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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Book. on Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:55 am

    Over 250,000 Spectators Attend Russia’s Army
    20:08 11.08.2015

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150811/1025638778.html#ixzz3iYcspVj3

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, over 1,000 tank crews participated in the Tank Biathlon contest, 300 crews of airborne combat vehicles took part in the Airborne Platoon contest and over 500 aircraft crews competed in the Aviadarts part of the Army Games.

    RYAZAN (Sputnik) – Over 250,000 viewers attended the contests held as part of the Russia-hosted Army Games-2015 international competition, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told journalists Tuesday.

    The competition, consisting of 14 military contests held in 11 locations across Russia, kicked off on August 1.
    "To date, more than 250,000 residents of 11 regions of the country [Russia] have attended the games," Konashenkov said.

    According to the spokesman, over 1,000 tank crews participated in the Tank Biathlon contest, 300 crews of airborne combat vehicles took part in the Airborne Platoon contest and over 500 aircraft crews competed in the Aviadarts part of the Army Games.
    The first International Army Games competition was organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. The contest has brought together more than 2,000 participants from 17 countries. The games will finish on August 15.



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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Book. on Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:41 am

    Random Pic [Tank Biathlon 2015]
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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Book. on Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:48 am

    Nicaragua has its eyes on some new Russian battle tanks
    August 14th, 2015 (ICR News)

    More Here: http://insidecostarica.com/2015/08/14/nicaragua-eyes-new-russian-battle-tanks/

    Nicaragua is about to conclude its participation in the Russian-hosted “World Tank Biathlon” and is considering the purchase of some Russian-made T-72B3 main battle tanks, Russian media reports.

    Tass cited the Nicaraguan Embassy as being so impressed with the T-72B3 tank their servicemen used in the tank biathlon, that they were now considering buying some. “We hope that soon our army will receive the T-72. I think we can discuss a purchase,” Juan Ernesto Vazquez Araya, the Nicaraguan ambassador to Russia said.

    Venezuela also expressed its interest in acquiring some of the military equipment used during the games. Nicaragua’s ambassador also said his country is considering expanding its participation in international military games next year. The “World Tank Biathlon” has attracted 11 million viewers who watched the military games online, according to Russia’s RIA news agency.

    The final event of the competition, the much hyped tank biathlon final, takes place this Saturday, with Russia already firm favorites to win after completing its obstacle course in the shortest time and hitting all targets during Thursday’s semi-final, state news agency Itar-Tass reports.

    Currently Russia, China, Kazakhstan and India’s tank teams have qualified for the final.  NATO countries were not invited to participate.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:21 am

    Book. wrote:Currently Russia, China, Kazakhstan and India’s tank teams have qualified for the final.


    Actually, 1-Russia, 2-China, 3-Serbia and 4-Kazakhstan were in the final and finished in the same order russia

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Book. on Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:50 am

    International Army Games conclude with Russian tank biathlon win [HD-VIDEO]
    Published time: 15 Aug, 2015 21:06

    More Here: http://www.rt.com/news/312560-army-games-russia-tank-biathlon/

    The Russian hosts were the first to cross the finish line in the relay tank biathlon race which capped the large-scale International Army Games, in which troops from over a dozen countries competed during the last two weeks.
    Teams from Russia, Serbia, China, and Kazakhstan qualified for the final event of the inaugural Games, which was overseen by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

    The Russians overtook Kazakhstan, which had led the pack earlier, at the beginning of the second stage, and remained in front till the end, clocking an impressive time of 1 hour and 14 minutes, Tass reported.  

    The Russian hosts were the first to cross the finish line in the relay tank biathlon race which capped the large-scale International Army Games, in which troops from over a dozen countries competed during the last two weeks.
    Teams from Russia, Serbia, China, and Kazakhstan qualified for the final event of the inaugural Games, which was overseen by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

    The Russians overtook Kazakhstan, which had led the pack earlier, at the beginning of the second stage, and remained in front till the end, clocking an impressive time of 1 hour and 14 minutes, Tass reported.  

    The tank contest is conducted like a classic biathlon, with each vehicle aiming to cover around 20 kilometers in the shortest time possible, while shooting at various targets.

