How's the Redux?


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A minor nitpick: Your'e using a MiG-29 and Su-27 for ground support. At the time, these were pure air-dominance fighters and not really suitable for that. You need to replace them with Su-24 (ground support aircraft, armed with guided bombs/missiles) and Su-25 (Soviet version of A-10). If you want overkill, then you can use carpet bombing by Tu-22 or Tu-95. Along with copious number of Mi-24.

Also, if you want better Russian fighting against Chechens, use elite forces like Marine infantry and VDV (air assault forces) with lots of Spetsnaz too, not conventional armoured-mechanised forces. Regular A-M forces can be there, but more as a backup and for fire support.
 
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Earlier develoent is always possible!
I think that, considering defence cuts that will have to happen, the best and only way for Russian military in 90s would be just modernising their existing equipment, with very little numbers of new things bought.

That of course leaves a lot things to modernise, because the Russia was behind the West in many areas.
 
A minor nitpick: Your'e using a MiG-29 and Su-27 for ground support. At the time, these were pure air-dominance fighters and not really suitable for that. You need to replace them with Su-24 (ground support aircraft, armed with guided bombs/missiles) and Su-25 (Soviet version of A-10). If you want overkill, then you can use carpet bombing by Tu-22 or Tu-95. Along with copious number of Mi-24.
Bombers have been used. The MiG-29 did have bombs and rockets that were used (at times) for ground attack
Also, if you want better Russian fighting against Chechens, use elite forces like Marine infantry and VDV (air assault forces) with lots of Spetsnaz too, not conventional armoured-mechanised forces. Regular A-M forces can be there, but more as a backup and for fire support.
VDV, Internal Troops, Spetznaz, Regular, conscripts.....all have been used.
 
I think that, considering defence cuts that will have to happen, the best and only way for Russian military in 90s would be just modernising their existing equipment, with very little numbers of new things bought.

That of course leaves a lot things to modernise, because the Russia was behind the West in many areas.
Considering the economic crisis has been responded to very early ittl, the Russian economic situation will be far better than otl allowing it to buy *some* new things.
 
Bombers have been used. The MiG-29 did have bombs and rockets that were used (at times) for ground attack

VDV, Internal Troops, Spetznaz, Regular, conscripts.....all have been used.

Yes, MiG29 and Su-27 could use dumb bombs, but they had not-guided bombs and were not very suitable for bombing, being inaccurate. Better to use specialised aircrafts.
 
Considering the economic crisis has been responded to very early ittl, the Russian economic situation will be far better than otl allowing it to buy *some* new things.
Yes, some, but not too much, plus, many important projects were'nt developed yet, plus the economical crisis. Simply, when you drop from 15% of GDP for defence to 4%, some things have to suffer.

Also, some details about division of Soviet military equipment? Especially about Black Sea Fleet.
 
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Yes, MiG29 and Su-27 could use dumb bombs, but they had not-guided bombs and were not very suitable for bombing, being inaccurate. Better to use specialised aircrafts.
hm, right
Russia become a superpower again, second cold war happening,
let russia recover first...........
Yes, some, but not too much, plus, many important projects were'nt developed yet, plus the economical crisis. Simply, when you drop from 15% of GDP for defence to 4%, some things have to suffer.
very true.
Also, some details about division of Soviet military equipment? Especially about Black Sea Fleet.
a partition treaty regarding the black sea fleet is coming in the future.
 
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Good update.
  • So the Moldovia-Transnistria conflict played out practically like in OTL; Lebed and Yavlinsky saved the day in Chechenia and the Russian State Duma was re-established without any "constitutional crisis". In regards to the monarchy, I personally think that it's too early to already restore it and that the best flag is the first (it has already known colours but it also represents the monarchical past of the country, the second is too czarist IMO and the third...well is the third).
  • Regarding the military at the moment apart from finishing some warships and building some new fighter aircraft, I don't really see the Russian investing in any major military project; even more so in TTL where the Russian Army had shown itself to be moderately competent and the T-80 hasn't shown its weaknesses.
  • With regards to Yugoslavia, we could avoid completely the Kosovo War if, after the Dayton Accords, the Montenegrin Milo Dukanovic with Russian backing could get a majority behind him in the Federal Assembly and oust Milosevic and reform the country into a new loose federation made up of three member states, namely Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro. Defence, foreign policy, currency and fiscal matters will still be directed by Belgrade but every state would enjoy autonomy in their internal affairs. Bonus points if the Albanian Civil War is somehow avoided.
  • What about the First Nagorno-Karabakh War? If Russia sides more with Azerbaijan we could easily end up with a situation akin to the modern-day one and maybe even have a peace treaty being signed.
 
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Good update.
  • With regards to Yugoslavia, we could avoid completely the Kosovo War if, after the Dayton Accords, the Montenegrin Milo Dukanovic with Russian backing could get a majority behind him in the Federal Assembly and oust Milosevic and reform the country into a new loose federation made up of four member states, namely Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. Defence, foreign policy, currency and fiscal matters will still be directed by Belgrade but every state would enjoy autonomy in their internal affairs. Bonus points if the Albanian Civil War is somehow avoided.
I actually like this idea. Get rid of Milosevic, and you might be able to salvage a FR Yugoslavia out of its predominantly Orthodox portions (and Kosovo), and leave the predominantly Catholic parts (and Bosnia) to it's own devices for the most part.
 
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