Location
Alabino, Moscow Region
Tank crews of the Western MD prepare for the all-army stage of the Tank Biathlon contest
About Tank Biathlon contest
Team (up to 21 persons)
Team leader
Team members (4 tank crews:
3 main and 1 reserve) — 12 persons
Coaching group — 2 persons
Maintenance unit — 6 person
Stages
1. Individual race (all teams are participating).
2. Relay race – Semifinals (12 teams are participating).
3. Relay race – Finals (4 teams are participating).
Hardware
Т-72 tanks
STAGE 1
INDIVIDUAL RACE
Determines rating of each crew
COMPETITORS
3 crews from each team (each crew uses its own tank).

START
Separate with 1-2 min gap (4 tanks on the race at once).

CONDITIONS
Each crew is to run three laps (7-9 km) with three firing sessions:
1st lap - gun firing three rounds (target #12 "Tank").
2nd lap - AA MG firing (target #25 "Helicopter").
3rd lap - coaxial MG firing (target #9 "AT grenade launcher").

OBSTACLES

1. Obstacles and maneuvering section.
2. Ford
3. Track passage lane in minefield
4. Hill


5. Fire line obstacle
6. Antitank ditch with a passage lane
7. Track bridge
8. Comb
9. Escarp
10. Side-hill
RESULTS

Race results of each tank crew are counted by summing total distance time and penalties.
Twelve top teams in the Individual race are permitted to participate in the Semifinals of the Relay race stage.
STAGE 2
RELAY RACE
CONDITIONS

Each crew is to run 4 middle laps (3-5 km) overcoming obstacles and engaging targets on three firing lines.
Gun firing on move; coaxial MG firing at halt.
Firing session during the Relay race is carried out in accordance to the order established by drawing.
COMPETITORS
3 rotating crews from each team using only one tank.
START
Simultaneous (4 tanks on the race at once)
RESULTS
Four teams with best results in the semifinals are permitted to participate in the final stage.


1st lap – speed race
2nd lap – gun flank firing on move at three targets #14
3rd lap – AA MG firing at targets #25 and #11
4th lap – coaxial MG firing at three targets #9


1st lap – gun flank firing on move at three targets #14
2nd lap – gun firing at targets #25 and #11
3rd lap – coaxial MG firing at three targets #9
4th lap – speed race


1st lap – gun firing at targets #25 and #11
2nd lap – coaxial MG firing at three targets #9
3rd lap – speed race
4th lap – gun flank firing on move at three targets #14


1st lap – coaxial MG firing at three targets #9
2nd lap – speed race
3rd lap – gun flank firing on move at three targets #14
4th lap – gun firing at targets #25 and #11

TARGET #12
"TANK"
It imitates enemy's tank in frontal projection.

Target is installed on the ground, height – 2.37 m, width – 3.42 m.

Distance – 1,600-1,800 m.
TARGET #9
"AT GRENADE LAUNCHER"
It imitates enemy's ready-to-fire hand-held AT grenade launcher crew.

Target is installed on the ground, height and width – 0.85 m.
Distance – 600-800 m.
TARGET #25
"HELICOPTER"
It imitates enemy's helicopter in frontal projection.

Target appears 12 meters above the ground, height – 3.2 m, width – 3.8 m.

Distance – 800-1,000 m.
TARGET #11
"AT RECOILLESS WEAPON, GROUND-BASED
AT GUIDED MISSILE"
It imitates enemy's AT weapon, ground-based AT guided missile in frontal projection.
Target is installed on the ground, height – 1.1 m, width – 1.5 m.
Distance – 800-1,000 m.
RESULTS
The results of tank crews' performances are counted by summing up total distance time with obstacles and firing sessions' scores. Each place in rating is the score obtained on the route by each crew. The winner of the contest for tank crews is the crew that obtained top scores in the first stage.
A team contest winner is the Relay race winner.
PENALTIES
Any breach of the obstacle crossing rules will cause penalty scores, firing sessions' misses and safety regulation breaches will cause penalty laps.

Penalty scores during the run are being summed up and every 60 penalty scores will cause one penalty lap.
DISQUALIFICATION
The crew will be disqualified and placed to the last position in rating of the current competition stage for pointing the gun barrel or MG towards the tribunes, dismounting without the command of the Chief Judge.

The crew that causes collision of tanks on the route will be disqualified and placed to the last position in the current competition stage.
AWARDING
Winners of the individual tank crew contest are awarded medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Teams are awarded medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, winner's cup and prizes for the Relay race.
PENALTY LAPS


ONE PENALTY LAP
- for each missed target, during gunfire sessions
- for one unengaged target
- for maneuvering course or its element avoidance
- for false start or unsanctioned fire opening
- for driving when crew members are not in their seats
- for munition loading without engine stopping
- for halt at the hill (engine stop), rolling back or avoidance
- for touching a side wall in the AT ditch passage causing a damage which won't influence operability of the equipment
- for driving over a "mine" in the tracked minefield lane (per each mine)
- for avoidance of the burning obstacle
- for false start or unsanctioned fire opening
- for driving when crew members are not in their seats
- for munition loading without engine stopping

TWO PENALTY LAPS
- for halt at water obstacle (engine stop)
rolling back when reaching opposite side or obstacle avoidance
- for reverse driving, tripping over from tracked bridge or obstacle
- for firing with opened hatches, side safety zones and firing out of the open-fire and cease-fire lines
- for disobey chief judge, deputy chief judge, referees and support
- for halt at the escarp (engine stop), rolling back or avoidance
- for driving through the AT ditch passage without speed decreasing, halt (engine stop) or rolling back
- for halt at the slope, rolling back or avoidance
- for driving with opened hatches and breach of weapon discharging procedure
- for firing with opened hatches, side safety zones and firing out of the open-fire and cease-fire lines
PENALTY SCORES
10 SCORES
for each knocked (touched) pole: Track bridge, Maneuvering course, AT ditch with passage, Comb, Track passage in the minefield, Slope, Fire lane.

30 SCORES
for driving without speed decreasing to 5 km/h 5-10 m before the escarp.

Start of the Tank Biathlon international contest
at the Alabino range in course of the International Army Games 2016
Final race of the Tank Biathlon international contest
in course of the International Army Games 2016
Best moments of the Tank Biathlon international contest
Final stage of the Tank Biathlon international contest