20 April 2019, Saturday, 22:15
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West-2017: How Military Equipment Is Blanked Off In Forest Near Barysau

Some BMPs are almost impossible to notice – but not for the glare of a Veishnaryian resident.

A livejournal user under the nickname "samoletchik" posted photos of camouflaged military equipment in the forest near Barysau. In the photos you can see BMP-2 covered with moss and branches, which are almost impossible to identify from afar. Also, the photographs show how the self-propelled howitzers Msta-S are blanked off.

The 2S19 Msta-S does not need additional preparation before the shooting – the stupor uncouples automatically, the tower turns and the main gun homes on to a target. In addition, the Msta-S is able to "lay down" several shells on the target at the same time.

The firing speed the of the 2C19 reaches 8 shots per minute, the maximum shooting distance of a HE fragmentation shell is up to 24.7 km, of a rocket-assisted projectile – up to 29 km.

The BRM-1K is an armored cavalry assault motorized vehicle on caterpillar tracks, designed for the operational reconnaissance on the battlefield, built on the basis of the BMP-1. The crew consists of 6 people: the commander of the machine (he is the senior operator), the gunner, the operator, two radio telegraphists and a driver mechanic.