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Title:I SERVE THE SOVIET UNION (ISTSU): CONSOLIDATED EQUIPMENT APPEARANCE TAPE NO 20 [Main Title]
Film Number:MIL 214
Summary: British Armed Forces intelligence film consisting of various scenes of Soviet units engaged in training and operations.
Description: Convoys of armoured vehicles drive through a valley in Afghanistan, airborne soldiers prepare to fly home, and a convoy drives through a village as Mi-24 'Hind' helicopter gunships fly overhead. Soldiers work in a command post, an armoured personnel carrier is cleaned and battle damage to a vehicle is shown. Further scenes of convoys include vehicles driving through crowds of civilians, while in a separate sequence, artillery opens fire and armoured vehicles are serviced by their crews. Mi-8 'Hip' helicopters fly through the mountains, tanks and other armoured vehicles engage Mujahedeen forces and Soviet soldiers are interviewed (in Russian) on their experiences. Soldiers train with small arms, practice nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection drills and practice hand to hand combat in NBC clothing as part of a Fighting In Built Up Areas (FIBUA) exercise. An AN-74 'Coaler' transport aircraft takes part in the 1988 joint Soviet-Canadian Polar expedition and the crew of a Tu-95 'Bear' aircraft are congratulated by a senior officer. The crew board their aircraft, take off and provide air to air refuelling for another Bear.