Location
Korla, People's Republic of China
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TEAM (17 PERSONS)

Team leader
Maintenance platoon – 15 persons
Platoon leader – 1 person
Maintenance squad (small arms and means of close combat):
squad leader, master, engineer driver – 3 persons
Maintenance squad (artillery and tank armament):
squad leader, master, electrical technician driver – 3 persons
Maintenance squad (artillery armament):
deputy platoon leader, squad leader, senior master, 3 masters,
mechanic, electrical technician driver, machinist driver – 8 persons
Coach – 1 person

STAGES
1. D-30A 122 mm towed howitzer maintenance.
2. ZU-23 23 mm AD system maintenance.
3. Arms biathlon. Relay race.
4. Final relay race of maintenance platoons.
EQUIPMENT
D-30A 122 mm towed howitzer.
BM-21 «Grad» 122 mm MLRS.
KAMAZ (6×6) vehicle with a cargo platform and canvas.
ChMZAP-8335.7-030 trailer.
Advanced artillery maintenance system (MRS-APM) on the chassis of Ural-4320.
ARMAMENT
ZU-23 23mm AD system.
AK-74 5.45 mm assault rifle.
PKM 7.62 mm advanced machine gun.
RPG-7V 40 mm anti-tank rocket launcher.
PM 9mm pistol.
STAGE 1
REPAIR OF D-30 122MM TOWED HOWITZER
CONDITIONS
1. At the signal of the field referee, the personnel of the maintenance unit takes the howitzer from the marching position to the combat position, checks if it is uncharged and proceeds to replace the trunk. At the same time, the muzzle brake, fence and barrel are removed with the kicker installed in the breech block and the retard brake. Removal of the barrel is carried out using a crane-arrow of repair workshop MRS ARM.
2. After removal, the barrel with the anti-rolling devices installed in the cage is laid on two free technological stands. Then, the spare barrel is engaged with the installed anti-rolling devices and transported to the howitzer. After installing the spare barrel on the gun, the personnel of the maintenance unit install a fence and a muzzle brake and transfer the howitzer from combat to marching position. Before transportation, four cases are put on the product.
3. The tractor arrives, hooks on the gun and transports it. The maintenance section carries out march along the set route on the maintenance field range 2-4 km long with overcoming of the ford, a site of mine and explosive obstacles, a tumulus, the infected site of the area with clothing (removal) of all-service protective gear, a site of imitation of operation of the incendiary weapon. By marching the maintenance section with individual weapon is in the cabin and on the cargo platform.
4. Upon arrival at the technical position of the repair body after the march, the personnel of the repair department transfers the gun from the marching position to the combat position.


5. Search and rectification of the malfunction in the lock-bolt group with complete disassembly and assembly of the valve wedge with the use of the spare parts kit, the addition of anti-roll fluid to the retard brake to the established standard, the installation of sighting devices, and the preparation of ammunition for firing. The filling of the chopping devices is made without the use of a sealer and seals according to the principle of the "eight".
6. Firing tests of the repaired gun with verification of its working capacity is performed by a single shot at the elevation angle of 7-50, which is mounted on the cannon with the help of a machine howitzer. Upon readiness, the repair department is lined up behind the gun outside the alignment of the recoil parts, and the commander makes a shot, which is the end of the stage. In the event of delays in shooting (misfiring), the personnel identify the causes and eliminate them on the spot.
7. In the event of a misfire, the platoon is re-cocked and lowered. At the second misfiring, the sleeve is removed from the barrel after one minute and replaced by another one. For each case of a misfire, the Chief Judge of the Competition decides. If the shot does not occur for reasons beyond the control of the team, the time taken to produce a second shot is subtracted from the actual time. If the shot does not occur through the fault of the team members, then the actual time does not change.
COMPETITORS
Maintenance section (artillery armament)

INITIAL POSITION
122 mm towed howitzer D 30A is on the technical position in fire position; MRS automated workshop with two cylinders filled with compressed air or nitrogen is located nearby, production tent 4.5×4.5 m with the established tent is nearby. The tractor for transportation of the tool is on the technical position. The maintenance section is in front of the howitzer formed in one line.
START
Simultaneous.

RESULTS
The winner of this stage of the competition gains 180 points; second place – 120 points, third place – 60 points.


PENALTIES
of the Stage 1

30 SEC
  • Each uninstalled part after the replacement of the trunk.
  • Incomplete dismantling of the wedge of the shutter.
  • Use of non-standard spare parts (for each unit).
60 SEC
  • Unproduced shot.
  • Personnel of the repair unit was in the alignment of the recoiling parts during the shot.
  • Each violation of security requirements, which could lead to injury or death, damage to weapons, military and special equipment, landfill equipment.
DISQUALIFICATION
  • Personnel was in front of the shield cover during a shot or with a loaded gun.
  • Violation that led or could lead to injury or loss of life, the disabling of weapons, military and special equipment, equipment landfill.

