Russian military in the Arctic will receive a "thermos on wheels"
The plant "Spetstekhmash" from the city of Vsevolozhsk is currently actively working to create a new direction of specialized equipment, which is adapted to work in the Arctic and Antarctic conditions. This is especially important since the Russian North is now becoming the key resource base for the prospective economic, social and political development of the country and individual constituent entities of the federation. The previously planned expansion of the Russian military presence in the Arctic raises the problem of the supply and supply of personnel of the Russian troops stationed in this harsh natural land. Taking this into account, the specialists of the Spetstekhmash plant began to create special equipment intended for operation in the conditions of the Far North. They formulated proposals for the adaptation of basic vehicles (trucks "Ural" and "KAMAZ"), as well as a list of necessary equipment that will ensure the food security of Russian troops in the Arctic. New line of business of the company received the designation Arctic line.
Outwardly, the ATsPT-5,6 tank truck, based on the chassis of the KAMAZ-43114 three-axle off-road truck, is no different from similar civilian tank trucks. In addition to the additionally insulated tank, the snow melting unit was included in the equipment, thanks to which the calculation of the ATCT-5,6 Arctic line tank truck will be able to extract water on its own and pump it into a tank consisting of two sections. The tank truck is built on the basis of a KAMAZ-43114 truck with the wheel formula 6х6, produced in Naberezhnye Chelny. This chassis is widely used today in the Russian armed forces and oil and gas industry, including the installation of a variety of superstructures (vans, tank trucks, road trains-playtevozov, autohydrolifts, etc.). Truck cab - high, triple. It is located above the engine and, depending on the modification, it may or may not be equipped with a berth.
- Tightness. Bending, cutting and welding parts of the tank are made exclusively on the most modern equipment, which guarantees the geometric accuracy of the seams and their reliability.
- Security. All parts that come into contact with liquids and the internal capacity of the tank are made of special food steel, which is authorized for use by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
- Heat insulation. The car tank necks are closed with special insulated covers, and the pipelines are equipped with thermal insulation against frosting.
- Fast filling and draining. The existing pumping station ensures fast filling and emptying of both sections of the tank within 20 minutes.
- Convenience of service. At the service sites of the tank truck, perforated anti-slip surfaces were used, and handrails were installed.
Currently, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, within the framework of the program for the development of the Arctic and subarctic regions, is carrying out tests of the ATCP-5,6 Arctic line unique car tanker, which is based on the chassis of a KamAZ truck. The novelty of the company Spetstekhmash does not allow fresh water to freeze or deteriorate even in the harsh arctic conditions, when the outside air temperature can fall below the -50 ° C mark. At the same time, the tanker truck can be used not only for storing fresh water reserves, it can also extract water on its own - to melt ice and snow. According to the representative of the military, tests of automobile tanks are carried out, including, and in conditions of critically low temperatures. If the tests are completed successfully, the new equipment will go into service with the material and technical support units of the Russian Arctic brigades, and it will also be placed on polar airfields and bases.
According to Alexei Peskov, the Russian polar military bases are complex infrastructure facilities that will house not only personnel, but also modern sophisticated anti-aircraft missile systems, radio-electronic equipment and radio systems, as well as helicopters and various transport vehicles. And for all this, large, constantly replenished reserves of fresh water are needed. Under these conditions, the military will benefit from a “thermos on wheels” in the form of the ATsPT-5,6 auto-tank cars.
According to Vladimir Chebukin, Acting Head of the Engineering Department of Spetstekhmash, the ATsPT-5,6 vehicle tanker has already successfully passed factory tests, fully confirming the declared characteristics - storage and transportation of fresh water or other liquid at ambient air temperature to -65 ° C It was possible to achieve such high rates due to thorough insulation of pipelines and the use of double thermal insulation.
Tactical and technical characteristics of ATsPT-5,6:
The base chassis - KAMAZ 43114.
Wheel formula - 6x6.
Tanker working capacity - 5600 l.
Number of sections - 2.
Section of the tank is oval.
Filling time for both sections - 20 min.
The discharge time of both sections using an on-board tank truck pump is 20 min.
Overall dimensions: length - 7850 mm, width - 2500 mm, height - 3065 mm.
Curb weight - 9640 kg.
The total weight of the tanker is no more than 15 540 kg.
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