MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Servicemen of the Guards Tank Division of the Central Military District conducted underwater driving of T-72 and BTR-80 tanks, breaking more than 100 meters along the river bottom during an exercise near Chelyabinsk.
The underwater driving of the tanks was carried out by the driver-mechanics practically “blindly”, in the complete absence of visibility and visual reference points. The machine was controlled using a gyrocompass designed to determine the direction of movement of combat vehicles under water.
More than 500 servicemen of the Central Military District’s tank division and about 50 T-72 tanks and BTR-80 armored personnel carriers were involved in the exercise.
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