Russia: Drunk crew crashes tank into house.




 
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March 7th, 2008  
Venom PL
 
 

Topic: Russia: Drunk crew crashes tank into house.


Quote:
By Stephanie Kennedy reports from London

Posted 26 minutes ago

A Russian tank crashed through a villager's house after the crew stopped to buy more vodka at a nearby shop.

Footage from a mobile phone camera showed the tank hitting a corner of the house and a laughing, and apparently drunk, driver awkwardly trying to clamber aboard with two bottles of vodka.

"Get him out of the tank," screamed a woman in the village in the Urals.

The army promised to pay compensation and said the tank must have been broken and fallen behind a column heading to a test site for exercises. Earlier it said the vehicle slid on melting ice.

"Of course, there were violations but the crew acted in good faith to catch up with its unit," said Colonel Konstantin Lazutkin, spokesman for Russia's Volga-Urals Military District.

"Thank God, they didn't shoot," the house owner said on the video.
Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...?section=world

Video: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=188_1204915081

What can I say....BIG LOL

Ps: It's good that no one was hurt.
March 7th, 2008  
Fox
 
 
"Thank God, they didn't shoot." LMAO.

As for this video, funny but stupid.
March 7th, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
oh goodness...........
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March 8th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
It doesn't look like a tank.
I can't tell what it is... video quality and all but would that be an SA-6 Gainful without the missiles? Then again, it seems to sport some kind of small covered radar dish but the Gainful doesn't have that. Maybe it's something else entirely (coiled cables which have been covered).

EDIT: It's not an SA-6. It's an SA-11.
March 8th, 2008  
Venom PL
 
 
It's Tunguska IMO: - on the video you can see covered radar and guns.

March 8th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah you're right.
March 8th, 2008  
AJChenMPH
 
 
[Homer Simpson]

D'oh!!!

[/Homer Simpson]
March 8th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
Nothing like a drunk Russian...
March 10th, 2008  
Damien435
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It doesn't look like a tank.
I can't tell what it is... video quality and all but would that be an SA-6 Gainful without the missiles? Then again, it seems to sport some kind of small covered radar dish but the Gainful doesn't have that. Maybe it's something else entirely (coiled cables which have been covered).

EDIT: It's not an SA-6. It's an SA-11.
It's got treads and a turret, as far as the media is concerned it's a tank.

I don't know if that makes me feel better or worse about the state of the Russian military, hopefully the guys in the silos aren't in the same boat as this driver.
March 12th, 2008  
bigcanada813
 
 
well, if people need a reason for not having liquor rations any more, those guys are a prime example.
 


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