MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Orenburg region, the Central Military District held an exercise, where the commanders of the T-72B3 tanks mastered the skills of a gunner. This became possible thanks to the appearance of the “Double” system in the modernized tank, which allows switching the targeting and firing system from the gunner to the commander.
– Our battalion was recently re-equipped with these tanks. T-72B3 are equipped not only with new aiming systems, but also with the “Double” system. It allows you to switch the entire aiming system from the gunner to the commander. Previously, there was no such function. Only the “gunner” aimed and fired, ”said the commander of the tank battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Igor Ivanov.
Practical actions took place at the Totsk training ground. According to the plan of the exercise, the gunners could not fulfill their functionality, including for technical reasons. The tank commanders were tasked with switching the aiming and firing system to themselves, and themselves firing from 125-mm cannons, NSVT and PKT machine guns.
Tank commanders received practical experience in self-firing in case such a need arises in battle.
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