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In the Moscow region, at the Golovenki training ground, servicemen of the Kantemirovskaya tank division of the Guards Tank Red Banner Army of the Western Military District conducted live firing of T-80U tanks using the method of increased rate of fire – “tank carousel”, as part of a special tactical exercise.

According to the plan of the exercise, the tankers were in ambush, their task was to destroy the convoy of heavily armored vehicles of the conditional enemy on the march. When the mock enemy approached the aiming distance, the crews began to destroy the manpower and armored vehicles of the mock enemy with high-explosive and armor-piercing shells from a tank gun.

As part of the training, tankers fired more than 300 shots from 125-mm guns of T-80U tanks. The peculiarity of shooting by the “tank carousel” method is the pairwise, alternate shooting of tanks. This allows for continuous fire and compensates for the reload time.

In total, more than 350 servicemen and over 120 units of weapons, military and special equipment of the Kantemirovskaya tank division of the ZVO tank association were involved in the special tactical exercise.

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