This is a story about one Georgian infantry brigade. Its soldiers took part in the military actions in Tskhinvali, a great number of them died then. The unit was destroyed in 2008.
The show of the brigade arsenal. The Russian tank Т-72Sim1 was upgraded in Israel with a TV, GPS and dynamite protection. These modernisations allow to work at night. The tank 200 PTUR “Combat” was sold by Ukraine, but it is not used. The brigade has only one tank batallion.
Two armoured personnal carriers serve for the infantry delivery, they are the Soviet BTR-80 and the Turkish Ejder.
BTR is equipped with an automatic grenade launcher.
Seats in a compartment are not fixed, that allows to soften the blow power.
The Turkish armoured vehicle Cobra with M40.
Humvee with PKM.
Georgian infantrymen use AGS-17 and Utes.
M40 is used in its premier variant.
The portable complex PTUP “Fagot” with a TV.
The sniper rifle Galil (Israel).
Light guns Hever (Israel).
A typical infantryman.
It was declared that the brigade used gale guns M4.
But in fact practically all sentries have AK-47.
Simulators are used for shooting from M4.
Soldiers shoot in the aim and their results are displayed on a monitor.
Different simulators are used for creation of real military situations.
A commander watches his soldiers and directs them. Information about hit targets and the ammunition is also available.
Now about soldiers’ every day life. The army is completely contract, so soldiers may sleep home, not in barracks.
There are no any norms or standards for food, except one: soldiers should always be fed.
In this gym soldiers train every day with a special program.
Basketball hall, tables for tennis and billiard also exist.
The amazing conference hall remains a hall in an expensive hotel.
About half a thousand people can sit here.
The salary is rather high (about 750 laris (1275 dollars) ). A potential soldier has to pass a serious intellectual and physical exam. But still there are practically no vacancies.