Starting today, The World Championship Tank Biathlon 2016 takes place in Alabino, Russia running from July 30 until August 15. The Tank Biathlon World Championship consists of tests of driving, racing and shooting with various vehicles. It features 39 crews from 13 countries, including Russia, Serbia, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Kuwait, Armenia, Belarus and China. All teams will be using Russian made T-72B3 tank with the exception of China, who bring a tank of their own design (last competition it was a ZTZ-96A), and Belarus, who will be using their own modernized T-72. The individual winners are set to be named on August 6, including three best tank crews. The eight teams will participate in the semi-final relay race on August 13.
ABCNews has a photo gallery from the March regional stage of the Tank Biathlon.
Here is a short videos showing footage from some of the other regional qualifying competitions: