MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Within the framework of the competition among the repair platoons of the weapons of the Airborne Forces “Master Gunsmith”, held within the framework of “ARMI-2021”, the second stage was completed, at which the best platoon for the repair of the 23-mm twin anti-aircraft gun ZU-23 was determined.
During the stage, at the signal of the field arbiter, the personnel of the repair department checked the gun for unloading, separating the cartridge boxes by placing the moving parts of the machine on the sear or holding the moving parts in the rear position, using the handle of the cable of the reloading mechanism and opening the cover of the machine box. The barrels, holding only by the handles, were laid in the indicated place, the machine guns were removed from the cradle of the anti-aircraft gun and disassembled into 76 installed parts. The completeness of the disassembly was controlled by the field referee and the referee during the pit stop. The moment of the end of the operations of disassembling the anti-aircraft guns was determined by the commander of the repair department, lining up on the established line with a raise of his hand and was duplicated by the field arbiter by raising a white flag.
For each violation of the rules, a penalty time was assigned.
Further, with the help of a mobile repair shop, the installation was moved in parts to its original position and its collection was carried out. After that, its transportation was carried out, with the accompanying repair of the tractor, overcoming the contaminated area of the terrain.
At the end of the march in a technical position, the product was transferred to a combat position in a designated place, prepared for firing and loaded 23-mm machine guns with belts equipped with blank cartridges. Then a shot was fired.
If there were delays in the shooting, the personnel identified the causes and eliminated them on the spot.
For each violation while completing the tasks of the competition stage, a penalty time was charged.
According to the results of the competition, the first place was deservedly won by the repair department of weapons of the Ivanovo Guards airborne unit, the hosts of the competition were in second place – the Tula paratroopers, the third were representatives of the Ulyanovsk separate guards airborne assault unit.
In total, the best representatives of the repair units of the airborne forces from Tula, Ivanovo, Ulyanovsk and Ussuriysk take part in the competition. In total, more than 60 servicemen participate in the final competition, representing the best repair platoons of weapons – the winners of the qualifying stages in the formations.
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