Trekking boots: what are and how to choose genuine hiking shoes

Trekking boots (from the English. Trekking boots - "boots for travel") are called special shoes, designed mainly for hiking outside of ordinary roads, but with different complexity. Most often used by tourists, including climbers, and in recent years, the military. There were trekking boots in a well-known form, thanks to the Italian mountaineer and mountain guide Vitale Bramani.

Kisten - the weapon of one era

Quite often on the shelves of museums in the exposition of ancient weapons can be found very unusual items - sticks with a metal chain, at the end of which is a weighty metal ball. This is a brush. The device may differ in design, size and equipment, but in any form it remains an impressive appearance.

Anti-ship missile system K 300 "Bastion"

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Hotchkiss machine gun: French quality

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Russian BTR-82A: creation history, description and technical characteristics

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GAZ-22171 Sable for commercial traffic

GAZ-22171 Sobol - Russian-made minivan, which is used to transport cargo weighing up to 900 kilograms and passengers. Available since 2003. Consumers appreciate transport for small size and good maneuverability in urban environments. General information about GAZ-22171 Sable A distinctive feature from other vehicles of the complex is the roof of medium height.

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