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Servicemen who entered the military service under the contract in 2021 in the marine units of the Caspian Flotilla (CFL) as drivers and mechanics-drivers have begun the final stage of mastering the course of extreme driving of modern types of military and automotive equipment, including driving modern all-wheel drive KamAZ trucks -53501 of the Mustang family.

Under the guidance of experienced officers and instructors, the marines, in the course of theoretical training, studied the rules for operating military equipment, mastered the features of using all-wheel drive vehicles and the latest armored personnel carriers BTR-82A.

In the course of practicing the practical elements of the driving course and marching training on specially equipped racetracks and in difficult terrain conditions, young drivers acquire the skills of driving equipment on various roads and off-road, in any weather conditions, in the daytime and in the dark.

Also, in practice, the Marines learn to overcome obstacles and obstacles, limited passages on ascents, descents and slopes, overcome water obstacles of various depths, practice techniques for controlling heavy vehicles and equipment while driving in settlements, marching in columns, acting in emergency situations and elimination of various malfunctions on their own.

The completion of the driving course will be the performance of a 50-kilometer night and 150-kilometer day march. For mechanics-drivers of armored personnel carriers, the final test will be a 50-kilometer march across rough mountainous terrain.

For reference:

All-wheel drive trucks KAMAZ-53501 of the Mustang family are made according to the 6×6 wheel arrangement, have a carrying capacity of 10 tons and are capable of towing trailers up to 12 tons in off-road conditions. They are equipped with engines of the “Euro-2” level, a reinforced transfer case and a cargo platform with fastenings for the transportation of swap bodies-containers.

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