Go to ...

The Newspapers

Gathering and spreading news from various Russian Newspapers

The Newspapers on Google+The Newspapers on LinkedInRSS Feed

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Like learning to shoot in the Kantemirovskaya division


The column of tanks on parade always causes admiration of spectators. But the solemn event is one thing, but combat training is another. Although without a full impact study will not and beauty on the red square. Learn how soldiers of the 4th guards tank Kantemirovskaya order of Lenin red banner division named by Y. V. Andropov, watched the correspondent of “MK”.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The column of tanks on parade always causes admiration of spectators. But the solemn event is one thing, but combat training is another. Although without a full impact study will not and beauty on the red square. Learn how soldiers of the 4th guards tank Kantemirovskaya order of Lenin red banner division named by Y. V. Andropov, watched the correspondent of “MK”.

In the division we visited the holding of the so-called third exercises of control firing a standard projectile. Crews in this exercise you have to hit three goals.

The first “tank”. This is a target that appears at 1 minute 10 seconds and moving with a speed of 15-18 miles per hour on the stretch up to 300 meters. The second target is “antitank grenade launcher”, which appears on the same time. Third — “recoilless gun on the car”. This target is moving at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour on a segment of 200 meters (and, incidentally, reminiscent of favorite terrorists, “the military equipment”).

“Tank” you need to hit from guns, the rest of the targets are shot from the coaxial machine gun. For an excellent rating you need to hit the “tank” at least two shots from three, and the rest of the targets and machine gun fire, with only 35 rounds.

Simulated exercise platoons: the crews changed each other in three tanks. All in all, the company of ten vehicles: three platoons and a tank commander.

And here’s the crew running through the mud to their cars. On command, each crew freezes on the rack “attention” face to the rear of the tank. With control tower sounds the signal and instantly tankers hiding in the manholes.

— Regulations for the landing — 10, 11 and 12 seconds, the estimates are, respectively, “excellent”, “good” and “satisfactory,” explains the company commander senior Lieutenant Ivan Grishin.

Neighborhood announces the roar of the engines, more, however, like the roar of a jet plane: the T-80U installed gas turbine engines, much more powerful than diesel.

The first is ready for battle! The second is ready for battle! The third is ready for battle! — there are reports of commanders of combat vehicles.

A buzzer will sound, and the car took off. After driving a little, the tanks open fire. The power of the shots is such that the metal platform for observers located at a hundred and fifty yards behind the firing line, hopping.

First, the above sight! the team from the tower.

Shots are fired again and wooden boards depicting tanks, start to fall. Then replace the thunder of the guns comes the chatter of machine guns: tanks firing on the “grenade” and “recoilless guns on the cars.” Exercise done — tanks are back, the crew lined up on the analysis.

After parsing, the next platoon takes place in the combat machines and start over.

“MK” talked with the best firing crew.

— The crew proved to be excellent, hit all targets, — says the tank commander Sergeant Spirenkov. — This is not the first shooting, and all feel quite confident.

— First, we learn on the simulator, then change to the real equipment. The more you practice, the better the outcome of the shooting — says gunner Vedernikov.

But the driver of Zakuraev said that you first learned to drive a real tank, and then the virtual — in a popular computer game.

For the victory, by the way, the crew not only got certificates from command, but the cake.

source

Related posts:
Condoleezza rice urged Donald trump to withdraw from the elections
Johnson called the satellite photo evidence of Russian bombing humanitarian convoy to Syria
Putin: possible targets of terrorist attacks are all CIS countries
Father of marine Le Pen questioned its ability to manage France

Recommended

Comment Here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Stories From Politics