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Armored car Arquus Scarabee. Looks and moves like a crab

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In France, the process of creating and bringing to mind a new light armored car, designed to carry four people, continues. Arquus is working on a vehicle with a hybrid power plant.


The feature of the armored vehicle, in addition to the power plant, is the ability to move sideways, like a crab, since the wheels of the front and rear axles are steerable.

For the first time, the new armored car Arquus Scarabee was presented to the general public in 2019 as part of the International Aviation and Space Salon in Le Bourget. The airborne armored car came to the court at the Paris Air Show 2019. It is known that a small group of specialists from the Arquus company, collaborating with small and medium-sized French enterprises and start-ups, was responsible for the development of the armored vehicle. The developers are especially proud that 95 percent of the project's suppliers are from France.

Arquus is the new reincarnation of the renowned Renault Trucks Defense, which was responsible for supplying 90 percent of all wheeled vehicles to the French army. It is reported that a number of foreign customers are already showing interest in the Scarabee armored vehicle. This is easy to believe when you consider that Arquus already has about six dozen export clients in its portfolio.

Arquus Scarabee and its features


Arquus Scarabee is a lightweight 4x4 armored vehicle. The capabilities of the armored car allow it to be used for reconnaissance on the front line in direct fire contact with the enemy, and in the rear areas.

The armored car is easily transported by air by the most common military transport aircraft of the NATO bloc, primarily by the numerous "Hercules". Transfer by transport helicopters is also possible. For example, with the help of a Chinook helicopter. It is also possible to drop an armored vehicle on a special cargo platform LTCO12. In this case, the vehicle will be ready for battle 15 minutes after landing.


An important feature of the armored vehicle is the presence of steering wheels of the front and rear axles, as well as a fully independent suspension.

The armored car is able to move almost sideways, without exposing the enemy to the most vulnerable sides and stern. In this way, it resembles a crab and has already caused many comparisons with this crustacean in the foreign press.

This solution opens up new tactical opportunities, increasing maneuverability and mobility, especially in urban combat or in spaces cluttered with equipment and various obstacles.

Another feature of the armored car is the variable ground clearance. There are two options available to the driver: high for off-road driving, and low for driving on good roads. It can also be used for ease of transportation by air and to reduce the height of the combat vehicle.

Arquus calls its development the first hybrid military vehicle. In this regard, Scarabee can indeed change the standards for this class of military equipment over time. Operation only from the electric motor makes the machine as quiet as possible and reduces the thermal signature, which is especially important for operations at night.


The manufacturer claims a high level of ballistic and mine protection, without disclosing details. Based on the mass of a combat vehicle of 8 tons and a crew of only four, one can imagine that the level of protection of the "Scarab" is really high.

The internal layout of the armored vehicle was designed to facilitate crew collaboration and maintenance. At the same time, the driver's seat was placed in the front center, providing him with a forward view of 270 degrees.

Arquus Scarabee Specifications


The manufacturer declared the following technical characteristics of the armored car: gross vehicle weight - 8 tons. Capacity - 4 fighters, including the vehicle driver. The ground clearance is 0,385 meters. The maximum length of an armored car is 5,25 meters, width - 2,1 meters, height - 2 meters. In this regard, the model is slightly inferior in length to the Russian armored car "Tiger" (5,67 meters), significantly exceeding in weight.

The 8-ton machine is powered by a 6 hp V300 VMM diesel engine. from. Since the power plant of the armored vehicle is hybrid, the diesel engine is paired with an electric motor with a power of 70 kW (approximately 100 hp). The power plant of the armored vehicle works in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The suspension of the machine is completely independent with the ability to change the value of the ground clearance. Used tires - 365/80 R20.

Unfortunately, the speed characteristics of the model are not disclosed. Nothing is known about the power reserve either. At the same time, the hybrid installation of the armored vehicle assumes the possibility of various modes of operation. Including completely on an electric motor, which is especially important for reconnaissance missions.


