“We are currently testing these tank trucks, including under conditions of critically low temperatures,” said a military official who was familiar with the situation. “If the tests end successfully, the new items will go into service with the material and technical support units of the Arctic brigades, and will also be placed on polar bases and airfields.”
A participant of polar expeditions, the chief editor of the Internet project Turizm.Ru, Alexei Peskov: “It is not so difficult to get water in the North, there are a lot of so-called fresh ice - frozen fresh water, as well as snow. You just need to melt and bring. Delivering water from the mainland is very costly, so polar explorers focus only on the extraction of water on site. But the main problem after the water is extracted, save it. When freezing water expands and destroys any tank. Finding a way out of the situation can only be heated tanks, but then another most important polar resource, fuel, is consumed. ”
“Externally, the ATsPT-5,6, mounted on the chassis of a three-axle all-terrain truck KAMAZ-43114, does not differ from similar tankers. In addition to the insulated tank, the equipment of the newest product also includes a snow melting installation, thanks to which the calculation of the machine will be able to independently extract water and pump it into the tank. To fully fill the tank with a capacity of 5,6, the product only needs 20 minutes and so much is needed to drain the liquid, ”the newspaper writes.
The tank has already passed the factory tests and fully confirmed the declared characteristics: “transportation and storage of fresh water or other liquid at temperatures up to minus 65 degrees,” the acting said. Vladimir Chebukin, Head of the Design Department of Spetstekhmash.
He noted that such high rates were achieved "through the use of double thermal insulation and careful insulation of pipelines."