Techno24 airs show on Ural Vagon Zavod’s tanks

20 January 2016 (12:47)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 20, 2016. The TV channel Techno24 recently aired another episode of its Polygon Show on Ural Vagon Zavod Corporation’s upgraded T 72B3 tanks.

The company press service reports the shooting took place at Omsktransmash production premises, at a shooting range in Svetly, and at the corporation’s own testing site.

‘While in Omsk, the camera crew had time to learn about the upgrade process in all the detail and even to contribute to it. People at the plant were eager to answer their questions, share their experience, and help the show presenter master the jobs of a mechanic, a welder, and a tester. The shooting took from early morning to late at night every day and involved ten combat vehicles plus over 500 bullets and 20 shells,’ the pres service says.

The tank’s cruising and towing potential proved particularly interesting. The show presenter Alexei Gromyko performed some test runs to find out how the upgraded make differs from its earlier version. The final test consisted in the assessment of the machine’s technical parameters through hitting targets with machine-guns, self-forging projectiles, hollow charge shells, splinter shells, and guided missiles. Bodies of large trucks, captured by ten different cameras, served as targets. Most of the shots were made by the presenter and controlled by the plant’s defense procurement experts.

‘Inclemently cold weather (30 degrees centigrade below zero) was the most difficult thing about the filming. Yet, despite this harsh Siberian weather, I would advise everyone to come to Omsk to see the shining sun and to enjoy the locals’ friendliness and sociability,’ Alexei Gromyko said.

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