Multipurpose 4x4 armored vehicle - Russia
The Tigr-M or GAZ-233114 is an improved version of the standard 4x4 light tactical vehicle Tigr GAZ-2330. The vehicle is produced by the Russian Defense Company Arzamas Machinery-Plant, a Military Industrial Company subsidiary. The vehicle was developed by the Military Industrial Company in line with the specifications of the Russian Defence Ministry to expand the operational envelope of the Tigr special vehicle. Able to carry up to 10 fully equipped infantrymen, the wheeled armored vehicle Tiger-M has a combat weight of 5,300 kg and offers a payload capacity of 1,500 kg. The vehicle is designed to be used as an armored personnel carrier and cargo vehicle. The Tigr-M's design has incorporated numerous improvements aimed at enhancing its operating characteristics, reliability, ergonomics and bullet and mine resistance. The Tigr-M GAZ-233114 4x4 multipurpose armored vehicle entered into service with the Russian army during the first half of 2013. All tests on the vehicle were achieved by the Russian Ministry of Defense, and at the request of the Russian army, the manufacturer improved its ability to have more protection against land mines. The Tigr-M is also in service in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Uruguay.
- Tigr GAZ-2330: standard military version
- Tigr GAZ-2975: police version of standard Tigr
- GAZ-233014: armored special purpose vehicles
- GAZ-233034 and 233036: special police vehicle
- GAZ-233014-0000186 and GAZ-233014-0000184: APCs armoured personnel carriers
- GAZ-2330001: is an unarmored vehicle variant
- Tigr-M GAZ-233114: upgrade version of Tigr vehicle with new engine and armor
- Tigr SPM-2 GAZ 233036: Special police vehicle
- Tigr GAZ-233001: Tigr without armour
- Tigr MK-BLA-01: Unmanned aerial vehicle carrier
- Tigr Kornet-EM: Tigr combat vehicle carrying the Kornet-EM Multipurpose missile system.
- Tigr Scout Vehicle: The vehicle is equipped with a telescopic mast equipped with a radar system
- Tigr-M MKTK REI PP: mobile electronic warfare vehicle with system Leer-2
The Tigr-M GAZ-233114 can be armed with a light machine gun or grenade launcher. Hatches and brackets for the installation of a 7.62mm Pecheneg machine gun and 30mm AGS-17 grenade launchers are mounted on the vehicle’s roof.
|Design and protection|
The layout of the Tigr-M GAZ-233114 is standard with the engine at the front, the crew seats in the middle, and the troop’s compartment at the rear. The hull of Tigr-M GAZ-233114 provides protection against small-arms fire, shell fragments, and IED blasts. The hull and door windows are bulletproof and the vehicle’s spall liners protect personnel against spalls if the hull is hit by bullets or fragments and exclude ricochets from the opposite side if the hull is pierced. To protect the engine from small-arms fire, the bonnet is armored.
|The Tigr-M GAZ-233114 is motorized with the Russian-made YaMZ-5347-10 diesel engine compliant with Euro 4 environmental friendliness standards. The engine is turbo-charged and has after cooling capability. It burns various types of fuel and produces an output of 215 hp. The vehicle can run at a maximum road speed of 125 to 140 km/h. The vehicle's off-road capability on the soft ground has increased owing to a new design of the axles fitted with forced-locking bevel gear differentials. The efficiency of the braking system has been boosted through the use of sophisticated brakes and the introduction of a pneumatically-actuated auxiliary exhaust retarder controlled from the driver's station. The Tigr-M can ford water up to 1.3 meters deep without any preparation.|
|The Tigr-M GAZ-233114 incorporates a central tire inflation system that can adapt tire pressure to suit a variety of surfaces. The TIGR carries an electric winch with a pulling force of 4,000 kg and 20 m of wire rope. The vehicle is also equipped with an automatic fire extinguishing system for the engine compartment. In addition, the Tigr-M has cross-bar locks in all of its doors and improved gaskets, as well as the air conditioner, FVU-100A-24 filtering unit, and enhanced-performance PZhD-16 prestart heater (16kW instead of 12kW previously).|
|One 7.62 mm machine gun or 30 mm grenade launcher||Inflation system, electric winch, fire extinguishing system|
|Russia, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Uruguay.||7,800 kg|
|Russia||140 km/h maximum road speed|
|Inflation system, electric winch, fire extinguishing system||1,000 km|
|1 + 9 soldiers||Length: 5.7 m; Width: 2.3 m; Height: 2.3 m|
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