4,500 parachute jumps during 5 days for Russian airborne troops with armoured vehicles 1802122

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Defense News - Russia

 
 
Saturday, February 18, 2012, 11:00 AM
 
More than 4,500 parachute jumps during 5 days for Russian airborne troops with armoured vehicles.
From the 13 to 17 February 202, the Russian airborne and Navy troops carried out several military exercises with more than 4,500 parachute jumps with airborne infantry tracked armoured vehicles BMD-2.
     
From the 13 to 17 February 202, the Russian airborne and Navy troops carried out several military exercises with more than 4,500 parachute jumps.
During these military exercises, BMD-2 armored vehicles were dropped by parachute.

     

Of this total, over 2000 parachute jump of personnel and armored vehicles were were carried out since the military transport aircraft Ilyushin Il-76. This is the basic aircraft used by Russian airborne troops.

382 soldiers of the Russian Marines also participated in these parachuting’s, as part of an exercise of the artillery regiments of the Russian airborne division.

More than 400 soldiers from airborne training centerl Ivanovo and Ulyanovsk were parachuted

Russian troops also continue to jump from the old military transport plane Antonov AN-2. More than 2500 jumps were made from this aircraft.

The sailors and Russian troops continue to undertake training regularly in collaboration with Air Force pilots to be able to airdrop equipment and armored vehicles. During these military exercises, BMD-2 armored vehicles were dropped by parachute.

During the formation of new paratroopers, an essential element is the airdropping both day and night, with their equipment, weapons and armored vehicles.

     
 

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