In an interview with the French media, the developers of the Scarabee armored car noted that the power of a 70 kW electric motor is enough to provide an 8-ton car with 10 kilometers of cross-country travel at a speed of 15 km / h until the batteries are completely discharged.

The armored car has good cross-country performance. The machine is able to overcome a ford with a depth of 0,8 meters without any preliminary preparation.

Also, the armored car can overcome vertical walls and obstacles up to 0,4 meters high. And trenches up to 0,9 meters wide. A steep uphill climb will not be a problem for the car, the Arquus Scarabee is able to climb a hill with a steepness of 60 percent.

At the same time, the manufacturer declared the lateral stability of the armored vehicle on slopes with a steepness of up to 40 percent. The machine achieves such results due to its low center of gravity. It should be noted that this is true for armored vehicles without additional equipment or combat modules installed, which will certainly change the center of the vehicle.

The purpose of the armored car Arquus Scarabee


The Arquus Scarabee armored car belongs to the class of light and well-protected armored vehicles that meet the concept of the activity of many modern armies.

The armored car is designed to support the actions of small, highly mobile detachments. The model is air-transportable and can be airlifted not only by military transport aircraft (Lockheed C-130 Hercules or European Airbus A400M), but also by helicopters. For example, a heavy transport helicopter Boeing CH-47 Chinook.


The set of features and characteristics inherent in the design of the armored car also dictates the possibilities of using the vehicle on the battlefield.

The Scarab features exceptional mobility, allowing the machine to be used with equal efficiency on various types of terrain, including dense urban areas and confined spaces.

The presence of a hybrid engine makes the armored car one of the first combat vehicles (if not the first), which is capable of operating 100 percent on electricity. This opportunity will appeal not only to Greta Thunberg, but also to the military, who, depending on the situation, will be able to switch to an electric drive. The presence of this option allows you to reduce the acoustic and thermal signature of the armored vehicle. As a result, the Arquus Scarabee armored vehicle can be used for reconnaissance missions.

In addition, the armored vehicle is able to solve airborne assault tasks, being a means of transportation for a small well-armed and equipped detachment. The armored car and its crew are able to capture forward positions or important objects on the ground. Take the runways, for example. Also, the car can be used for patrolling and controlling the territory, escorting convoys and protecting communications.

At the same time, the armored car is equally suitable for reconnaissance in force, and for "quiet" operations for the imperceptible observation of the enemy grouping.

In the future, the car will clearly receive various equipment options. From radars and various electro-optical sensors to remotely controlled combat modules with a different set of weapons: from large-caliber machine guns and automatic grenade launchers, to rapid-fire small-caliber cannons, including 30-mm ones.
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  1. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 19 March 2021 18: 11
    -4
    Armored car Arquus Scarabee. Looks and moves like a crab
    but should, judging by the name, upside down, "scarab" is .. dung, pushes with its hind legs, pellets of dung.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 19 March 2021 18: 31
      +13
      A bit of video of a car in motion
    2. Free wind
      Free wind 19 March 2021 19: 28
      0
      Pneumatic suspension allows you to move up and down laughing ... Usually the control of the rear wheels is push-button, or with a key, I wonder how it is done here. when driving sideways, turning in the direction of movement is difficult or impossible, since the steering wheel is already turned in the direction of movement. at first you get confused in the buttons of course. The Renoshny engine lineup is quite normal, the same Dixie 11 seems to fit under the hood. It seems to me too early to put an electric drive on military equipment. If the engine is not spun up to the Chkalov revolutions. then the glushak can cope with the noise quite well. Judging by the guides, the doors will open approximately like on the Gazelle, I think it is not a very good solution for the war, they close and open for a long time. Swing doors are simpler, more reliable and open, it takes less time to slam, and an open armored door gives protection to the fighter behind it.
  2. SaLaR
    SaLaR 19 March 2021 18: 12
    .
    These are somehow nicer and dearer to me ... soldier
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 19 March 2021 18: 23
      +15
      Who specifically Iveco or CS / VN3 wassat
      1. SaLaR
        SaLaR 19 March 2021 18: 26
        -5
        Yes, even a speckled horse))) The main thing is under our flags good
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 19 March 2021 18: 41
          +18
          Well then, no question. laughing

