A video of the mass touchdown of airborne items together with tools has appeared on its official YouTube channel by the Russian Ministry of Protection. The outline for the video says that items of the Russian 98th Guards Airborne Division (Ivanovo Airborne Forces) took half within the huge touchdown. The touchdown occurred within the Kostroma area from Il-76MD army transport plane flying at a velocity of 360 km / h. The Ivanovo Airborne Forces have been airborne along with the usual tools – the BMD-4M. In complete, over 650 paratroopers have been parachuted through the train, with the separation interval of servicemen from the plane being 0,7 seconds at an plane velocity of over 360 km / h.
The Russian Airborne Forces or VDV (Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii) is a separate troops department of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. First shaped earlier than World Warfare II, the drive undertook two important airborne operations and various smaller jumps through the struggle and for a few years after 1945 was the biggest airborne drive on the planet. The Russian Airborne Forces are well-known for his or her mobility, using a considerable amount of particularly designed autos constructed for airborne transport, as such, they’re totally mechanized and historically have a bigger complement of heavy weaponry than most up to date airborne forces.
The 98th Guards Airborne Division is an airborne division of the Russian Airborne Troops, stationed in Ivanovo. Through the Second World Warfare, the formation started its existence because the 98th Guards Rifle Division. The division ended the struggle close to Prague. On 7 June 1946, the division grew to become an airborne unit at Pokrovka, Primorsky Krai. The division was relocated from Bolgrad in Ukraine to Ivanovo after the autumn of the Soviet Union throughout Could 1993. 217th Guards was moved to Ivanovo within the spring of 1993. In doing so remnants of its constituent items, such because the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment, have been reorganised as Ukrainian formations.
The BMD-4M (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta-4) is the newest era of Russian-made airborne armoured infantry preventing automobile that may be para-dropped to supply firepower and assist for airborne troops. The BMD-4M was developed by the Russian defence Corporations Volgograd Tractor Plant and the Tula KBP Instrument Design Bureau, the automobile is manufactured by Kurganmashzavod Joint Inventory Firm. The automobile was designed to move Russian Airborne Troops (VDV); rising its mobility, armament, and safety on the battlefield. The automobile is fitted with the Bakhcha-U turret, which consists of: a 100 mm 2A70 low-pressure rifled gun, a 30 mm 2A72 coaxial autocannon, and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun.