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Video televiision Female russian army paratroopers learn to operate airborne combat vehicles.

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Friday, February 11, 2011, 06:40 PM

Female paratroopers learn to operate airborne combat vehicles and shoot grenade launchers.
Female students of the Russian army paratrooper academy in Ryazan have been practicing shooting grenade launchers AGS-17 and driving combat vehicles BMD-1 and BMD-2.
The practical exercises require advanced skills and begin only in the third year. Before this, students train on simulators. The standards for the 40 female students of the academy are identical to those set for their male classmates. They need to prepare the weapons, folding the belt and plugging it into a grenade launcher in a matter of minutes.
A loaded grenade launcher weighs nine kilograms, but the young women say they can handle this load just fine. They appear to shoot the machine guns and drive the armored combat vehicles with ease. The academy’s students graduate with the rank of squadron commander.

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