          1. SaLaR
            SaLaR 19 March 2021 18: 47
            0
            And shooo .... very cool thing.))) The enemy will run away from her faster than from Buratina fellow
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 19 March 2021 18: 52
              +2
              The only pity is that the range of the actual "fire" is limited by the engine power. request But our specialists from Skolkovo are working hard to improve this system. laughing
              1. SaLaR
                SaLaR 19 March 2021 18: 57
                -1
                Shovel troops to help them ... laughing Take more .. Throw further ... While it flies, we have a rest drinks
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 19 March 2021 19: 02
                  +1
                  How, how - "swam, we know" - Fuck you a bulldozer, I'd rather send a company of soldiers. laughing drinks
                  1. SaLaR
                    SaLaR 19 March 2021 19: 12
                    0
                    This is exactly the contents of the barrel and floats ...)))))) wassat So let's drink to those who walkdrinks
                    1. Catfish
                      Catfish 19 March 2021 19: 14
                      +3
                      Here in Skolkovo they are struggling to float at the right speed and in the right direction. So far to no avail ... request laughing
                      1. SaLaR
                        SaLaR 19 March 2021 19: 43
                        +2
                        So maybe it's in Skolkovo's head ?????? if so many years .. and no result ???? hi
                      2. Catfish
                        Catfish 19 March 2021 19: 54
                        +5
                        Or maybe they eat poorly, well ... and they have an appropriate chair, and therefore there is not enough material for field tests? laughing
                        And so they - wow !!!

                      3. Intruder
                        Intruder 20 March 2021 20: 10
                        +1
                        And so they - wow !!!
                        Konstantin, you have a good photo! My respect... drinks
                      4. Catfish
                        Catfish 20 March 2021 21: 00
                        +1
                        Thanks Denis smile , but unfortunately not for me, I am only a translator. drinks
                2. Intruder
                  Intruder 20 March 2021 20: 12
                  +1
                  Here in Skolkovo they are struggling to float at the right speed and in the right direction.
                  Duc, there are already originals in the form of pieces, the same on a powerful fan and that's it, and it floats and even flies, at the right speed ...!? wink hi
                3. Catfish
                  Catfish 20 March 2021 21: 01
                  +1
                  I know, but you can't sit over a helicopter in the pose of an eagle for a long time. laughing
      2. Mister X
        Mister X 19 March 2021 22: 39
        +3
        Quote: Sea Cat
        our specialists from Skolkovo

        hi
        Skolkovo ... And what do we know about the company from today's article?
        Arquus is the new reincarnation of the renowned Renault Trucks Defense
        Author: Yuferev Sergey

        Small investigation.
        The manufacturer's website says that Arquus was the merger of Renault Trucks Defense, Acmat and Panhard.

        The Volvo Group includes the brands Volvo, Mack and Renault Trucks.
        Volvo, in turn, is owned by the Chinese concern Geely.
        Got a question:
        Could the Arquus Scarabee in today's article be considered a Chinese machine? wink
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 19 March 2021 23: 11
          +2
          Hi Michael hi
          Probably soon there will be nothing that is not Chinese at all in the world. smile
          1. Mister X
            Mister X 19 March 2021 23: 14
            +2
            Quote: Sea Cat
            Hi Mikhail

            Hi Konstantin hi
            Quote: Sea Cat
            there will be nothing non-Chinese in the world at all

            And what about Moldovan wine and hominy? drinks
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 19 March 2021 23: 27
              +1
              Well, at least it will remain with Russian vodka and Ukrainian bacon. laughing drinks
              1. Mister X
                Mister X 19 March 2021 23: 29
                +1
                Quote: Sea Cat
                with Russian vodka and Ukrainian bacon

