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Russian Ground Forces to receive new 4x4 armoured vehicles

29th April 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Russian MoD reported on 27 April that the country’s land forces are set to receive more than 30 upgraded Kamaz-53949 Taifun-K 4x4 armoured vehicles throughout 2020.

Taifun-K is designed by Remdiesel to travel through fords which are 1.5m deep without preparations and the vehicle can also climb 30° slopes.

The vehicle is powered by diesel engines which produce 350-450hp, allowing it to reach speeds of 100km/h on roads with a maximum range of 1000km.

Each unit is mine-resistant and offers the user ballistic protection. Specialised seating has been installed which mitigates the impact of explosive devices when detonated under the lower part of the chassis.

The only other known operator of the Taifun 4x4 other than Russia is Uzbekistan.

Kamaz-53949 Taifun-K

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