The Russian Tank Biathlon 2014 competition with tankers from 12 countries 1208145

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Russian tank biathlon 2014

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 04:38 PM
 
The Russian Tank Biathlon 2014 competition with tankers from 12 countries.
The Russian team has won the first round of the 2014 World Tank Biathlon individual race, chief referee Lt. Gen. Yury Petrov said . Russia was followed by the Armenian team which completed the course in 28 minutes and 58 seconds. Kazakhstan was third with a time of 29 minutes and 53 seconds.
     
The Russian team has won the first round of the 2014 World Tank Biathlon individual race, chief referee Lt. Gen. Yury Petrov said . Russia was followed by the Armenian team which completed the course in 28 minutes and 58 seconds. Kazakhstan was third with a time of 29 minutes and 53 seconds.
Russian army T-72B3 main battle tank at Tank Biathlon 2014 competition in Alabino range.
     
The tank biathlon is a mechanized military competition invented by the Russian military that has similarities to the sport of biathlon. Tanks have to complete a course of up to 20 kilometers avoiding obstacles, crossing rivers and bridges and firing at a set of targets positioned at distances from 900 to 2,200 meters.

This year, teams from 12 countries, including from Russia, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, China, Serbia, Venezuela, India, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, are participating in the competition. Delegations from more than 20 countries took part as observers.

China is the only of the 12 foreign crews to use its own tanks, the Type 96 A. The rest of the teams are using Russian-made T-72 tanks.

The international phase of the competition will take place at the same Alabino range on August 4-16.
     
 

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