MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The large-scale patriotic action of the Ural Tank Festival “Armor of Tankograda” was first held at the interspecific training ground of the Central Military District (CVD) in the Chelyabinsk Region.
The patriotic action was attended by servicemen of the Guards Tank Division of the Central Military District, enterprises of the military-industrial complex, representatives of the patriotic education fund “Council of Chiefs of Military Units” and military-patriotic associations of the South Urals. Visitors to the action were shown static platforms for displaying modern and historical armored vehicles, figured piloting of T-72B3 battle tanks, as well as reconstructions of individual episodes of the Great Patriotic War and armed conflicts of the 20th century.
At the end of the event, a parade of multi-temporal armored vehicles was organized for visitors. The movement of the column of armored vehicles recreated a continuous picture of the formation of domestic tank building from the models of the Great Patriotic War to the modern combat vehicles in service with the Central Military District units. The parade was attended by the famous “thirty-fours”, heavy tanks IS and KV, as well as anti-tank self-propelled guns ISU-152 “St. John’s wort, which terrified the tank divisions of the Wehrmacht. The front line of armored vehicles was closed by serial reconnaissance and patrol vehicles BA-64, the famous front-line “lorries” GAZ-AA and the artillery tractors of the S-65 “Stalinets” tractor that became during the Great Patriotic War. Modern combat vehicles of the Russian army at the parade were represented by armored personnel carriers BTR-80, BTR-82AM, T-72B3M tanks.
During the static and dynamic display, more than 30 modern combat vehicles in service with the Ural tank division of the Central Military District and more than 20 historical tanks and vehicles were involved.
In total, about 5 thousand residents of the Chelyabinsk region attended the military-patriotic action of the Ural Tank Festival “Armor of Tankograda”.
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