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A 40-ton armored vehicle drives over Chinese troops in this intense video of a really unusual trust exercise
Ryan Pickrell
Feb 12, 2021, 1:40 AM

  • A video published by Chinese media shows an armored vehicle driving over Chinese troops on the ground.
  • The soldiers laid sideways on the ground, and the vehicle appeared to pass within inches of their heads.
Chinese media recently released a video of a really intense military training exercise in which a 40-ton armored vehicle drives over troops laying on the ground, with the vehicle tracks passing dangerously close to the heads of the Chinese soldiers.

The Chinese-language Global Times posted the video last week, noting that the source was Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The video has since made the rounds on social media.


An unspecified People's Liberation Army (PLA) brigade in the Southern Theater Command conducted a trust exercise in which the troops demonstrated the faith in their armored vehicle drivers by literally putting their lives on the line.

At the start of the video, an officer asks the soldiers: "Do you have confidence in the soldier beside you?" After shouting back "yes," one soldier departs to climb aboard the armored vehicle as the others drop to the ground, awaiting their fellow soldier to run over them.

The tracked armored vehicle in the video looks like the HQ-17 surface-to-air missile transporter erector launcher. The HQ-17, which was publicly revealed in 2015, is a reverse-engineered Chinese variant of the Russian Tor-M1 system.

In two other related videos, soldiers involved in the demonstration talk about their experience. One soldier on the ground says he was "really nervous."

Another Chinese soldier described the training exercise as a test of the armored vehicle driver's skills and character, as well as an opportunity to boost trust and confidence between soldiers.

The exercise is unusual in that it has troops lying sideways, putting them at greater risk, but it is certainly not the first time China has had armored vehicles drive over troops in training.

A series of photos from last September posted on the official website of the Chinese military shows tanks and other vehicles running over troops in Xinjiang as part of a psychological training exercise intended to strengthen their resolve.

 
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It's a training for trust and discipline, which is the core of PLA since day one. A solider must have nerves of steel when facing life and death situations and panic should not set in under any circumstances.

The Chinese military is shown training with a live grenade
 

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There is a trust and there is stupidity. This is beyond stupidity.
it's not stupidity. it's beating the fear of death out of the soldiers. Pakistan Army has similar drills where 50 ton tanks are driven over the soldiers at full speed & the soldiers are expected to stick mock explosives underneath the tanks. what makes it scary is that the tank driver can't see em since the soldiers are camouflaged and hiding in the terrain. such exercises give infantry nerves of steel while giving the tank crew full awareness of what is in their otherwise blind spots.
 

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it's not stupidity. it's beating the fear of death out of the soldiers. Pakistan Army has similar drills where 50 ton tanks are driven over the soldiers at full speed & the soldiers are expected to stick mock explosives underneath the tanks. what makes it scary is that the tank driver can't see em since the soldiers are camouflaged and hiding in the terrain. such exercises give infantry nerves of steel while giving the tank crew full awareness of what is in their otherwise blind spots.
****.

That exercise you talking about is when soldiers are in trench and a tank drives over the trench. I don't see any situation in modern combat where soldiers have to go under tanks and plant mines. That's stupid. It was a fairy tale from 65 war. It doesn't happen and will not happen.
 

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****.

That exercise you talking about is when soldiers are in trench and a tank drives over the trench. I don't see any situation in modern combat where soldiers have to go under tanks and plant mines. That's stupid. It was a fairy tale from 65 war. It doesn't happen and will not happen.
it does.
 

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A 40-ton armored vehicle drives over Chinese troops in this intense video of a really unusual trust exercise
Ryan Pickrell
Feb 12, 2021, 1:40 AM

  • A video published by Chinese media shows an armored vehicle driving over Chinese troops on the ground.
  • The soldiers laid sideways on the ground, and the vehicle appeared to pass within inches of their heads.
Chinese media recently released a video of a really intense military training exercise in which a 40-ton armored vehicle drives over troops laying on the ground, with the vehicle tracks passing dangerously close to the heads of the Chinese soldiers.

The Chinese-language Global Times posted the video last week, noting that the source was Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The video has since made the rounds on social media.


An unspecified People's Liberation Army (PLA) brigade in the Southern Theater Command conducted a trust exercise in which the troops demonstrated the faith in their armored vehicle drivers by literally putting their lives on the line.

At the start of the video, an officer asks the soldiers: "Do you have confidence in the soldier beside you?" After shouting back "yes," one soldier departs to climb aboard the armored vehicle as the others drop to the ground, awaiting their fellow soldier to run over them.

The tracked armored vehicle in the video looks like the HQ-17 surface-to-air missile transporter erector launcher. The HQ-17, which was publicly revealed in 2015, is a reverse-engineered Chinese variant of the Russian Tor-M1 system.

In two other related videos, soldiers involved in the demonstration talk about their experience. One soldier on the ground says he was "really nervous."

Another Chinese soldier described the training exercise as a test of the armored vehicle driver's skills and character, as well as an opportunity to boost trust and confidence between soldiers.

The exercise is unusual in that it has troops lying sideways, putting them at greater risk, but it is certainly not the first time China has had armored vehicles drive over troops in training.

A series of photos from last September posted on the official website of the Chinese military shows tanks and other vehicles running over troops in Xinjiang as part of a psychological training exercise intended to strengthen their resolve.

These guys are freaks !
 

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