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Tank biathlon competitions for the first time were held in Alabino near Moscow

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Tank biathlon is a type of competition in combat skill. At the training ground in the Moscow region, such competitions were held for the first time. The initiator of the event was the Minister of Defense of Russia Sergey Shoigu. Competitions are timed to the anniversary of the largest in stories wars tank battle on Prokhorovsky field in the Belgorod region, which occurred in 1943 year.




The crews of the armed forces of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia took part in the competition.

After the competition, a representative of the corporation "Uralvagonzavod" Alexey Maslov told the ITAR-TASS news agency that the defense company is ready to provide the Defense Ministry with modern equipment for tank biathlon competitions. Tanks, according to Maslov, will not be inferior in characteristics to foreign models.

According to Valery Vostrotin, a member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, tank biathlon competitions are a sport of the highest achievements. “Such competitions raise the level of military training of servicemen,” he noted. "I will recommend the commander of the Airborne Forces to hold similar competitions with paratroopers," added Vostrotin.
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  1. Edward72
    Edward72 15 August 2013 07: 57 New
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    Scientific companies, tank biathlon, now landing without parachutes will jump.
    1. domokl
      domokl 15 August 2013 08: 13 New
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      Quote: Edward72
      , now landing without parachutes will jump

      lol This method has already been mastered for a long time ... Only from helicopters. So, here we need to come up with something more distant ... Like jumping from a tower onto the PT-76 laughing or BTerax
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 15 August 2013 09: 01 New
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      Maybe it’s worth including this type of competition at the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, but well, also biathlon laughing
      1. Denis
        Denis 15 August 2013 09: 33 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Maybe it’s worth including this type of competition at the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, but well, also biathlon

        On the border with Georgia ... to set targets. repeat
    3. krasin
      krasin 15 August 2013 09: 29 New
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      Tanks, according to Maslov, will not be inferior in characteristics to foreign models.


      How strange sounds !? So the T-90 tanks are not the best, so it turns out? Now the best, then not the best, we must decide.
      1. leon-iv
        leon-iv 15 August 2013 09: 48 New
        +2
        there is talk about the T-72B shaggy year.
  2. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia 15 August 2013 08: 00 New
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    Quote: Edward72
    Tank biathlon


    For example, I would love to look at the competition between the "Abrams", "Merkava," leopards "and T-90. angry


    Quote: Edward72
    ... landing without parachutes will jump.

    Why not?
    Science does not stand still. wink


    And by the way:

  3. tomket
    tomket 15 August 2013 08: 01 New
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    It was recalled that during the Water War, General Tal conducted special courses for Sherman gunners, the result was target defeat at fantastic distances for tanks, about 15 km, interestingly, he also drove crews around the tank, or they sat in classes and studied guidance devices.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 15 August 2013 08: 17 New
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      Why is it fantastic here? The usual shooting of tanks from a closed firing position. And here, not gunners come to the first place, but those who observe the target, calculate the initial settings for shooting and adjust the fire.

      How was this done? Half a day in the classroom, half a day "write down" on the technique, performing one fire task to consolidate
      1. tomket
        tomket 15 August 2013 08: 21 New
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        Yes, in fact, there was no closed firing position as such, then a boom was carried out on moving targets, a tractor, t-34-85, su-100
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 15 August 2013 08: 39 New
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          With closed fire, shooting at moving targets is quite comfortable. Especially if they have a constant speed and motion vector
      2. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 15 August 2013 08: 50 New
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        Yes ... I would like to see the fire on the move and at long distances, but on a moving target ... winked
    2. Edward72
      Edward72 15 August 2013 08: 31 New
      +1
      Let them come
    3. Basileus
      Basileus 15 August 2013 09: 53 New
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      15 km is not only for Sherman, but also for modern tanks - a fantastic indicator. Maybe less?
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  5. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 15 August 2013 08: 24 New
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    So, who actually won that?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 15 August 2013 08: 41 New
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      Like who? The “inventor” of tank biathlon, either a marshal, or an army general (can not understand the shoulder straps), Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu.
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 15 August 2013 09: 02 New
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      Quote: Milafon
      So, who actually won that?

      T-90 laughing
    3. ankh-andrej
      ankh-andrej 15 August 2013 14: 53 New
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      So, who actually won that?

      The final on Saturday will be.
    4. Marek Rozny
      Marek Rozny 21 August 2013 01: 26 New
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      Quote: Milafon
      So, who actually won that?

      defeated by the Russians. with a result of 26 minutes. in second place are Kazakhs, losing 52 seconds. despite the fact that the Kazakhs played doubles, and not the main structure.
      Belarusians are in third place, and Armenians are in fourth place.
      As a result, they don’t promote the competition, because in fact the Kazakhs were on a par with the Russians.
      about the fact that the Kazakhs lost less than a minute only French and Kazakhs write)))) the Russian media either do not talk about the results or simply report that Russia won)
      ps for some reason I remembered how the “Big Races” were shown in Russia, where Russia allegedly won, although the whole world saw that the Kazakhs won))) Well, Channel One is Channel One, and propaganda is propaganda)
  6. Iraclius
    Iraclius 15 August 2013 08: 46 New
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    “Such competitions increase the level of combat training of military personnel,” he said. “I will recommend the commander of the Airborne Forces to conduct similar competitions with paratroopers,” Vostrotin added.

    The level of combat training is enhanced by combat training, rather than pseudo-competition in ridiculously painted tanks. It would be better if more money was allocated to the troops for firing and combat coordination.
    1. DEfindER
      DEfindER 15 August 2013 13: 07 New
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      Quote: Iraclius
      The level of combat training is enhanced by combat training, rather than pseudo-competition in ridiculously painted tanks. It would be better if more money was allocated to the troops for firing and combat coordination.

      I do not agree, sports training has always been on par with military, it was not in vain that in the Soviet years everyone passed the TRP standards as military standards! I believe that introducing such diversity into military training on military equipment will increase the interest of military personnel in such events, and when a person does something with desire and not under duress, the results are many times better! It would be necessary to come up with skeet competitions in the air defense forces, and for air pilots to compete in air paintball :)
  7. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 15 August 2013 08: 47 New
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    Quote: Edward72
    Scientific companies, tank biathlon, now landing without parachutes will jump.

    your sarcasm is not clear ... I think that these competitions are only for the good ... hi
    1. Edward72
      Edward72 15 August 2013 09: 02 New
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      Read what BORT RADIST wrote. If the counties put up the best, I can imagine what is really going on there.
  8. Bort radist
    Bort radist 15 August 2013 08: 49 New
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    According to the results of the first day of the competition, the tank platoon of the Western Military District under the command of Lieutenant Rinat Khadiev won the first place - his unit became the best in the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Russia. The result of the team is 2 hours 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

    The second place in the team standings with a result of 2 hours 24 minutes 56 seconds was taken by the tankers of the Southern Military District. In third place is a tank platoon of the Central Military District with a result of 2 hours 29 minutes 46 seconds. The fourth place was occupied by servicemen of the Eastern Military District, their crews were able to overcome all obstacles in 2 hours 46 minutes and 11 seconds.

    The leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense is not fully satisfied with the actions of the crews of military districts who took part in the tank biathlon at a military training ground in Alabino, Moscow Region, said Army First Deputy Minister of Defense Arkady Bakhin.

    “Unfortunately, we can note the shortcomings in the crews that the military districts have presented to us,” he said, ITAR-TASS reports.

    “Not everyone from the first shot hit. There are competitors who had several misses, ”the general said.

    To the question "Why" - now many cheer up.
    1. Iraclius
      Iraclius 15 August 2013 09: 19 New
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      Cheer up? And why are there final examinations for the training period? Commissions?
      Or in order to understand the state of things with combat training, you need to enter all sorts of biathlon?
      1. Bort radist
        Bort radist 15 August 2013 09: 51 New
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        Quote: Iraclius
        And why are there final examinations for the training period?

