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A new batch of armored vehicles delivered by the "Kandahar Prisoner" IL-76 to Serbia

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According to photographs published on social networks, a new batch of armored vehicles has arrived in Serbia, consisting of armored vehicles BRDM-2MS and tanks T-72B1MS. In total, the intention was announced to supply Belgrade with 30 products of these types. Apparently, the remaining 20 reconnaissance armored cars and a new batch of MBT were transferred.


It is noteworthy that the equipment was delivered by an Il-76TD transport aircraft with the tail number RF-76842, which received the nickname "Kandahar Prisoner". He is currently owned by a Russian company.
Aviakon Tsitotrans. However, his past is much more interesting.

The Il-76TD machine with serial number 1033418616 was produced by the Tashkent aircraft plant on April 29, 1994. This plane is known to the world due to the fact that in 1995 its crew, fulfilling the order of the official Kabul on the Tirana-Sharjah-Kabul route, was forced to land in Afghanistan at the request of the Taliban (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation).

Presumably, there were 30 tons of small arms on board the aircraft. weapons and military equipment. Seven pilots were held captive for over a year, and then made an impressive escape, flying away in their plane. The commander and co-pilot of the aircraft received the title of Hero of Russia, and the rest of the crew were awarded the Order of Courage. Based on these events, the film "Kandahar" was made.

Photos used:
https://twitter.com/200_zoka/
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  1. Pereira
    Pereira April 29 2021 10: 16
    +8
    An article about a shipment to Serbia or a story of an escape?
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 29 2021 10: 19
      +5
      There's even a movie about the escape story!
      1. Pereira
        Pereira April 29 2021 10: 20
        +3
        I know history and watched the film.
        1. aslanismaili611
          aslanismaili611 April 29 2021 14: 58
          -1
          I remember the story of my old foe very well. Because of him and thousands of his brethren, I didn’t get enough sleep for years. Every two minutes I had to receive and send a signal, where and in what square are these shl. Oh. Gentlemen, my compliments! So, the service ended, and when I learned about the capture of one of my ... friends! I followed his fate, and when I found out that ... Non-initiates might think that the singers were knocking down out of hatred, but not a bit ... Greetings!
      2. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound April 29 2021 10: 25
        +2
        Read the last sentence of the article wink
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 April 29 2021 10: 33
          +2
          Quote: akarfoxhound
          Extreme article proposal

          laughing laughing laughing Good morning extreme hero! wassat The trouble is the trouble ...
          1. akarfoxhound
            akarfoxhound April 29 2021 19: 27
            0
            Quote: Paranoid50
            Quote: akarfoxhound
            Extreme article proposal

            laughing laughing laughing Good morning extreme hero! wassat The trouble is the trouble ...

            And the first hero with a byady does not sneeze! Come to the airfield nearest to you - sketch in front of the l / s with your "thoughtful" last, then share your impression, together we will neigh laughing
        2. Pereira
          Pereira April 29 2021 10: 40
          +1
          Maybe the bottom one?
          1. akarfoxhound
            akarfoxhound April 29 2021 20: 02
            0
            And from my "extreme" and your "lower" conveyed meaning of the whole sentence has really changed?
      3. Civil
        Civil April 29 2021 10: 45
        -3
        On March 1, 2012, Serbia received the official status of a candidate country [3]. In December 2013, the Council of the European Union approved the decision to start negotiations on Serbia's accession to the EU in January 2014 [4], and the first intergovernmental conference was held on January 21 in Brussels. [5] In December 2009, Serbian citizens with biometric passports were granted the right to travel in the Schengen countries without obtaining a visa [6]. On September 15, 2017, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn assessed that Serbia could obtain membership in the European Union until 2025. Khan suggests that the negotiation process can be completed by 2023, after which it will take another two years for the countries to ratify the agreement [7].

