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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:09 am

    Mike E wrote:China has brought four ZTZ-96's. All of which look to have their basic sighting systems. Chances are they are packing a bigger engine and new tracks...

    Bigger engine means more vulnerable rear area, similar to what M1 Abrams has experienced.

    Wonder if China can acquire the 2-cyliner diesel Ukrainian style used on T-80 family ? Compared to Germany and Russia, Ukrainian engine is quite small.
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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Mike E on Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:26 am

    higurashihougi wrote:
    Mike E wrote:China has brought four ZTZ-96's. All of which look to have their basic sighting systems. Chances are they are packing a bigger engine and new tracks...
    Bigger engine means more vulnerable rear area, similar to what M1 Abrams has experienced.

    Wonder if China can acquire the 2-cyliner diesel Ukrainian style used on T-80 family ? Compared to Germany and Russia, Ukrainian engine is quite small.
    True, but this year they are desperate. As proof, all four tanks have been stripped of their ERA... 

    They might be able to but IIRC it is using an indigenous engine, hence the odd output.

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    Post  chicken on Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:08 pm

    Anyone else watching?

    Valenzuela tank stalled?

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    Post  par far on Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:51 pm

    Are there any videos of the Tank Biathlon?
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    Post  Book. on Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:59 pm

    Tank Biathlon World Championship kicks off in Moscow Region 2015

    Streamed live on Aug 1, 2015
    The Tank Biathlon World Championship 2015 is under way in Alabino, in the Moscow Region. A total of 13 nations are participating in the event.

    Tank crews from four continents have come equipped with the latest military hardware to participate in the championship.The tank contest follows the rules of a classic biathlon, with each vehicle aiming to cover around 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in the shortest time possible while shooting at various targets
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    Post  Book. on Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:49 pm

    Международные армейские игры: на земле, в небесах и на море
    Published on Aug 1, 2015

    At the landfill in suburban Alabino launched "Tank biathlon." This time, he became part of an international military games. To show themselves and be seen teams come from 17 countries, and 13 of them are involved in the tank shows.



    Short clip today action Smile

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    Post  VitalyVK on Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:01 pm

    Here is my report from Opening ceremony and the first day of Tank biathlon
    http://www.russiadefence.net/t4033p765-russian-military-photos-and-videos#112501
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    Post  Book. on Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:04 am

    China Competes for Titles in Three Events on 2nd Day of Russia Military Tournament

    Published on Aug 4, 2015
    Chinese teams on Monday competed in three contests at the 2015 Russia military tournament as it entered its second day.

    The three contests are World Tank Biathlon races, Caspian Derby and Airborne Platoon contest.

    A total of 13 countries participated in the first round of the World Tank Biathlon which is scheduled to run through August 6 in Moscow.

    The Chinese team used its own tank, the Type 96A, while the other participating countries used the Russian-made T-72B3 tanks.

    The 21-kilometer-long race course for tank biathlon was outfitted with obstacles, including water and gunnery exercises. And the top eight teams will progress to the second round.




    Russia: APC crews battle for top spot at 'Caspian Sea-2015' war games

    Published on Aug 4, 2015
    The first stage of the international military competition, Caspian Sea-2015, between the armed forces of China, Russia and several other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nations, began at the "Scorpion" training ground in Dagestan on Monday.



    Day2 team china show up  thumbsup

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    Re: Russian Τank Βiathlon

    Post  Book. on Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:20 am

    Один танк заглох от гидроудара другой танк перевернулся. Russian tank crash.

    Published on Aug 2, 2015
    Один танк заглох от гидроудара другой танк перевернулся на Танковом Биатлоне 2015.
    Гидроудар - армянский экипаж, перевёртыш - экипаж Кувейта. Танки - русские Т-72.



    Team arab wat happen?

    Kuwait no show!  lol1   scratch


    Армейские игры: Россия - лидер общего зачета
    Military Games: Russia - the leader of the overall standings


    Published on Aug 5, 2015
    Армейские игры: Россия - лидер общего зачета
    Россия вырвалась в лидеры общего зачета первых в истории Армейских международных игр. Второе и третье места за Китаем и Белоруссией. А пока организаторы соревнований подводят промежуточные итоги, состязания продолжаются. Сегодня в борьбу вступили разведчики в Новосибирске, пилоты демонстрировали свои навыки в "Авиадартсе" под Рязанью.

    Belarus. In the meantime, the competition organizers summed subtotals, competition continues. Today, the fight to take the scouts in Novosibirsk, the pilots demonstrated their skills in the "Aviadartse" near Ryazan.

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    Post  Book. on Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:09 am

    RAW: Six nations battle it out in "Masters of Air Defence Battle" competition
    Published on Aug 8, 2015

    Military teams representing Russia, Belarus, China, Pakistan, Venezuela and Egypt participated in the first day of the "Masters of Air Defence Battle" competition in the Russian southern town of Yeisk on Saturday.

    Only the Chinese team brought their own military equipment, as participants are required to use the equipment utilised by their nation's military.

    The contest lasts from August 8 to 12, as part of the International Army Games 2015 being held on 11 firing fields of Russia from August 1 to 15.(Video: Ruptly.tv)



    Today the shorad hot action
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    Post  eehnie on Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:18 pm

    It is interesting, and new to me.

    I found these links about the games. They helped to me:

    http://mil.ru/files/files/armygames/index_en.html
    http://mil.ru/files/files/armygames/uchastniki-en.html (participants)
    http://mil.ru/files/files/armygames/rezultati-en.html (results)

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    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]
    - Family, Friend, Neighbor. Caspian battle. Rival T-72 have the fun!
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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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    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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    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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    Post  VitalyVK on Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:43 pm

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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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