        And whoever hears these results is quietly summed up by family. I am more concerned about why they don’t talk about the places of the guests. Let them not count, better, worse. Is it really sad
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 15 August 2013 10: 24 New
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          Quote: Bort Radist
          And who hears these results

          Exactly. No PR. But the "tank biathlon" is yes, cool ... Only by its results it is impossible to assess the level of combat training. However, who cares?
  9. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 15 August 2013 09: 04 New
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    Faster, more precisely, more harmonious! I personally welcome the initiative of the Minister of Defense to introduce such competitions! Under the guise of gaiety and a seemingly "Civil Entertainment Vector" lies a very real military target! Well-coordinated honed crew, able to move quickly, maneuver and perform firing is much more combat-ready! such competitions will not interfere!
    1. Letnab
      Letnab 15 August 2013 09: 13 New
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      probably it’s necessary to introduce something similar for students in DOSSAAF, on something light, such as cars, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, then they will be able to use the tanks in the army after a short period of study ..
  10. AleksUkr
    AleksUkr 15 August 2013 09: 20 New
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    IRONIC STATEMENTS BY SOME COMPARATORS I DO NOT CONSIDER.

    “Next year, during the tank biathlon competitions, we want to expand the list of participants, not limited to the CIS countries. The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Army General Sergei Shoigu invited colleagues from Italy and Germany to participate in this event”

    The composition of the countries participating in tank biathlon competitions next year may go beyond the CIS, replenished with crews from Germany and Italy, Deputy Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov told reporters.

    Borisov praised the practical benefits of these competitions, noting that in addition to raising the level of training of tankers, such events allow us to clearly demonstrate to our foreign colleagues the advantages of Russian armored vehicles.

    “There will be an opportunity to hold real competitions between a wheeled and tracked tank,” the deputy defense minister said, recalling that Italian wheel tanks Centauro have been tested in Russia since last year.
    Source http://ria.ru/

    Such a competition allows the crews to develop all the basic basic skills, moreover, in a complex and in the form of competitions, which also positively affects the results.
    BUST:
    The US military accepted Sergey Shoigu's invitation and agreed to participate in tank biathlon competitions. The Minister of Defense of Russia spoke about this with undisguised pleasure.
    There is another interesting circumstance in the participation of our Western, so to speak, “partners”. The event will certainly be covered by Western media. And here the inhabitants from NATO countries, confident in the invincibility of their military, may expect a surprise. In this contest, everything is decided not at all by the “technical steepness” of combat vehicles and not by belonging to the “correct world values” of their crews. In a tank biathlon, victory depends on the skills and experience of the crews. Apparently, therefore, talking about the consent of the Americans, Sergei Kuzhugetovich could not help smiling, and even allowed himself to joke:
    “... Representatives of these countries will train while on their tanks. In the future we will do our best for foreign armies to acquire our tanks. ”
  11. Iraclius
    Iraclius 15 August 2013 09: 22 New
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    allow us to clearly demonstrate to our foreign colleagues the advantages of Russian armored vehicles.

    Will you show the advantages of our combat training?
    I want to ask right away - what will happen if the Americans win? Shoigu removed? Or will biathlon be banned? Or they say that our tanks are worse than American?
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist 15 August 2013 09: 54 New
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      Quote: Iraclius
      and what will happen if the Americans win?

      They’ll take it off, they won’t take it off, but they will flare it to someone. The enemy is not afraid to feed the army.
    2. Alekseir162
      Alekseir162 15 August 2013 10: 18 New
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      Here, here I am talking about too, well, and if without irony then I, however, do not understand why. Tactical exercises with live firing are understandable, this is an increase in combat readiness. But here I don’t understand anything, combat vehicles and shows, why? Throw away several hundred thousand budget money, for the sake of which, probably, I have lagged far behind life, or have missed something.
  12. leon-iv
    leon-iv 15 August 2013 09: 24 New
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    Mitoll really lacks a lot of different things
    + Many different beautiful virgins in bikinis hugging tankers.
    1. Iraclius
      Iraclius 15 August 2013 09: 27 New
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      Trash, fumes and sodomy, as Spider says? laughing
      The people demand bread and circuses! As an option, I can suggest taking a liter per chest before entering the director. And to their loader also to add a laxative there. Americans will definitely merge. laughing
      1. leon-iv
        leon-iv 15 August 2013 09: 47 New
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        I am without banter
        We need the prestige of the army, let's raise it and this is a great way
        - Tanks with animal airbrushing
        -Beautiful directive can be used even with bright advertising
        - Demonstration performances of special forces before and after. BUT not paratroopers but for example special forces of the police they are very successful
        -Nafig tank ballet, give a tank drift on the T-80B and he can fly up.
        - Oncoming tank battle with simulators of defeat and with beautiful shooting
        Mitol such as

        Babts will wash tanks))) for example such

        Drift around the tank and with it
  13. pahom54
    pahom54 15 August 2013 09: 42 New
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    No matter how you say it, but this is another step towards at least some increase in the combat readiness of tank units. There will be such craftsmen - it means that they will also teach young people to someone. Only this requires reasonable funding and the conduct of combat driving and live firing so that a soldier or a young officer is not afraid of his weapons and equipment, but skillfully owns it. Whatever you call it - biathlon, triathlon - it's better than sitting in classes ...
  14. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 15 August 2013 10: 13 New
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    These competitions are needed. And they need to be shown fully live to promote military service.
  15. Samsebenaum
    Samsebenaum 15 August 2013 12: 06 New
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    Extremely useful and interesting competition.
    If only for the sake of indicators, they would not begin to cook specials. samples, and worked exclusively on serial !!
    Can the Navy and Air Force pick up this venture?
    1. Normal
      Normal 15 August 2013 12: 11 New
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      Greetings, Valery! Glad to see you. Long time you were gone. Welcome back to the site. smile
      1. Samsebenaum
        Samsebenaum 15 August 2013 14: 03 New
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        Normal

        Thank you buddy! I am also glad to meet friends again !!
  16. 128mgb
    128mgb 15 August 2013 13: 50 New
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    Every contest is to show oneself and to look at others. And this is good. It’s just a pity that the competition between the “svoi” would be extremely interesting to look at the tanks of the “partners”.
  17. erased
    erased 15 August 2013 17: 22 New
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    A very good idea! Only more tanks and people should participate. And you can do the same for infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled guns, aircraft. The more training and practice - the higher the combat effectiveness of the army!
  18. coserg 2012
    coserg 2012 15 August 2013 17: 53 New
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    For competitions at the state level, it’s normal. But for their own, within the country it is necessary to tighten the selection rules. Well, this is a no brainer if the district has presented three tanks, who is sitting in them and even roughly the result. That’s if the opponent chooses from any tank company ( what is the correct name, I'm a sailor) the smallest unit of the three tanks. Then it seems to me that there will be both benefit and all kinds of forgeries are excluded.
  19. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 21 August 2013 01: 07 New
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    The Kazakhstan crew took 2nd place at the 1st international tank biathlon tournament. Only 52 seconds behind the Russians

    After a recent victory at representative international competitions of sniper couples in Belarus and intelligence groups in Kazakhstan, our servicemen took another height - this time in Russia.
    Near Moscow in the village of Alabino for the first time international competitions "Tank Biathlon" took place.
    Competitions were held on new T-72B tanks. During the competition, the crews had to go a distance of 20 kilometers. The result, as in the Olympic biathlon, was the sum of the time passed and the goals hit.
    The first place was taken by the Russian tank crew with a result of 26 minutes. The second place with a lag of 52 seconds was taken by the crew from Kazakhstan. However, this second place can rightfully be considered a deserved victory. The fact is that during the competition the commander of our crew was injured and had to be replaced by an understudy. The third and fourth places were taken by the crews of Belarus and Armenia.
    According to the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Major General Amir Khalikov, the Kazakhstani tank crew completed the task perfectly.
    "During training in the conditions of Kazakhstan, we held the championship for the best crew. International competitions of this kind are held for the first time, but we were completely ready to take part in them and win," he said.
    The deputy commander-in-chief noted that Russian colleagues very highly appreciated the level of training of Kazakhstani colleagues, for which they received medals “For Strengthening the Military Commonwealth” from the hands of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
    Success to Kazakhstan was ensured by crew commanders senior lieutenant Janat Kuanyshev and sergeant Miras Nurko, gunner senior sergeant Kalioldin Aydin, and driver-mechanic Corporal Tusupov Maksat.

    Source - nomad.su