Location
Alabino, Moscow Region
July 28 - August 11
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About Tank Biathlon contest
TEAM
(Up to 21 persons)
Team leader

Team members (four tank crews: three main and one reserve crew) – 12 persons
Coaching group – 2 persons
Maintenance unit – 6 persons
STAGES
1. Individual race (all teams).
2. Relay race – semifinal (12 teams).
3. Relay race – final (4 teams).
VEHICLES
Т-72 Tank.
1 STAGE
INDIVIDUAL RACE
DETERMINES THE RANKING OF EACH CREW
COMPETITORS
3 crews from each team (each crew uses its own tank).
3 crews from each team (each crew uses its own tank).
START
Separate with 1-2 min gap (4 tanks on the race at once).

CONDITIONS

Each crew shall run three laps (3-5 km) with three firing sessions:
1. 1st lap – gun firing three rounds for three targets (three targets №12 "Tank").
2. 2nd lap – AA MG firing (target №25 "Helicopter").
3. 3rd lap – coaxial MG firing (target №9 "AT Grenade launcher").

RESULTS
Race results of each tank crew are counted by summing total distance time.
Twelve top teams in Individual race are permitted to semi-final (Relay race stage).
OBSTACLES
- obstacles and maneuvering section
- ford
-track passage lane in minefield
- fire line obstacle
- antitank trench with a passage lane

- track bridge
- comb
- hill (mound)
- escarpment
- side-hill
2 STAGE
RELAY RACE
DETERMINES THE RANKING OF EACH CREW
COMPETITORS
3 crews from each team (each crew uses its own tank).
START
Separate with 1-2 min gap (4 tanks on the race at once).
RESULTS
Four teams with best performances in semi-final are permitted to the final stage.
CONDITIONS OF THE STAGE
Each crew is to run 4 laps (3-5 km) crossing the obstacles and engaging targets on three firing lines.
Gun firing on move; coaxial MG firing at halt.
Firing sessions sequence: during the Relay race to be done due to the order established by drawing.


1st LAP – speed race.
2nd LAP – gun flank firing on move on three targets №12.
3rd LAP – AA MG firing on targets №25 and №11.
4th LAP – coaxial MG firing on three targets №9.


1st LAP – gun flank firing on move on three targets №12.
2nd LAP – AA MG firing on targets №25 and №11.
3rd LAP – coaxial MG firing on three targets №9.
4th LAP – speed race.


1st LAP – AA MG firing on targets №25 and №11.
2nd LAP – coaxial MG firing on three targets №9.
3rd LAP – speed race.
4th LAP – gun flank firing on move on three targets №12.


1st LAP – coaxial MG firing on three targets №9.
2nd LAP – speed race.
3rd LAP – gun flank firing on move on three targets №12.
4th LAP – AA MG firing on targets №25 and №11.

TARGET №12 "TANK"
It imitates enemy's tank in frontal projection. Target is installed on the ground, height – 2,37 m, width – 3,42 m. Distance – 1600-1800 m.
TARGET №9 "AT GRENADE LAUNCHER"
It imitates enemy's ready-to-fire hand-held AT grenade launcher crew. Target is installed on theground, height and width – 0,85 m. Distance – 600-800 m.
TARGET №25 "HELICOPTER"
It imitates enemy's helicopter in frontal projection. Target appears 12 meters above the ground, height – 3,2 m, width – 3,8 m. Distance – 800-1000 m.
TARGET №11 "AT RECOILLESS WEAPON, GROUND-BASED AT GUIDED MISSILE"
It imitates enemy's AT weapon, ground-based AT guided missile in frontal projection. Target is installed on the ground, height – 1,1 m, width – 1,5 m. Distance – 800-1000 m.
RESULTS
The results of tank crews' performances are counted by summing up total distance time with obstacles and firing sessions' scores.
Each place in rating is the score obtained on the route by each crew.
The winner of the contest for tank crews is the crew that obtained top scores in the first stage.
A team contest winner is the Relay race winner.
AWARDING
The winners in the individual tank crew contest are awarded with the medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The teams are awarded the medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, winner's cup and prizes in the Relay race.
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