Rare armored car "Vodnik" unloaded in Syria


The intense nature of the hostilities that unfolded during the massive offensive of the Syrian army in the west of the country leads to tangible losses of equipment on both sides of the conflict. In these conditions, Turkey is actively replenishing the militia’s materiel, supplying them with everything necessary, including armored vehicles: Akinci GZPT, M114 and ACV tracked armored personnel carriers disrupted by Syrian fighters can be found everywhere.


Thanks to Russian supplies, the military arsenals of the country's legitimate government are regularly replenished. Recently, unloading fell into the frame, apparently in Tartus, the Caesar Kunnikov BDK. Together with the new batch of military equipment, a rather rare “premise” came - the GAZ-3937 Vodnik, although it is possible that it was not intended for the Syrian military.

This armored car came at the disposal of the Russian army, however, it was rare in the domestic troops, being one of the "dark horses" in the military equipment park. A number of Vodnikov served in the Strategic Missile Forces. Judging by the personnel laid out by the RF Ministry of Defense, the Topol and Yars mobile launchers today are guarding other vehicles. In this regard, we can assume a decision to abandon the operation of the GAZ-3937 in the Strategic Missile Forces.

However, in 2018, the Vodnikov party in the sanitary-evacuation version with special medical equipment entered the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for testing. There are plans to replace this MT-LB modification used to transport the wounded. Therefore, it is possible that this time the GAZ-3937 arrived in Syria for testing in combat conditions.

Rare armored car "Vodnik" unloaded in Syria



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  1. SashOK 19 February 2020 00: 27 New
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    Interestingly, how is the issue of mine protection being addressed?
    1. loki565 19 February 2020 00: 30 New
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      Interestingly, how is the issue of mine protection being addressed?

      No way, there the main emphasis was on overcoming water obstacles
      1. ProkletyiPirat 19 February 2020 00: 55 New
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        Quote: loki565
        there the main emphasis was on overcoming water obstacles

        in general, the emphasis was on "modularity" .... At the same time, modularity is in the worst case, that is, in the option "modularity for the sake of modularity, and not for the sake of performing a combat mission and / or saving money"

        In general, none of these are tests, they simply dump all illiquid assets from warehouses. In my opinion they’re doing the right thing.
        1. PalSanych 19 February 2020 08: 18 New
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          The mobile is really crappy. We had a sanitary configuration. The crane beam is not functional .. Terribly cramped.
      2. Hermann 19 February 2020 01: 16 New
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        Despite the name Vodnik is not floating.
        1. Lamata 19 February 2020 06: 41 New
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          Well for such a waterman that does not swim.
          1. orionvitt 19 February 2020 09: 48 New
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            Well for such a waterman that does not swim.

            Nothing wrong. There are such things as "hyacinth", "tulip", "carnation", so they, too, do not smell like flowers.
            1. Lamata 19 February 2020 10: 47 New
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              They smell like powder burns, oil, fuel)))) Well this is a bouquet and aroma for a real muslin))))) drinks
              1. orionvitt 19 February 2020 12: 58 New
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                In the 90s, there was a line of eau de toilette for men called Farewell to Arms. Bottle in the form of "lemons", a faint aroma of citruses with a bitterness of powder burning. Now they don’t do that.
                1. Lamata 19 February 2020 15: 49 New
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                  Cool, I have not heard about this. I have been working for 3 years at L Etoile, so the men's fragrances are different, something like .......
          2. Vallderr 19 February 2020 19: 30 New
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            water burbulator))))
      3. Kunduz 19 February 2020 08: 28 New
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        "Vodnik" is not floating.
      4. Grigory_45 19 February 2020 09: 33 New
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        Quote: loki565
        there the main emphasis was on overcoming water obstacles

        Vodnik (let the name not mislead you) is not floating. And the emphasis in it was made on modularity, but the performance turned out to be completely nightmare.
        According to the results of operation in Russian Armed Forces, the native Moscow region refused Vodnik
    2. Lexus 19 February 2020 00: 31 New
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      Interestingly, how is the issue of mine protection being addressed?

      Hope that mines will not be in the way.
      1. Kurare 19 February 2020 11: 20 New
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        Hope that mines will not be in the way.

        Still better than just an unarmored pickup truck from for example Toyota.
  2. tomket 19 February 2020 00: 29 New
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    Burko and Pharmkor got to Syria ....
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich 19 February 2020 01: 01 New
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      Often I see on TV how the Syrian army is moving on our ,, sadko ,, (Gas zones with two bridges) .. I would like to know why the Syrians are so sunk into this car .. Is it really so successful? ..
      1. KCA
        KCA 19 February 2020 01: 39 New
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        So replacement shishigi
      2. pmkemcity 19 February 2020 04: 55 New
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        Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
        Often I see on TV how the Syrian army is moving on our ,, sadko ,, (Gas zones with two bridges) .. I would like to know why the Syrians are so sunk into this car .. Is it really so successful? ..

