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Western observer: Russians love tanks so much that real competitions are dedicated to them

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The foreign press decided to comment on the competitions that are held as part of the tank biathlon in Russia. Columnist Otilla Dragan writes that to participate in the tank biathlon in the Russian Federation, “the most severe selection of members tank crews ". The Western author points out that "for an outside observer, the footage of the competition resembles a video game, but in fact, this is how the Russians actually conduct tank exercises."


Otilla Dragan:

The Russians are so fond of tanks that real competitions are dedicated to them. Representatives of tank units from other countries are also invited to attend.

The Western author points out that external competitiveness is reinforced by practicing the most difficult elements of combat, including striking a distant target with a quick change of position. The observer notes that such "real games" allow improving the skills of tank crew members, while assessing the preparedness and capabilities of tankers from other countries, given that tank biathlon usually involves their best representatives.

From the material:

They overcome numerous obstacles, including anti-tank ditches and artificial embankments. One of the most difficult tests is the firing area, where the task is to fire at a group target consisting of 3 targets. At the same time, the tank commander uses an unmanned aerial vehicle to determine the coordinates of the target.

It is noted that this is an important component of modern combat with the use of tanks, when a drone significantly expands and complements the capabilities of an armored vehicle.

It is clear that the Western observer did not reveal anything new, but at the same time a signal was sent to Western readers that Russia "relies on tanks in case of a ground operation." This conclusion was made against the background of the fact that individual NATO countries are now thinking about reducing the number of tanks in their troops (for example, Britain).
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  1. Peak
    Peak 24 May 2021 08: 34
    +5
    The Russians are so fond of tanks that real competitions are dedicated to them. Representatives of tank units from other countries are also invited to attend.


    The reaction of Western audiences to our tank biathlon.
    The American's reaction in the third video is especially remarkable.



    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 24 May 2021 08: 55
      +5
      First, it's beautiful! (from)
      1. Peak
        Peak 24 May 2021 08: 58
        +6
        Quote: Victor_B
        First, it's beautiful! (from)

        Point by point, you can list why it is OURS, but the West is different, it lives in a different dimension, more consumer than cultural and spiritual.

        They cannot understand us. And this is good yes so we are invincible.
        1. NIKN
          NIKN 24 May 2021 09: 46
          +6
          Yes, we also love ballistic missiles. :))
          1. Anachoret
            Anachoret 24 May 2021 09: 54
            +7
            if the United States participated in tank biathlon, a new meldonium scandal would have immediately erupted with the involvement of Canadian anti-doping social activists and Norwegian asthmatics)
            in support of the United States, of course))
          2. Romario_Argo
            Romario_Argo 24 May 2021 11: 46
            +3
            but I like to see how
            Acacia or Msta direct fire with 152-caliber Abrams into the turret.
            laughing
      2. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 24 May 2021 09: 38
        +5
        I apologize for the flood, although it is agreed:

        This Wednesday (26.05, in the evening), in Yekaterinburg there will be meeting of members of the "Military Review" community.
        Purpose: acquaintance, communication.
        It is planned that a guest from the "Solnechny South" will arrive - Andrey from Chelyabinsk.
        Those wishing to join - write in a personal.

        1. Peak
          Peak 24 May 2021 09: 53
          -1
          Quote: Aleks tv
          I apologize for the flood, although it is agreed:

          This Wednesday (May 26.05, evening), in Yekaterinburg a meeting of members of the Voennoye Obozreniye community will take place.

          It is clear of course that editorial policy this is the lot of the site's editors, but is it necessary to flood in the comments, instead of placing a corresponding announcement, for example, in the "News" section?

          Is this section so packed with news that there was not a little room for a small announcement, especially since, as you write, it was sanctioned?

          And so, it turns out that in the approach to organizing the meeting, some kind of craft approach was used, "collective farm" in the worst sense.
          1. Aleks tv
            Aleks tv 24 May 2021 10: 09
            +5
            Hello.

            ... that editorial policy is the lot of the site's editorial staff, but is it necessary to flood in the comments

            This meeting is a PERSONAL initiative, the editorial board has nothing to do with it.

            For the flood - I initially apologized.
            All the best.
            1. Peak
              Peak 24 May 2021 10: 18
              -1
              Quote: Aleks tv
              This meeting is a PERSONAL initiative, the editorial board has nothing to do with it.


              Definitely - hello.

              Although the initiative is personal, does it not serve to popularize the resource?
              Isn't the administration, the editorial board, and finally the owner interested in supporting such a bottom-up move?

              Or "top" and "bottom" by themselves, somewhere Gods sitting on Olympus, and somewhere below small people are swarming?
              1. Aleks tv
                Aleks tv 24 May 2021 14: 59
                +2
                ... Isn't the administration, the editorial board, and finally the owner interested in supporting such a bottom-up move?

                Imagine, but this causes the administration ... caution.
                There was too much of everything, both the "Order" and the "Conspiracies of the Marshals" ...

                Let's not flood for real.
                This is just a meeting announcement for wanting.
                There is no other available way yet.
                All the best.
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 24 May 2021 08: 36
    +5
    Russians love tanks so much that real competitions are dedicated to them.


    "... This is our shield and this is the sword,
    this is our direct speech.
    Means of survival by my people
    in this mad world
    this is the speed and strength of fire,
    these people are stronger than armor.
    This is the glory of my country - T-thirty-four! "
    M. M. Kalinkin.

    At least about some Abrams with Pershing, find at least something like that!
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 24 May 2021 08: 40
      +4
      Quote: Vladimir_2U

      "... This is our shield and this is the sword,
      this is our direct speech.

      That's it! And how many more songs we know, where the heroes are the tankers, the tank and its crew ... so not only "toys" and not only competition exercises. If we love, then with all our soul.
    2. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 24 May 2021 14: 21
      0
      You have heard of the wonderful Tanks,
      There are legends about them in plenty:
      They will flatten a wood
      If the cover's too good,
      Or recline on Hill 60 until it's Hill 20.
      There's a story that one for a wager -
      A matter of twenty-five francs -
      Flew off on its own,
      And just pushed down Cologne,
      A proceeding which rather annoyed the Town Major.

      Oh, they're devils when once they get going,
      They are up to the oddest of pranks;
      There's a patter - Mark III -
      Which can swim in the sea,
      And submerge until only its periscope's showing.
      Oh they're wonderful, wonderful things are the Tanks!
      You have heard of them?
      THANKS!

      You have read of the actual Tanks.
      “At dawn we attacked on the So-and-So line,
      Observation was good and the weather was fine.
      On the right of the sector the Umptieth Blanks
      Secured their objectives - assisted by Tanks ”
      With the co-operation of Tanks.

      And perhaps you have pictured a Tank,
      As it poised and pitches
      Itself at the ditches,
      And noses its way up the bank.
      You can hear its machinery clank,
      And its guns rat-tat-tat,
      As it opens on Fritz,
      And he runs like a rat;
      But there's no use in that.
      He's cornered “tat-tat” -
      And shot as he sits ...

      So, perhaps you have pictured the Tanks,
      The latest invention, the Tanks,
      Is there wire in the way?
      Then send for the Tanks!
      Are machine-guns at play?
      Then forward the Tanks!
      The Tanks that go anywhere - Forward the Tanks!
      The grim mechanical Tanks.
      And you're proud as you read of the wonderful Tanks.
      You are proud of them?
      THANKS!

      But they're not quite mechanical Tanks;
      There are men at the wheel and the gun.
      And the grim reputation of Tanks,
      And the wonderful things that they've done,
      And the battles they've won,
      Are the work of the MEN in the Tanks.
      And it isn't all fun
      For the men who sit tight in the Tanks.
      No, it isn't all fun in the Tanks:
      You may read with a cheer
      How they crashed down the wire,
      But perhaps you don't hear
      That a couple caught fire -
      Well, it's one of the risks of the Tanks.

      For the humans who sit in the Tanks:
      The brain and the soul of the Tanks,
      The Tanks that go anywhere. Anywhere, true,
      If the men in the Tanks will go anywhere too -
      As they do.

      So remember, whenever you talk of the Tanks,
      The newest invention, the wonderful Tanks -
      The older invention - the men in the ranks;
      The wonderful men of all ranks.
      For they're just the same men, only more so, in Tanks.
      You'll remember them?
      THANKS!

      By AA Milne

      Written by the author of "Winnie the Pooh" A. Milne in 1916. By the way, he was an officer and served in the propaganda department of the M17b after suffering a fever in 1916. (before that he fought with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment)
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 25 May 2021 06: 42
        0
        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        Written by the author of "Winnie the Pooh" A. Milne in 1916
        Very interesting, although in my opinion something like poetry about the Kipling machine gun, but nevertheless!
    3. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 26 May 2021 09: 31
      +1
      Abrams and pershing are, in essence, their tactics means of anti-tank defense and defense, as well as the means of reinforcement given to the infantry and marines - heavy weapons. On the offensive, they did not particularly drive them anywhere. As self-propelled guns used very often.
      And the USSR and the Russian Federation, on the contrary, did not hesitate to direct tanks in the offensive, because our tank is an overwhelming enemy force and pressure.
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 26 May 2021 09: 35
        0
        Quote: mojohed2012
        And the USSR and the Russian Federation, on the contrary, did not hesitate to direct tanks in the offensive, because our tank is an overwhelming enemy force and pressure.
        In the Great Patriotic War, without tanks, the USSR simply would not have become ...
  3. Pravodel
    Pravodel 24 May 2021 08: 36
    +3
    The Russians are so fond of tanks that real competitions are dedicated to them.

    Only they can think so. Unfortunately, in gayrope and in all the right countries, it began to prevail. I believe that soon even countries full of idiots will appear.
    1. Peak
      Peak 24 May 2021 08: 44
      +5
      Quote: The Truth
      I believe that soon even countries full of idiots will appear.

      Will not appear. Homosexuals and lesbians do not reproduce.
      1. Stepan S
        Stepan S 24 May 2021 14: 37
        0
        Well, they will appear for a short while, until they grow old and .., and who will bury them? there will be no children
  4. skif8013
    skif8013 24 May 2021 08: 40
    +4
    They just envy, but they don't know how to silently)
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 May 2021 08: 54
      +3
      Quote: skif8013
      They just envy, but they don't know how to silently)

      As a result of WWII, the West remembers perfectly well that the tanks are burning together with the crew, and the Europeans are still afraid of the tank "like hell."
  5. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 24 May 2021 08: 44
    +4
    Russia has so many well-wishers that we cannot do without such allies as the Army and the Navy. Such exercises should be and are being carried out on a regular basis.
  6. Yrec
    Yrec 24 May 2021 08: 45
    +7
    Well, in the West they love gay pride parades, so we are quits.
  7. NDR-791
    NDR-791 24 May 2021 08: 45
    +3
    The Western author points out that "for an outside observer, the footage of the competition resembles a video game, but in fact, this is how the Russians actually conduct tank exercises."
    When Chkalov Baidukov and Belyakov landed in America, all sorts of "experts" also spoke out. Only at first it became "sour" for the military. It turns out on an airplane that can fly to America and you can transport bombs.
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 24 May 2021 08: 47
    +3
    winked In short, ladies, frau, madam, signorites are all digging anti-tank ditches.
  9. Mwg
    Mwg 24 May 2021 08: 55
    +3
    Ooooo, and how the Russians love to go on a visit in tanks ...
    1. Bshkaus
      Bshkaus 24 May 2021 09: 05
      +2
      Ooooo, and how the Russians love to go on a visit in tanks ...

      Well, what to do if filthy Audi and Mercedes sit on the bottom in the nearest village
    2. Lynx2000
      Lynx2000 24 May 2021 09: 19
      +5
      Quote: MVG
      Ooooo, and how the Russians love to go on a visit in tanks ...

      I remembered an episode from the movie "Thirty Three", where the main character E. Leonova
      answers the question (verbatim):
      - Have you traveled to Europe before?
      - Yes.
      - On a tour?
      - No, in the infantry.
      1. Peak
        Peak 24 May 2021 11: 17
        +2
        Quote: Lynx2000
        I remembered an episode from the movie "Thirty Three", where the main character E. Leonova
        answers the question (verbatim):
        - Have you traveled to Europe before?
        - Yes.
        - On a tour?
        - No, in the infantry.


        Yes, an edifying moment. I will supplement your comment with a video.

    3. Prisoner
      Prisoner 24 May 2021 09: 31
      +1
      Usually with a return visit. And so we are couch potatoes. laughing
  10. Bshkaus
    Bshkaus 24 May 2021 09: 03
    0
    And I love our tanks, British pounds, Swiss francs and Japanese yens. When our tanks arrange a marathon to the Ukrainian border, or something else is discarded, beautiful pieces of paper go up in price and they can be sold well, and when tanks stop at gas stations, all these beautiful pieces of paper instantly become cheaper and they can be bought well again, only even more. And so every time))). I don't even know what I would do living in a peaceful country that does not threaten the whole world with trucks to skid all over Europe)))
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 May 2021 09: 07
    +1
    In the foreign press decided to commentь competitions held as part of the tank biathlon in Russia. ... Otilla Dragan: ..
    Does this journalist have Estonian roots? laughing How many years have already been held tank biathlon, and he decided only now. wassat
  12. orlandoche
    orlandoche 24 May 2021 09: 11
    +2
    How is the classic "stupid people b-th"
    Tank biathlon is pursued quite differently from competition because of the love of tanks.
    But they do not understand, everything is primitive there. For them, tank biathlon is on a par with Eurovision and all sorts of other "competitions"
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 24 May 2021 09: 18
    +2
    Opened "ameriga" .... the armor is strong and our tanks are fast!
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 May 2021 09: 26
      +3
      Good time! hi

