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      Speedy Intruder: Su-24



      In the skies over Baku: A su-24 leads a pair of Mig-29s

      It is not clear how many of these sleek fighter-bombers exist in the inventory of the Azeri air force. Some sources say one, others four and yet others talk about 10.

      Whatever the correct number is. This is the only Azeri aircraft that can deliver a precision attack anywhere in Armenia in any kind of wheater at any time of the day (or night). Yes, it is a weapon system for surgical strikes. The Azeris have the plane, but do they have the precision guided bombs and missiles? We must assume that they do (Yushenko's Ukraine or Turkey or Israel could supply them).

      Twin pilots, supersonic speed, an 8000 kg bomb-load, terrain following radar (for low level penetration) etc. etc. this plane excells in its bombing missions.

      The other jet planes in Azerbaijans airforce have limitations in their bombing missions (no precision delivery systems, or too slow for deep penetration strikes, or unable to bomb during adverse wheather or by night).

      Our counter to this plane (and the other Azeri aircraft): we don't have air defense fighters in our air force. It is too costly to buy, maintain and operate modern fighter jets. However, the Russian air force squadron based in Erebuni airport near Yerevan uses Mig-29s. We have also an adequate early warning radar system integrated with the most potant Surface to Air Missile (SAM) complex in the area (more about this in a future post). Attacking Armenia itself by air will be a very difficult mission for the Azeris.

      Unfortunately, the Russsian manned Mig-29s and the S-300 SAM missiles are to defend Armenia only. They may not be extended to defend Karabagh in case of a localized conflict.

      Karabagh has its own SAM systems (altough not as capable as the S-300) plus its own Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) and can fight back and repel the Azeri intruders. I promise to discuss in length about airwar and air defense in a future post.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Anoush View Post
      You know Zoravar jan, Crusader makes a lot of sense. My grandfather was an old timer elite Tashnagtsagan and I know through ARF's battles that the enemy the (turk) usually had enormous amount of people and with it arms; but usually we won and we won heroically. Yes they were battles; and nothing like today's sophisticated and killer arms, but still; it takes strategically intelligent brains to win wars. They may have the people and the bla bla sophisticated arms; but make no mistake of it - WE HAVE THE BRAINS!!!!!!

      So you see my dear compatriot Zoravar? I am unafraid now. For a little while I was; but not anymore I am not.
      Very good Anoush jan.

      But, let us not rest on our laurels. The enemy is watching, rearming and waiting.

      Indeed, we have the brains. Lets use it. We start by studying the enemy, its strengths and weaknesses. We must stay at least one step ahead of them. That is the whole idea of this thread.

      Anoush Jan, you have nothing to fear but fear itself.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZORAVAR View Post
      Very good Anoush jan.

      But, let us not rest on our laurels. The enemy is watching, rearming and waiting.

      Indeed, we have the brains. Lets use it. We start by studying the enemy, its strengths and weaknesses. We must stay at least one step ahead of them. That is the whole idea of this thread.

      Anoush Jan, you have nothing to fear but fear itself.
      I simply can't argue with you pal. Indeed it is imperative to study them and very well too. That's part of a good strategy and also to see during a war how we can find out their positions; but that's the job of our mighty army, right?

      You're input is very good indeed and you make me proud Zoravar jan, you're doing a great job! Thanks again!
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      Demons in the Dark: Night-vision



      Azeri special forces wearing nightvision goggles during a military parade

      The modern face of military warfare: stealthy attacks.

      The enemy is investing in night-fighting capabilities. Holywood movie style: a silent, undetected and unseen attack on the sentries - eliminate the front line defenses so that the main body of troops can penetrate and conquer territory.

      How to counter this clear and present danger: night-vision equipment is readily available (even for civilians). The real fancy stuff (thermal imagers etc.) is very expensive but worthwile. I don't have details about our own acquisitions in that field.

