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So what do the dead guys have to do with machining
 

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It looks like a heavy duty /precise level,you look through the eyepiece to see if the upper zero is exactly on the the same mark as the lower.
 

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Is this a level?
I'm looking forward to learning more about how this works.

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Russian made things tend to be built like a tank, really heavy and fairly simple, my lathe is russian made and is a beast, 13,5 hp motor sounds like an jet engine when running i'm very satisfied with the quality and precision, they do know how to make an heavy duty machine.
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Is this a level?
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Precision optical clinometers have a 360 degree operating range reading to either 30 seconds or to 1 second. They are used for accurate measurement or setting of angles, calibration, alignment, machine setting, boresighting, fire control alignment, and inspection.
 
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That's right Ck there tank engines from ww11 , just about any that will turn will start and run. Nic youtuber I watch has a mas Russian lathe it does sound like a jet engine winding up . He was building a center rest recently did a DERN good job too.
 

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I was told the older Enterprise Lathes made in India were mostly Russian. Not sure what that means if they designed them or if they built them in India for a time.
 

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It is surprising to me how little russian made machinery and tooling is in the US i presume is something to do with enemies at war, here in europe russian machines are cheaper than german machines and parts are still available as they don't make changes in their design even after 60 years in production , there are some things made in russia that are crap, like: electrics, light cars, clothing, tires and others.
 

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It is surprising to me how little russian made machinery and tooling is in the US i presume is something to do with enemies at war, here in europe russian machines are cheaper than german machines and parts are still available as they don't make changes in their design even after 60 years in production , there are some things made in russia that are crap, like: electrics, light cars, clothing, tires and others.
I think it was prestige and the cold war and they do not manufacture much in inches
Here in Sweden, they change the names of Russian machineers, so Sanko are called profila and labeled USSR not CCCP
 
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they change the names of Russian machineers, so Sanko are called profila and labeled USSR not CCCP
The label USSR was used on all exported machines, the CCCP is only the russian font same meaning, tools and machines with CCCP have been sold in russia for their domestic market and then both over on the black market dealers, even today carbide inserts made in russia and bulgaria are extremely cheap and better then some of the china ones, couple months back in bulgaria i bought an box of 10 carbide inserts made in bulgaria for 4$ US wich is 10x cheeper than others.
 

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A month later....
I rented a Lada SUV in the early 1980's from Hertz. It was in Haiti-Port Au Prince. When I walked up to the vehicle I wasn't sure what it was. No Internet back then but based on the writing-alphabet I deduced it was a Russian made vehicle.
It worked, nothing fancy very utilitarian.
Kind of a baby poop green color.
 

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I rented a Lada SUV in the early 1980's from Hertz.
I presume you are talking about a Lada Niva, like one in the picture, they are common vehicles here, incredibly tough and capable small 4x4's with absolutely no comfort, every gear up is like firing one more engine, that said i don't know a person that has killed a lada niva beyond repair.
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I see the one pictured has the latest in air ride suspension! :grin:
 

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I've put the link to an old swedish Niva commercial, the strange thing is almost all Lada drivers drive like that, is not uncommon to see a Niva in a traffic jam jump the sidewalk drive thru a trail to join other road and those cars take it day after day.
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I have to give credit to the guy running up the stairs with the camera. That is a real feat!
 
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