- Mar 17, 2003
- Northern Maryland
- Kubota B8200, then a Kubota L3130 HST, now a Kubota L3400 HST
Yup- I remember visiting the Nat. Air and Space museum, and the Russian space equipment looked like they had sourced the hardware and bits and pieces at their local Ace Hardware. Our stuff, of course, was all custom made from the finest materials. Both seemed to have worked, however.
There is a difference, past the point of the US spending a million trying to get a pen to work and the soviets using a pencil. You also have to remember that the Russians stole the design for that pencil.
Be aware that the Russians are quite capable of their own design and build.
Some of their stuff seems crude but works extremely well in adverse conditions. Note the AK47 versus the AR 15.