These are some photos of the 18th motorized infantry battalion manoeuvres in Stavropol Territory. Take a look!
Smoke curtain. The military units begin to withdraw.
Dust raised by the tanks.
BTRs-82A (APC) are coming up. This picture was taken several days before.
Scouts are installing a range finder.
Chemical Agent Monitors.
The brigade is rearming. They replace BTR-80 with BTR-82A.
After the Russia-Georgia conflict, they armed with T-72 tanks.
‘Fagot’ 9K111 antitank rocket system. The brigade is also armed with a more up-to-date ‘Metis’ antitank rocket system.
This is it. ‘Metis’ 9K115 antitank rocket system.
Helmets are replaced with modern ones, however sometimes they wear old metal helmets. Most of the soldiers wear camouflage cloacks because it is hot on the training ground.
Waiting for the battle to begin.
12.7mm. tank machinegun.
The conventional enemy had entered the beaten zone.
BTR-82A. They should have put off the camouflage net.
The artillery is attacking.
They imitate the aviation support. The soldiers mark their front with orange smoke.
The tanks begin to attack.
First shots set the grass on fire. No soldier should stay like that in the trench! This is the commander’s mistake.
This training phase is over.
These are some pictures of the exercise which took place in 2010.
‘Akatsiya’ howitzer deployment.
They have opened fire.
Shell carriers at work.
The shalls can be seen flying.