How to shoot from big babakhalok?
In the troops of the Western Military District began activities during the inspection, arranged by the command. An air defense regiment based in our region received an order to advance to the Ashuluk training ground and conduct military shooting there.
In general, with the receipt of such an order, military hemorrhoids are just beginning. Air defense is still not a motorized infantry, the scope in space is somewhat different. Therefore, the most basic problem is just the nomination. What we were able to observe and evaluate, as well as draw some conclusions.
The action plan was as follows: advance to the loading station, load onto the railway train, go down to the shooting site.
Difficulties began immediately in the first paragraph. The loading station was not very far away, but I had to go through the city, because the dam, which is nearby, is not able to withstand the weight of these mastodons.
When even the division is being launched, what we have witnessed, this is already another show. About 35 machines. Plus the necessary first-aid kit and fire extinguisher, that is, the machine of the medical service and fire protection.
Deep night, the city is asleep before Monday, and for the gate of the checkpoint there is a rapid revival. 3-00, the gate opens, the process has begun.
Night and deserted city - it's great. No one under the wheels climbs.
The column of the battalion looked impressive.
The arrival of military equipment at the place of loading always enlivened the life of this place. But the locals are already accustomed to the fact that here at night is crowded.
At this moment, the first part of our work is over, we got a few hours of respite so that, as soon as the rigging team arrives, we begin to review the loading process. And in the morning loading began.
In general, this is quite an adrenaline show. And slow.
By the will of the railway workers, the main part of it is the dragging of steel walkways along which the equipment moves from platform to platform. Bridges for some reason did not have enough. A VOSO representative believed that 14 units were behind the eyes, the regiment command held a different point of view. And the personnel, who did not have much choice, wore these walkways along the entire train.
About rolling stock is to say a few words. Not a cake. I would not be surprised if these platforms moved T-34 to the Great Patriotic War.
Holes in the flooring, covered by the board. And I have seen more than one. Such is the property of the Federal Transport Company ...
This, of course, comedic, if it were not so sad.
However, the loading started and went slowly but surely.
The procedure is not easy. Here both the experience and the skill of the drivers must take place, and the managers must know their business. It is good that the personnel had all the necessary qualities.
To conduct such instruments is not easy, and the nerves, of course, burn. On the other hand, even if we organize a landfill so that we can drive under our own power, is there any guarantee that tomorrow you will not have to carry out tasks and orders somewhere over a thousand kilometers? Since no one will give such guarantees in our time, such training is necessary.
All this jewelry is only respect. Difficult, but possible.
And then there is the work of scaffold workers to fix technology on the platforms.
In general, I would like to note the rather optimistic attitude of all participants in the process. Communicating with many servicemen of the regiment, I never heard complaints about the fact that at least four days to rumble to the place of unloading, that this whole process would have to be repeated three more times. And that will have to live, let's say, not in the most comfortable conditions. In reality, people traveled with pleasure, even saying that they are anticipating the fact that they will have to "blabhnut" with military rockets.
By the way, they promised to share a video from shooting ...