Russian Typhoon VDV Armored Vehicle


Typhoon is a Russian family of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles in service since 2014. Around 120 Russian companies including KamAZ, Gaz-Group, and Bauman University, etc. are taking part in Typhoon program. The new K4386 Typhoon-VDV light airborne armoured vehicle was spotted around Naberezhnye Chelny in Russia. The K4386 Typhoon-VDV is a is an air transportable, protected, high mobility multi-purpose armoured vehicle. It was designed by JSC “Plant of special vehicles” and Kamaz for Russian paratroopers. The vehicle uses an all-new solid-body hull, revised frontal section, and support for a Remote Weapon Station (RWS) fitted to the hull roof. Interestingly, the vehicle developed a group of students from universities of Tatarstan, they are also involved in the assembly of the first prototype. The main aim of the program is to design a fundamentally new unified platform for all Russian armored wheeled vehicles. All Typhoon variants use the same family of engines (JMZ-536), information and management system, mine protection and suspension. Mine protection is provided by a V-shaped bottom, energy absorbing seats and explosion corresponds to 3b in accordance with STANAG 4569 (explosive device up to 8 kg of TNT). All utilise composite body armor (ceramic and steel), as well as provide bulletproof round protection on the fourth level of the standard STANAG 4569 (14.5 mm armor-piercing bullets B-32).
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Russian Typhoon VDV Armored Vehicle


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