On September, 13th, coastal defence troops exercised a long voyage and landing of sea-borne troops in Kamchatka. Check out the photos.
Before the landing, they let off a bunch of sumulation explosions.
The crater is deeper than one and a half meter!
‘Peresvet’ landing ship and Vilyuchinsky Volcano.
Meanwhile, two helicopters are landing an attack team to attack defenders in order to prevent them from attacking the sea-borne troops.
While the attack team diverts the attention of the defenders away, a field engineer company is disembarking off motor boats to clear mines to make way for military hardware.
The forward echelon, a naval infantry company, is landing on their armored troop carrier to capture the debarkation point.
In the background, there is a Yevgeniya class minesweeper.
To disguise the landing, sappers puff smoke.
The PTS-2 is coming up to the shore.
The second echelon begins to land.
Another PTS-2 with mortar men on board.
‘Nikolay Vilkov’ carrying the rear echelon on board.
Unloading the equipment.
First part of the exercise is over. The commander gave ‘B’ for it because of unskillful actions of the driver of this armored troop carrier. The second part included exercising in shooting.
By the way, possible losses in advancing troops by such landing reaches 40% and it’s 60% among the defenders.
In the picture: the anti-submarine ship Project 1124M ‘Ust-Ulimsk’.
The small guided-missile ship Project 12341 ‘Razliv’ with Vilyuchinsky Volcano in the background.
An upgraded BTR-80.
A contract soldier in Kamchatka receives from 600$ to 1100$ in money allowance. Many of them are provided with apartments or reconstructed in 2004-2006 military barracks with four-bed rooms.