Russian Tank Laden With Infantry Hits Mine in Avdiivka

This drone footage from Avdiivka shows a Russian tank hitting a mine. While this, in and of itself, is not unusual, what makes this incident remarkable is that some two dozen infantry are shown retreating from the tank.


At first glance, one might assume that this is an APC, which is designed to carry many passengers/dismounts. After all, APCs are confused with tanks on the regular. But this is not the case- it's a literal tank, complete with anti-drone "cope cage." Using a tank to carry two dozen people and have it get mined is so much the opposite of this recurring problem (link NSFW) that it's honestly a little frustrating. After pouring out of the tank like it's a clown car gag, the soldiers are forced to walk back in the open, providing an impossible-to-pass-up target of opportunity.


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This drone footage from Avdiivka shows a Russian tank hitting a mine. While this, in and of itself, is not unusual, what makes this incident remarkable is that some two dozen infantry are shown retreating from the tank.


At first glance, one might assume that this is an APC, which is designed to carry many passengers/dismounts. After all, APCs are confused with tanks on the regular. But this is not the case- it's a literal tank, complete with anti-drone "cope cage." Using a tank to carry two dozen people and have it get mined is so much the opposite of this recurring problem (link NSFW) that it's honestly a little frustrating. After pouring out of the tank like it's a clown car gag, the soldiers are forced to walk back in the open, providing an impossible-to-pass-up target of opportunity.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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