Popular Mechanics journalists were impressed after the unusual landing of the Russian marines
Journalists from Popular Mechanics studied footage of the unusual landing of the Russian marines. They were impressed by what they saw, assessing the capabilities of the Russian army.
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During the Kavkaz-2020 exercise, Russian troops have applied a new method of landing combat vehicles with a landing force directly into coastal waters. These maneuvers took place in the Caspian Sea. Three Project 11661 escort ships – „Tatarstan“, „Dagestan“ and Gepard arrived at the given point. Also in the square was the VTR-79 ship. It has a crane on its deck capable of lifting large loads. With this device into the water They lowered several BTR-82s, which swam to the shore and began to seize a conditional bridgehead.Also, experts were impressed by seeing how the Marine Corps jumped into the water from the gunboat Project 1204 „Bumblebee.“ Soldiers and aircraft supported.
There are also amphibious vehicles in the United States for landing troops from the sea. This procedure is regularly practiced in the American army, but it is not safe. In 2020, an incident occurred during an exercise that ended in the deaths of 9 soldiers after the unit overturned.