                And also borsch, cabbage soup, pies, barbecue
              2. Catfish
                Catfish 19 March 2021 23: 38
                +1
                That's it, Misha, that's enough! laughing Otherwise, my salivation will begin, but eating at night is harmful. drinks
              3. Mister X
                Mister X 20 March 2021 08: 30
                +3
                Quote: Sea Cat
                eating at night is harmful

                Come on!
                A slice of homemade baked goods improves sleep wink

                Zebra cake.
                The wife just got it out of the oven

                Before being sent to the "oven"
              4. Intruder
                Intruder 20 March 2021 20: 18
                0
                The wife just got it out of the oven
                Well, that's all - "Alert", now our moderator will hang himself on the cable from the mouse, when he begins to delete, our "gastronomic tastes", my breakfast and yesterday's dinner, also my beloved wife cooked:

    2. Korsar4
      Korsar4 20 March 2021 04: 05
      +1
      But what about the children?
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 20 March 2021 11: 20
        +1
        "There will be children later, everything will repeat itself from the beginning" (c)
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 20 March 2021 12: 10
          +2
          "Night, icy ripples of the channel" (c).
        2. Catfish
          Catfish 20 March 2021 12: 14
          +1
          "Lantern, street, pharmacy ..." (c)
        3. Korsar4
          Korsar4 20 March 2021 12: 42
          +2
          "I will walk along Aprikosovaya" (c).
        4. Catfish
          Catfish 20 March 2021 12: 52
          +1
          "Streets-boxes" (c)
  • vadim dok
    vadim dok 20 March 2021 17: 05
    0
    You can't! Combat poisonous substances!
  • vadim dok
    vadim dok 20 March 2021 17: 06
    0
    You can't! Almost chemical weapons!
  • Bykov.
    Bykov. 20 March 2021 07: 44
    0
    Quote: Sea Cat
    Well then, no question. laughing

    and where are the license plates of the car? mom's photoshoppers.
  • petroff
    petroff 20 March 2021 00: 35
    0
    The main feature is air transportability.
    Although we have recently presented some kind of little car. It is air transportable.
  • petroff
    petroff 20 March 2021 00: 51
    0
    Lasok 4P, here is an approximate domestic analogue.
  • KCA
    KCA 19 March 2021 18: 26
    -8
    Light BA for 4 soldiers weighing 8 tons? Well, let them gash a light armored coupe for 2 soldiers weighing 16 tons, but what about? An old "ladybug" BTR-60P with a load of 16 people and weighing 9.9 tons, what class does it belong to? Ultralight?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 19 March 2021 18: 39
      +13
      Well, now there are other priorities.

      BTR-60/70/80 runs into the prikopku and that's it, we arrived, or we collect the scattered broken soldiers on the outskirts, or we scoop out the minced meat from the inside. This car runs over, but inside everyone gets off with bruises-fright (well, of course, if they didn't dig 100 kg there and blew them up right in the driveway).

      BTR-60/70/80 even 7,62 armor-piercing bullets into the side from 500 m does not hold without shielding packages, which are not in reality. DShK punches him in silhouette. Immediately, it seems like an application for 14,5 in sectors and 12,7 in projection.

      Traveling capabilities, again, maneuverability, the ability to slip through an enemy village or arrive at the address on an electric ship, without noise and dust. The armored personnel carrier cannot do that.

      Again, you can throw it by helicopter or medium transport (by the same Spartan). The armored personnel carrier must be driven hard and the helicopter does not take it.
      1. KCA
        KCA 19 March 2021 18: 49
        -4
        Without noise and dust, it will not work in any way, an 8-ton scarab will raise and buzz the dust with electric motors and tires no less than the usual btra, well, if only low-low, at a speed of 5 km / h. 2 fighters and the crew is a buggy weighing 800 kg maximum, at a speed of 90-130 km the village flies by, the barmaley will not even have time to get up from the rugs, the detonation is only controlled, the ATM will not work for such a weight, and you have to hit it very accurately
      2. Intruder
        Intruder 19 March 2021 22: 38
        0
        This car runs over, but inside everyone gets off with bruises-fright (well, of course, if they didn't dig 100 kg there and blew them up right in the driveway).
        for an armored personnel carrier of the indicated versions, bolted to a tree trunk by the road, with camouflage with branches (or an inclined installation on a slope into the ground, any boulder of the appropriate size, etc.) with caring and skillful hands, enough and: MON-200 (mass of explosive ( TNT) ..... 12 kg .., with ready-made slaughter elements - up to 900 units (rollers with a diameter of 10 mm.)) ..., a colander will come out of it, with a liver from all holes (... applied by ready-made slaughter elements (rollers) flying out in the direction of the enemy in a narrow beam about 10 meters wide at a distance of up to 220 meters (with a probability of hitting 90%).) !!!

        1. saygon66
          saygon66 20 March 2021 18: 27
          +1
          - MON 200 was used mainly for mining protected objects ... To carry this thing - 25 kg. - we need a partisan with weightlifting training. CCM - not lower! wink
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 20 March 2021 18: 46
            -1
            To carry this thing - 25 kg. - we need a partisan with weightlifting training. CCM - not lower!
            an ambush should be prepared in advance, just mining, you also need to do it before ..., therefore, not only at guarded objects ...
            1. saygon66
              saygon66 20 March 2021 18: 48
              +1
              - "Planting" - you will not envy! Yes, and she is old - almost 35 years ago I saw such ...
              1. Intruder
                Intruder 20 March 2021 19: 08
                -1
                "Planting" - you will not envy
                they have such a job ... plus all the hardships and hardships!
                1. saygon66
                  saygon66 20 March 2021 19: 15
                  0
                  - Aha! Especially if you look from the outside ... smile
      3. mvg
        mvg 19 March 2021 23: 02
        +3
        Immediately, it seems like an application for 14,5 in sectors and 12,7 in projection.

        Stanag 1 level declared
        These are 7.62x51 from 30 m, 5.56x45, etc. With the full mass, the author was too clever (lied) a little.
    2. nks
      nks 19 March 2021 19: 09
      +2
      8 tons is the gross curb weight, including a load of up to 2 tons. Quite standard by modern standards - the same Lynx weighs more.
      1. KCA
        KCA 19 March 2021 19: 54
        0
        Iveсo Lynx weight 6.5, crew 3 + 1, 4 + 1, 6 + 1
        1. nks
          nks 19 March 2021 20: 00
          0
          Well, count it. In fact, different versions of Iveco have different masses, and it is indicated from the basic Stanag 3 level (if 4, then there will be more)
    3. V.I.P.
      V.I.P. 19 March 2021 19: 43
      +4
      Abroad, ARMORED EQUIPMENT is based on the maximum protection of personnel. And in the Russian Federation, in addition to the waterfowl idea laughing do not think about anything. And the life and health of the soldiers is of no interest to anyone - they are consumables. Look at the video of the explosions of foreign technology in Yemen. The armored personnel carrier takes off like a ball, falls on its side, and the soldiers scatter from it all alive)).
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 19 March 2021 22: 47
        -4
        And the life and health of the soldiers is of no interest to anyone - they are consumables.
        Well, Duc, new Zoldaten will give birth and not one for the family capital, at least a couple of guys ... winked , and the mint will provide money, the lot of all countries of the n-th world !?
      2. Blackgrifon
        Blackgrifon 19 March 2021 22: 59
        +1
        Quote: V.I.P.
        and the border in the basis of ARMORED EQUIPMENT is the maximum protection of personnel. And in the Russian Federation, except for the waterfowl idea, they do not think about anything.

