What is done with written-off equipment in the Russian army? They disassemble it, of course. Though sometimes it is bought by other countries.
Tanks T-62M1, for example.
Here we’ll show how they are loaded on railway platforms.
They take old, rusty tanks and some faultless equipment from other tanks and prepare them for paiting.
A tank is disassembled, cleaned, greased, painted from inside and outside.
Then the tank is sent for running in. Its gun is checked. 10 pails of water are filled up into the burrel and it is plugged with a log. Boom! The recoil is OK! It looks like a real shot.
This is how ready tanks look like. Before the departure all attached implements are disassembled and the barrel is turned backwards. All accessories and spares are put into cases. One case may weigh up to 700 kg. So 15 men are required to load it.
Safety measures instructions
The first is coming on the platform. The operator is helped to place the machine. The tank is not much different from a tractor.
Men with instruments are coming
Grip hooks are attached to the tracks to make the tank immovable.
Overhang of the tank is measured with a ruler! Up to a millimetre!
Fixing antirecoil devices
And with staples
They cover the gun with some layers of wire and tie it to the cross arms on the car.
Then conscript soldiers (only them)Â twirl the wire with a crow making tension.
The position of the machine on the car is disguised with paint.