      They don't understand anything about it ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 May 2021 10: 17
        +1
        They will go through the options until they find it, then sho is needed .... although they may not be in time.
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 May 2021 11: 56
          +3
          Sometimes it is possible without tanks ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 24 May 2021 13: 44
            +2
            It's funny that foreigners regularly explain OUR actions, even those that we ourselves are not going to / undertake to explain!
            1. cniza
              cniza 24 May 2021 15: 31
              +3
              Yes, this is downright fear, as they all know and understand, but what we sometimes do at the will of the soul does not understand ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 24 May 2021 15: 52
                +2
                Well, yes, turn your soul around, play the accordion ...
                The funny thing is that we do not soar, what we do, and then we cannot understand WHY!
                Zabugornye and Yankees, with their rationalism, is that where they climb?
                1. cniza
                  cniza 24 May 2021 16: 15
                  +3
                  Yes, we can express and do everything in one word, and then it takes a long time to figure out why ... lol
  14. cniza
    cniza 24 May 2021 09: 25
    +6
    It is clear that the Western observer did not reveal anything new, but at the same time a signal was sent to Western readers that Russia "relies on tanks in case of a ground operation."


    What are you miserable, all mixed up in a heap, and the conclusion is just a masterpiece ...
  15. Xnumx vis
    Xnumx vis 24 May 2021 10: 05
    +1
    "The Russians love tanks so much that real competitions are dedicated to them" ... - In Russia there are plains, steppes .. There has always been room for cavalry (Mongols, Kipchaks, Scythians, Pechenegs, horse squads of Grand Duke Svyatoslav, Red Horse Armies !! now there is plenty of space for our tanks.Russia is not on an island, and not overseas, on a huge plain ... And a tank throw from Moscow to Lisbon is always possible in response to the aggression of various Yankees and the NATO pack
  16. tank64rus
    tank64rus 24 May 2021 10: 20
    +1
    Russia Tank Power. Was and will be. The armor is strong and our tanks are fast.
  17. isv000
    isv000 24 May 2021 10: 23
    0
    Yes. The armor is strong and our tanks are fast. And we constantly hone our skills: hard in training - easy in battle. And this is all despite the fact that we don't need an inch of someone else's land, but we won't give up our own top either! ... soldier
  18. bogart047
    bogart047 24 May 2021 12: 44
    0
    I would also do a TV show, such as dancing with the stars, only tank races for civilians, where they are taught, shown, and then sent to the training ground. Makes real men out of soft shit
  19. gurzuf
    gurzuf 24 May 2021 13: 34
    +1
    When it comes to them that apart from tanks we also love combat aviation, I'm afraid they will fall into a deep depression.
  20. NF68
    NF68 24 May 2021 16: 01
    0
    Each country has its own hobby. For example, the United States is heavily exporting democracy.
    1. isv000
      isv000 27 May 2021 21: 41
      0
      Democracy does not need to be exported, whether it is or not. In Novgorod, for example, the people's veche has long held re-elections of local authorities, when "enlightened Europe" had no idea what it was and cut and hunted applicants for the throne, and even before the appearance of this tomboy, the United States was still hundreds of years ...
      1. NF68
        NF68 28 May 2021 16: 31
        0
        Quote: isv000
        Democracy does not need to be exported, whether it is or not. In Novgorod, for example, the people's veche has long held re-elections of local authorities, when "enlightened Europe" had no idea what it was and cut and hunted applicants for the throne, and even before the appearance of this tomboy, the United States was still hundreds of years ...


        The Americans believe that democracy, in their understanding, must be exported to Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya. And they did it.
        1. isv000
          isv000 28 May 2021 16: 33
          -1
          In vain they did it - nobody canceled the boomerang ... bully
          1. NF68
            NF68 28 May 2021 16: 35
            0
            Quote: isv000
            In vain they did it - nobody canceled the boomerang ... bully


            Until the boomerang returns, they will not understand. And for a long time they will be carried like Ostap. And it is not known how many people around the world they still have time to ditch until they themselves are rewarded with kind cuffs.
  21. demo
    demo 24 May 2021 17: 31
    +1
    The Russians are so fond of tanks that real competitions are dedicated to them. Representatives of tank units from other countries are also invited to attend.
    And I would also write - Russians love weapons and war!
    Only from the life of a dog, a dog is biting!
    And more:
    Do Russian wars want to happen?
    Ask you for silence
    Over the breadth of arable land and fields
    And birches and poplars
    You ask those soldiers
    What lie under the birches
    And their sons will answer you
    Do Russians want
    Do Russians want
    Do Russian wars want!
    Not only for your country
    Soldiers died in that war
    And so that people of the whole Earth
    We could sleep well at night
    Ask those who fought
    Who hugged us on the Elbe
    We are faithful to this memory
    Do Russians want
    Do Russians want
    Do Russian wars want!
    Yes, we know how to fight
    But we do not want again
    Soldiers fell in battle
    To your bitter land
    You ask mothers
    Ask my wife
    And then you must understand
    Do Russians want
    Do Russians want
    Do Russian wars want!