MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the suburbs of Moscow, at the Golovenki training ground, servicemen of the Kantemirovskaya tank division of the Guards Tank Red Banner Army of the Western Military District (ZVO) carried out live firing from the armament of T-80U tanks. They applied the method of increased rate of fire – “tank carousel”.
According to the plan of the tactical and special exercises, the tankers were in ambush. Their task was to destroy the convoy of heavily armored vehicles on the march. When the simulated enemy approached the aiming distance, the crews opened fire on manpower and armored vehicles with high-explosive and armor-piercing shells. They were supported by motorized rifle units with dense fire from 30-mm cannons of BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles.
As a result, the tankers fired more than 400 shots from 125-mm guns of the T-80U tanks. A feature of the “tank carousel” method is the pairwise, alternate firing of tanks. This allows for continuous fire and compensates for the reload time.
In total, over 400 servicemen and more than 150 units of weapons, military and special equipment of the Kantemirovskaya tank division of the ZVO tank association were involved in the special tactical exercise. At the moment, the servicemen are practicing practical steps to load military equipment onto railway echelons for the redeployment of troops.
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