Welcome to the Stinger Fiberglass Designs, Inc; home of the American Sports Car, AAR Quality Fiberglass, and Stinger Corvette websites. We are home of the most extensive catalogs and online selection of aftermarket fiberglass parts for Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac and Trucks. We carry a vast line of hoods, bumpers, fenders, front/rear ends, scoops and much more to help get your project off the ground.
Whether you are restoring a classic muscle car, racing, or customizing your new ride, we ARE the place to shop for your Custom Fiberglass Aftermarket Parts. All our light weight, fiberglass products are made by hand right here in central Florida, USA! Our engineered parts are made by experienced craftsman who pay close attention to detail. These men and women take pride in the products they build to ensure the detailed part complements your vehicle’s inner design, giving it that outstanding look every car enthusiast craves.
The hand laid fiberglass parts are strong and durable. Each Stinger Fiberglass mold has been painstakingly reproduced from the original body parts and has heavy reinforcements to ensure consistent quality and a superior fit. They are NOT built using a chopper gun as with cheaper imitations. Hand lamination is used to make every part here at Stinger Fiberglass. The gray gel coat finish is perfect for sanding, sealing and painting, which means minimal prep time.
At Stinger Fiberglass Designs we make fiberglass products for the classic car enthusiast and we use superior materials. Whether you are searching for something unique compared to other vehicles, or sticking with the classic factory look, the choice is yours.
Does it take a little longer to hand build? Absolutely! You get a quality handmade part to complete that baby you have been restoring for years. Does it cost a bit more? Of course. The price, well let’s just say it’s worth it! Of course, cheaper parts can be found, but that’s usually what you get…cheap parts.
We DO NOT and WILL NOT sell imported fiberglass parts and try to pass it as ASSEMBLED IN AMERICA so we can make a larger profit.
WE BUILD EVERYTHING WE SELL AND SELL EVERYTHING WE BUILD! Here, MADE IN AMERICA means something!
We ship your parts via freight carrier or ground service to your business or residence or you can pick up your order at our facility in Florida.
Call us today for further information and ordering: 321-268-1118
Thank you for your time in checking out our sites.
Artie Schricker, Owner/Operator
Fiberglass Corvette-Style Stingray Hood Scoop, 37 x 22 x 3
This universal Corvette Singray style hood scoop is made of heavy duty fiberglass and is suitable for both street and race applications. Designed for easy installation, Speedway hood scoops feature a glossy gelcoat finish.
This universal hood scoop measures 22″ from the outside of the flange to the outside of the the flange at the widest point. The length is 37″ front to back, the height is 2-5/8″ at the tallest point in the middle. Ships oversize UPS.
This product is usually in stock. However, if it is not, please allow three to four weeks for delivery.
- Front opening inside width: 13-3/4″
- Maximum inside width (middle): 18″
- Maximum inside width (rear): 18″
This scoop is not wide enough to clear the bulge on a 70’s Corvette.
Note: This piece will require sanding and finish work before being ready for paint. Our fiberglass is pulled straight from a mold and in many cases you will still see the casting marks.
- Get FREE shipping when your order includes this item and exceeds $99! Ground shipping only in the contiguous US.
Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar laws/regulations
Miscellaneous Scoops |
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|–||7″ snorkel scoop (5″ base / 2″ top) (two pieces) Base 31″L x 15″W x 5 1/2″Tall (Top 25″L x 14″ W x 2 1/4 Tall)||GS011||UPS||$265.00|
|–||Windshield Snorkel scoop Top Piece 16″W x 59″L x 3″Tall View Images (6)||GS044||UPS||$255.00|
|–||Windshield Snorkel scoop Base Piece 17″ W x 52″L x 10 1/2″Tall (16″W at top – 17″W at base) View Images (4)||GS045||UPS||$200.00|
|–||Liberty comp. Eliminator scoop (with inward mounting flange) 8″W x 28″L x 7″Tall||GS015||UPS||$200.00|
|69-70||Mustang Boss 429 scoop 22 1/2″W x 27 1/2″L x 3 1/2″Tall View Images (2)||GS021||UPS||$190. 00|
|69-70||Mustang Boss 429 scoop 2″ taller than stock 24″W x 32 1/2″L x 5 1/2″Tall View Images (7)||GS043||UPS||$220.00|
|70-81||Trans Am Shaker scoop raised 3 1/2″ to 7″ tall 14 1/2″W x 21″L x 7″Tall View Images (4)||GS032||UPS||$230.00|
|–||L88 scoop 25″W x 49″L x 3″Tall||GS034||UPS||$210.00|
|–||Large Teardrop scoop (no screens in openings) 31″W x 43″L x 3″Tall View Images (3)||GS035||UPS||$185.00|
|–||Stinger scoop 22″W x 49″L x 2 1/4″Tall||GS036||UPS||$220.00|
|70-72||442 Scoops 2″ taller than stock scoops (including center raised 2″ also) 42″W x 60 1/2″L x 4″Tall||GS040||TR||$380.00|
|65-67||GTO 4″ tall scoop 20″W x 39 1/2″L x 4 1/4″Tall||GS041||UPS||$190. 00|
|–||4″ Tall Stinger scoop 24″W x 50″L x 4 1/2″Tall||GS042||UPS||$240.00|
|–||X L Super Duty scoop (bolt on) 15″W x 21″L x 5 1/2″Tall (5″ tall at rear of scoop)||GS047||UPS||$175.00|
|70-72||Buick Stage 2 Scoop (bolt on or bond on) 18″W x 19 1/2″L x 4″Tall||GS048*||UPS||$185.00|
|–||Super Chevy Style Nostalgia pro stock scoop 58″L x 17″W x 16 1/2″Tall (15 3/4″wide at top)(3″T x 15 3/4″W front opening||GS049*||UPS||$400.00|
|70-72||442 scoops (stock size) 53″L x 42″W x 2″Tall||GS050||TR||$360.00|
Kia Stinger GT Twin Air Intake Scoop – King3D AIS
Kia Stinger GT Twin Air Intake Scoops (AIS) - PRICE IS FOR A PAIR
NEW RELEASE - IN STOCK - EVERY COLOUR - NEXT DAY SHIPPING
Feel, hear and see the difference with our own design of Air Intake Scoops!
Over 15 Colours to choose from.
- AIS (Air Intake Scoop)
- Directs cool outside air to the air box/pod & engine bay
- Maintains cool outside air for max performance
- Gives instant throttle
- Gives Induction volume
- Worlds first detachable scoop section for any colour choice
- Large design for max air flow and style
- Suitable for any Air Intake setup
- Includes 2x Bodies Left & Right, 2x Scoops, Fitting Kit and Instructions
- Stocked for next day shipping
100% Australian made intakes with King3D & N Garage Performance
Large Air Intake Scoop (AIS) to direct outside cool air directly to the engine bay and air box. Results in instant throttle response and maintains cool air at all times. The AIS scoop allows a large volume of air to pass through giving a louder induction volume especially with aftermarket air filters. The AIS scoop sits closely behind the grille for maximum style and appearance but yet subtle to the eye and a large range of colours to personalise in your own way. All King3D AIS feature a worlds first detachable scoop to be able to choose the colour of your preference instantly or change anytime without replacing the AIS body. The scoop section is universal and interchangable with other models such as i30 and Cerato. The AIS is 3D Printed in ABS material for strength, heat resistant and kept in the raw finish with no added gloss. Note 3D printing will show signs of score lines. Fitting kit and instructions included and removal of OE shroud is required to install. (Some may choose to cut the shroud). Message if additonal scoops of colour are required.
20 of the Best Hood Scoops Ever Made
Shelby GT 500 Super Snake
As one of the most powerful modern Mustangs, the GT 500 Super Snake comes with a 5.4-liter V8 with an enormous supercharger on top of the engine. The result is a whopping 725 HP going to the rear wheels. That amount of power needs a lot of air and that’s why it has a big and aggressive hood scoop in the front of the car.
Porsche 911 GT2
If you look at the front of the new 911 GT2, you’ll notice those massive scoops. And you might think the engine is in the front and the scoops are for cooling and providing air. However, this is the 911, so the engine is always in the back.
In fact, the front scoops are for cooling the front brakes and providing aerodynamics to the whole car. And they are one of the biggest ever to be fitted on a production 911 model.
Dodge Dart Hemi
To dominate the NHRA tracks in the late â60s, Dodge produced a limited run of Darts with 426 Hemi engines and unknown power outputs. The cars were not street legal since they produced them only for racing with the body in primer and big racing slicks in the back. Of course, the massive Hemi needed air so the Dodge engineers provided it with the biggest hood scoop the muscle car world had ever seen.
The hybrid supercar has a mid-engine layout, yet it still has two big hood scoops on the front. Are you wondering why? They are for the aerodynamics. When the air at high speed passes through them, it creates the downforce that keeps the P1 firmly on the ground. So, those scoops not only look cool, they are highly effective.
Ferrari presented the F40 in 1987. They conceived the car as a commemorative model, marking the company’s 40th anniversary. However, it was much more than that. It was and still is one of the greatest sports cars they ever built. Most car fans consider it to be one of the best Ferraris they ever produced.
Since they equipped it with a 2.9-liter twin turbo V8, it needed a lot of air for the performance and for cooling. So, Ferrari gave it exactly 10 NACA-duct scoops. There are two in the front and the rest are on the sides and the back.
Dodge Challenger “Shaker”
The Shaker is a hood scoop they mounted on top of the car’s intake system that sticks through the hood. Since it is an integral part of the engine, it also moves and shakes as the engine works; hence the name. Most popular shakers were Dodges and Plymouths, but almost all other muscle car brands have at least one model with this feature.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6
Even though the heyday of hood scoops was over by the early 2000s, Pontiac still offered one of the most aggressive designs they ever produced. They added twin scoops on the nose of the powerful and fast Firebird Trans Am WS6. With the venerable 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 325 HP, a six-speed manual transmission and numerous suspension upgrades, the 2002 WS6 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. And that kind of speed was what required this hood scoop design.
Dodge RAM SRT 10
Trucks don’t need hood scoops in most cases, but if you own Dodge RAM SRT 10, you will know a scoop is a necessity. The 8.2-liter V10 engine pumps out over 500 HP. It has a 0 to 60 acceleration time of fewer than five seconds. Also, the fuel economy in the single digits needs a lot of extra air to feed the engine.
Dodge Coronet R/T 1970
The Coronet was one of the intermediates in the Mopar stable consumer could order with a 440 or Hemi engine. This meant the Coronet, especially in R/T trim was a serious muscle car contender and a properly fast street racer. Although hood scoops were part of the package, Dodge gave the Coronet R/T two big ones that fed the carburetors through a complex system of tubes.
These are the 20 best hood scoops they ever made. While some were just for show, others had serious work to do. A timeless design feature, hood scoops will always be popular on most sports and muscle cars but are a staple on all race cars.
Skid Steer Attachments for Sale
Meet Our Lineup of American-Made Skid Steer Attachments
Choose from standard and specialty skid steer attachments made in our Minnesota facilities. Our skid steer attachment manufacturers use clever engineering and top-quality materials to help you handle the toughest jobs. We stick to manufacturing with materials like Grade 50 steel, known as a workhorse metal for structural projects. The types of skid steer loader attachments we offer include:
- Buckets: We sell a wide range of skid steer bucket attachments for agriculture and construction. Whenever you need to scoop, dig or carry something, chances are you’ll find the right bucket on our website.
- Tree pullers: Our engineers know that getting a tree as close as possible to the back of a tree puller attachment delivers the best pulling power. As a result, our tree puller opens up to 34 inches on the end to pull trees as far back as possible.
- Pallet forks: When loading and unloading a pallet fork, it helps the operator to have good maneuverability in and out of the machine. Each of our pallet forks has a walk-through design that makes entry and exit easier.
- Land planes: Also known as levelers, our land planes help you smooth out land for agricultural and construction work.
- Bale spears: Our bale spear attachments have the strength and stability to move bales across wide-open spaces for feeding livestock.
Industries We Serve
Hardworking customers buy our products to boost their productivity and improve their results. Our attachments help people in markets like these:
- Commercial agriculture: Skid steer loader attachments from Stinger have the muscle to handle commercial agricultural tasks like land clearing and soil prep.
- Construction: When you need to take care of construction steps like earthmoving or material handling, leave the tough work to our attachments.
- Ranches: Our products help ranchers move bales and scoop manure to make raising livestock easier on the back.
- Hobby farming: Do you consider your farm more of a passion project than a business? Come on in — we have options that fit smaller skid steers, too.
Shipping That Makes Sense
At Stinger Attachments, we make delivery as easy as possible so you can focus on doing your job. Leave it to us to deliver our skid loader attachments for sale from Minnesota to your area. We offer competitive, flat-rate shipping costs that you can find on the listing for the product you want. Need more than one attachment? Call us about bundling your attachments for even more savings. If you live near Rose Creek, you can also pick up our skid steer attachments in Minnesota.
We Have Your Back
Have any questions about our skid steer loader attachments for sale online? We have a dedicated team of professionals who understand skid steer accessories and their uses for tough jobs. At Stinger Attachments, we believe in our products, and we want you to believe in them, too. You can always reach out to us for help or advice with our attachments.
To contact our team, you can send us a message online or call us at 507-273-7497.
The 2020 Kia Stinger: Everything You Need to Know
The 2020 Kia Stinger is the kind of car that makes a number of promises and then proceeds to keep every one of them. Kia uses an ambitious design as the anchor for a car that delivers a smooth, comfortable ride. Looking for the scoop on the new Kia Stinger? Keep reading this overview.
2020 Kia Stinger Highlights
The new Stinger drives value by eliminating the need to choose between power and fuel efficiency. With its new Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 3.3L engine, the car has exciting performance capabilities paired with excellent fuel efficiency, with an estimated 25 highway MPG. With such a balanced powertrain and fuel economy, it’s incredible that the Stinger continues to add more value with its reinforced handling and available all-wheel drive setup. The Stinger isn’t limited to the above features, though. Here are a few more:
- Drive Mode Select
- 365 max. hp
- Available All-Wheel Drive
With the release of the 2020 Stinger, it’s obvious that Kia understands the importance of staying connected on the go. Kia’s dedication to safety is front-and-center with the inclusion of all of the standard driver assistance tools found in the Stinger’s Kia Drive Wise. The new Stinger also comes available with an excellent and intuitive infotainment system that boasts both smartphone compatibility and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The technology features of the Stinger don’t end there. You’ll also enjoy these:
- Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
- Driver Attention Warning
- Blind Spot Collision Warning
Kia has a lot of things to be proud of when it comes to the design of the 2020 Stinger. It reconfigures familiar exterior design elements to deliver a seriously attractive car. And the interior of the new Stinger is as spacious as it is visually pleasing. For more information on standard and available design features, see this list:
- Ergonomic contoured bucket seats
- Dual twin exhausts
- High-glow LED headlights
Buckle up in the Stinger in Fair Lawn
The Stinger can be experienced in all its glory at Jack Daniels Kia. We can show you the features we didn’t cover here, or you can take a look at other new Kia cars for sale in Fair Lawn. You might also discover a great deal when you browse our new Kia specials, so look them over when you schedule your test drive.
*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the GT trim. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. Photo is for marketing and example purposes only. Photo may not reflect starting MSRP or trim level.
**EPA-estimated MPG for City/Highway for 2020 Kia Stinger GT. Actual mileage will vary. Displayed MPG is based on applicable EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.
Stinger S430 ST Online User Manual [1/5]
LAZER / RADAR – DETECTOR
S -430 ST
RADAR RANGE K, X, Ka
with detection function
VG-2, POP ™, Ultra X, Ultra K,
signals of the ARROW
radar complex and SIGNALS LASER
LED SIGNALS LASER LED2
WITH A DIGITAL INDICATION OF SIGNAL LEVEL
IF THE INTEGRITY OF THE CONTROL LABEL IS VIOLATED, THE WARRANTY LOSES
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LAZER3 OSDE3 OSDARTO 9000
CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS 5
Power cable socket 5
Volume control “
” MUTE * CITY “button 5 90 003
Built-in horn antenna 5
Front and rear lenses of the laser receiver
Slot for mounting the mounting bracket
INSTALLATION OF THE DEVICE
Installation on the device 9000 7
Power connection 8
Replacing the fuse
Switching on and automatic testing 9
Volume control 9
Setting the tone of the sound notification
SILENT. Alarm deactivation
Display brightness change 10
CITY mode 10
Sound confirmation 13
Saving settings 13
SIGNAL DETECTION 13
in X-range zone 2 K, Ka or
Detection of impulse signals
CARE AND SAVING 15
POSSIBLE FAULTS 16
SERVICE CENTER ADDRESSES
Congratulations on your purchase of the modern STINGER Laser / Radar Detector
STINGER police radar detectors
combine the latest, most advanced
reception and signal processing technologies.Structurally, it is a combination of a radar detector and a laser signal receiver. Our engineers
managed to match the two receiving devices, which made it possible to significantly improve the quality characteristics of the device
S-425 ST / S-430 ST radar detectors detect the presence of a police radar signal
in all currently known
bands. These are the K, X, Ka ranges; Ultra pulse radars in the range of
zones X and K; short-pulse POP and SP in the K range, instant-on (at
at a glance), including signals from the “STRELKA” radar complex.Capable of detecting signals from laser radars (lidars) in the range
from 800 to 1100 nm, sector 360 °. Model data, Manufacturer, add-on
It has a multi-function 7-segment indicator on the display of
devices. This indication element will more accurately display the intensity of the received signal, prompt the current mode and confirm the readiness of the radar detector for operation.
