MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Tankers of the separate Krasnoselskaya Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade of the combined arms army of the Western Military District, stationed in the Leningrad Region, performed the first exercises of control firing with live shells at emerging and moving targets in the new academic year.
The servicemen with fire from the standard armament of the T-72B3 tank hit more than a hundred targets imitating the manpower and armored vehicles of a conventional enemy, located at a distance of 500 to 1800 meters. The order of appearance of targets was divided into three options, which were not known to the crews before the start of the exercise.
The gunner-operators fired continuously from 125-mm tank guns and 7.62-mm PKT machine guns both on the move and from short installations. In addition, the servicemen complied with the standards for boarding a tank, firing the first shot at a detected target, solving firing tasks, disassembling and assembling a tank machine gun.
Servicemen of the separate Krasnoselskaya guards motorized rifle brigade during the Great Patriotic War took part in 18 offensive operations, liberated more than 700 cities and other settlements, and fought for 1,640 kilometers.
20 soldiers of the guards unit were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, 3 soldiers became full holders of the Order of Glory, 15,212 soldiers were awarded orders and medals. In the post-war period, the servicemen of the unit took part in the restoration of constitutional order on the territory of the Chechen Republic. The personnel of the 133rd Guards Tank Battalion especially distinguished themselves, three of them were awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation.
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