S-turn
15 SEC

  • Touching the column with any part of the road train.
60 SEC

  • Pass of each column during maneuvering.

Track Bridge
30 SEC

  • Stop the vehicle outside the designated area.
60 SEC
  • Stalling from the bridge.
  • Overcoming obstacles without stopping the vehicle.

Sized corridor
30 SEC

  • Touching the limiters by any part of the road train.
DISQUALIFICATION
  • For stopping at this site, as well as leaving the car in the event of an emergency stop before the arrival of the field referee, the team withdraws from the stage with the award of the last place.

Mine obstacles
30 SEC
  • Touching the limiters by any part of the road train on the mine-blasting fence.
  • Movement with the lowered glasses or the raised rear canopy on a site of mine-explosive obstacles.
45 SEC

  • Movement with lowered panes and / or raised rear canopy in the area of mine-blasting fences.

Ford
15 SEC
  • Stop of the car. / Gear shift. / Going beyond the ford (direction of movement).
  • Rolling the automobile into the water when leaving the ford.
30 SEC

  • Stop of the car engine.

Contaminated area
15 SEC
  • Departure outside the frontier of putting on or removing personal protective equipment.
  • The engine of the car is not muffled when the command leaves the vehicle.
  • The gas mask is not packed in a standard bag.
30 SEC
  • When driving on the contaminated site, the car doors are not closed, the car's windows are not closed, the car rear side cover is not lowered.
  • Touching an arched structure with a car or a towed implement.
60 SEC

  • Servicemen do not wear gas masks.

Shelter
15 SEC

  • Leaving the frontier of putting on or removing personal protective equipment.

Hill
30 SEC
  • Touching a car with a single envelope and the walls of the shelter (for each touch).
  • Stop of the car on the hill outside the designated area.
  • Roll-out of the car when starting from a place on the rise of a hill at a distance more than indicated.
60 SEC

  • Overcoming the hill on the truck without stopping.

Obstacle overcoming
30 SEC

  • Leaving the roadway at least by one wheel of a towing vehicle or a towed vehicle, as well as touching the restrictive posts installed along the road.
60 SEC
  • Rolling from the bridge.
  • Overcoming obstacles without stopping the vehicle.
STAGE 2
REPAIR OF ZU-23 32MM SYSTEM
CONDITIONS
1. At the signal of the field referee, the personnel of the repair department shall check the gun for unoccupiedness, the separation of trunks, the removal of automatic weapons from the cradle of the antiaircraft installation and its dismantling for a fixed number of parts.
2. At the end of these operations, the workshop of the ARM ARM approaches the product ZU 23 and separates the upper machine from the lower cradle. After that, the workshop moves the lifted cargo onto the trailer with the approach to its original position and uncouples it.
3. Next, the repair shop in reverse with no load returns to its original position, and then again moves to the trailer. The personnel of the repair department lifts the top machine from the trailer and moves it to the anti-aircraft unit with the arrival to the starting position.
4. Next, the repair department produces the cradle attachment to the lower machine, the assembly of 23 mm automatic devices, their installation on the cradle of the anti-aircraft installation with the simultaneous equipping of the tape with 10 blank cartridges.
5. Next, the personnel of the repair department prepare an anti-aircraft installation for the march. For this purpose, the tractor is fitted and the product is engaged. Before transportation, the product is put on three covers - two covers for flame arresters and a cover of the general covering.

Readiness for transportation of the product is determined by the field referee after inspection by lifting the white flag.
6. At the signal, the repair department performs a march along the specified route of the motor-racing track with a length of about 4 km, with the snake overcoming in the simulation area of the incendiary weapon, the mine-blasting fence, the corridor of the oversized, the ford, the hill, the bridge.
7. For 100-150 meters before the repair polygon, the failure of the tractor is simulated and further transportation of the product is made by calculation forces. To this end, the personnel of the repair department unhook the antiaircraft installation from the tractor, which remains in place. When rolling anti-aircraft gun, it is necessary to overcome the area with artificial roughness of the road surface. At the end of the march in the technical position, the product is put into combat position, ready for shooting and the 23 mm automatic machine is loaded with tapes equipped with blank cartridges.
8. After the production of shots, the repair unit is built behind the anti-aircraft gun. The moment of the end of the stage is determined by the first shot. When there are delays in shooting, the personnel identify the causes and eliminate them on the spot.
COMPETITORS
Maintenance section (artillery and tank armament).

INITIAL POSITION
23 mm antiaircraft mount ZU-23 is on the technical position of the maintenance firing ground in fighting situation, a row located masterful MRS automated workplace, the trailer, production tent 4.5×4.5 m with the established top gallop. The tractor for transportation of the gun is on the technical position. Maintenance section is in front of antiaircraft system.
START
Simultaneous.

