MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, September 3, at the Alabino training ground, the final of the Tank Biathlon among the teams of the second division took place.
The final relay of the second division was attended by the national teams of Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and South Ossetia.
During the race, each tank crew covered four laps, overcoming obstacles and hitting targets at three firing lines. Shooting was carried out from a tank cannon on the move, from coaxial and anti-aircraft machine guns – from a place. The competition was attended by three crews from the team on one tank with a replacement crew.
The servicemen of Kyrgyzstan were the first to cope with all the tests on the Tank Biathlon track. They finished with a temporary time of 2 hours 16 minutes. 50 sec. With a minimum delay of 3 minutes. 13 sec. the relay race was completed by the tankmen of Tajikistan. Their result of passing the route was 2 hours and 20 minutes. 3 sec. Myanmar crews became bronze medalists, completing the race in 2 hours 28 minutes. 5 sec. The team from South Ossetia is in fourth place with a score of 2 hours 29 minutes. 6 sec.
The final relay of the first division will take place tomorrow, September 4, on the closing day of the International Army Games 2021. Teams from Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan will compete for the main cup of Tank Biathlon. Check-in starts at 15:30.
The “Relay” stage is rightfully very popular among the fans of Tank Biathlon. According to the rules of the competition, three crews of each team must alternately pass the track on one tank, while hitting 24 targets and cover almost 50 kilometers of distance. A feature of the relay is flanking fire on the move at tank targets on a 400-meter long section, which is the most difficult element of the Tank Biathlon.
In 2021, 19 teams from Africa, Asia and Europe took part in the Tank Biathlon. As before, this year the Russian team was represented only by the best tank crews of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – the winners of the all-army stage of the competition.
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