I have a copy not only of the same English translation but also of the Russian original. As a French and German language specialist with a smattering of Russian, I can confirm the general reliability of the translation when I've been researching Soviet diving suits, masks and fins. I don't have the subject-matter expertise to pass judgement on the quality of translation in the parts relating to Soviet underwater breathing apparatus. However, as they say, "even Homer nods", and there is the occasional "schoolboy howler" in the translation, such as "Изготовляется с круглым и овальным смотровым стеклом" being rendered as "It is made with round and oval sport glass" when describing the following Soviet diving mask: Here the translator has misread "смотровое стекло" as "спортивное стекло". The former means "glass for looking through", or simply "lens", "visor" or "viewport", so a better rendering would have been "It is made with a round or oval lens." Other irritants are cultural, such as the persistent use of "helmet" in the English translation to render the Russian term "шлем" when the latter can denote any diving outer head covering, from a standard-gear "hard hat" made of copper to a scuba diver's soft drysuit hood made of thin rubber.Bronze06 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:33 amJust got a copy of the Soviet Diving manual that was translated back in the 80s to English. It is fairly comprehensive and includes descriptions of not only the USSR stuff but the Russky view and use of Warsaw Pact and western equipment. The translation is very direct, so sometimes you have to just take a SWAG as to what he is referring to. If anyone needs certain specs on a given Soviet reg. I now have them so just chime in if you need it, and I'll send you what I have or post it here.
Well done.Vancetp wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 pmSo, I've been turning large pieces of brass into chips lately. I made two different types of yoke adapter for the AVM-1M. One uses a threaded yoke nut and yoke from a Conshelf VI, and the other is a slip-over type using a DAAM yoke.
This one is the Conshelf long yoke, which will allow the use of a banjo SPG.
IMG_4481 by Vancetp, on Flickr
IMG_4486 by Vancetp, on Flickr
This one is the DAAM yoke.
IMG_4492 by Vancetp, on Flickr
I made these with the intention of getting the reg back as far toward the tank valve as possible. I may re-machine the installed one to try to get another 3/16" back. That might be ambitious. You don't see a sintered filter because these have an internal screen.
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