January 26, 2021

Watch a Giant Russian Crane Lower an Armored Vehicle Straight into the Water

From Popular Mechanics

  • In a video, a Russian military barge filled with armored personnel carriers unloads them directly into the water.

  • Once in the water, the BTR-82 APC simply swims away.

  • The event was part of Russia’s Kavkaz-2020 military exercises.

Well, here’s one way to get into the water. In an impressive new video, Russian Marines unload their armored personnel carriers (APC) into the Caspian Sea with a giant crane. The APCs then swim away under their own power, scooting through the waves and surf to capture a beachhead.

You love badass military machines. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.

The procedure, which admittedly looks a little risky, was part of Russia’s Kavkaz-2020 military exercises, which wrapped up yesterday:

The video, uploaded to the Russian Ministry of Defence’s YouTube channel, shows Russian naval infantry (marines) of the 414th or 727th Naval Infantry Battalion storming a

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