At the moment of detection of the radar, the device warns its user
with an alarm signal consisting of visual and audible
notification.Visual notification is provided by an LED sim-
free display with a digital element, and sound – by a multitone
Laser / Radar detectors STINGER S-425 ST / S-430 ST are functional devices. The operation algorithm of these devices has a multitude of modes. First of all, this is the mode of reducing false alarms –
– CITY. In fact, it reduces the sensitivity of the detector to
low-power false signals in the radar ranges.
is not the less important LEARN function. Allows the user to get acquainted with the operation of the device
before the first trip with it. The automatic test function
will check the operability of the device immediately
after it is turned on. SILENT mode – turns off the audible alarm,
by pressing one button.
STINGER laser / radar detectors have proven to be effective
and reliable assistants to the motorist.
Take STINGER on the road!
Remember! In some states and federal states, local laws prohibit the use of Laser / Radar detectors.
Before using the device, please make sure that its use is not prohibited in the
area where the detector is used.
The use of the
radar detector is not prohibited throughout the Russian Federation and the CIS countries!
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LASER / RADAR DETECTOR
The scope of delivery of the STINGER S series Laser / Radar detector includes:
1. Laser / Radar detector
2. Power cable with short circuit protection. Twisted
3. Spare fuse
4. Bracket with three suction cups. Installation on the windshield
5. Velcro fastener with adhesive base. Installation on the dashboard
6. User’s manual in Russian
NOTE. The complete set can be changed by the Manufacturer without prior notice
Radar detection in the K, X, Ka bands
Detection of Ultra K, Ultra K, Ultra
X, POP, SP (K) and instant-on radar signals »
Detection of a laser signal (La) in the 360 ° sector
Disabled VG-2 system detection mode
Digital signal processing
Protection against false alarms.CITY mode
LED character display with multifunctional digital
indicator in red (S-425 ST) or blue (S-430 ST). Conventional
indication of the received signal level
Discrete adjustment of the display brightness. Three levels (DIM)
Individual notification by range and signal type.
The intensity of the audible alarm is proportional to the signal strength
Infinitely adjustable sound (POWER / VOL)
Changing the tone of the audible signal
SILENT mode (MUTE).Silencing of sound alarm
LEARNING mode. Demonstration of radar detector operation
Automatic testing mode of the device
Two installation options. Instrument panel and windshield
with suction cups
Instruction Stinger S550 ST manual
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LASER / DETECTOR
2.Remove the cigarette lighter from the socket and connect the adapter cable
power supply to the cigarette lighter socket as far as it will go.
Replacing the fuse
The power cable adapter uses a 2 amp fuse
(type 3AG (or equivalent) – included).
The defective fuse can be changed as follows:
1. Carefully unscrew the upper part of the cigarette lighter adapter while holding the retaining spring
Please note: unscrew carefully, as
the fuse is pressed by a spring, which can fly out
2. Remove the fuse and replace it with a new one.
Switching on and automatic testing of the device
The device is connected to the power supply using the standard
cable (included in the package). After connecting the power cable, turn on the device
by turning the “POWER / VOL” switch away from you until it clicks
. In confirmation of switching on the device, an audible signal
will sound and the automatic test cycle
will automatically start (checking the display and functions of the radar detector).The sequence of the
automatic test is as follows:
1. After switching on, a single beep will sound. The display will display a welcome message and a message about the start of the automatic
2. The radar detector will sequentially display all ranges, with an indication of
graphical indicators of the received signal strength, high-priority signal
(LASER) and VG-2.
3.After the end of the automatic testing, the device will switch
to the basic operating mode (ROUTE or CITY).
The automatic testing process can be interrupted by pressing any button of the device on
In the STINGER S radar detector, a smooth change in the volume of sound signals is used. The volume level is changed by the rotary knob
with the “POWER / VOL” knob. Rotating the wheel “away from you” increases the volume
, “towards yourself” – decreases it.
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Setting the tones and sound notification
The function of changing the tone of the sound signal prompts the user to select the tone
The procedure for changing the tone of the sound is as follows:
1. By long pressing the “DIM * MENU” button (at least 3 seconds)
go to the user menu of the system.
2.By short pressing the “DIM * MENU” button, scroll through the menu to
item “TONE: HIG”.
3. Briefly press the “MUTE * CITY” button to change the current high
tone to “TONE: LOW”. The change will be confirmed by
with a long beep. To return the high pitched sound
ka, press the MUTE * CITY button again. Switching between
is confirmed with a triple beep-beep-beep tone.
4. Within 3 seconds, the user menu will close and the settings entered by
will be saved automatically.The device will return to the original
SILENT mode. Alarm deactivation
A short press on the “MUTE * CITY” button deactivates (turns on
) the multi-tone alarms of the radar detector. Disconnection of
is accompanied by a voice notification: “Sound signals are off –
cheny”. Return to normal playback of sound signals is confirmed by voice
: “Sound signals are on”.The LCD display
will confirm the changes with the appropriate messages: 
and  respectively.
When an urgent need to turn off the sound appears, the user
can block alarms with one touch. This
option is convenient for owners using a loud-speaking
communication system in their car or if it is necessary to induce silence for
for other reasons.
Changing the brightness of the display.
The display backlighting is changed by short pressing the button
“DIM * MENU”.The setting is discrete and cyclical. Each
pressing of the “DIM * MENU” button switches the illumination of the
display to the next illumination level. There are three levels in total:
BRIGHT – the display backlight is maximum (the brightness level is set at
by default). It is characterized by the maximum brightness of the luminescence of the display.
After pressing the DIM * MENU button in BRIGHT mode, the illumination of the
display is reduced by one level.The DIM mode is activated.
DIM – reduced display backlighting. In this mode, the luminescence of
display characters is reduced by 50% of the maximum value.
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The transition to the DULL mode is accompanied by a voice message: “Brightness –
display bone reduced”, the display will confirm: .
Pressing the DIM * MENU button in DIM mode reduces the brightness of
to 20% of maximum.
DARK – all symbols, regardless of the signal situation, will
glow with a brightness corresponding to 20% of the maximum brightness
of the display. The transition to the DARK mode is confirmed by the voice message
: “The display brightness is reduced”, the device display will show:
To return from DARK mode to the original display brightness mode,
press the DIM * MENU button a third time. The brightness of the display becomes
to the maximum.The transition to the BRIGHT mode from the DARK mode
will be confirmed by the sound signaling device with a voice notification: “The brightness of the
display is maximum”, and the display with the message: .
ATTENTION! Do not suppose simultaneous switching off of sound alarm and display indication. This configuration of the instrument can add
to radar skips.
In the face of the transition of an increasing number of organizations and structures
to wireless communication systems, our cities and especially industrial centers
are filled with a multitude of signals in various frequency
radio bands with high spectral density.The overwhelming
most of these signals do not have any effect on the operation of the
radar detector, but there are a small number of sources that
cause false alarms. The main sources of
interference include satellite equipment, local communication facilities
(gas stations), automatic barriers (parking), automatic doors
(markets), etc. As a rule, the intensity of such signals is lower than the signal
of the police radar …This significant difference, the manufacturer
STINGER, used to reduce the effect of interference on the radar
The STINGER S Laser / Radar Detector applies the principle of reducing the
signal sensitivity of the detector. Radar signals against the background of low-
strong interference have a qualitative advantage, and the radar detector
will detect such a signal, at the same time filtering out the interference.
Long press on the “MUTE * CITY” button (not less than 3
seconds) switches the device to the CITY mode.On the matrix display
the text message  will appear, the buzzer
will confirm the activation of the mode by notification: “City mode”. In the mode
me CITY, the sensitivity of the device to the reception of radio signals is reduced. To receive an alarm signal, in the CITY mode, the intensity of the signal must exceed the set by the manufacturer according to
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threshold value . ..Otherwise, the radar detector will not react
to the detected signal.
When leaving an urban area or industrial area,
do not forget to set the ROUTE mode. To return to the mode of maximum sensitivity
press and hold the “MUTE * CITY” button for 3 seconds
. The display will show the message ,
and the voice notification will notify you with the definition: “Track mode”.
The TRASS mode is characterized by the maximum sensitivity of the radio-
dar-detector, which allows timely detection of the radar-
ra signal when driving on highways.Traffic on open sections of
motorways, highways and roads is characterized by increased speed and significantly fewer sources of false signals. In these
conditions, TRAFFIC mode will provide early detection of the
active police radar.
Disable VG-2 mode
Systems like VG-2 are used in countries where the use of radar detectors is prohibited. These systems detect a working
radar detector by low-power radiation from its local oscillator.In La
zer / STINGER radar detector, a mode is enabled that allows detecting the direction finder of the VG-2 system and warn its owner.
It should be noted that the use of radar detectors is not prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries
. Therefore, systems like
similar to VG-2 are not used by law enforcement agencies. In connection with this
, our engineers have provided for the possibility of turning off the specified mode
, which allows to reduce the load on the computing device
of the device, as well as to get rid of additional noise and
The VG-2 direction finder detection function is controlled by the
user setup menu. To change the status of the VG-
2 mode, you must:
1. By long pressing the “DIM * MENU” button (at least 3 seconds)
go to the user menu of the system.
2. By short pressing the “DIM * MENU” button, scroll through the menu to
item “VG-2: ON”.
3. By shortly pressing the “MUTE * CITY” button, change the status of the mode
to “VG-2: OFF”.The change will be confirmed by a double beep-beep tone
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Russia may supply helicopters to Afghanistan that are not afraid of portable missiles – Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Our defense engineers have found a way to combat infrared homing missiles.The unique system was put into service, and their serial production began. But at what cost – very few people know.
Portable anti-aircraft missile systems (MANPADS) first appeared in the United States. However, the Soviet Union reached parity very quickly. And during the Vietnam War, Soviet Strela-type MANPADS shot down more than 200 American helicopters and aircraft. On the other hand, during the Afghan war, the overseas Stingers became a nightmare for the Soviet military aviation. For a long time it was believed that it was impossible to defend against the missiles of this complex.
In August 2002, militants shot down a heavy Mi-26 helicopter over the Khankala airfield in Grozny. 127 people died – more than on the Kursk nuclear-powered ship. They shot the turntable with their own “Needle”, it is not clear how it ended up in the possession of the separatists. They say the Georgians supplied them from their old Soviet stocks.
But even at the end of the twentieth century, it was possible to put active optical-electronic protection against the latest MANPADS on all our fighting helicopters. Why was the Mi-26 defenseless? Yes, for the same reason that our entire defense industry was defenseless in the 1990s.
The main part of the protection – an optoelectronic suppression system for MANPADS – was developed at the Zenit Research Institute in Zelenograd, near Moscow. After the tragedy in Khankala, the Ministry of Defense assured the institute’s designers that the necessary funds would be allocated to complete the most important work. Just create a complex! And it was ready in blueprints for the fall of 2003. And then the research institute was in a fever in earnest.
Some new owners have appeared at the corporatized institute. Typical raider attacks began.Moreover, they were conducted as if they were capturing not a unique defense enterprise, but a pasta factory. There was a defeat of the research institute, there was a beating of a small guard with the notorious baseball bats. A new boss even sat in the director’s chair for a while. For the United States, such a situation is impossible, but in Russia it is a dispute between economic entities, where the special services are categorically forbidden to enter.
But Zenit turned out to be an exception. The Department of Internal Affairs and the FSB of Zelenograd defended the research institute. The newly-minted “general director” was arrested, thoroughly investigated and put behind bars.The invaders were driven out, the research institutes were defended. What to do next? Zenith was defeated. In addition, huge debts have accumulated in wages, payments for energy resources and various obligatory contributions to the state budget. Research Institute “Zenith” was completely bankrupt.
And then a private investor appears. We will not name him. Suffice it to say that this man took the risk of investing heavily in the Russian defense industry, which is an exceptional case in itself. The inevitable lawsuits passed, which recognized the legality of all actions related to the bankruptcy of the old enterprise and the formation of a new one.As a result, all the problems of creditors, including the state, were resolved in full compliance with the law. The obligations of the bankrupt enterprise to create the latest weapon systems were assumed by the special design bureau “Zenith”, which employed the best personnel of the research institute. The SKB was headed by the former general director and general designer of the research institute, professor Alexander Ivanovich Kobzar.
And already in 2006, work was intensified on the creation of active protection systems in the interests of the Ministry of Defense.Over the past three years, more new technical solutions have been created and patented than in the previous ten years. In 2008, it was finally possible to create and prepare for testing a system of active protection of helicopters, which was named “President-S”. The tests were successful, which is confirmed by the relevant acts. The new complex was adopted. In parallel with this, at the expense of the investor, which has been documented, the system for protecting T 90S tanks from ATGMs was modernized. The public customer of this modernization gave the highest assessment. She is recommended for adoption.
At the international arms show Eurosatory-2010, for the first time, a complex of active protection of helicopters from MANPADS of the “Stinger” type was shown. He made a splash.
A decision was made: to equip all helicopters supplied to “hot spots”, including those under agreements with NATO, with President-S complexes. And immediately began new attacks on “Zenith”.
This time the raiders-invaders do not destroy the enterprise. The usual statement is written to the police that many years ago there was some kind of violation of the law.And the police, not even interested in the previous decisions of the courts that everything at the enterprise is legal, starts an “investigation”.
A search is conducted in the apartment of the head of the Zenit SKB, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Alexander Kobzar, an elderly man who has undergone complex heart surgery. What are they looking for? As it turns out, nothing, the task is simple – to fray your nerves.
The case with SKB “Zenith” is not the only one of its kind. As soon as a breakthrough is planned in the domestic defense industry and a product of the highest technological level is created, the heads of the enterprise begin to have problems with the law.Someone is even arrested, someone leaves the high post of general. Our newspaper has told about such cases more than once. Of course, then very competent authorities understand the background of the “legal pressure” that arises, no matter how out of nowhere. Rarely, but it happens that the initiators of such an action are even punished. But, as a rule, work in serious areas related to ensuring the defense sufficiency of the state is seriously hampered. Who benefits from this? The question is open.
The customers of the next attack on Zenit probably expect that the engineers and designers will not be able to stand their nerves and they will go to look for work where it is quieter.They hope in vain. Alexander Ivanovich Kobzar managed to gather such a team of like-minded people and true defense enthusiasts who are really capable of coping with impossible tasks. By the way, the team of SKB “Zenith” is one of the youngest in age in the domestic defense industry. And he will ensure that Russian helicopters and tanks are reliably protected.
