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 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.
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.