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Polygon. Tanker diaries

Ivan Lebedev goes to the Volgograd steppes of the Prudboy training ground to learn the abilities of the main tank Russian Army - T-90. How to prepare real tankers? Will he be able to become one of them? During the week, the leader will have to live on the territory of the field camp and undergo a training program, including training at the tank dod, day and night shooting, crossing the tank pond and passing the final standings.


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  1. master 84
    master 84 26 October 2014 07: 31
    how this boar climbed there
    1. sergey72
      sergey72 26 October 2014 07: 52
      Quote: master 84
      how this boar climbed there

      I was 25 kg 61 years ago, now 105 .... I’ll enter my T-62 (there’s more space in the tower), but I’ll probably not risk it in the T-72/90 laughing
    2. Alekseev
      Alekseev 26 October 2014 09: 10
      Quote: master 84
      how this boar climbed there

      Yes! good
      Absolutely accurate definition!
      But he is only on top of the hatch, this is not critical ...
      But in a battle to sit down and work in the tank: load B / C, troubleshoot, wear OZK (yes, yes, and that too laughing ) - so unlikely ...
      Yes, I’m sure, even a peasant is unlikely to be able to even open a worm pair, without which it’s not possible to turn on an STV vertically of such a physique.
    3. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 26 October 2014 20: 54
      but how did you get out?
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 26 October 2014 07: 42
    To fight in a tank, do not slurp honey with a spoon. But we have to.
  3. sazhka4
    sazhka4 26 October 2014 08: 39
    Names, Names where do they come from? "Prudboy", "Sun (e) k?" Acacia "," Hyacinth ".
    Just wondering who names the weapons?
    1. Agarkov Vitaliy
      Agarkov Vitaliy 26 October 2014 10: 41
      Have I always been interested in this question? hi
    2. bif
      bif 26 October 2014 12: 03
      Quote: sazhka4
      Names, Names where to come from?

      "The tradition of naming weapons, based on their external similarity to any object, dates back to the 16th century. Then grenades first appeared in the arsenal of the French army. The soldiers, without thinking twice, appropriated the name of the fruit to the new weapon - and they are similar in shape, and the gap pomegranates into small pieces resemble numerous pomegranate seeds.
      The same can be said about the lemon. And the M9 anti-tank grenade launcher, which entered service with the American army during World War II, was called the bazooka - in honor of a musical instrument ...
      The names of our weapons are witty, unusual, sometimes even flirty. And sometimes it seems that all the names of Russian howitzers, anti-aircraft systems and rockets are a real mockery of an imaginary enemy.
      Narva flowers and I will give "Bouquet"
      Flowers are a separate topic in the work of engineers. The Russian army is armed with a whole "garden". There is "Hyacinth" - a 152-mm self-propelled gun (by the way, the second unofficial name, "Genocide", more accurately reflects its abilities). There is "Tulip" - a 240 mm self-propelled mortar launcher. There is the Pion, a self-propelled artillery unit with a 203A2 44mm cannon, as well as the 2S1 Gvozdika, 2S3 Akatsia self-propelled howitzers, and the 82B2 Vasilek 9-mm automatic mortar. And this is not the whole "bouquet". By the way about "Bouquet". This is the name of escort handcuffs for five people.
      In general, judging by many names, sentimentality is not alien to military engineers. The dull grayness of army everyday life presses on them, the engineers yearn for spiritual trepidation and romance. Hence, probably - thermobaric warhead 9M216 "Excitement", radio direction-finding meteorological complex RPMK-1 "Smile", 122-mm rocket 9M22K with cluster warhead "Ornament" and 240-mm missile MS-24 with chemical warhead "Laska". Special mention should be made of the 23-mm rubber bullet "Privet", the shipborne radar MR-352 "Positive" ... "
      Further funnier, read to anyone interested yourself)))
      RIA Novosti
      1. Limak
        Limak 26 October 2014 14: 52
        For the crews of the T-80b, where the name GTN came from, without jokes, for general education ... something like a thunder tank ground, a thunderstorm of Nubelman tanks ...
      2. The point
        The point 26 October 2014 15: 18
        And where did "Buratino" come from? Someone broaden my horizons!
        1. typhoon7
          typhoon7 26 October 2014 17: 17
          About Pinocchio there was a version that a system with a longer block of guides and, accordingly, ammunition was being developed, well, and he looked appropriate, people quickly gave him the nickname "Pinocchio". The idea was later abandoned, but the nickname remained. I heard this version.
    3. Tyumen
      Tyumen 26 October 2014 19: 27
      Quote: sazhka4
      Where do the names come from? "

      The name is given by the customer of the product (any), and the manufacturer is only marked.
  4. Prager
    Prager 26 October 2014 09: 51
    So I am interested in the question of who gives such names to our weapons. the funniest thing is the "Buratino" flamethrower system, which was replaced by "Solntsepёk" laughing
    1. sv68
      sv68 26 October 2014 09: 55
      Prager, a very simple name, was invented by Malvina in memory of the dear when the sun was baking her in the resort wassat
  5. wanderer
    wanderer 26 October 2014 10: 59
    It’s good that we have Pinocchio and Tulip, and not all scorpions and other evil spirits there.
  6. Alexa77
    Alexa77 26 October 2014 11: 49
    How he was in the army again!
  7. wot
    wot 26 October 2014 13: 00
    the conclusion is, you need to eat less and hunt with fishing and climb into the tank and you won’t whine
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т 26 October 2014 14: 29
      And "fishing" from the tank - mmm, a miracle! laughing
  8. s1н7т
    s1н7т 26 October 2014 14: 31
    In other times, the tanker 6 months. prepared what he would understand in a week? Boredom.
    1. vanya
      vanya 26 October 2014 15: 09
      Well, he already drove other types of armored vehicles, so he has the initial skills; by the way part 3
      1. s1н7т
        s1н7т 26 October 2014 18: 15
        Did you go? That's cool! laughing And apply, maintain? This is such a profanation of the tank profession.
  9. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 26 October 2014 18: 27
    I watched all the parts with pleasure ...
    He smiled straight at the soul)))

