A Russian tank recently fell off its trailer after a parade — and these embarrassing videos show that's happening a lot

@CynicareaA Russian T-34 rolls off its flatbed in August.

An old Russian T-34 tank that had just finished leading a victory parade in late August was being loaded onto a trailer went it rolled off.

The driver was fortunately uninjured, but it highligted a seemingly embarrassing trend – Russian tanks falling off their trailer beds.

No tanker is perfect, and of course accidents can happen to any nation’s military.

But for some reason there’s an abundance of videos showing Russian tanks rolling off their flatbeds, among many other kinds of tank fails.

So we compiled just a few of the many such Russian tank mishaps we found.

Check them out below.


Here’s the video from the T-34 rollover in August.

Read more about the incident here.


And here’s another Russian T-34 rolling off its trailer after a 2012 parade in Victory Square.


And it’s not just old T-34s. In 2016, a Russian T-80 tank apparently rolled off its trailer near Moscow.

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Nor is it just tanks. In 2015, a Russian self-propelled howitzer also rolled off its flatbed while being loaded.

Source: Telegraph


In 2014, a Russian T-72B tank flew off its flatbed when the truck took a turn near the Siberian city of Omsk.

Source: The Moscow Times


And here’s a compilation of Russian tanks rolling off their trailers (a few of which were shown above), among other Russian tank fails.


Nor is it just Russia. Belarus, an old Soviet state and close ally of Russia, apparently has problems of its own. In 2013, a Belarusan T-72 rolled off its trailer while being loaded.


In 2017, a Belarusan tanker crashed into a light pole during a parade rehearsal in Minsk, showing that it’s not just flatbed trailers that pose problems.


As did this Russian APC in 2013.


The Russian Navy apparently has problems of its own as well.

Read more about the incident here.

All of this begs the question: what’s going on with the Russian military? Poor training? Carelessness? An abundance of military parades where accidents are waiting to happen and cameras abound? Pure chance? All of the above?


All of this begs the question: what’s going on with the Russian military? Poor training? Carelessness? An abundance of military parades where accidents are waiting to happen and cameras abound? Pure chance? All of the above? Whatever the case, we’ll leave you with one more.

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