Victory Day (May 9th) parades are every year event in Moscow however photos from these events are pretty nice, especially from the night rehearsals – when army vehicles move across empty streets, pretty nice sight. Also this is the only way for regular people to see the newest Russian military vehicles so up close. Not every year the newest vehicles being brought to parades but this year they have some nice one, say the photographer Bluesmaker from Moscow. Let’s see his photos here:
This is BTR (APC) “Boomerang”.
Huge intercontinental “Yars” missile.
Inside this “box” there is a 23 meter missile that can carry up to four nuclear heads, in total of 300 kiloton of TNT equivalent. For example Chirosima bomb was only 18 kiloton and the damage was great, just imagine how much damage makes 300 kiloton rocket.
They say currently Russian army has eighty of those.
Armored vehicle “Tigr” (Tiger). Pity they don’t sell civic versions of those.
And this is a S-300 anti aircraft system, same the Syria gets now.
Look at the design, comes straight from Sci-Fi movies.
Soldiers are bored waiting for the parade rehearsal to begin.
Pantzir S anti aircraft on KAMAZ truck.
More cheerful soldiers.
BTR-82, Soviet classics, fought in Afghanistan, in use since 1984.
And the “gem” of this parade are military vehicles built for use in Arctics. Not clear who they want to fight in Arctics but here they are.
This is Pantzir-SA in Arctic camo. “A” in name means Arctic.
Most of the Arctic vehicles are on tracked chassis.
They have Polar bears depicted on them.
Probably real polar bears would be sort of shocked to see all those in their Arctic tenures.
Still not clear what to fight for in Arctics, but plenty of vehicles are being made now for this.
Here is even an Arctic BTR.
Also as an idea – those white colored vehicles are good to use in deserts too probably. Maybe Syria?
Anti aircraft BUK missiles.
Self propelled howitzer MSTA-S.
People enjoy seeing those and making photos.
First in line stand historical T-34.
Not many people went to see the show.
Hope you liked those!
Thanks goes to Bluesmaker his website is below: