Russia's stance on the status of the Tsezar Kunikov?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah ok cool but ukraine doesn't have a navy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is this even an insult?
      >Have no navy.
      >Sink enemy fleet flagship
      >Considerably attrit enemy fleet between the early weeks of the war and a few weeks ago.
      >Probably sink most tonnage since WWII.

      Moskava status?

      It doesn't count since a nation with no navy sunk her, apparently.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's not
        my point was that it's pointless
        it's for something their adversary doesn't have

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It was literally named nemisis by the citizens of odessa for how many rockets it was launching at them before it returned to port under its own power. It absolutely was in use.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Next Russia will come out with a Military simulator thats just HOI IV modded and with the splash screens changed

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