RESULTS
The winner of this stage of the Competition is determined by conditional time of performance of all operations which algebraically consists of the actual time of performance of operations and the penal time. The winner of this stage of the competition gains 100 points; second place – 60 points, third place – 30 points.

PENALTIES

30 SEC

  • Incomplete disassembly and assembly of anti-aircraft installation (for each part).
60 SEC
  • Non-produced shots.
  • The gun is not checked for uncharged.
  • The presence of servicemen of the repair department under the crane-arrows with suspended load, as well as between the platform and the mobile repair shop is not allowed for security reasons.
  • When maneuvering the mobile repair shop, the impact or touching of crane guns, bumpers and other objects suspended from the load is not allowed for safety reasons.
  • Violation cannot be committed more than two times.
DISQUALIFICATION
  • Conducting firing beyond the limits of the side restricted areas.
  • Violation that led or could lead to injury or loss of life, damage to weapons, military and special equipment, landfill equipment.
STAGE 3
WEAPON BATTALION
COMPETITORS
Maintenance section (small arms and means of close combat) and the commander of a platoon.

EPISODE 1
CONDITIONS
1. On start-up of the alarm rocket the first participant makes full dismantling of the machine gun 5.45 mm AK 74. Defect is obviously brought in the machine gun – automatic release is broken.
2. After dismantling the participant arrives to a table about the ZIP to 15 m from a place of dismantling of the machine gun, takes away serviceable details, comes back and makes assembly 5.45 mm of the machine gun AK-74.
3. Then the participant arrives to point of ammunition supply where receives 30 sec 5.45 mm of cartridges, equips 2 shops on 15 cartridges and moves forward on a firing line for target shooting. Firing is conducted with use of a mechanical (open) sight, short turns. Single firing isn't allowed, except for the last shot in shop.
4. After that there is a baton pass to the next participant.

EPISODE 2
1. Before the start of the stage, a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov PKM machine gun is placed on the table. The second participant takes the baton, starts to disassemble the 7.62 mm PKM machine gun. The end of the disassembly is determined by the field referee by raising the white flag. After disassembly, the participant arrives at the table with the spare parts, takes the serviceable part, goes back and assembles the machine gun.

2. Further the participant arrives at the point of firing the shooting site from small arms, receives and equips the tape with thirty rounds to carry out firing. The order of showing and hitting targets, the number and order of use of additional rounds, the calculation of penalty time are similar to the first stage. After that, the baton is transferred to the third participant in the transfer zone.

TARGETS

TWO FULL-SIZED FIGURES
Distance – 400-500 meters
On the front – 6-8 meters
Appear twice for 10 seconds
TWO FULL-SIZED FIGURES
Distance – 300-400 meters
On the front – 3 meters
Angle of moving – 15-25 degrees
Speed – 2-3 m/s at the distance of 60 meters
MG CREW

Distance – 200-300 meters
On the front – 6 meters
Appears for 30 seconds
BREAST FIGURE

On front – 6 meters
Distance – 200-300 m.
Appears for 30 s.

EPISODE 3
1. The third participant makes full dismantling of 40 mm RPG-7V grenade launcher. There are a grenade launcher, the adaptation for dismantling and assembly of the shock and trigger mechanism, a key screw-driver, a drift, threads, plastic, the device for check of aim adaptations on the table.

2. The target for check of aim adaptations is established on removal of 20 m. In a firing line there is a stalk with a washer for removal of cardboard articles of a starting charge after the first shot.



3. The moment of the end of dismantling is defined by the field referee raise of a white flag. Malfunction is obviously brought in the grenade launcher – is broken baizes of the flannelette mechanism. After dismantling of the grenade launcher the participant arrives to the table about the ZIP established on some removal from a dismantling place takes away a serviceable detail, comes back and makes assembly of 4 mm RPG-7V.

4. Further the participant arrives to point of ammunition supply where receives one shot for firing from the grenade launcher.
The member of team helps in preparation of a shot and loading of the grenade launcher. From a firing line the participant makes a shot on a target the tank. In case of a miss the first shot, the participant repeatedly arrives to point of ammunition supply for receiving the second shot and makes firing by the second shot.
5. The participant passes baton to the fourth participant.

EPISODE 4
1. The fourth participant makes full dismantling 9 mm Makarov's gun (MG). Malfunction is obviously brought in 9 mm Makarov's gun – the spring is broken.
2. After dismantling of the gun the participant arrives to the table on a certain removal from a place of dismantling of the gun where ZIP is placed, takes away a necessary serviceable detail, comes back and makes assembly of the gun. For violation of an order of dismantling and assembly penal time 30 s is fixed.
3. Then the participant arrives to point of ammunition supply where receives and equips shop with five cartridges. On readiness it moves forward on a firing line and carries out firing.
4. At the end of firing the participant finishes relay.