      The old fashioned way of fighting in the dark is to shoot flares into the sky. These will illuminate the battlefield and nightvision equipment becomes meaningless. But you have to keep firing these flares all the time...

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      Demons in the Dark: Night-vision



      Azeri special forces wearing nightvision goggles during a military parade

      The modern face of military warfare: stealthy attacks.

      The enemy is investing in night-fighting capabilities. Holywood movie style: a silent, undetected and unseen attack on the sentries - eliminate the front line defenses so that the main body of troops can penetrate and conquer territory.

      How to counter this clear and present danger: night-vision equipment is readily available (even for civilians). The real fancy stuff (thermal imagers etc.) is very expensive but worthwile. I don't have details about our own acquisitions in that field.

      The old fashioned way of fighting in the dark is to shoot flares into the sky. These will illuminate the battlefield and nightvision equipment becomes meaningless. But you have to keep firing these flares all the time...

      This may have been already posted here. According to many azeri military experts, below is the most powerfull force on the ground in the position of azeri army.




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      Interesting. The video presentation was from the Armenian side half way into the second part and on. But you know that Crusader is going to use this as further evidence that you are a Turk
      Yeah, yeah. I'm hoping his military background let's him see the real reason why I posted it though.
      It's very interesting to compare the frontline defences of each side, the journalist even comments on it.
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      On the serious note… We have in our arsenal long range artillery 2A36 Giacint guns. There are at least 25 of them in minimum of 3 different bases. These are very powerful weapons that can shoot every 10 seconds in the range of 25-30 kilometers. I have very strong reasons to believe that we have nuclear shells for these guns. They are not exactly what one would consider atomic bomb, since they have very limited nuclear capabilities. However, they have enough power to level any strategic object. As far as I know, baboons possess some of this guns too.




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      But do the baboons have nuclear shells as well?
      For the first time in more than 600 years, Armenia is free and independent, and we are therefore obligated
      to place our national interests ahead of our personal gains or aspirations.



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      Quote Originally Posted by ZORAVAR View Post
      Demons in the Dark: Night-vision



      Azeri special forces wearing nightvision goggles during a military parade

      The guys remind me of when I was on active duty in Iraq...

      There were a lot of wannabe Special Forces guys, such as cooks or truck drivers, who bought every "gee wiz" gadget from the soilder of fortune store. They did not realize how stupid they looked as they were all dressed up, with nowhere to go (just like the Azeri SF).

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      Zoravar, sorry a little off topic but what do you think about this report by Moscow news?

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      Russian Army’s weaknesses exposed


      On September 10, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was scheduled to address the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, to inform the deputies about current military development and various problems. Serdyukov had to explain why the Russian Army lacked modern weapons during the recent peace enforcement operation in Georgia. The main elements of the North Caucasian Military District's 58th Army have already been re-deployed to Russia. The bravest officers and men have received government decorations. Those killed in action have been buried. And now it is high time to assess the operation's lessons.

      Russian President Dmitry Medvexdev has senior Defense Ministry officials to do this, also telling Serdyukov to submit proposals on amending the state rearmament program. The Rusxsian Army primarily requires combat-support systems, rather than new weaponry, in order to become a genuinely modern and effective fighting force. Those, who fought in Georgia this August, know that Russian peace-keepers sustained the greatest casualties during the first hours of the Georgian aggression because Moscow and Vladikavkaz, where the 58th Army's headquarters is located, failed to promptly order troops to repel the attack and to send elements of the 58th Army to South Ossetia. Moreover, Russian forces did not know the firing positions of Georgia's Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, Gvozdika self-propelled guns and T-72 tank units. Nor did the Russian Army have any dependable reconnaissance systems, including unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). Although Russian and foreign UCAVs are regularly displayed at the annual MAKS international aerospace show in Zhukovsky near Moscow, including at the MAKS-2007 show, the Russian Army still lacks them because the national Defense Ministry decided to stop buying them in 2006.

