9 The 6th Tank Brigade: Technique And Training

The 6th Tank Brigade: Technique And Training

Posted on February 1, 2012 by

The 6th tank brigade was founded in 1942 to station in the Moscow Region.

They have tanks T-80BV in service which are rather old already.

This T-80 is used for training only which is very convenient because they do not have to withdraw tanks from the battalions.

Exercise in driving onto the trailer.

In a trench.


The brigade’s T-80 takes part in the Russian-Belorussian military exercise Union Shield 2011.

Crossing the river.

A command module, Union Shield 2011.


These photographs were taken during one of the summer exercises in river crossing.

The BREM-1 (armored repair-evacuation vehicle).

The river.

The river has become shallow so some part of the vehicle is still overwater.

Crossing the river through a floating bridge constructed by sappers.

The brigade’s motorized infantry battalion has infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2.

Another exercise.

Exercising in shooting from their antiaircraft automatic machine gun.


According to the brigade’s conscripts, they hold military exercises using their military equipment and ammunition, including guided missiles, on a regular basis. However, they are not really willing to talk about it because state secret safeguarding is still the object of the Federal Security Service department working at the brigade.

However, the brigade is not provided with bullet-proof vests and helmets yet.

A rocket division exercise.

Another exercise. This time it is held in winter. In the photo you see  a 2K22 Tunguska, a tracked self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon armed with a surface-to-air gun and missile system, and a loading vehicle 2F77M.

The brigade has both old equipment (like the R-145 BM Chaika)…

And new one.

A command module.

At their parking lot.


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9 responses to “The 6th Tank Brigade: Technique And Training”

  1. Iggy says:

    Pretty impresive, I must say!

  2. ayaa says:

    The discrepancies between the four tank brigades are a shame.

  3. Danny says:

    Do only Tank Guards units get the T 90 and it’s varients ?

  4. Tovarich_Volk says:

    The exposed batteries in the crane look like an accident waiting to happen.

  5. DouglasU says:

    No money to complete the dorm building?? Why not?

  6. Curt says:

    I was an American tanker 25 yrs ago, and glad we never had to face off. May it continue that way.

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