New K-4386 Typhoon-VDV 4x4 armoured field tested by Russian army

The new K-4386 Typhoon-VDV has been field tested by the Russian armed forces according a statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense. This 4x4 armoured vehicle was especially designed to be used by the Russian airborne troops.

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Typhoon-VDV K-4386 at the International Military Technical Forum Army-2017 near Moscow, in August 2017 (Picture source Army Recognition)

First information about the K-4386 Typhoon-VDV was released in October 2016 and the vehicle was presented for the first time to the public during the International Military Technical Forum near Moscow, in August 2017.

The K-4386 Typhoon-VDV exhibited at the Army-2017 international military-technical forum was fitted with an unmanned turret BM-30-D armed with one 30 mm 2A42 automatic cannon, one 7.62 mm PKTM coaxial machinegun and six smoke grenade launchers. The optoelectronic suite installed above the main gun includes a day/night vision, infrared cameras and a laser rangefinder.

The K-4386 Typhoon-VDV was developed and designed by the Russian Companies by JSC “Plant of special vehicles” and Kamaz. The vehicle is motorized with a KAMAZ 610.10-350 diesel engine developing 350 hp. It can run at a maximum road speed of 105 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 1,200 km.

The hull of the K-4386 is made with composite ceramic and steel armour that provides ballistic protection against firing of small arms 14.5mm armor-piercing bullets all-around the vehicle and mine blast protection of 8 kg TNT explosion under the wheels. It has a monocoque structure with integrated v-shaped armour hull that protects occupants by deflecting mine blasts under the vehicle.

The K-4386 has a curb weight of 11,000 kg and a combat weight of 13,500 kg. It can accommodate 8 military personnel including driver, commander and gunner.

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