RESULTS

The winner of this stage of the Competition is determined by conditional time of performance of all operations which algebraically consists of the actual time of performance of operations and the penalty time. The winner of this stage of the competition gains 240 bonus seconds.


PENALTIES

10 SEC
  • When firing from a submachine gun and a machine gun: every single shot, except the last shot in the store.
  • Moving inside the rectangle from the technological tables of the department for the repair of small arms and melee weapons.
30 SEC
  • When firing from a submachine gun and a machine gun: each unaffected target after consuming 30 basic and 30 additional rounds.
  • When firing a grenade launcher: a second shot missed.
  • When shooting from a pistol: every miss in the target.
  • Violation of the order of passing of the relay.
  • Carrying of the pistol is not in the holster.
  • Violation of the route of movement.
  • Missing when shooting someone else's target.
60 SEC

  • Hit when shooting someone else's target.
DISQUALIFICATION
  • Conducting firing beyond the limits of the side restricted areas.
  • The direction of the weapons in the rear of the shooting range.
  • Violation that led or could lead to injury or loss of life, damage to weapons, military and special equipment, landfill equipment.
STAGE 4
FINAL RELAY RACE OF REPAIR PLATOONS
COMPETITORS
Four teams which gathered in the sum the minimum quantity of places by results of all previous competitive days.
START
Simultaneous.
1. On start-up of the alarm rocket the maintenance section (small arms and means of close combat) serially starts the dismantling and adjustment of samples of small arms in volume described earlier. The moment of the end of dismantling of each sample is designated by the field referee raising of a white flag. After the end of dismantling of the last sample the master run moves on the first technical position and passes on baton a hand contact to the master from structure of maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment).
2. The maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment) starts dismantling 23 mm of antiaircraft mount ZU-23 in the order and volume described earlier. The moment of the end of performance of all actions of dismantling of a product will be designated by the field referee raising of a white flag. On this signal the master of maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment) runs on the second technical position and passes on baton to the master from structure of the first half of maintenance section (artillery equipment).
3. The first half of maintenance section repair (artillery equipment) transfers 122mm towed howitzer D-30A of marching situation in fighting, takes out a lock wedge, makes its full dismantling and carries out artificial kickback. The moment of the end of performance of dismantling of a wedge of a lock and artificial kickback will be designated by the field referee raising of a white flag. On this signal the master runs on the third technical position and a contact of a hand passes on baton to other master from structure of the second half of maintenance section (artillery equipment).
4. The second half of maintenance section (artillery equipment) carries out dismantling of a package starting directing, makes removal of one starting pipe. Further the master runs on an army shooting range and a contact of a hand passes on baton to the master from structure of maintenance section (small arms and means of close combat).
The master of maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment) runs on the second technical position and passes on baton a hand contact to the master from structure of the first half of maintenance section (artillery equipment) of office in repair of artillery equipment.
5. The maintenance section (small arms and means of near fight) serially starts assembly of all samples of small arms. Each serviceman on the end of assembly of the weapon runs and holds positions at an initial boundary, makes loading and moves forward on a firing line. At the command of the field referee target shooting is made. In case of a miss the serviceman uses additional ammunition order similar to previous day of competitions and passes on baton to the following participant. The last serviceman passes on baton to the master from structure of maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment).
6. The maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment) starts assembly and loading of 23 mm antiaircraft mount ZU-23. The moment of the end of performance of all actions of assembly and loading of a product will be designated by the field referee raising of a white flag. On this signal the turn is made by blank cartridges.
7. The first half of maintenance section (artillery equipment) makes assembly of a wedge of a lock, establishes it on the tool and makes artificial a setup. On this signal loading of a howitzer is made and the single shot is made. The master from structure of the first half of maintenance section (artillery equipment) runs on the third technical position and a contact of a hand passes on baton to other master from structure of the second half of maintenance section (artillery equipment).
8. The second half of maintenance section (artillery equipment) carries out assembly of a package starting directing in the return sequence. The maintenance section is lined-up that is the end of final relay.

INITIAL POSITION
On the repair ground on the first technical position antiaircraft mount of ZU-23 is established, the staff of maintenance section (artillery and tank equipment) consists of 3 persons. One field referee settles down on the technical position. On the second technical position the towed howitzer 122 mm D-30A is established in the marching position, there is a staff of maintenance section (artillery equipment) of 4 persons (the first half) nearby. One field referee settles down on the technical position. On the third technical position the fighting vehicle 122 mm MLRS BM 21 «Grad» is established, nearby there is a staff of maintenance section (artillery equipment) as a part of 4 persons (the second half). One field referee settles down on the technical position.

RESULTS
The winner of final relay is determined by conditional time of performance of all operations which consists of the actual time of performance of operations and penalty time.

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