        Something like this ... these are the brothers
        1. carstorm 11
          carstorm 11 April 29 2021 11: 12
          +5
          And what should they do?) Well, seriously? To stick out like a lonely spot in the middle of Europe? Their choice is quite clear. Yes, and we have nothing bad from this.
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 29 2021 10: 27
      +1
      Serbia, it seems, makes good armored personnel carriers .. Why do they need BRDM-2?
      1. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 April 29 2021 11: 12
        0
        Because this is a BRDM and not an armored personnel carrier, probably)))
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 April 29 2021 11: 20
          0
          Well no. Free because ...
    3. den3080
      den3080 April 29 2021 10: 33
      0
      The tank was stuck for some reason with a crude photomontage.
      1. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 April 29 2021 11: 15
        +1
        No) trunk back. Loading. And behind some sort of a barrel or concrete garbage, it seems strange)
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U April 29 2021 10: 19
    +8
    Without touching on the issue of the escape itself, it is impressive that the plane was able to be lifted into the air a year after landing, it is unlikely that the IL-76 received any serious service during this period. Very hardy aircraft!
    1. skif8013
      skif8013 April 29 2021 10: 26
      +6
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Without touching on the issue of the escape itself, it is impressive that the plane was able to be lifted into the air a year after landing, it is unlikely that the IL-76 received any serious service during this period. Very hardy aircraft!

      And the main thing is that he still flies, this is a car!
    2. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 29 2021 10: 30
      +6
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      ... it is unlikely that the IL-76 received any serious service during this period. Very hardy aircraft!

      Like many other Soviet things ... Not only weapons, but also civilian equipment. Some refrigerators have been working since the 80s ...
      1. Victorio
        Victorio April 29 2021 10: 42
        +3
        Quote: Doccor18
        Some refrigerators have been working since the 80s ...

        ===
        ) a drill, small and large vacuum cleaners, a washer of the late 80s and a refrigerator in '91 are still working
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr April 29 2021 12: 45
          +2
          Quote: Victorio
          a drill, small and large vacuum cleaners, a washer of the late 80s and a refrigerator in '91 are still working

          Relatively recently I gave away (my wife insisted) a ZiL refrigerator, produced in 1976, released on the day of the Lenin communist subbotnik. I have never been repaired (and did not need it). And now he works without any problems at the dacha of the new owner.
      2. minus
        minus April 29 2021 11: 56
        +2
        Since the 80s ??? Even 10 years ago, a ZIL refrigerator worked for friends at the dacha, 58 years old! And what is remarkable, the compressor is native on it!)))) Mother has a Biryusa freezer since 89 without repair. And I bought a modern Biryusa in October last year, and a month ago the compressor burned out ...
        1. Rzzz
          Rzzz April 29 2021 20: 28
          +2
          Quote: Minus
          a month ago the compressor burned out ...

          This is normal. Modern technology, it is like that. Designed obsolescence, so you quickly go for a new one.
          My compressor in Ariston is dead. And not some kind of leftism, but a real Danfoss, still a Danish plant (now they have transferred production to Slovakia). He worked for a little over 5 years. A blow to the budget of 30 thousand loomed, with the purchase of a new refrigerator, but I nevertheless decided - I bought a Belarusian Atlant compressor, and his friend soldered to me in the place of his own, refueled it .... It has been working for 5 years already.
    3. Igor Gul
      Igor Gul April 29 2021 11: 36
      +3
      As far as I know, the Taliban were allowed to keep the plane in more or less working order and even taxi.
  3. Basarev
    Basarev April 29 2021 10: 32
    -6
    Interestingly, Russia did not even try to free its own people. So she left them in Afghanistan to their own devices. I had to get out on my own.
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich April 29 2021 10: 47
      +1
      Quote: Basarev
      Interestingly, Russia did not even try to free its own people. So she left them in Afghanistan to their own devices. I had to get out on my own.

      Lies. I tried. But do you remember who was then the Minister of Foreign Affairs? Kozyrev.
      I found the story of the commander of that Ila about the events of that time.
      Fragment

      Moreover, no one recognized the Taliban. And then the delegations of journalists, the United Islamic Conference, the UN delegations began to travel ... What do you think, if there were illegal transportation of ammunition on our side, the United Nations would become involved in us?

      They needed us as hostages. While we were in captivity, the Northern Alliance government aircraft stopped bombing the Kandahar airfield. They were afraid to damage or destroy our plane, because we were carrying this cargo for them.

      And there were two more important points. Our country supported the Northern Alliance, but did it secretly. The Taliban then warned that if Russia continues, they will destroy the crew and blow up the plane. Therefore, Russia stopped making supplies to the Northern Alliance. In addition, Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev promised that he would come to Kandahar himself and pick us up. After his words, the Taliban said that until he arrived, they would not let us go. After all, the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs would mean that they were recognized as a state. But he never arrived.
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 April 29 2021 10: 53
        -1
        Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
        But he never arrived.

        And this is your "tried"? belay
        Tell me how the Pendos would react, or can you guess?
        1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
          Sidor Amenpodestovich April 29 2021 10: 59
          +3
          Quote: Ingvar 72
          And this is your "tried"?

          The events took place in 1995-1996.
          What was the government like then? Who was the president? Who was the foreign minister?
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 April 29 2021 12: 02
            0
            So why then say that they tried and accuse the person of lying? wink
            1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Sidor Amenpodestovich April 29 2021 12: 23
              +2
              Quote: Ingvar 72
              In addition, Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev promised that he would come to Kandahar himself and pick us up. After his words, the Taliban said that until he arrived, they would not let us go. After all, the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs would mean that they were recognized as a state. But he never arrived.

              Kozyrev didn’t mumble this to someone in the toilet and someone accidentally heard it, but stated quite officially.
              The man wrote that there were no attempts at all. But they were at least one, so that's a lie.
              Just don't be silly demagoguery, they say, such an attempt cannot be considered an attempt.
              On what basis are you sure that no further efforts were made on the state line? Not on any, from a finger sucked.
              Then I will stop, since you will now be trampled by unsubstantiated OBS with BSK, as usual, it is very primitive and boring.
              So all the best.
              1. Ingvar 72
                Ingvar 72 April 29 2021 12: 40
                -1
                Kozyrev's actions are not defense, they are an attempt to put a good face on a bad game. Even a child understands this.
                And it was not in vain that I told you about how the pendos would react.
  4. askort154
    askort154 April 29 2021 12: 02
    +2
    What "escape" ?! It is not possible to cross Iran and enter the UAE zone without a preliminary flight plan, even for scheduled aircraft, their air defense immediately lifts fighters, which was not done in this case. The plane and the crew were bought by Booth, he flew 7 times for this to Kandahar, where he appeared for the United States as an arms dealer. Yeltsin's entourage did nothing to please the crew, and his flight to the UAE was a pleasant surprise for them, and they used this case to raise the rating.
    its prestige, since there was an election campaign for the second term of Yeltsin, whose rating was already close to the "plinth". The people should consider that it was a "disguised" operation of our special services.
    Everyone wanted to believe in it. And the arms dealers did not want to "light up" Booth.
    1. midivan
      midivan April 30 2021 06: 06
      0
      Quote: askort154
      The plane and the crew were bought by Booth, he flew 7 times for this to Kandahar, where he appeared for the USA,

      belay The same Booth who is sitting now? And who was he then, where did this infa come from, where to read?
      1. askort154
        askort154 April 30 2021 06: 41
        +1
        midivan .....The same Booth who is sitting now? And who was he then, where did this infa come from, where to read?

        The same one. On the internet there are comments and memoirs of his wife, Irina Booth. hi
        1. midivan
          midivan April 30 2021 23: 52
          +1
          Thank you very much hi
  5. AC130 Ganship
    AC130 Ganship April 30 2021 16: 05
    0
    Any device has a failure% inherent in it. For example, in the 911 service in North. America requires 0.997% communication reliability. Those. three out of a thousand callers to the rescue service should not get through. And this is the technical specification from the customer. For missiles, I think there are such figures somewhere too.