    All the teams participating in the Games were using Russian T-72B3 tanks, the only exception being China, which brought their own TYPE 96A tanks to the Moscow Region.

    Some 2000 servicemen from 17 countries, including Russia, China, India, Venezuela, Kuwait, Pakistan, Mongolia, among others, competed against each other as part of the International Army Games, which Russia hosted between August 1 and 15.

    The program for the Games included a Tank Biathlon, an AviaDarts air force competition, the Caspian Cup naval contest, and the Suvorov Onslaught, where military personnel test their land and aerial skills.

    Over 250,000 spectators attended the events held at various venues during the 2-week competition.

    The cup for overall victory was awarded to the Russian team on Sunday.

    World Championship Tank Biathlon 2015 finals
    Streamed live on Aug 15, 2015



    COLORS OF THE TANKS-TEAMS: GREEN/Serbia, RED/Russia, BLUE/China, YELLOW/Kazakhstan.

    The finalists in the Tank Biathlon 2015 World Championship are competing in a relay race at the Alabino military training grounds outside Moscow. The championship kicked off July 31 with 39 crews from 13 countries, demonstrating their skills in driving, racing and shooting with various vehicles.


    Members of the Kyrgyz Defense Ministry team during the Tank Biathlon World Championships at the Alabino training ground in the Moscow Region. © Maksim Blinov / RIA Novosti


    The Indian team takes part in the Tank Biathlon World Championships semifinal at Alabino base outside Moscow. © Maksim Blinov / RIA Novosti


    The Kazakhstan team takes part in the Tank Biathlon World Championships semifinal at Alabino base outside Moscow. © Maksim Blinov / RIA Novosti


    Battle over we won! russia cheers

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  jka on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:08 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:
    Book. wrote:Currently Russia, China, Kazakhstan and India’s tank teams have qualified for the final.


    Actually, 1-Russia, 2-China, 3-Serbia and 4-Kazakhstan were in the final and finished in the same order russia

    Four best for Russia militants???

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  2SPOOKY4U on Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:03 am

    Disgusting to see such comments made proclaiming the unfairness of Russia.

    "China would have won if Russia did not cheat"

    China was allowed to bring their own tanks? How many train carriages did it take for them to move all their shit?

    Don't even get me started on the idiots with the "Abrums would beat them all lol".

    Rant over.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  victor1985 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:07 am

    Best thing to do next year is to encourage the other countryes to bring own equipment as much as they can. Even at level of demonstrators parts

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Book. on Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:58 am

    Tank Biathlon Challenge May Intensify
    2015-08-20 11:18 China DailyEditor: Si Huan [08.20.2015 19:56:15]

    More Here: http://www.ecns.cn/military/2015/08-20/178005.shtml

    The People's Liberation Army will need to send its best tank, the Type-99 main battle tank, to the Russian-hosted Tank Biathlon next year if Western nations dispatch their top tanks to the competition, military observers said.

    This suggestion followed a report in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, a Russian government-run daily newspaper, that some NATO countries were likely to take part in next year's International Military Games. The event's Tank Biathlon is the biggest attraction to observers and military fans.

    Several observers at this years' International Military Games, including Germany, have expressed an interest in attending the contest next year, while other nations, such as Brazil and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, have decided to take part, the Russian newspaper reported on Monday.

    The PLA team was the runner-up at this year's Tank Biathlon championship, which ended on Saturday at the Alabino training range in Moscow, beating all but the Russians. The games began on Aug 1 with 17 participating nations, including China, Serbia and Kazakhstan.

    Xiao Ning, editor of Weapon, a popular defense technology magazine, said the PLA's Type-96A main battle tank taken to the contest this year has many equipment improvements and performed well.

    "However, it is still less capable compared with the Western military's third-generation tanks such as Germany's Leopard 2A6," he said. "Therefore, our Type-96A, as well as the Russian T-72B3, will stand no chance of defeating the German tank in the biathlon. The PLA should send its Type-99 to the Tank Biathlon if Western tanks appear in the Russian contest next year."

    Similarly, the Russian military will probably deploy its T-80 or T-90AM tanks to confront the Western tanks, Xiao said.

    Gao Zhuo, a military observer in Shanghai, said the later-generation Type-96A is weaker than the third-generation Leopard 2A6 in almost all technical fields, especially the engine and transmission gear.

