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13 Training Exercises of Russian Tankmen

Training Exercises of Russian Tankmen

Posted on August 2, 2013 by team


Tanks always seem to be threatening and … beautiful. But have you ever seen training exercises of tankmen? These guys should always be ready for a front attack and it’s not easy…

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13 Responses to “Training Exercises of Russian Tankmen”

  1. tank man says:

    A tanker (or tank ship or tankship) is a merchant vessel designed to transport liquids in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier.

    A tank is a tracked, armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat which combines operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. Firepower is normally provided by a large-calibre main gun in a rotating turret and secondary machine guns, while heavy armour and all-terrain mobility provide protection for the tank and its crew, allowing it to perform all primary tasks of the armoured troops on the battlefield

    • flipflop says:

      Tanker in this instance is a term for tank crewman. Like Tankie etc, but well done on explaining the difference between large ships and armoured vehicles.

      • Darius [DK] says:

        There is no such meaning in English. Tanker means a ship, aircraft, or truck built to carry liquids or gases – only this meaning, not a tank crewman. Some words in some languages simply do not have analogous words and should not be translated directly. Like for example you do not translate directly the phrase “to shoot a movie” directly to Russian or else it will have completely different meaning.

        • John says:

          Pardon the correction, Darius, but your comment only applies to the Queen’s English. Our American crews are perfectly happy to be known as “tankers.” :)

  2. dolores says:

    It’s extraordinary how much of Russian culture and history is tied up with its military. It’s shown over and over on EnglishRussia. Few other countries have such a pervasive influence of the military. It would be interesting to understand why it’s so.

    • tankist says:

      Because Russia has been a military state, at least certainly from time of Peter the Great. A visit to Cossack areas will show this perhaps more clearly. I reckomend Krasnodar, a beautiful city, as is all Kuban

  3. Rascallyraven says:

    Sadly what is shown is 40 years old and of NO value……. even for training….. thankfully newer equipment is now used ……… but sadly tanks are still an ananchorism ……. kinda like broadswords……

  4. tankist says:

    I think tanker is Americanism for tankist (site will not let me use cyrillics!). better translation is tankman or British tankie

  5. Hugh Crawford says:

    tank man…

    Time to invest in a dictionary (and they are online and free nowadays, so no excuse for not having one to hand,) or expanding your vocabulary to definitions you have failed to learn.

    tanker: a soldier who drives a tank

  6. tank man says:

    Hugh…
    Just did man, just did…Except some “American heritage dictionary” all the other English ones gives opposite of what are you saying. Please don’t patronize, you’re not in a good position to do that.The site is called “English Russia”…got it?

    tanker [ˈtæŋkə]
    a ship, lorry, or aeroplane designed to carry liquid in bulk, such as oil
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

    tank·er (tngkr)
    n.
    1. A ship, plane, or truck constructed to transport liquids, such as oil, in bulk.
    2. A member of a military tank crew.
    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    tank•er (ˈtæŋ kər)
    a ship, airplane, or truck designed for bulk shipment of liquids or gases.
    [1895–1900]
    Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. tank man says:

    “English Russia” – you rock! ;)

  8. yarightlol says:

    Main Entry:tankŁer
    Pronunciation:*ta*-k*r
    Function:noun
    Date:1900

    1 a : a cargo ship fitted with tanks for carrying liquid in bulk b : a vehicle on which a tank is mounted to carry fluids; also : a cargo airplane for transporting fuel
    2 : a member of a military tank crew

    Taken from a REAL purchasable Webster’s dict.

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