      Consequently, the Russians had no choice but to send a Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire strategic bomber on a reconnaissance mission and to use Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack jets to hit Georgian MLRS batteries. The Georgians downed four Rusxsian aircraft, which could have been saved if the Russians had the required UCAVs. The destruction of three Su-25 attack planes, which had won a reputation for themselves during the 1979-1989 Afghan war, shows that they have not been overhauled since. The Su-25s still lack radar sights, computers for calculating ground-target coordinates and long-range surface-to-air missiles that could be launched outside enemy air-defense areas. Nor did they have any "smart" weapons for destroying Georgian artillery pieces and surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. This is quite surprising, because such weapons have been repeatedly displayed at various exhibitions. Although some companies are ready to install interchangeable state-of-the-art radio and electronic equipment on the Su-35, the Defense Ministry prefers to deal with (and handsomely pay) its favorite contractors. These companies were not up to the task, and are responsible for the loss of four aircraft and the capture of two pilots. Several more pilots were killed as a result of their incompetence.

      A similar situation holds in the sphere of radio-electronic warfare. It turns out that Russian electronic counter-measures (ECM) systems are unable to jam and suppress enemy SAMs and reconnaissance systems, radars and UHV communications and troop-control networks. This is rather disturbing, especially as the Georgian Army lacked modern systems. As a result the 58th Army sustained unnecessary casualties, and also lost more combat equipment than it should have. The Russian tank force has been suffering from major problems for a long time. The North Caucasian Milixtary District, for instance, still operates T-72 main battle tanks without night sights. But not even the more sophisticated T-80-U and T-90 have such sights, either. Moreover, their explosive-reactive armor was not filled with explosives and could not therefore deflect high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) weapons.

      The Dzerzhinsky Ural Railroad Car Works (Uralvagonzavod), which has developed all post-Soviet and Russian main battle tanks except the T-80, unveiled its Tank Support Combat Vehicle (TSCV) over 20 years ago. The TSCV featured nine weapons systems, including guided anti-tank missiles, large-caliber machine-guns, SAMs and 30-mm and 40-mm automatic rocket launchers, and was intended to be used against Mujaxhedin forces in Afghanistan. Most importantly, the TSCV had effective target-acquisition systems for detecting and killing enemy soldiers long before they could fire the first shot. Although the TSCV has passed all state tests with flying colors and has also been displayed at numerous exhibitions, it has not served with the Russian Army to date. Unlike most advanced foreign armies, including the Israeli Army, Russian tanks are not supported by attack helicopters. There is no regular radio communication between Rusxsian tank, motorized-rifle, helicopter, attack-plane and tactical-bomber units either.

      Although experts have been discussing the creation of an integrated combat-control system for many years, such a system remains on the drawing board. The Russian Army and its commanders have not yet realized that all units and weapons accomplishing a joint objective must become part of an integrated combat-control system. Russian officers and soldiers have to compensate for the current lag in combat-support systems with their selfless heroism and bravery. But this costs the country and its armed forces dearly. It is high time we learned modern fighting skills. The system for awarding state defense contracts must also be modified accordingly. Unfortunately, the Russian Army is unlikely to receive new weapons and combat-support systems after the South Ossetian conflict. Although Russia has once again paid a high price for victory, its generals and politicians often prefer empty talk to candid and sober-minded assessments.

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      Edit: F-AGOT should be one word. I am typing it this way because our forum system will not accept that word. This is how it is coming up: xxxot.
      F-agot (one word) is a musical instrument.

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      Solo of the F-AGOT: Anti-Tank Defenses



      The Russian made 9M111M F-AGOT anti-tank guided missile

      08:45 - Nagorno-Karbagh - Somewhere on the front line.
      Ashod Melkonyan was stunned, his body was shivering and his hands were trembeling. All his fellow soldiers had just been killed or badly wounded as a result of the heavy shelling by Azeri artillery and rockets on his forward observation post. There was blood on his hands, face and clothes...the blood of his fellow soldiers.

