MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Moscow region, at the Golovenki training ground, more than 300 tankmen of the Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District (ZVO) crossed the river along the bottom. The depth of the reservoir reached 5 m, the width of the surmounted area was more than 100 m.
In the absence of visibility, the driver-mechanics, guided by the instruments, controlled the combat vehicle along the bottom without shifting gears, stopping and making sharp turns.
Tankers are equipped with individual rescue equipment and IP-5 insulating gas masks. This rescue kit is designed for evacuation to the surface of the water in the event of a tank stop or flooding.
Before the start of the exercise, the tankers underwent a light diving training course, during which they complied with the standards for leaving the combat vehicle on a special flooded model of the tank.
In total, more than 300 servicemen and over 30 units of weapons, military and special equipment of the ZVO tank association were involved in the exercise.
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