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Brazilian Army begins testing lightweight Chivunk percussion machines

The Brazilian Ground Forces Test Center (CAEx) starts testing the first batch of lightweight unarmoured Chivunk airborne attack vehicles with a wheel formula 4x4, developed by the Centro Tecnologico do Exercito Brasil Research Center of Brazil (Centro Tecnologico do Exercito).

According to Jane's Defense Weekly, preliminary tests of 10 vehicles will pass at the first stage. According to the plans, the tests will be completed by February 2018. After evaluating the results of the tests, CAEx will decide on the transition of the project to the stage of serial production or refinement of the equipment.

Brazilian Army begins testing lightweight Chivunk percussion machines

The Brazilian ground forces are planning to purchase around 30 vehicles for the rapid reaction force, including a parachute infantry brigade (Bda Inf Pqd), which plans to use Chivunk for reconnaissance, medical evacuation, towing 120 mm mortars, etc.

The combat weight of the vehicle is 3 m, length is 4,68 m, width is 2,35 m, height is 2 m, and the payload mass is 500 kg. “Chivunk” is equipped with a diesel engine company MWM Motores Diesel 140 horsepower. Euro-3 standard, Eaton FS2305A manual transmission, 3-ton winch for self-pulling. The machine is equipped with mounts for machine gun M2HB chambered for 12,7x99 mm or 7,6-mm MAG58M machine gun, two assault rifles, two rocket launchers and 76-mm PU smoke grenades.

The Chivunk maximum speed is 120 km / h, the cruising range with three crew members is 550 km. "Chivunk" can be transported on the external suspension of the helicopter and parachuted from a plane at low altitude, transmits TSAMTO
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  1. NIKNN
    NIKNN 1 November 2017 14: 47 New
    Brazilian army begins lung tests percussion cars "Chivunk"
    This is how the word of percussion is somewhat jarring for such a technique ...
    1. protoss
      protoss 1 November 2017 17: 38 New
      Well, if you accelerate to a maximum speed of 120 km / h and hit with all three tons, it will not seem enough.
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 1 November 2017 17: 41 New
        Quote: protoss
        Well, if you accelerate to a maximum speed of 120 km / h and hit with all three tons, it will not seem enough.

        Well yes. If there are still 500 kilograms of explosives, death ... laughing
    HEATHER 1 November 2017 14: 49 New
    “NIVA” -ARMY? One cannot count the shock in it. This pepelats-cannot be explained. (So that the enemy did not guess). belayThree tons! Did they stuff dried bags of cement there? Judging by the photo, it’s quite possible.
    1. san4es
      san4es 1 November 2017 18: 06 New
      Quote: VERESK
      NIVA -ARMY?

      hi ... rather a buggy-army

      Chivunk has a lightweight tubular body with an integrated frame. This is essentially a buggy that combines high speed and excellent cross-country mobility. This fast attack vehicle has a payload capacity of 500 kg. It carries a driver and 2 passengers. One of them works as the main weapon.
      This Chivunk is armed with a 7,62 mm machine gun. It can also be equipped with a B-4 or RKK anti-tank grenade launcher.

      If necessary, tow light trailers with a maximum weight of 500 kg. It can also tow light guns such as a 120mm or 105mm field gun.
      The car has a 2,8 liter diesel engine
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 1 November 2017 15: 20 New
    We would buy our UAZs, and save ourselves both money and development time.
  4. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 4 November 2017 19: 47 New
    disfigured jeep