      He took the radio microphone away from his dead commander's hands and struggled to speak.
      "This is number 4, we are under attack...shelling...do you hear me?..."

      The 19 year old conscript from Stepanagerd was getting impatient.
      "Number 1, do you hear me this is number 4, we are being attacked, do you hear me?..."

      An agonizing 5 seconds later, came the reply from his battalion headquarters.
      "This is number 1, report the situation..."

      Ashod held the microphone with both hands and spoke quickly.
      " We are under attack, everybody is dead or dying send help..."

      He heard the firm voice of his battalion commander.
      "Dgha jan, what do you see on the front, report..."

      The authoritarian voice of the officier made Ashod regain his senses, he took a deep breath and raised his head above the trench he was sheltering in.
      With all the smoke and dust in the air created by the shelling he did not see them first, but he heard the roar of tank engines and the squeeking noise of their threads. Then, he saw them. One, two, three...dozens of Azeri T-72 tanks followed by armoured troops carriers coming....they were only a few hundred meters from his position.

      "Number 4, WHAT-DO-YOU-SEE? ..."

      Ashod took a deep breath, he was fully realizing the situation now. The Azeris had launched a full scale attack on Artsakh. Strangely, he was not afraid anymore, his brain and emotions had reconciled with the worst he could imagine. Slowly he approached the microphone and spoke his last words:

      "Bolor yergire dooshman e..."
      ..........

      09:12
      The 24 year old commanding officer of the 2nd anti-tank platoon, Mher Arakelian, was a native of Mardagerd. He had just receive orders from his company commander to open fire on any enemy vehicle that came within range (2 km) of his Russian made 9M111M F-AGOT (AT-4) wire guided anti-tank missiles. The young officer had his eyes glued on his binoculars. He was observing a column of camouflage-painted tanks approaching the wooded hill he was positioned on. They were within range. He had 2 F-AGOT missile launchers, each with a 2 men crew he had trained himself. The first crew needed another minute to load a missile container on their launcher. He could not wait longer. He gave his order to the second crew members who were ready:

      "Open fire when ready"

      "Ayo, Kommandir" replied 20 year old farmer's son Makar while aiming his missile at the lead Azeri T-72 tank.

      Kommandir Mher, as he was more popularly known, suddenly realized that the 3rd tank in the Azeri battlegroup had extra antennas. That must be the Azeri battalion commander's tank. He resisted the urge to ask Makar to shoot on that one... He did not want to put too much pressure on the youngster, he wanted to make sure he did not miss his first shot.

      19 year old Gagig from Martuni area was softly speaking to Makar who was carefully talking aim with his optical sight.

      "Gamats-gamats, hanatrd-hantard Makar Jan"

      "Ha Gago jan, ha...tsavt danem"...and he pressed the trigger.

      With a cracking sound, the 12 kg missile with an anti-tank warhead came out of the container like a genie out of Alladin's lamp and sped toward the Azeri armour, spinning behind it the 2 km long wire through which Makar was going to give commands to guide the projectile.

      While the Kommandir and Gago where staring at the slow flying subsonic missile flying over the beautifull landscape, Makar was maintening the crosshairs in his sight on the moving Azeri lead tank. By doing so, the F-agot was automatically getting course guidance upto point of impact.

      The few seconds that took to reach the target seemed like hours. Then, came the hit on the right side of the tank's turret. The shaped charge of the missile spit an extremely hot flamejet that went right through the thick armour and killed the tank commander and gunner. it also set on fire the ammunition that was in the tank... a huge exlposion follwed leaving no chance to the tank driver who was trying to get out.

      "Ayyyyoooo" shouted Makar. Gago was speechless he patted on Makar's back. Kommandir Mher contained his emotions and firmly said "reload".

      Little did Makar know that he had destroyed the first tank in this new flare-up of the fighting in Nagorno-Karabagh.

      Kommandir Mher's 2nd platoon was not the only one firing at the tanks. They were just part of a large anti-tank company positioned on the second line of defenses....
      ...........

      09:17
      Colonel Sultan Yusifov was part Azeri, part Turkman and part Hungarian. Born in Baku, he was the Turkish trained commanding officer of the tank Battalion that was spearheding this attack on the Armenian lines. He had clear orders: Breach through the defenses and secure the whole area to form a "bridgehead" through which other Azeri formations were going to go all the way to Stepanagerd.

      He was swearing and cursing through the microphone and all his tank crews could hear him through their headspeakers. He had just lost 4 tanks with their crews killed or badly wounded. 2 other tanks were damaged and had to be abandonned. Everything was going fine until this sneak attack by the Armenian Anti-Tank-Guided-Missiles (ATGM).

      He knew his 2 options:
      Keep advancing through the Armenian defense lines and try to neutralize the ATGMs and loose further tanks or stop the attack momentarily and ask for artillery support. Having taken enough losses, he opted for the second.

      He positioned his tanks behind a small hill to mask them from further missile attacks and provided his regiment commander the coordinates of the Armenian ATGM positions.

      He was unaware that his regiment's D-30 122mm howitzers were involved in an artillery duel with Armenian 2S1 Gvozdika self-propeeled guns of the same calibers. His regimental commander was helpless and was begging the divisional headquarters to supply artillery fire or air support. All he could get was a pair of Mi-24 gunships that swooped low over Yusifovs column and aimed at the Karabagh defenders.

      All up to now, the leader of the helicopter gunships was hoping to target some Armenian tanks with his own anti-tank missiles. He had seen none of the well hidden battlewagons all day. He had to use his unguided rockets against the invisible ATGM crews positioned in the thick forrest. He took aim and opened fire. At the same time he realized that an Armenian anti-aircraft IGLA Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) missile was coming his way. He banked his machine severly to the right and avoided the missile. His own rockets had also missed Kommandir Mher's platoon and caused only a couple of small fires in the forest. Realizing that they were running low on fuel, the Azeri Mi-24s headed back to base.

      Yousefov was contemplating his next move when, like black ghosts, a full batallion of tanks (2 companies from the west side and one from the south)carrying the Karabagh flag came out of the forrest and opened fire on his beleagered vehicles. Yousefov ordered to engage those knowing fully that his attack is now completely stalled.

      When one Azeri tanks was hit by tankfire, the driver of another tank that was beside it panicked. He abandonned his vehicle and ran towards the rear. The other 2 crew members, realizing that they were no longer mobile, came out of their hatches and followed the driver.

      Almost simultaneously, another tank went into a ditch with its crew quickly leaving it to its fate and running away. Another tank driver who was positioning himself to fire on the Armenian tanks collided with Yousifov's tank...

      The crew of the last tank in the Azeri battle group took matters upon their own hands and decided it was not worth risking their lives. They reversed their steel chariot and headed back to Azerbaijan...Out of the 31 tanks of Yusifov's battalion, it was the only one that made it back safely. All the others were either destroyed or captured by the jubiliant Artsakh defenders. Yusifov's charred body was later on repatriated to his country.
      ..............

      14:48
      The anti-tank company (that Kommandir Mher's platoon was attached to) was regrouping east of their original positions - right on the original frontal observation post of the late Ashod Melkonyan. Armenian tanks were now advancing deep inside Azerbaijan with the enemy fully in retreat and abandonning vasts amount of military equipment.

      "Abrek" said the anti-tank company commander with a big smile on his wind battered face.
      Kommandir Mher and the other platoon chiefs realized that they had no Armenian Brandy to celebrate with...


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      The above was an almost poetic way of illustrating a very plausible way events can turn in case of an Azeri all out asault on our lands.

      I wanted to highlight the importance of Anti-tank weponry in this kind of conflict.

      Unlike the wide open deserts of the Middle-east with no cover, the forested mountainous topography of Artsakh does not favour tanks very much. With few roads and little space to maneuver, tanks and other armour will have to pass through bottlenecks, choke-points etc. Ideal for anti-tank ambushes.