        For free what not to stock up?
        1. RideMaster 19 February 2020 09: 03 New
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          Well, a person really thinks that the Syrians choose what they will bring, go in parts as if they are at salons and poke a finger, bring this to us, we want to fight on this.
          For the local level, it is likely that they think so.
  3. Lexus 19 February 2020 00: 30 New
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    Rare Vodnik armored car unloaded in Syria, possibly for testing

    20 years later? In the second "Chechen" such "Vodniki" convoys of Centropozvod accompanied. The armor is much weaker than that of the BTR-80, the "licensed" GAZ-560 engine (Steyr in the "girlhood") is terribly capricious and with disgusting maintainability.

    "On you, wretched, that I am not worth it" (C), saying
    The other goals of this “fit” are hardly presented. request
    1. bessmertniy 19 February 2020 01: 17 New
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      Sometimes decisions are made that enter the enemy into a stupor. wassat This is one such solution.
      1. FORCE 38GB 19 February 2020 04: 09 New
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        Plus you + laughing Otto Von Bismarck also said: Never fight with the Russians! To any of your military tricks - they will respond with unpredictable stupidity !! wassat laughing
        1. Genry 19 February 2020 08: 30 New
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          Quote: FORCE 38RUS
          Otto Von Bismarck said:
          .... For any of your military tricks ...

          Do not repeat the fakes, especially with Bismarck.
          This is how he would say in this case: "Stupidity is a gift of God, but we should not abuse it."
  4. Paranoid50 19 February 2020 00: 35 New
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    Yes, a rare beast. On VO article by Sergey Yuferev from 3.12.2015/50/XNUMX. with a lot of photos. What is characteristic, besides ours (which of course), operates this machine also ... Uruguay (delivered about XNUMX units).

  5. loki565 19 February 2020 00: 40 New
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    What kind of test? he was tested a long time ago, only he didn’t really go into the series. They give the campaign to the Syrians, which was not particularly useful for themselves, at first the “shot” is now “waterman”. Although it may take part in the patrol instead of the APC
    1. Nikolaevich I 19 February 2020 03: 09 New
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      Quote: loki565
      he was tested a long time ago, only he didn’t really go into the series. The campaign is given to the Syrians, which themselves were not particularly useful, first the “shot” is now “waterman”

  6. Graz 19 February 2020 00: 44 New
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    It seems to me that the water workers should be transferred to the Ministry of Emergencies, while eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and evacuation and searching for survivors, he will be in his place
    1. brr1 19 February 2020 07: 43 New
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      Quote: Graz
      It seems to me that the water workers should be transferred to the Ministry of Emergencies, while eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and evacuation and searching for survivors, he will be in his place

      There is extra armor for the Ministry of Emergencies
      1. Genry 19 February 2020 08: 34 New
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        Quote: Graz
        water workers must be transferred to the Ministry of Emergencies

        So they drowned there?
      2. Grigory_45 19 February 2020 09: 40 New
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        Quote: brr1
        extra armor for the Ministry of Emergencies

        in some applications - not at all superfluous. Although the armor of Vodnik is such that it can be said that it is practically absent.
        In addition, a “civilian” unarmored version was produced
  7. Andrei Nikolaevich 19 February 2020 00: 54 New
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    An interesting device. Good luck to developers and engineers!
  8. iaroslav.mudryi 19 February 2020 01: 08 New
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    From the article:
    ... Turkey is actively replenishing the militants ’equipment, supplying them with everything necessary, including armored vehicles: Akinci GZPT, M114 and ACV tracked armored personnel carriers disrupted by Syrian fighters can be found everywhere.


    A fresh report from Anna News “Tiger Forces. Road to Aleppo” has been released - the military commanders have done excellent work as the Syrian army crumbles Turkish armored vehicles with militants:
  9. Vitas 19 February 2020 03: 07 New
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    VO correspondents do not follow what they write earlier ???
    https://topwar.ru/108189-v-sirii-zamecheny-broneavtomobili-vodnik.html
  10. vik669 19 February 2020 04: 14 New
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    Yeah, now it’s not enough for the Turks!
  11. RideMaster 19 February 2020 09: 05 New
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    A strange definition of rare sounds. Well this is not an animal or parting. It is rare, because little has been done.
  12. Grigory_45 19 February 2020 09: 24 New
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    it is possible that this time the GAZ-3937 arrived in Syria to test in combat conditions.
    - Most likely, illiquid assets are dumped. In the Russian Armed Forces, Vodnik proved himself on the negative side (and no wonder, the machine turned out pretty lousy), and decided to give them to the Syrian "brothers". The threshing floor is not sorry
  13. uav80 19 February 2020 15: 49 New
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    There are only about a hundred of them, half of them were handed over to Uruguay, it is not known how much is left (a couple of pieces are in Udmurtia as they are regular participants in the victory triumph in Izhevsk and Sarapul), so they are simply written off to the campaign, passing to the Syrians so that they don’t loom ...
  14. Russian_man 19 February 2020 17: 08 New
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    He swims, but the location of the drive wheels under the seats in the cockpit guarantees fatal injuries or immediate death in 93,7 percent of cases of undermining on a conventional mechanical mine. It needs to be redone, the driver should be better protected.