Military Review

"Shushpantsery" of Ukraine. Part of 1.

Of course, one of the most weighty arguments in favor of frantic automobile booking was the poor state of the fleet of armored vehicles of the Ukrainian army and the terrible losses on the battlefield. Thus, according to Yury Biryukov, a representative of the presidential administration of Ukraine, by November 2014, the army lost up to 70% of all armored personnel carriers. Even without taking into account such panicked statements, clearly designed to help Western partners, the proportion of the destroyed equipment does not seem to be scanty. Coupled with the massive use of cannon and mortar artillery, as well as the constant danger of being ambushed, "shushpantserizatsiya" automotive technology looks pretty important.

Question in the effectiveness of such a reservation. Most of the equipment is reinforced by ordinary sheet steel, which has not undergone even the hardening procedure. Along with some absurdity of Ukrainian home-made designs, there is an armor-made action of bullets and shrapnel. Penetrating through an improvised steel defense, the bullet often breaks down into many fragments, creates a fragmentation field of fragments of the skin, and also changes the direction of motion and begins to tumble in flight. All this can increase the destructive effect of ammunition on manpower. However, it can be assumed that the bullets at the end, as well as small pieces of artillery shells cannot penetrate the barrier. Protection against the high-explosive action of projectiles is quite controversial, since the “shushpantser” cases are not hermetic - the shock wave flows freely into the gaping slits of the case. A common feature of all homemade is the complete lack of protection from mines and improvised explosive devices. Neither the change of the bottom shape, nor the installation of the simplest explosion-proof seats is provided for.

Most of the self-made armored vehicles, of course, used by numerous volunteer battalions and the National Guard. APU will apply them in part. Although the Ukrainian army met hostilities in the south-east of the country in a paradoxical situation - armored vehicles in a lot of warehouses (only in the conservation of more than 4 thousands of armored personnel carriers, BMD, BMP and BRDM), but most are not equipped with even engines. Photo-evidence of numerous “crackers”, used on the side of the government of Ukraine (and not only), literally filled the Internet space.

Armored KAMAZ of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is noteworthy that the reservation was bookable with the protection of the driver and passengers.

"Shushpantsery" of Ukraine. Part of 1.

The product of deep "armored tuning" is a lightweight Scorpion armored car on the chassis of a UAZ-469B vehicle from the Ukrainian 11 Battalion of Territorial Defense Kyivska Rus. Stages of construction and "presentation". The rudiments of the mine design are visible, although, perhaps, they simply saved the metal. The machine is equipped with DShK and the corresponding marking of the APU.

The battalion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine "Dnipro-1" for some time possessed a wonder-KAMAZ, as if descended from the screen of "Mad Max", but lost the car near Ilovaisk. Probably the first trophy "shushpantser" in Ukraine. The inner skeleton of the armored cap is well visible, as well as armor made of welded steel rods or reinforcement. Obviously, the "engineering headquarters" had to go for such tricks in the absence of steel sheets of the required thickness. In addition, such a translucent armor allows the driver to at least somehow navigate the road.

Another "zatrofeyeny" armor KAMAZ, inherited the fighters of Novorossia. The car, obviously, came under fire. Interestingly, the driver’s protection was somehow not thought of ...

The battalion "Azov" used such an armored KAMAZ. In general, the products of the plant from Naberezhnye Chelny are popular with artisanal armored vehicles. Obviously, the whole thing is in a bonnet-like layout that simplifies the welding of the hood. Products of the Ukrainian KrAZ vehicles, as is known, are predominantly bonnet.


Deep armored KAMAZ, equipped with bulletproof glass in one of the variants! This is almost the only example of installing such a cabin protection. But the photo is not visible, whether the windshield is armored on one of the variants of the car, but the chain-link net, with which the cabin is entangled, is more likely to provide psychological protection. Even if it causes a premature detonation of an anti-tank grenade or VOG, the damage will still be fatal.

It opens the line of foreign equipment pickup, obviously, based on the Dodge Ram mid 90-x, which was booked in the frontal projection and sent to fight in the Shakhtar battalion. The inscription on board is life-affirming - "He who is not with us is against us."

Just "chpoker". Base Hammer with interesting corner armor on the windshield. The idea is elegant - to increase the likelihood of a ricochet of a bullet and the thickness of a steel sheet, and also to give an overview to the driver. Similar booking techniques were seen on armored vehicles in Syria. Obviously, the car worked as a convoy for the OSCE.

Another "foreigner" Nissan Patrol intelligence 25-th separate airmobile brigade of Ukraine. The car is overloaded, as can be seen from the sagging rear suspension and tires. Armed with a Nissan automatic grenade launcher.

Unfinished exhibit based on Ford Bronco. You can clearly see that the car is booked by metal from the nearest store. Whether the design work has been brought to the end is unknown.

German VW Transporter 90-s with steel-enclosed muzzle.

Perhaps, one of the most sophisticated self-made armored vehicles of Ukraine is the “Hardworking” on the all-wheel drive chassis of the KAMAZ-4310 series. However, even in this embodiment, the roof was not reserved (obviously, to reduce weight), and the welders could not afford to refuse to install anti-cumulating grids on the face.

The KAMAZ, quite wild in appearance, allows, however, to tilt the cabin under attack and repair the engine.

Bright samples of factory modifications. ZIL-131 with corner armor, created at one of the repair companies in Ukraine. The hinged construction is welded neatly and carefully painted. The factory workers took care of serious booking of the cabin and the protection of the fuel tank.

Bonded Urals APU and again the grid on the face. Perhaps the horseshoe on the grille will be more effective from a grenade launcher.

Almost Russian Feds.


And finally, the handicap booked regular KAMAZ with a handful of war criminals from the Right Sector banned in the Russian Federation

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  1. Theodore
    Theodore 21 August 2018 06: 14
    Well, sho? Did it help them? They are fighting on Muscovite technology! Oh shit! fool
    1. Serge Gorely
      Serge Gorely 21 August 2018 07: 40
      Quote: Theodore
      Well, sho? Did it help them? They are fighting on Muscovite technology! Oh shit! fool

      Moskalskaya is almost gone. "Bratsk" MAZ is completing the Armed Forces of Ukraine at Stakhanov's pace.
      1. Max otto
        Max otto 21 August 2018 09: 01
        Quote: Serge Gorely
        Quote: Theodore
        Well, sho? Did it help them? They are fighting on Muscovite technology! Oh shit! fool

        Moskalskaya is almost gone. "Bratsk" MAZ is completing the Armed Forces of Ukraine at Stakhanov's pace.

        And, remind me who is the torus partner of Ukraine No. 1?
      2. Mentor
        Mentor 21 August 2018 12: 40
        Kindly, a photo in the studio. So far I see only KAMAZ trucks.
    2. Grishka cat
      Grishka cat 21 August 2018 23: 45
      Not ganba, but zrada.
  2. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 21 August 2018 06: 14
    I saw photos of such products in the journal Technika i Armament. especially neighing over two UAZ tadpoles with armor from welded pieces of reinforcement. but there are samples in the article hitherto unknown to me. Thank you, informative and clear!
  3. Horst78
    Horst78 21 August 2018 06: 33
    Glorious lads of Ukraine 5y year remove Mad Max. And funny, and not very.
  4. cariperpaint
    cariperpaint 21 August 2018 07: 01
    I saw a lot of new things) thanks. The genius of these crafts is simply impressive ..
  5. nivander
    nivander 21 August 2018 08: 08
    axis such a miracle frightened the public - had to terminate
  6. san4es
    san4es 21 August 2018 08: 18
    hi ... Yeah ... Mad Max is resting ...
    Add a couple of creations:

