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Russia:  Tank Biathlon crown Russia world champions01:10

Russia: Tank Biathlon crown Russia world champions

Russian Federation, alabino
August 16, 2014 at 05:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia was crowned winner at the World Tank Biathlon on Saturday, after the last round at Alabino, in Moscow region finished. The last round was won by Russia in a face-off against teams from Armenia, Kazakhstan, and China. The contest was also attended by teams from Serbia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, India, Mongolia and Kuwait. They all competed in Russian T-72B tanks save for the Chinese team who used their own Type-96A model.

The tank contest followed the rules of a classic biathlon, with each vehicle aiming to cover around 20 km (12.4 miles) in the shortest time possible while shooting at various targets. The tanks also have to overcome various obstacles such as water troughs and ridges.

During the last round the Kazakh team had an accident on one of the troughs, shearing off the protective sheet surrounding their treads. while Chinese team also experienced technical difficulties.

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Russia was crowned winner at the World Tank Biathlon on Saturday, after the last round at Alabino, in Moscow region finished. The last round was won by Russia in a face-off against teams from Armenia, Kazakhstan, and China. The contest was also attended by teams from Serbia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, India, Mongolia and Kuwait. They all competed in Russian T-72B tanks save for the Chinese team who used their own Type-96A model.

The tank contest followed the rules of a classic biathlon, with each vehicle aiming to cover around 20 km (12.4 miles) in the shortest time possible while shooting at various targets. The tanks also have to overcome various obstacles such as water troughs and ridges.

During the last round the Kazakh team had an accident on one of the troughs, shearing off the protective sheet surrounding their treads. while Chinese team also experienced technical difficulties.

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