      Our military high-command fully appreciates the value of these systems that don't cost an arm and leg to buy and operate. I am certain of this because I am seing (in photos) a proliferation of various types of anti-tank weapons in our army.

      Here is a brief discription of what we have:

      1. Short range systems:


      The famous RPG-7


      The more modern RPG-22 with the rockets taken out of the launch tubes.

      We are talking about the world famous RPGs. Depending on the model, their range is upto 900m.
      Most people have seen the RPG-7 on news clips from the Middle-East, Afghanistan etc. But there ae many different other models with different characteristics.

      RPGs are not missiles that you can guide to the target by making corrections all the time. They are unguided rockets that you aim and shoot.

      Some larger models like the RPG-29 can pierce the latest tanks with the thickest armour.


      2. Medium range systems:


      The 9M111 F-AGOT medium range guided antitank missile complex


      The bigger cousin of the F-AGOT is the KONKURS. Here seen carried on BRDM-2 scout vehicles.


      Kommandir Mher's weapon. The range is up to 2 km. The missile is guided and course is corected during flight. Deadly against tanks or other vehicles on the move.

      The longer range version of the 9M111 F-AGOT is called 9M113 KONKURS. Its range is up to 4 km. It can be retrofitted on F-AGOT launchers, but being heavier it is normally carried on vehicles like the BRDM-2 in the above photo.


      3. Long range systems:


      SHTURM-S long range ATGM carried on MT-LB tracked vehicles.



      Parade in Stepanagerd. In the background, a company of SHTURM-S

      These are our aces. With a range of 5500 m with the SHTURM missile or 6000 m with the newer ATAKA missile they pose a serious threat to any tank. Their guidance system is very sophisticated.

      To make the most of the very long range, they are at their best in open areas with unhindered view. A F-AGOT will be sufficient in Karabagh while this monster will be in his own element in the Ararat plains.
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      Zoravar, sorry a little off topic but what do you think about this report by Moscow news?

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      Russian Army’s weaknesses exposed


      Source: http://www.mnweekly.ru/comment/20080911/55345897.html

      The article contains valid points as well as some errors. I found it had positive and constructive tone in its criticism.

      After the break-up of the Soviet Union. The huge military-Industrial complex was left to rot during the years under Yeltsin. Many production facilities were closed down and a lot the original production capacity was lost. Also, many of the talented people had to find other carriers.

      With the improvement of the economy during the 2nd millenium. The government is investing more and more in research, development and modernization of the arms industry. Production capacity is also growing incrementally.

      It will take many years to reverse the damage done.

      The article highlights the main issues. But fails to mention that the 58th army is one of the least modern units. They never bothered because their weapon systems are adequate to fight Chechnian and Georgian wars.

      Some errors in the article: T-90 tanks actually do have thermal night sights (made by Thales- France). The airforce is getting modern targetting systems on the Su-25s that are being modernized these days. There are about a couple of dozen of them ready plus more on the way. It is a slow process. Same story with many other systems.

      The Russians are also adopting various new types of weapons: UAVs, Mi-28 and Ka-52 helicopter gunships, new frigates, submarines, BMD-4 and BMP-3 armoured vehicles, SRUT-SD light tanks, T-90 main battle tanks, S-400 air defense system etc....A lot of types in small batches. As I mentioned, production capacity is increasing. We will have to wait a few more years until we see the kind of massive numbers the people who write such articles would like to see.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZORAVAR View Post
      ...

      "Abrek" said the anti-tank company commander with a big smile on his wind battered face.
      Kommandir Mher and the other platoon chiefs realized that they had no Armenian Brandy to celebrate with...


      ZORAVAR
      Inspiring chain of events...even if ficticious, greater stories of Armenian heroism are numerous.

      Thanks

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      That was great Zoravar, you must post more!
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