    ... And an armored personnel carrier with a DZ and a grill:
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 21 August 2018 17: 05
      Quote: san4es
      BTR with DZ and a lattice

      Really a coffin on wheels.
  7. spech
    spech 21 August 2018 09: 15
    4000 thousand armored personnel carriers, BMD, BMP and BRDM

    4 MILLION? Although it may be a typo belay
    1. Curious
      Curious 21 August 2018 09: 23
      Not exactly. And there are as many tanks. And svmeletov.
    2. Evgeny Fedorov
      21 August 2018 09: 48
      Yes, of course, a typo. I beg your pardon.
  8. Curious
    Curious 21 August 2018 09: 36
    The type author decided to make a discovery. Gantraki began to be used since the first world war. They were used by the Americans in Vietnam and Iraq, the USSR in Afghanistan, the Russian Army in Chechnya. Not a single local conflict is complete without them.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 21 August 2018 12: 07
      Quote: Curious
      They were used by the Americans in Vietnam.

      Duc, a gantrack, a gantraka-discord, and only, sometimes, comrade! wink The Americans, as civilized individuals, and "homemade", poured "factory" sauce! "When in Vietnam, American convoys began to be attacked by" gunshot attacks ", the Americans reacted pretty quickly .... I will not say that the American warriors gantrucks began to be riveted from improvised materials (whether or not there was, I won't say), but quite quickly, sets of armor panels for the protective "tuning" of trucks and jeeps began to arrive from the USA to Vietnam ... They represented something like " multi-piece capes ", where the elements are armor panels ...
      1. Curious
        Curious 21 August 2018 13: 15
        Americans as civilized individuals ...

        American Gan Truck in Vietnam.
        1. Curious
          Curious 21 August 2018 13: 16
          Duc, a gantrack, a gantraka-discord, and only, sometimes, comrade!

          Russian shushtrak "Marusya" in Chechnya.
  9. parma
    parma 21 August 2018 12: 00
    Maybe he laughed and joked with the wretched, but for 5 years is not funny .....
  10. Fisherman
    Fisherman 21 August 2018 12: 48
    Yes ... Beauty ... Really like from a science fiction American movie of the 80s and early 90s.
    The equipment is overloaded thoroughly, how does it actually drive?
  11. Fisherman
    Fisherman 21 August 2018 13: 05
    I also remembered about the Soviet NI-1, which scared Manstein in the Crimea.
    1. Grishka cat
      Grishka cat 21 August 2018 23: 49
      Not in Crimea, but near Odessa, sorry.
  12. Kerensky
    Kerensky 21 August 2018 13: 08
    The author is right. Such armor is to your detriment, because it is dangerous for the crew. Gives a false security effect. If without the "armor" people would not have pushed their way, now they will easily climb, and they will remain there ...
  13. Graz
    Graz 21 August 2018 15: 24
    why drive such a porn, they probably have hundreds of old armored vehicles in storage, even the old armored personnel carrier-60 is much better than this self-propelled gun
  14. NF68
    NF68 21 August 2018 15: 38
    It’s time to have Daddy Makhno in the tachanka’s business.
  15. venik
    venik 21 August 2018 16: 58
    Well, Shho, "damn Muscovites" are trembling with horror ??? You have not seen the "Armored" Constipation (ZAZ -968M) yet !!! bully
    Damn ..... Well, where did I put this "photo" ??? Well, how will I FIND ..... "Take care" !!!! laughing
  16. Blackgrifon
    Blackgrifon 21 August 2018 17: 07
    Steampunk recalls. Only steam engines are missing. Idiots, sir!
  17. AleBors
    AleBors 21 August 2018 17: 40
    Goal for invention is cunning. Especially from hopelessness ...
  18. Fedorovich
    Fedorovich 21 August 2018 17: 48
    It reminds me wildly of the orcs from Warhammer 40000 ...
  19. Uma palata
    Uma palata 21 August 2018 18: 59
  20. alexsipin
    alexsipin 21 August 2018 19: 05
    Ukrainians are to blame, but what’s wrong with you, all the same, constipation comes out. No offense.
  21. vasev
    vasev 21 August 2018 20: 19
    The history of the only model of armored vehicles created by geniuses from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army is as follows:

    Somewhere these knights nadybalat the broken Soviet T-26 tank. And also quite a running tractor STZ-5-NATI. By means of removing the cab, the on-board platform and part of the equipment from the tractor, it became possible to shorten the hull of the T-26 tank of the 1939 model, which was shredded. Thus, the UPA battle tank was obtained. A wonderful example of the design thought of dill 70 years ago.

    The first known episode of the combat use of this unit was the last for him. This story is known from Polish data. Everything happened like this:

    "A home-made tank based on a T-26 armored hull and a chassis from an STZ-5 tractor was used by the UPA during an attempt to storm the town of Kupichi in December 1943 ... The tank attacked the defending Poles in the town, supported by a chain of UPA riflemen. It came closest to the position. enemy, making a terrible noise, but then the engine could not stand it and died. The chain lay even earlier under heavy Polish fire. The crew ... tried to repair the engine of their car, but under the fire of the Poles they had to stop these attempts and, removing the lock from the cannon and breaking through gas tank, decided to retreat, setting the car on fire from a safe distance. That was done ... The Poles counterattacked and captured the "tank", extinguishing it. Then they took several pairs of horses and dragged the "trophy" to themselves. Then, according to Polish legends, this The "tank" was taken from the Poles by the passing Red Army and put on a pedestal somewhere in Siberia.

    P.S. from Siberia who is? Did not see there entot shydevre on a pedestal?
  22. Looking for
    Looking for 21 August 2018 20: 45
    In the last photo, among criminals and murderers, a representative of the church !!!! - a military chaplain (second from left)
  23. Glory1974
    Glory1974 21 August 2018 21: 13
    Experience shows that even such armor can save lives. Therefore, such crafts will always be done. In our first campaign, in general, trucks were laid out along the sides with sandbags. By the way, they bought bags at their own expense. Compared to this, the photos in general are factory copies.
    And of course, no one on such shushpanders will go into battle. This is insurance against shelling during the movement of a convoy or a bullet.
  24. Jerk
    Jerk 21 August 2018 22: 15
    The most, of course, packing is the armored belts of the "Dung" battalion. Who does not know - they have squeezed out the tool shop of the Mariupol metallurgical plant for the workshop. Now slowly:
    1) MMZ has been producing ARMORED STEEL all its life, and they have welded reinforcement on the pepelats laughing
    2) The first thing that the skakuasas did with the repair shops wrung out - they sawed the machines on metal and handed them over to recyclables.
    De bills. If in the European manner feel
    1. tracer
      tracer 22 August 2018 03: 58
      They go to the Darwin Prize.
  25. UnterOf
    UnterOf 21 August 2018 22: 18
    Her Syrian look more serious No.
  26. tracer
    tracer 22 August 2018 03: 56
    Even neighing in the evening. As Professor Preobrazhensky used to say "Atavism" ..
  27. LeonidL
    LeonidL 22 August 2018 06: 39
    Homemade rogues.
  28. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 23 August 2018 00: 56
    And here is their yellow-black countrymen:
  29. Cannonball
    Cannonball 1 November 2018 21: 25
    Not a single shushpanzer will save you from a grenade launcher. Even “Korda” with “Cliff” is enough, not to mention KPVT.
  30. Major48
    Major48 4 November 2018 09: 42
    It's time to stop laughing at the pictures 4 years ago and seriously analyze the capabilities of the APU. The situation itself will not resolve, do not expect.
    1. Cannonball
      Cannonball 11 November 2018 19: 54
      APU does not need to interfere, they will kill themselves