Great Day for a Tank Biathlon: World Championship Tank Biathlon 2015 Finals in Moscow Suburb of Alabino


WARNING: Elapsed time: 5h 46m THIS VIDEO WILL “KILL” YOUR MOBILE DATA MINUTES. Altogether 39 crews from 13 countries have taken part in the biathlon contest. The competition consists of tests of driving, racing and shooting with various vehicles. The awards ceremony is due to take place on the final day of the competition following the announcement of results. The winner is due to receive a reward of a T-90 tank.

The video above is the entire event and ceremony of the 2015 Tank Biathlon — a mechanized military sport invented by the Russian Military with some similarities to the sport of biathlon. The tank proving ground is in Alabino — a suburb of Moscow.

The International Army Games 2015 was conducted at 11 training ranges from August 1 to 15, 2015. Fifty-seven teams from 11 countries participated in the event. The tournament featured 14 disciplines, with 480 medals awarded. The Tank Biathlon contest involved 39 tank crews from 13 countries.

Over 250,000 spectators attended the military games events, which were held at various venues during the 2-week competition that ended Saturday August 15, 2015.

The cup for overall victory for 2015 was awarded to the Russian team.

Teams from Russia, Serbia, China, and Kazakhstan qualified for the final event of the inaugural Games, which was overseen by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. Russia, China and Serbia placed first, second and third, respectively.

All the teams participating in the Games were using Russian T-72B3 tanks, except China, which brought their own TYPE 96A tanks to the Moscow Region.

Other countries that participated in the games were India, Kuwait, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Venezuela.

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