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For me, there are no drawbacks in it, because it fully justifies the price by the fact that it serves for a very long time and does not have to be repaired at all
I had a summer cottage for a long time, which I almost did not follow, because I did not have enough time to clean it.The house was kept clean, but the territory was neglected. When I left work, there was a lot of time and decided that it was time to start working on the rest of the site. But when I saw him, I realized that you can sweep here with your hands for at least a month, all the same, there will be no effect, because the broom will only carry garbage around the site and that’s it. I started looking for information on the Internet about devices for cleaning the site, and came across sweepers. I got acquainted with the principles of their work and, in addition, read the reviews, so as not to miscalculate with the choice of the company and model.Among all the models, the favorite was the S750 from Karcher, and I decided to buy it myself. I did not dare to order on the Internet, because once I already fell for a fake of a good vacuum cleaner and I didn’t want to deal with fakes anymore. I went to the official store. In it, I also talked with a consultant about these machines, and he just advised me to buy this model. I don’t know how he realized that I had come here for her. In the store, I carefully examined my copy and I was greatly surprised by the quality of workmanship and assembly, as well as the high strength of the container for collecting garbage. This detail is generally very important, since if it breaks down, the car becomes useless, it will be expensive to buy it separately. After the purchase, it had to be assembled, I decided to do this right at the dacha, because there is more free space so that it would be more convenient to place it on the site. Before starting, I read the manual, because before that I had not had to use such machines, I wanted to know all the subtleties of their work and use. I collected it in 5 minutes, which I liked. I immediately adjusted the handle for myself, this function is extremely useful, because people with large or short stature would not be comfortable using a standard handle.I also noticed that it can be folded, which, as a result, began to be used when transporting it to the parents’ dacha or for storage in the garage. You can also put it upright to save more space. I started cleaning from the main area between the house and the garage, because there is more space and dirt too. I want to say right away that I thought that the side brush would not be useful, but it turned out that it can sweep everything out of the corners and even between the tiles from the seams, only now you have to adjust its pressure, depending on the type of surface. I only have concrete and tiles here, nothing else. This brush also cleans well along curbs. Her villi are often located, and they are quite long, so they get into any place. The second cleaning took place after the rain, here I want to note that the wheels did not spin, because they are rubber coated. The container had to be cleaned only after 5 or 6 cleaning, it has a capacity of 32 liters because. I’m happy with the car, if I hadn’t bought it, then the site would have stood dirty
90,000 35 years ago, the Soviet military operation began in Afghanistan
On December 25, 1979, the first units of the Soviet army entered Afghanistan.This is how the almost ten-year history of the USSR’s military presence in this country began. It was not possible to achieve military success: the war was unpopular, and there was no unity among the leadership. The Soviet Union, instead of the security of its southern borders, received an analogue of American Vietnam.
Afghanistan has become a very important country for the Russian Empire since the middle of the 19th century. The country found itself “between a rock and a hard place” – annexed Central Asia by Russia and Great Britain, fearing for the security of India, the “pearl in the crown” of their colonial possessions.
True, Afghanistan eventually defended its independence, having achieved its recognition from St. Petersburg and London.
After the 1917 revolution, Afghanistan became one of the most important countries for the foreign policy of the new state. In 1919, Moscow and Kabul agreed on mutual recognition. The relationship between them was based on the emphasized equality of the parties. The Soviet Union actively assisted the government of Muhammad Zahir Shah, even though Afghanistan remained a kingdom.
The Central Asian country has its own pro-Soviet organization – the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA). In the 1960s, it was a small organization that mainly united the left intelligentsia and, due to its marginality, had nothing to do with the coup d’état that took place in the summer of 1973. Then Mohammed Daoud, a relative of Zahir Shah, accused the latter of usurpation and proclaimed a republic. In it, the position of local communists strengthened – despite the fact that they were divided into the radical faction “Khalk” (“People”) and the moderate “Parcham” (“Banner”).In addition, after a few years, the Afghan economy began to collapse. Emigration to neighboring Iran and Pakistan became widespread.
In April 1978, the assassination of a journalist and editor of the PDPA newspaper led to an armed coup d’etat called the April Revolution.
Supporters of the Parchamists came to power, led by Nurmuhammed Taraki, who proclaimed the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
However, the revolution, instead of establishing a harsh pro-Soviet regime, led to chaos.Taraki began a program of not fully thought out reforms: first of all, they concerned the nationalization of land and the cancellation of debts. In addition to the large latifundists, the middle peasants also fell under the confiscation of land, which could not cause positive emotions in the village.
Forced modernization, in particular the imposition of literacy, the introduction of laws regulating marriage, also displeased the conservative majority.
Measures to limit the role of Islam in society naturally led to the growth of extremist sentiments.The base for the activities of Islamist groups was North-West Frontier Province Pakistan, where the Pashtuns also lived, and the border between it and Afghanistan was formal. By the spring of 1979, the situation in the country had deteriorated.
The head of the National Salvation Front of Afghanistan, Sebgatullah Mojadeddi, announced a “jihad” fatwa against the Democratic Republic. The rebels controlled several provinces of the country.
In September, the fate of Taraki was decided: his prime minister, Hafizullah Amin, first accused the president of all mortal sins, and then gave the order to kill him.On October 9, Taraki was strangled with pillows. Amin’s position was precarious: on the one hand, there was already a civil war in the country, on the other, he could not fully rely even on the People’s Democratic Party. Amin resorted to maneuvering, but this did not end with anything – there was a threat of de-Sovietization of Afghanistan.
This was unacceptable for the Soviet Union for two reasons.
Geopolitically, the emergence of Islamist Afghanistan inevitably meant constant tension on the border with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.Moreover, the population of the north of Afghanistan was made up of Uzbeks and Tajiks.
In addition, Moscow then, if not declared, then shared the “Brezhnev doctrine” formulated back in August 1968: states that entered the Soviet sphere of influence have only limited sovereignty.
According to some testimonies, they started talking about the possible introduction of troops back in the spring of 1979, when an anti-communist uprising took place in Herat, but then the leadership of the USSR decided to refrain from extreme measures.In the summer of the same year, against the background of mutual intrigues of Taraki and Amin, the discussion became sharper, but this way of solving the problem did not cause unity even at the level of a part of the party elite, not to mention the academic community. The decisive meeting was the Politburo meeting on December 12. On it, the head of the KGB, Yuri Andropov, said that Amin had contacts with the CIA back in the 1960s, and Defense Minister Dmitry Ustinov feared growing tensions along the southern borders.
