Monday, August 11, 2014

Tanks a Lot

Here's a video of the 2014 Tank Biathlon which was held in Russia recently.  Exactly what is a tank biathlon, you ask?  Well there's this from the Tube o' You (and a big-ass article at the link, above)...
The 2014 Tank Biathlon World Championship will kick-off in Alabino, a town to the southwest of Moscow, on August 4. Teams from Angola, Armenia, Belarus, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Russia, Serbia and Venezuela will have to navigate a distance of 20 kilometres (12.5 miles), evading various obstacles, crossing rivers and bridges and shooting at a set of targets. All teams except for China will compete using Russia-made T-72B tanks.
So: Commies (and Commie wanna-bees) driving tanks.  What's NOT to love?

You have to REALLY like tanks to sit and watch this video for the entire two-plus hours.  I couldn't do it, but that doesn't mean YOU can't, Gentle Reader.  If that's your thing.


  1. Replies
    1. One wonders what could be learned from an event like this.

  2. One of the events the Tank Biathlon had back in the Forties was "running from and/or evading German tanks."

    The T-72 looks best with its turret blown off, viewed from an A-10 over head. YMMV

    1. In re: T-72s. Why would my mileage vary?

    2. Heh. You're right. Belay my last.


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