Soviet Manned Soyuz Spacecraft Simulator and Training Evaluated: When testedS national, the Soyuz spacecraft simulator manual control system seemed slow and sluggish although the authority was good afteroperation. Soviet engineers claimed that the exercise was an accurate simulation of manned flight.
Comment: Contrary to the Soviet claim, previous intelligence and recent limited exposure to Soviet equipment by ASTP teams indicate that Soviet simulator technology mayears behind that of the US. Also, to date, Soviet crews have been given far less actual mock-up training time than have US crews, including comparatively little simulation training which was directly transferable to actual flight. Wo details are available concerning reported changes in manual control flight equipment for theay Soyuzanned flight.Original document.