    "The Type-96A has little room for further improvement. By comparison, the Type-99 has a strong engine, an advanced fire-control system and a set of first-rate protective measures. It is definitely able to compete with any of the top tanks in the world," he said.

    According to a ranking by Germany's Focus magazine, the Type-99 is the third-best tank in the world, only surpassed by the Leopard 2 and the United States' M1A2 Abrams. The report said the Chinese tank features a 125-mm smoothbore gun, capable of firing anti-tank guided missiles, and a powerful 1,500-horsepower diesel engine.

    In last year's Tank Biathlon, which featured 12 teams, the Chinese team won the bronze medal, even though the Type-96As encountered some engine malfunctions. The Russian and Armenian teams took the championship's first and second places.

    The PLA team was the only competitor that used its domestically developed tank during the Tank Biathlon last year and this year. All other teams used the Russian T-72B3 tank, a competition edition of the T-72, a Soviet-era, second-generation main battle tank.

    I think T99 show up 2016... unshaven

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Mike E on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:13 am

    I think they should pull a China, and...use a T-90AM striped of all ERA and side-skirts. That would take off 2-3 tons.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:54 am

    Mike E wrote:I think they should pull a China, and...use a T-90AM striped of all ERA and side-skirts. That would take off 2-3 tons.

    I was going to say. Russia should send in some T-90A's for its competition. Or maybe keep the T-72B3M's and if it proves as effective as the others, may make a big boost for export.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Mike E on Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:57 am

    sepheronx wrote:I was going to say.  Russia should send in some T-90A's for its competition.  Or maybe keep the T-72B3M's and if it proves as effective as the others, may make a big boost for export.
    T-90A's only use the 1000 hp engine though... B3M's are great mobility wise, but lack an advanced FCS. That is where Kalina and the AM come in.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:33 am

    Mike E wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:I was going to say.  Russia should send in some T-90A's for its competition.  Or maybe keep the T-72B3M's and if it proves as effective as the others, may make a big boost for export.
    T-90A's only use the 1000 hp engine though... B3M's are great mobility wise, but lack an advanced FCS. That is where Kalina and the AM come in.
    Unless wild T-14's appear.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Mike E on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:45 am

    Possible, but unlikely nonetheless. T-14 will still be in testing at the time.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Militarov on Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:57 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    Mike E wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:I was going to say.  Russia should send in some T-90A's for its competition.  Or maybe keep the T-72B3M's and if it proves as effective as the others, may make a big boost for export.
    T-90A's only use the 1000 hp engine though... B3M's are great mobility wise, but lack an advanced FCS. That is where Kalina and the AM come in.
    Unless wild T-14's appear.

    Not sure if they will risk still untested and serial produced T14 to break in the mid of track, if they do bring something new i guess it would be T90MS (well, what they dubbed as T90MS for export).

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Militarov on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:01 am

    Serbians did great job considering what they work with at home and how much resources they have at their disposal.

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Militarov on Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:57 pm

    "Tank biathlon 2014" in Russia, Alabino:


































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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Militarov on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:54 am



    Seems NATO decided to launch own version of tank biathlon.

    "U.S. Army Europe and the German Bundeswehr will co-host the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area from May 10 – 12, 2016. The award ceremony will be on May 13, 2016.
    This is the first Europe-wide tank challenge taking place at Grafenwoehr Training Area since 1991. Seven NATO nations are scheduled to take part in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge – each sending a tank platoon to vie for first place. The participating nations are: Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and the United States. Each team will be tested on offensive and defensive operations as well as tasks including vehicle identification, battle damage assessment, mounted orienteering and more. The Strong Europe Tank Challenge fosters military partnership while promoting NATO interoperability."


    What makes me laugh is that Slovenia will participate most likely with Yugoslavian built M84As Very Happy (M-84A4 Sniper, modernised with Fotona FCS)

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    2016 International Army Games

    Post  d_taddei2 on Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:00 am

    this event has already started with 47 countries invited but only the list of countries below are taking part. There is also some observer countries as well. Not all countries are taking part in all of the 23 challenges. more info can be found on the website below.

    http://eng.armygames2016.mil.ru/

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