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04.09.2021 (19:00)

Russian team wins Tank Biathlon competition

Today, at the Alabino training ground, the final of the Tank Biathlon among the teams of the first subgroup took place. According to the results of the race, the winner and prize-winners of the competition were determined.

The final race of the competition was attended by the four strongest teams of the Tank Biathlon, representing the armed forces of Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

During the relay, each tank crew went through four circles, overcoming obstacles and hitting targets at three firing lines.  Shooting is carried out from a tank cannon on the move and from coaxial and anti-aircraft machine guns from a place. The competition was attended by three crews from the team on one tank with a replacement crew.

After the meeting of the referees, the official results of the teams became known. The first team to cope with all the tasks on the Tank Biathlon track was the Russian team, completing the race in 1 hour and 36 minutes. 49 sec. The second were the tankers of China. Their result of passing the route was 1 hour 44 minutes. 55 sec. Kazakhstan's crews became bronze medalists, completing the race in 2 hours 3 minutes. 3 sec. The fourth place is taken by the Azerbaijani team with a score of 2 hours 4 minutes. 50 sec

Thus, the Tank Biathlon team of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation became the absolute winner of the competition in the individual race and the team relay.

The Relay stage is rightfully very popular among the fans of Tank Biathlon. During the relay race, three crews of each team must alternately pass the track on one tank, while hitting 24 targets and cover almost 50 kilometers of distance. A special feature of the relay is the conduct of flanking fire from the move on tank targets in a section of 400 meters long, which is the most difficult element of the tank biathlon.

For reference: In 2021, 19 teams from Africa, Asia and Europe will take part in the Tank biathlon competition. As before, this year the Russian team is represented only by the best  tank crews of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - the winners  of the all-army stage of the competition.

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