    I’ll comment a little, but I did not quite understand a number of points:

    2 movie
    Range measurement is done with the thumb of the RIGHT hand (on the cheburashka).
    With the thumb of the Left hand - resetting the range.
    In any case, this was the case on the TPD-K1 of the T-72B tank.
    I don’t think that on the 1G46 of the T-90A it’s different ... or what?

    3 movie
    Opening the hatch under water is not possible. They are simply removed from the latches.
    The car is flooded by pulling observation prisms from their mines.
    ON T-72 and earlier there was always ONE OPVT pipe, and not just on T-90.
    Not a half-gyrocompass, but a GIROPOLUKOMPAS.
    With the OPVT, the tank passes under water BEFORE 5 m, not 7m. Although, in principle, lengthen the pipe and that's it.
    Nifiga did not understand Comrade Major ... Well, tankers don’t wear rings on their fingers ... and even more so when LOADING regular shots.
    wah ...
    To evaluate "excellent" when performing 3 UKS, you must:
    - make the first shot in 15 seconds. - done by a journalist.
    - hit ALL targets, and target number 12 (tank) at least 2 times.
    The journalist hit TWO targets, one of which (tank) - 2 times. This is a good rating.
    ........................... ..
    And about the fact that he did not stop the worm pair at the turn of the ceasefire ... I imagine how many matyukov he collected ... wah-wah-wah.
    ........................... ..

    Once again - Thanks for the cycle and for posting at VO.
    The mood is uplifted.

    Good luck in the Service, dear Mazut.
    For you, MEN.
    drinks drinks drinks

    3 movie
  10. avovana
    avovana 26 October 2014 19: 27
    He served in the winter at Prudboy for 2 weeks before DMB. I look - class, the picture is super. You won’t see this in the winter, somehow it seemed harsher)))
  11. kim. 230752
    kim. 230752 26 October 2014 22: 03
    Very good films. Liked it. Great shots. They look in one breath. The dust is cool, there it is. Humor is quite appropriate and in moderation. Since the zhurnalyuga was foolproof (albeit with a stretch of the imagination), then our tanks are really THE BEST IN THE WORLD! There were, are and will be !!! Some inaccuracies can be forgiven.
  12. Litvin from Grodno
    Litvin from Grodno 27 October 2014 00: 18
    Who cares whether a fat person or a thin one. He is a journalist. He knows how to talk, he knows how to report, his face is photogenic - a slight unshaven is good. A real man. As we used to say in the tank forces, there is no place for weaklings (sometimes they say homosexuals) in a tank. He is not a wimp or a fagot. The blanks will be served, God forbid, quickly - his place is below, on earth. "To open the worm" and learn everything else - the main desire. In short - the man is good, he will be a good tanker. And as for the "fat" one, I would like to see the clever guys who write these things, maybe they themselves will get into the car with beer bellies. Scribes. In a tank, everyone is equal. Vaughn De-Gol - a bruiser of more than 2 meters and he climbed into the tank, although those tanks cannot be compared with these.
    Once upon a time (in the GDR) in my company, in a new conscription, a lad got a height under 190 and a weight under 100, from Vitebsk. Usually Slavs "smaller" were sent in complexion or "Chuvash" from Central Asia, even smaller. And here he is such a handsome man, and even a fellow countryman. I ask: "How did you get here, to our tankers?" Your place is not even the Airborne Forces, but immediately to the Marines. And he says something like this: “They took me to the military registration and enlistment office, but I asked to be a tanker myself, in the footsteps of my grandfather. I wanted to send the military commissar to the Baltic Fleet, my veteran grandfather talked to him and here I am, in Leipzig. .. ". He served as a lad that is necessary - an excellent student of combat and political training. And he climbed into the tank faster than the other thin ones, even helping the gunner "by the collar" to jump onto the tower. And the shells as the crew loaded - while the Chuvashs load half of them - "these" are already standing smoking. And then "thick", "thick", "how did you get into the hatch?" As it should and will climb. Well done "reporter", praise !!!
    1. efimovaPE
      efimovaPE 29 October 2014 06: 53
      neobrodestvo does not look very, kind of messy.
  13. Hell's Angel
    Hell's Angel 27 October 2014 07: 20
    Come on, gentlemen! Who among us did not want to be in his place? I have a completely different military profession, but I envy the correspondent for good. I was lucky once to "steer" and "shoot" out of 72 in the "first company". I still can't forget the feeling! I then advised the infantry to disperse their snipers, the gunner on this 72-ke did all their work.
  14. efimovaPE
    efimovaPE 29 October 2014 06: 52
    All the same, a slight unshavenness looks like indigence, a look sloppy.
  15. akmoa781
    akmoa781 8 February 2015 13: 27
    Good film. Can be used as a training film in educational institutions of primary and secondary vocational education.
  16. Warrior One Hundred
    Warrior One Hundred 4 November 2015 19: 18
    It’s wide from the stomach, however))