Armored train of the Russian army – what is known about it

A unique special train, built by soldiers of the railway troops of the Western Military District (ZVO), runs in the area of ​​the special military operation.

The composition is fully armored and the platforms have a variety of weapons, as well as shelters with loopholes to ward off enemy attacks.

The diesel locomotive stands in the middle of the train, the platforms of which are mirrored on both sides. Armored capsules are attached to the tail and head, protected by plates up to 20 millimeters thick. Inside, these platforms are lined with sandbags.

Further, closer to the diesel locomotive, there are platforms on which heavy machine guns and an anti-aircraft gun are installed to destroy air and ground targets. The main caliber is a twin 23mm gun. There are also positions for snipers.

“During the movement, we detect low-flying air targets with the ability to destroy up to 1.5 km, also fortified positions, light armored vehicles on the ground with the ability to destroy up to 2.5 km,” said Vyacheslav, head of the anti-aircraft defense . installation.

The main tasks of the train are technical reconnaissance, demining and recovery of destroyed roadways. The armored train also escorts trains carrying cargo, personnel and equipment.

“The main task of the special train is to conduct technical reconnaissance of the railway track, escort cargo, restore destroyed tracks, tracks and artificial structures … Reflection during an attack by the DRG – we have personnel for that. The cover platform comes first. Its main job is to hit itself when explosives are activated. It contains materials for the superstructure of the tracks, which will allow us to restore the destroyed sections as quickly as possible, if we encounter such, ”said Sergey, the head of the special train.

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