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British Ministry of Defense held an exercise on the transfer of equipment under the Channel Tunnel

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During the exercise, the British army transferred 5 armored vehicles through the tunnel under the English Channel to practice sending military equipment to Eastern Europe in the event of war with Russia, The Sun reported.


British Ministry of Defense held an exercise on the transfer of equipment under the Channel Tunnel


“Five armored vehicles drove through a tunnel to France on railway platforms early on Wednesday morning. They were redeployed, including the Challenger tank and reconnaissance vehicle. A few hours later they returned to the UK. The return trip took about 40 minutes, ”writes the publication.

The newspaper notes that the British military are looking for new ways to deploy heavy equipment in continental Europe, since its bases stationed in Germany will close in the next few years.

At the same time, "the transportation was made by representatives of civilian firms involved in logistics, since the military railway workers were dismissed as a result of a reduction in the defense budget," the material says.

The Defense Ministry stressed that the army "successfully conducted exercises that showed the" viability of using the Channel "for the transfer of weapons to European countries.
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  1. alstr
    alstr 19 January 2017 16: 48
    +4
    So shoot over the entrance / exit from the tunnel.
    1. Skeptic Self-Taught
      Skeptic Self-Taught 19 January 2017 16: 54
      +9
      Why enter and exit? It is enough to blow somewhere a thread in the middle - at the same time, it will wash the guano ...
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 19 January 2017 17: 20
        +4
        It is strange that the British military reports of such attempts to use the tunnel under the La Manche - moreover, they report on the speedy transfer of military equipment to Europe in case of war with Russia! According to the idea of ​​Great Britain, it would be necessary to keep silent about this, and they are voicing the whole world!
        1. Skeptic Self-Taught
          Skeptic Self-Taught 19 January 2017 17: 27
          +8
          Tatyana.
          The fact. that military science says that all bridges, tunnels, and so on in the event of war are strategic objects. So they didn’t say anything new - they just checked the time for how much they load and will be able to transfer the first parts. All. They did not reveal any military secrets.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 19 January 2017 17: 42
            +2
            Skeptic Self-Taught
            They did not reveal any military secret.

            However, this is very similar to the veiled incitement of London to other countries of Europe to war with Russia. Namely.
            Like, you, other countries, says London, do not worry that we are "leaving" our military bases in Europe. We are all the same with you, and not on the sidelines - we are on the lookout and we will help you if necessary!
            1. Skeptic Self-Taught
              Skeptic Self-Taught 19 January 2017 17: 43
              +2
              So the whole history of the British is saturated with this: to fight for their interests with the wrong hands.
        2. svp67
          svp67 19 January 2017 18: 20
          +3
          Quote: Tatiana
          It is strange that the British military reports of such attempts to use the tunnel near the La Manche - moreover, they say about speedy transfer of military equipment to Europe in case of war with Russia!

          They would not do this with great pleasure, but where to go now from ordinary people with their pocket gadgets. Seeing such a miracle as the "Challenger" tank and other armored vehicles entering and leaving the tunnel, as they immediately report this on the network ... Here the VelBrit Defense Ministry reassures the population that this is not a war, but just an exercise ...
        3. WKS
          WKS 19 January 2017 21: 27
          +1
          Five English tanks in the war with Russia will not help. It is necessary to transport ten with the crews. Ten tanks will definitely bring Russia to its knees! laughing
      2. alstr
        alstr 19 January 2017 17: 31
        +1
        In the middle it doesn’t work out - water, but through the holes it’s too far to the middle .. But closing the equipment or troops in the tunnel will be fun.
      3. Alex_Rarog
        Alex_Rarog 19 January 2017 17: 36
        +1
        I especially liked the dismissed military railway workers) the old British woman had railway troops and ran out))) they can use her air force))) also save)))
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 19 January 2017 18: 05
          0
          Quote: alstr
          So shoot over the entrance / exit from the tunnel.

          Why blow up stop ... if you can get from Britain to the Russian borders (as the British plan) from Britain, I’ll venture to suggest that you can also get to London from our borders.
          Here the vehicles of the 1st Guards Tank Red Banner Army come out to the English Channel, and our special forces will already drive them a present in the form of an overpass to England soldier
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 19 January 2017 16: 50
    +3
    "During the exercise, the British army threw 5 armored vehicles through a tunnel under the English Channel to practice sending military equipment to Eastern Europe in the event of a war with Russia," The Sun reported.

    In the event of a war with Russia, the British military would have to sit out in the tunnel, you see the shock wave will not cover. yes
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 19 January 2017 17: 01
      +2
      Quote: Vladimirets
      threw 5 armored vehicles through the Channel Tunnel

      - for some reason reminded a joke about "... well, then it will two tunnel under the English Channel " what
  3. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 19 January 2017 16: 57
    +1
    Quote: alstr
    So shoot over the entrance / exit from the tunnel.

    It would be interesting to know. Can you block it with deep, or concrete, bunker bunkers?
    1. iConst
      iConst 19 January 2017 17: 03
      +7
      Quote: Mar. Tira
      It would be interesting to know. Can you block it with deep, or concrete, bunker bunkers?

      Migrant ... wassat
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 19 January 2017 17: 08
        +3
        Quote: iConst
        Migrant ...

        It is also an option...
        Drive trains with refugees on board into a tunnel and turn them into hostels ....
    2. Orionvit
      Orionvit 19 January 2017 20: 28
      0
      In case of clogging of tunnels or caves, specials have long been developed. thermobaric ammunition.
    3. Nitarius
      Nitarius 20 January 2017 05: 11
      0
      yes it’s possible at times ... at the BOTTOM of a lamb to blow up a bomb and a scribe to a tunnel!
  4. faiver
    faiver 19 January 2017 17: 05
    +1
    damn well, at least stand even fall :), are they going to fight with five cars in case of war with Russia? :)
    let the whole division be thrown in full and timed ...
  5. Ferdinant
    Ferdinant 19 January 2017 17: 10
    0
    Make money
  6. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 19 January 2017 17: 45
    0
    Quote: stalkerwalker
    It is also an option

    Urgent to secret the coordinates of the exits from the tunnel and put together a dozen fake plywood tunnels.
  7. ronnon
    ronnon 19 January 2017 18: 08
    0
    operation "Stop! refugee"
  8. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 19 January 2017 18: 16
    0
    Sources say that the passage of the composition with the tanks took the British 40 minutes.
  9. Makarov
    Makarov 19 January 2017 18: 57
    0
    40 minutes .... not bad ...
  10. denk20
    denk20 19 January 2017 19: 03
    0
    What are the forecasts? How many years before the war are left?
    1. Phantom Revolution
      Phantom Revolution 19 January 2017 19: 19
      +1
      So she already goes. Ukraine, Syria, Georgia, Chechnya, Dagestan, etc. So far not so active in the territory of the Russian Federation.
      But maybe a year through 4-5 (or they will try to hold ala maidan earlier).
  11. andryz72
    andryz72 19 January 2017 19: 25
    0
    One tank and an armored car including. They are sick !!!!
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  13. awg75
    awg75 19 January 2017 21: 08
    +1
    in case of war there will be no tunnel or Europe. only the dumb western world is incomprehensible.
  14. 3vs
    3vs 19 January 2017 21: 16
    0
    So, get ready to unleash the third world!
    We need to think how it hurts for the local "establishment" to pinch something to start thinking a little with their heads ...
  15. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 20 January 2017 01: 09
    0
    five armored vehicles in case of war. it's harsh ....
  16. Nitarius
    Nitarius 20 January 2017 05: 10
    0
    they don’t bother ... what in case of a real war ... will the KIRDYK come immediately? or are they alone so smart?
  17. Hell's Angel
    Hell's Angel 20 January 2017 06: 42
    0
    It seems to me that this tunnel will break down in the first minutes (seconds) of the war between the Russian Federation and NATO. Most likely without the possibility of recovery.
  18. Stinger
    Stinger 20 January 2017 07: 06
    0
    The main thing is to leave the EU and, because of the English Channel, to help fight Russia. It is so in English !.
  19. Alexander Abdrakhmanov
    Alexander Abdrakhmanov 20 January 2017 08: 21
    0
    Today with the missile forces, all the tunnels will be destroyed in the first minutes. They also call Russia - that they will fight with us. It is necessary to be a complete idiot so that the military does not know about it. In cases of war, the entire composition, along with tanks there, will burn. They probably want to abandon this tunnel in case of war. They will build a new one after the war, when the Russians will be held captive. It seems that the whole of England has drunk - since such nonsense carries. Such a sober person would never occur, and even write. Who wrote this is probably an alcoholic with great experience. Maybe Poroshenko told them from Ukraine, he often drinks, and the British and no less, they understand each other half a word.
  20. Vitalson
    Vitalson 20 January 2017 08: 26
    0
    So they said - ". In the event of a war with Russia?" Yes, the Britons did not openly fight with Russia after the Crimean war, but they even grew bolder.
  21. prior
    prior 20 January 2017 12: 17
    +1
    In the wrong direction, exercises were carried out.

    You need to prepare for the evacuation of all of Europe along with migrants through the tunnel under the English Channel.
    Errors in planning usually lead to disastrous consequences.
    Do not have time to evacuate the Europeans, this is how many prisoners Russia will capture !!! to rebuild its torn economy.
  22. 23424636
    23424636 20 January 2017 12: 28
    0
    there either they do not dry out or the cider of rabies has reached critical places in the heads of redheads. What is the English Channel during the war? Expect the logistics fighters to not notice him. , you’re not blacks in a campground.