Six Fun Things to Do With Serious Military Hardware at a Russian Armaments Show

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The International Defense Exhibition of Land Forces went down in Moscow this past weekend, and it seems like it was a pretty a great time, judging from these photos sent in to our good friends at English Russia. First stop, obviously, is to strap on the Tevas and nautical print Hawaiian shirt for a quick sit in this bad-ass anti-aircraft (I think?) battery. And as you can imagine, that's not all the fun to be had for the whole family with all the heavy weapons around.

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You could also have a refreshing break with a water bottle next to this Dok-Ing Croatian mine-sweeper.

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Give the kids a chance to see what it's like to look down the firing sights of a shoulder-launched missile.

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Or, better yet, the sights of this gigantic cannon.

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Fondly stroke a grenade launcher, perhaps.

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Or stand on the business end of some pretty demonic-looking UAVs on their launch sleds. Plenty more fun to be had over at: [English Russia]

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