Tankists of the Southern Military District held underwater driving

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Soldiers tank units of the Southern District at the Prudboy training ground in the Volgograd region improved the skills of underwater driving of T-72B3 tanks at a depth of 5 meters, reports Interfax-AVN message of the press service of the Southern Military District.

Tankists of the Southern Military District held underwater driving
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Tankers overcame water obstacles more than 50 meters wide, moving along the bottom of the reservoir with a dive to a depth of 5 meters. We learned to act in the event of a war machine being flooded, oxygen starvation, poisonous substances and a blast wave,
says release.

It is reported that "in conditions of zero visibility, orienting only by means of instruments, carried out the control of tanks along the bottom of the reservoir without shifting gears, stops and sharp turns."

In total, up to 200 military personnel participated in training activities.

"In the classroom, all the tankers were equipped with individual emergency rescue equipment, isolating breathing apparatus IP-5, which allow a person to spend under water for about 1 hours", - added the press service.
  • IA "ARMS OF RUSSIA", Alexey Kitaev
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  1. +2
    14 August 2017 15: 18
    The exercises passed along the bottom of the Sea of ​​Azov! wink
  2. +1
    14 August 2017 15: 25
    For the USSR SA, underwater driving of tanks is a fairly ordinary event. To act in case of a threat of destruction of OM is understandable (put on AT-1 or IP-5 (46), but how do they act in case of “blast wave defeat” when the tank moves underwater?
    If the air supply pipe of the OPVT is demolished, water will enter the machine (put on an insulating apparatus, open the hatch when the machine is completely flooded and "exit").
    1. +1
      14 August 2017 16: 00
      Quote: bolat19640303
      (put on an insulating apparatus, open the hatch when the machine is completely flooded and "exit").

      The most fun exercise was.
      You stick out in IP-5 and watch how water through a triplex pulled out whips under your feet in a tower ...)))
      With fighters and tantrums were when the water came to the eyepieces ...
      Fun straight full pants.
      feel
      Memory.
      ...
      And in the picture for the article is not B3 but a simple T-72Б1.
      1. +2
        15 August 2017 00: 28
        We have not conducted such training. But underwater driving, I remember perfectly. On the bottom of the Tom River. The water is cold. It was a little scary because of the history (in the last call in our company, the kid died, the tank in the middle of the river died out, they didn’t manage to pull it out. Our platoon told the story, and did not go with us to the underwater, because he was very worried about this tragedy ) After he got out of the tank, went down to the river and washed it with cold water.
        1. +1
          16 August 2017 17: 03
          Quote: Tankman21
          We have not conducted such training. But underwater driving, I remember perfectly. On the bottom of the Tom River. Water is cold. It was a little scary

          Greetings, Andrew.
          hi
          Such training is usually carried out on a simulator in the pool. Not everywhere they are ...
          And HTP is YES, you remember for life.)))
          The main thing was to fix in the head of the mechanic that the tank under water should be “listened” and ... trusted in it.
          - Do not pull the momentum.
          - Believe the gyrocircuit.
          - Listen in the talking hat "So-and-so. So-and-so.")))
          And just do not pay attention to everything else, since these are glitches and intrigues of the enemies of the world revolution.
          Yes
          Yes, and it was customary - went through the Shtatka and HTP - it means he became a Tankman.
          Fuel oil, ehekh.
          My deep respect to the sappers who always insured us on their BMK, BTS and PTS.
          It was calm with them, desperate Guys.
          drinks
  3. +1
    14 August 2017 15: 51
    and with such a canoe the Germans cross over))) I wonder how things are with Amers and Jews?

    1. 0
      16 August 2017 09: 26
      So it is with us, that at BTS-5, that at BREM the pipe is no less.

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