National Guard of Uzbekistan has received VPK-233136 4x4 armored vehicles

Uzbekistan`s National Guard has received a batch of Russian-made upgraded VPK-233136 Tigr 4x4 multi-purpose armored vehicles, a source from the country`s defense industry told TASS. The VPK-233136 also dubbed Tiger-M is a variant of the standard Tigr 4x4 light tactical vehicle but motorized with a Russian-made YaMZ engine.

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VPK-233136 Tigr 4x4 multi-purpose armored vehicles at Army-2016 defense exhibition near Moscow, Russia. (Picture source Wikipedia)

"The National Guard has received several Tigr armored cars in five-door configuration with additionally protected windows," said the source. He did not specify the number of the vehicles delivered to Uzbekistan.

According to the source, the Uzbek Tigr armored cars have been fitted with an open-top mount for a Kalashnikov PKM 7.62 mm medium machinegun and a roof-mounted platform for additional equipment.

The VPK-233136 is a special purpose armored vehicle designed to be used mainly as troop's carrier. The vehicle can carry a total of 9 military personnel including driver and commander. The hull of the vehicle provides protection STANAG 4569 Level 2, against the firing of small arms 7.62mm caliber.

The VPK-233136 is motorized with a Russian-made turbocharged intercooled diesel developing 215 hp coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission incorporating a two-speed transfer case complete with an inter-axle differential lock and hub reduction. It can run at a maximum road speed of 110 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 950 km.