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Russian tank crews started preparations for the Tank Biathlon competition

The press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that the participants in the competitions "Suvorov Onslaught" and "Tank biathlon ”, which is planned as part of the“ Army International Games 2015 ”, began preparations.

Russian tank crews started preparations for the Tank Biathlon competition

“More than 400 cumulative tank ammunition are shot by tank crews of teams from 13 states in preparation for participation in the Tank Biathlon competition, which will take place from 1 to 15 in August at the Alabino training ground near Moscow as part of the 2015 international games,” message press service RIA "News".

According to the Defense Ministry, the teams were given the opportunity to prepare infantry fighting vehicles and tanks for races.

“In accordance with the results of the draw, crews carry out reconciliation of sights and sighting of weapons. To do this, 8 cumulative practical shots and 50 cartridges for machine guns were allocated to each tank, ”said the assistant chief referee of the competition, Major General Dmitry Zhukov.

During the draw, the color of the combat vehicles, the sequence of the races were determined, as well as the equipment among the crews. Russian tank crews will compete with teams of Mongolia and Angola.

“In the competition“ Suvorovsky onslaught ”, the motorized rifle of the Russian Army team had to draw lots to compete in the yellow infantry fighting vehicles of the BMP-2 infantry. Their rivals will be the servicemen of the National Liberation Army of China and Venezuela, ”the press service noted.
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  1. Air Force captain
    Air Force captain 29 July 2015 09: 00
    Good luck to our guys. Let them prove that they are the strongest soldier
  2. as150505
    as150505 29 July 2015 09: 02
    Americans play golf, and we play tank biathlon! Hammer Shoigu!
  3. Tanker21
    Tanker21 29 July 2015 09: 04
    Tankers are power !!!)))
  4. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 29 July 2015 09: 08
    It's strange somehow, I thought the shells are either "cumulative" (combat) or "practical" (blanks). And then "cumulative-practical" ... Tankmen-gunners, enlighten, please!
  5. max702
    max702 29 July 2015 09: 08
    No "sport" versions were promised this year. everyone will compete on the same technique with the exception of the Chinese (those with their own). Let's take a look at the training of our crews ..
    rs: The T-72b3 will compete with the very ones that go to the "odmodernized" troops according to the principle "they could not be cheaper", and I will say a seditious thought if we lose to the Chinese, then let it be here and now than God forbid on the battlefield ..
  6. Wedmak
    Wedmak 29 July 2015 09: 19
    Cumulative? If memory serves, at the last biathlon they fired BOPS. Want to make the hit more spectacular? Or an excess of cumulative shells in warehouses? )))
  7. Zomanus
    Zomanus 29 July 2015 09: 30
    Yes, it will be interesting to look at what they learned in a year.
  8. Boudallino
    Boudallino 29 July 2015 09: 40
    It’s interesting ... how many times will the Chinese break down now, like they brought new cars, the engine may have been boosted, otherwise it’s a very slow-moving hi
    1. An60
      An60 29 July 2015 15: 46
      Farce is from the literature. Engines can only be forced. Interestingly, the Chinese have taken the path? what