One cannot but take into account the personal reaction of Soviet leaders to Amin’s “perfidy”.Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko wrote in his memoirs: “This bloody act (the murder of Taraki. – Gazeta.Ru) made an amazing impression on the Soviet leadership. Leonid Brezhnev took his death especially hard ”.
As a result, the resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee “To the position in“ A ” was adopted. It was naturally top secret. It said: “To approve the considerations and measures set forth by comrades Andropov, Ustinov and Gromyko.”This meant that a decision was made at the highest political level to send troops into the country.
In addition, it was decided to remove Amin and replace him with Babrak Karmal, loyal to Moscow.
December 25 A limited contingent (OK) of the Soviet Army (it was the 40th Army) crossed the borders of the Soviet Union with the DRA.Two days later, the presidential palace in Kabul was attacked by detachments of the USSR special services: about 20 Soviet soldiers were killed during the battle, but the palace was taken, Amin was killed.
Inside the Union, the events in the neighboring state were not reported: the central newspapers Izvestia and Pravda paid much more influence to the upcoming elections to the Supreme Councils of the Union republics, as well as the ratification of the friendship treaty with South Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen) and a visit to the country by a delegation from the Japanese Communist Party.
It’s funny that on December 27, Pravda published a short article about a “significant date” – the 15th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan, in connection with which it was reported that “voluntary labor watches are being held at Afghan enterprises.”
Only on December 28, Izvestia published the message “Towards Events in Afghanistan.” The overthrow of the “bloody clique” of Hafizullah Amin and “his henchmen, agents of American imperialism” was announced. There was also published “Appeal to the people of Afghanistan” and the appeal of the government of this country, which said that it “turned to the USSR with an urgent request for urgent political, moral and economic assistance, including military assistance.”
“The government of the USSR granted the request of the Afghan side,” the Izvestia report said succinctly. Pravda limited itself to republishing Karmal’s address to the peoples of Afghanistan, in which Amin was accused of all mortal sins and, in particular, of mass repressions.
A special commission on Afghanistan was quickly established under the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee. The leadership of the military operation was entrusted to the First Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR Sergei Sokolov and First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Nikolai Akhromeev.
According to the chief military adviser in Afghanistan in 1980-1981, Alexander Mayorov, “Sokolov and Akhromeev were sent to Kabul at the beginning of the Afghan campaign in the expectation that it would last weeks and months, the state would acquire a pro-Soviet regime and the situation in Afghanistan would stabilize. But reality showed that the Afghans … gradually began to organize their forces to resist the Babrak regime. The battles dragged on for months … “.
There was also no unity among the leaders of the operation.Mayorov emphasizes the constant misunderstanding that arose on the ground between the army, the KGB – Colonel Viktor Osadchiy is mentioned in his memoirs, who was under the new leader of Afghanistan all the time – and the Foreign Ministry represented by the USSR Ambassador to the DRA Fikret Tabeyev.
Historian Viktor Korgun described the situation in the DRA in the first years after the introduction of troops: “The country was flooded with thousands of Soviet advisers… the leadership of the republic clearly took the form of a puppet regime … “
The international reaction to the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan turned out to be unexpectedly nervous for Moscow, despite the fact that Western countries did not react to the April Revolution and the subsequent coup of Amin. In January 1980, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In February 1980, at a regular session of the International Olympic Committee, “the issue of postponing or canceling the Summer Games in Moscow was put on the agenda. “At the opening of the session in Lake Placid, US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance spoke, which, according to sports historian Mikhail Prozumenshchikov, was perceived as a certain pressure on the organization, but in the end it was decided to hold the Olympics in Moscow.
For the American establishment, the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan was an additional blow: as the French historian Nicolas Werth writes, “the invasion … took place less than a year after the disastrous defeat of the United States, which they suffered after the overthrow of the Shah of such an important ally as Iran.”
Indeed, in the winter and spring of 1979, the pro-Western head of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, was ousted during the Islamic Revolution . He was replaced by the fanatical Ayatollah Khomeini, who began to build a theocracy in the country and immediately began to pursue an anti-American policy.
A chain of US defeats in the Middle East led to the presidential victory of the right-wing candidate Ronald Reagan, who preferred the policy of “detente” to a policy of confrontation with the Union.
The USSR failed to achieve military success in Afghanistan.The regime in Kabul controlled only large cities, and the mujahideen troops received help and support from the United States, Iran, Pakistan and the Arab kingdoms and emirates of the Persian Gulf. The hopelessness of the war became obvious to the new leadership of the country: on May 15, 1988, within the framework of the Geneva agreements, the withdrawal of the OK from Afghanistan began.
Its number at its peak reached 120 thousand people (12 divisions). By February 15, 1989, the last soldiers crossed the bridge over the Amu Darya into the territory of Soviet Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.This is how the history of the Soviet military stay in Afghanistan ended. In April 1992, the regime of Karmal Najibullah who replaced him fell – it was overthrown by the detachments of Ahmadshah Massoud and Rashid Dostum. Afghanistan became an Islamic state (the organization is banned in Russia), but the Mujahideen could not share power – the civil war became permanent.
For the USSR, the cost of the Afghan war was great: more than 15 thousand soldiers and officers were killed, thousands were wounded.
Veterans have experienced psychological stress called “Afghan Syndrome”.
Thus, at the end of its existence, the Soviet Union had its own Vietnam.
In preparing the publication, the following materials were used:
Izvestia, Pravda (1979).
Braithwaite R. Afghan. Russians at war. M .: AST, 2013.
Korgun V.G. History of Afghanistan. XX century. M .: KRAFT +, 2004.
Mayorov A.S. The Truth About the Afghan War. Testimonies of the Chief Military Adviser. Moscow: Human Rights, 1996.