Saturday, March 27, 2010

Russians are crazy!



I need to check the web to see if the US Army ever did this with the M551 Sheridan.  I doubt it though.  The caption to this video says that the Russians perform airborne operations with the BMD crew inside.  The vid is from Ria Novosti.

5 comments:

  1. You think that is crazy? Try this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_tank

    Proof, if it were needed, that the Russians are a little insane.

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  2. yeah you're exactly right. i don't get it. either they really are crazy or they're daredevils straight from hell....

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  3. You mean the Sheridan is dumped without its crew? :-)))

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  4. Americans can be just as crazy. More often than not we just do it on test & evaluation level, rather than on operational level. There's great difference between a busted tank on test range and a failed mission attributed to a busted tank.

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  5. More often than not we make sure that there's true operational merit in the stunt (eg HALO/HAHO - High Attitude Low/High Opening), rather than purely trying to max up on Bravado scale.

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