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In Ukraine, they publish footage in which the Challenger-2 tank at the training ground overcomes an obstacle in the form of "dragon's teeth"

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In Ukraine, they publish footage in which the Challenger-2 tank at the training ground overcomes an obstacle in the form of "dragon's teeth"

Ukrainian Telegram channels, allegedly sponsored by members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, publish footage taken at one of the training grounds, in which the British Challenger-2 tank moves a concrete obstacle in the form of "dragon's teeth" from its place. As a rule, Russian defense lines are equipped with this type of fortification in some sections of the contact line.


In order for the tank to be able to move the obstacle, apparently a bulldozer blade is attached to it. However, such a way of breaking through the Russian defense line seems very doubtful due to the fact that additional equipment not provided for by the designers, installed on military equipment, significantly reduces its speed and maneuverability, which can become critical in combat conditions in which heavy artillery fire is being conducted, and make the tank an easy target. In addition, judging by the video, the Ukrainian military managed to move only one row of such barriers at their training ground, despite the fact that the defense line of the Russian Armed Forces is equipped with at least two rows of "dragon's teeth". Not only that, these concrete structures are usually linked with steel cables.

Earlier it was reported that the head of the British Ministry of Defense, Ben Wallace, said that all the promised to Kyiv had been delivered to Ukraine. Tanks Challenger 2 in the amount of 28 units. Together with the tanks, a certain number of spare parts for them were delivered to the Ukrainian army. Prior to this, Ukrainian crews for combat vehicles of this type were trained in the UK.



Photos used:
Wikipedia/SSgt Mark Nesbit RLC (Phot)/MOD
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  1. coinsam
    coinsam 25 May 2023 15: 16
    +33
    The dragon's teeth are needed not just to avoid a tank attack, but to make it maneuver on the spot and turn it into a target.
    1. figwam
      figwam 25 May 2023 15: 20
      +7
      The main thing is that all their attempts are accompanied by intense shelling, then they will not succeed.
      1. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 25 May 2023 15: 25
        +9
        Not only intense shelling. You can also lay mines there. Anti-tank. A person can walk, a tank cannot.
      2. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo 25 May 2023 16: 32
        +1
        yeah, we'll see how it goes
        under cross fire from our turntables, attack aircraft, artillery, MLRS, anti-tank systems
        1. Kaufman
          Kaufman 25 May 2023 20: 13
          +8
          And where was all of the above when these broke through .... to the Belgorod region ??
        2. skeptic
          skeptic 26 May 2023 13: 25
          +3
          Quote: Romario_Argo
          yeah, we'll see how it goes
          under cross fire from our turntables, attack aircraft, artillery, MLRS, anti-tank systems

          For passage to the Belgorod region, were there any problems with the "dragon's teeth"? Maybe it's better to think about how to ensure the defeat of equipment before the passage, and the "dragon's teeth" will perform their function as an additional obstacle?
    2. PROXOR
      PROXOR 25 May 2023 15: 41
      +6
      First, they are not connected in this video. And ours knit them with cables among themselves. Secondly, dill is unlikely to put them on the dragon's teeth. It’s immediately considered to put the car under the ATGM even without remote sensing. In general, the conclusion is a DUMMY.
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 25 May 2023 17: 49
      +1
      Quote from monetam
      The dragon's teeth are needed not just to avoid a tank attack, but to make it maneuver on the spot and turn it into a target.

      Cinema and the Germans!
      Where were the dumps on the Challenger-2 tanks delivered to Ukraine? They went in a separate package for a billion, probably ...........
      The teeth of the dragon are needed to impede the movement of equipment. The first row, as a rule, is all connected with a cable and it’s not easy to push it
  2. Uprun
    Uprun 25 May 2023 15: 16
    +4
    The ropes will be cut by boys from the infantry with autogens, the cylinder is really heavy, and it’s not very handy to run with lime slurry.
    1. single-n
      single-n 27 May 2023 14: 56
      -1
      Those cables with an ordinary bolt cutter in 5 seconds. are transmitted. Well, if you completely stubbornly, then a battery angle grinder for 5 thousand and all business.
  3. Nexcom
    Nexcom 25 May 2023 15: 18
    +3
    A cumulative grenade in his side ......
    Better two.
  4. vadimtt
    vadimtt 25 May 2023 15: 18
    +1
    Not only do they interlock, there you can also attach a detonator to this cable, with a 200-300kg land mine buried for especially smart laughing
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 25 May 2023 15: 20
      +6
      Good idea. FAB-500 to dig in and when the obstacle is shifted so that under the bottom it works, its tower will fly far along with the crew .... We have a lot of cast iron in our warehouses.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 May 2023 15: 19
    +2
    I would hide half-ton land mines under such pyramids, in the first row of pyramids through one, so that the tanks near these teeth would become ... forever.
  6. Bolt cutter
    Bolt cutter 25 May 2023 15: 23
    +5
    equipment not provided for by designers, installed on military equipment
    Bulldozer blades for Challengers are provided by the designers. In Iraq, they removed the corpses.
    And in the "Challenger" there is a deep fryer yes .
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 25 May 2023 15: 26
      +3
      Can't your Britons live without French fries? wassat And there is no moonshine distillery to drive there by any chance?
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 25 May 2023 15: 45
        +1

        With the help of this machine - bivy in slang - you can make tea / coffee, but it is also suitable for deep-frying (structurally provided).
        This plug on the VLD sewerage yes not khuhry-mukhry.
        Gap between hull and turret. The overhead panels of the tower themselves (Dorchester armor) are about 15-20 centimeters thick. Something like this.
        And with whiskey it is more difficult - to get scotch whiskey, it must be driven from barley malt, and kept for 3 years and 24 hours in a wooden vessel in Scotland. Otherwise, do not rub.
        1. terms
          terms 25 May 2023 16: 11
          -4
          Damn, in the West, along the way, at all times they first of all prepared for war as if they were relaxing at a resort) Supplying equipment with a bunch of whistle-blowers))) And in general they make equipment very sophisticated. This works against the Papuans, because they don’t need much equipment and they don’t break it so actively, but the Germans clearly showed in the Second World War that overcomplication greatly breaks the economy of the war) Roughly speaking, for every fancy tank released, the enemy, it turns out, can release dozens of tanks simpler and repairable. For the same price in labor hours, for the same time, with the same material consumption, with the same capacity utilization, and so on)) And when it turns out that you have to fight (unlike in peacetime) on your own, and you need to release in in the shortest possible time - then the equipment at its prices turns out that what a kapets is expensive)
          1. single-n
            single-n 27 May 2023 14: 58
            -2
            The Germans fought against the resources of half the planet. There, any technique was doomed. But this is not our case. Anything can be used against the corrupt stub of the USSR. One vegetable will only answer with concern.
    2. hohol95
      hohol95 25 May 2023 15: 52
      -2
      Is there a WC there?
      Or no?
      This is "extraterrestrial Pepelats"!
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 25 May 2023 15: 59
        +1
        Is there a WC there?
        Why plastic bottles?
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 25 May 2023 16: 21
          -2
          And why do British tankers have pisyuns so narrow that they fit into the neck of a plastic bottle or are they "snipers"? wassat

          And how will Lizka Truss "hit" if what? wassat Suddenly she will be shaken in the tank?
          1. Revolver
            Revolver 26 May 2023 09: 56
            +1
            Quote: Nexcom
            And why do British tankers have pisyuns so narrow that they fit into the neck of a plastic bottle or are they "snipers"?

            It won't fit into a soda bottle, but it will fit into a gallon of milk. Truck drivers always take a few of these gallons with them, so that they can "small" right on the go.
        2. hohol95
          hohol95 25 May 2023 17: 13
          -1
          Plastic is harmful to the environment.
          It's a "carbon footprint"!
          You can't do that with nature...
          For British tank crews only BRASS CASES!!!
        3. nik-mazur
          nik-mazur 25 May 2023 19: 11
          0
          Quote: Bolt Cutter
          Why plastic bottles?
          Bottles are for despicable cis straight men, but what about the other forty genders?
      2. your1970
        your1970 26 May 2023 07: 56
        0
        Quote: hohol95
        Is there a WC there?
        Or no?
        This is "extraterrestrial Pepelats"!

        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        This plug on VLD- sewerage not khuhry-mukhry.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner 25 May 2023 15: 30
    +1
    sad "Seal" anti-tank type TMok for such a tooth, . Let the foreigners dance.
  8. Tagan
    Tagan 25 May 2023 15: 30
    +6
    Challenger will now be used as a bulldozer? The shells for them, it seems, were disposed of in Khmelnitsky.
  9. fuel oil
    fuel oil 25 May 2023 15: 30
    0
    Well, what I would like to wish ... "Push into the learning-lightness in the coffin!" All MEMBER JAMs on the "tooth from the dragon" on board in the form of a good narrowly directed cumulative jet from the "vampire" ...
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 25 May 2023 15: 33
      0
      Nothing, they will also burn with bottles of gasoline. The more shameful it will be for this high-tech technology.
  10. Al manah
    Al manah 25 May 2023 15: 35
    +5
    I read the comments and perked up - now it became clear that the Challengers would not break through these "teeth", the vain bravado and fruitless expectations of the Banderlokhs would be replaced by the bitterness of defeat.
  11. SR81
    SR81 25 May 2023 15: 35
    +4
    The main thing is that someone would cover these teeth and preferably with artillery. And then, as they recently found out in the Moscow Region, a couple of border guards cannot keep the checkpoint on the road, from the DRG on vehicles.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 25 May 2023 18: 50
      0
      So for this they put it, so that it would be more convenient to organize a meeting. Warm. Truth without bread and salt.
  12. mmaxx
    mmaxx 25 May 2023 15: 39
    +2
    Here's the problem! Next to the tooth is an anti-tank mine for non-removability. The dump will fly off. It might even hurt someone's head. And between the rows of teeth there are three more rows with an offset. Let him ride. And where there are no mines (leave passages), put birders.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 25 May 2023 15: 43
      +4
      A drone to which a couple of bottles of gasoline and a self-igniting fuse are screwed, and that's it - cheap and cheerful. The bottles will be dropped and "Keep warm lads" (c) 28 Panfilov
  13. Konnick
    Konnick 25 May 2023 15: 49
    -2
    Not only that, these concrete structures are usually linked with steel cables.

    What kind of gag is this?
    To make it easier to dismantle? Hook one pyramid, and everyone will follow it?
    1. haron
      haron 25 May 2023 21: 48
      +1
      Quote: Konnick
      What kind of gag is this?

      Rope is flowers.
      We need to put TM-62 under each tooth "for no regrets", but rather according to the FAB. Scatter PMNki around. Every 500 - 1000 meters, according to the calculation from the PG ... and why is it trifling, let's all with the "Cornet". Well, for the gun and (or) 2B11 for every 5 km. And change position every day. EW, MMG, RVGK stations within a 30-minute reach. Naturally, constant drones at night with IR eyes ... and most importantly, this round dance should not be visible to the Ukrainian.
      PS. I forgot about the proposal above to settle 1 Panfilovites with Molotov cocktails for every 3-28 km.
      Everything - you can sleep peacefully.
  14. km-21
    km-21 25 May 2023 15: 51
    +4
    No structures provide XNUMX% protection against a tank attack. But they create difficulties for the enemy, and therefore reduce the effectiveness of the attack. This is often enough for its successful reflection.
  15. kamakama
    kamakama 25 May 2023 15: 55
    +6
    If my memory serves me, it shouldn't be just tetrahedrons thrown on the ground. They should have a recessed part no less than the above-ground, and their shape is somewhat different. And if so, then they simply scatter in different directions by a conventional barrage machine with a corner bucket
    And of course, all this should be properly mined and targeted. The task of any engineering structures is to detain the enemy or force him to choose a different direction of movement, and not to destroy him
  16. Real Pilot
    Real Pilot 25 May 2023 16: 05
    +1
    Well, tanks do not always go to the assault. This, in this case, is an exercise.
    Ukrainian DRGs, who decided to break through on armored vehicles, are waiting for an unpleasant surprise in such conditions!
    And the forced presence of tanks in combat formations slows down the offensive.
  17. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 25 May 2023 16: 08
    0
    additional equipment not provided for by the designers, installed on military equipment, significantly reduces its speed and maneuverability,
    judging by the video, the blade is just provided for by the design, moreover, it is controlled from the tank, which can be seen in the video, another question is that if there are not two "teeth" as in advertising, then the tank becomes a good target
  18. serezhasoldatow
    serezhasoldatow 25 May 2023 16: 39
    -3
    Bulldozers were installed in Ukraine, and they said TANKS.
  19. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 25 May 2023 16: 44
    -2
    well, yes ... maybe it’s better for this prodigy to immediately reclassify into a bulldozer ..
  20. BlackTiger74
    BlackTiger74 25 May 2023 16: 45
    -3
    This type of skakuasy decided to surprise us with something ???
  21. Bingo
    Bingo 25 May 2023 16: 47
    0
    Complete bullshit, teeth are not interlocked, in real life he needs to drag 2-3 rows of interlocked teeth - no tank will pull
  22. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 25 May 2023 16: 47
    +1
    Yaytsenyukh’s fence .. it’s definitely not possible for this tank to overcome .. laughing
  23. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 25 May 2023 17: 01
    +1
    The main external differences between the "urban version" of the modernized T-72B3 from conventional vehicles are the presence of a protected "booth" of the commander of the vehicle and a powerful "ram" - the bulldozer blade TBS-86.
    This mounted tank bulldozer was created in the 80s. With its help, combat vehicles can make passages in city rubble, demolish barricades, remove damaged and wrecked equipment from the path, of course, make trenches for armored vehicles, lay column roads in the snow.
    Its weight is 5 tons.
    Width - 3380 mm.
    Height - 900 mm.
    In addition, the dozer blade is a protection against anti-tank missiles and rockets flying in the forehead.
  24. fa2998
    fa2998 25 May 2023 17: 11
    +1
    Quote: Ilya-spb
    You can also lay mines there. Anti-tank. A person can walk, a tank cannot.

    You can add more anti-personnel ones - so that their sappers do not roam freely. Yes, cover a few more lines of trenches, and plant a division there. Yes, very wet dreams - where we will gather so many people.
    Engineering defensive structures, without reliable cover, are just money thrown away. hi
  25. Rage66
    Rage66 25 May 2023 17: 30
    +2
    Why is this video? "Dragon's teeth" and an ordinary bulldozer will roll.
    The task of the "teeth" is to reduce mobility and maneuverability.
    What we observe hi
  26. Oleg812spb
    Oleg812spb 25 May 2023 17: 42
    +2
    If they saved on the installation of teeth by simply sketching them, then there is little sense from this barrier. They will be able to slow down infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, but not very much tanks and obstacle vehicles ... During WWII, making passes in the lines of gouges was practiced by artillery fire and sappers using explosive charges.
  27. Turtle
    Turtle 25 May 2023 19: 44
    0
    I watch the video - it was shot dynamically, and at the sixth second it became clear that the mobile phone was taped to the mop with tape))) Well, okay, this is a lyric, but how will he climb boulders and parapets or move down with such a "wing"? Losing "geometry" (IMHO).
  28. Kaufman
    Kaufman 25 May 2023 20: 18
    -1
    I'm not even surprised, the commentators are sarcastic, full of irony, etc.
    Let's wait - we'll see
  29. Bodipancher
    Bodipancher 26 May 2023 09: 29
    -1
    I think it is possible to make a passage, but then the equipment will have to squeeze into this passage, it will not work to attack on a wide front + mines + artillery that can target the gaps made
  30. Tim666
    Tim666 26 May 2023 09: 41
    0
    Quote from termos
    Damn, in the West, along the way, at all times they first of all prepared for war as if they were relaxing at a resort) Supplying equipment with a bunch of whistle-blowers))) And in general they make equipment very sophisticated. This works against the Papuans, because they don’t need much equipment and they don’t break it so actively, but the Germans clearly showed in the Second World War that overcomplication greatly breaks the economy of the war) Roughly speaking, for every fancy tank released, the enemy, it turns out, can release dozens of tanks simpler and repairable. For the same price in labor hours, for the same time, with the same material consumption, with the same capacity utilization, and so on)) And when it turns out that you have to fight (unlike in peacetime) on your own, and you need to release in in the shortest possible time - then the equipment at its prices turns out that what a kapets is expensive)

    Yes, yes, the effectiveness of simple and cheap solutions is clearly visible in the example of the rejection of mass adjustable bombs in favor of cast iron, as it turned out (who would have thought) that a bomber, if the enemy is not Papuans with AK, instantly receives a fiery hello from the ground.
  31. lambert
    lambert 26 May 2023 11: 51
    -1
    Genius video. Here it would be necessary to show this on the surviving parts of either the Kyiv UR or on the Stalin line. If they want, I can show such a piece not far from Leningrad, there in the north there have been gouges since 1941, as it should be on the instructions. And on such a video - to sketch without fastening and then pretend to be Robin Hoods - only dill can take this window dressing seriously. The main thing is that they do not understand the purpose of these barriers. And this is the main thing.
  32. Yaroslav the Wise
    Yaroslav the Wise 28 May 2023 12: 59
    0
    Everyone, probably, watched the movie *Planet of the Apes*? So. There, people were also too self-confident and everyone believed that the monkeys could not defeat them. Do you remember how such self-confidence ended!? Well, so: even though Banderlogs are fighting against our Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, they should not be underestimated. Therefore, only the actions of both sides on the battlefield will show who is capable of what