        They do not think at all and that is why they do not at all understand that when trying to act on a terrain where every 5-10 km of the river, when trying to cross, you can wash with blood.
        And that is why they buy typhoons even before the heap and paste over the BTR-82 from the inside with lining, and the tanks are coated with DZ.
        Quote: V.I.P.
        and the soldiers flee from it all alive

        Confused to scatter under machine gun fire. Moreover, almost all light vehicles of the Coalition in Yemen have 2 class of protection in the base.
        1. V.I.P.
          V.I.P. 20 March 2021 14: 33
          +2
          The Chechen company made 1 attempt to cross the river with waterfowl equipment. Why do you think only one? laughing ... Naturally it was unsuccessful. It is possible to swim on them without a fight. And when there is a war, there are battles for bridges, because all this waterfowl equipment crawls ashore in a prepared place, where they are waiting and burning for it. Where he wants not to come out, the shore does not allow.
          1. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 20 March 2021 16: 27
            +1
            Quote: V.I.P.
            Naturally it was unsuccessful. It is possible to swim on them without a fight. And when there is a war, there are battles for bridges, because all this waterfowl equipment crawls ashore in a prepared place, where they are waiting and burning for it. Where he wants not to come out, the shore does not allow.

            But in the years of the Second World War, during the crossings (especially when the bridges were all blown up) it was better. In addition, how many rivers are there in Chechnya?
    4. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 19 March 2021 22: 54
      +1
      Quote: KCA
      Light BA

      If the roots of the scarab are from a crab, then it is an order of magnitude better booked by the BTR-60P (as if not higher than the BTR-80).
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 19 March 2021 18: 45
    -1
    There is no weaponry, no loopholes, you won't get far on the rims, they will squeeze it - and they will fry the crab right in the shell. Even back and forth, the review is zero.
    1. t-12
      t-12 19 March 2021 19: 25
      +5
      The weapons will be hung from above, there is a place there. The loopholes are not needed, there will be an electronic fire control system. For a review backward (and forward too) - a video camera with a thermal imager. The windshields were left clean "just in case."
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 19 March 2021 21: 51
        0
        video camera with thermal imager
        shrapnel flow OFBCH, and a mustache laughing belay optics of a thermal imaging camera, or thermobaric zhahnet, in caliber 40 mm., type: VG-40TB !?
        1. t-12
          t-12 20 March 2021 10: 08
          +1
          If zhahnet, then the carrier looks into the windshield and retracts to the rear to change the camera.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 20 March 2021 15: 23
            0
            If zhahnet, then the carrier looks into the windshield and retracts to the rear to change the camera.
            in the frontal armored glass unit, which will immediately become - opaque matte white, with a network of cracks ... wink laughing !?
  • OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 19 March 2021 18: 51
    0
    The appearance of a huge number of anti-tank weapons negates the possibility of armor. Machines that have the ability to protect become too heavy and difficult to maneuver. And this increases the losses from IEDs and mines. The need for MRAP has increased exponentially.
    A hybrid engine is also a must. On these machines there is a huge number of electricity consumers, optoelectronic surveillance and aiming systems, remotely controlled weapons, communication and electronic warfare systems, various radars, etc., etc. The internal combustion engine is forced to constantly work for power, this eats up the motor resource, large batteries are needed when silence is needed. In a hybrid, the internal combustion engine is designed to generate electricity, which increases its resource, the batteries are capacious by themselves.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 19 March 2021 21: 48
      0
      The appearance of a huge number of anti-tank weapons negates the possibility of armor. Machines that have the ability to protect become too heavy and difficult to maneuver.
      That is why above in the picture, a cut of MRAP, with a DUBM, its center of gravity is somehow not very harmonious, with such a height then !? winked , even to hide behind a fold of a dune / bush / boulder-stone and will not have time, they will demolish its onboard armament with the first shot from an ancient RPG or a short burst from the good old CPV, or DShK !?
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 19 March 2021 22: 09
        -1
        This is an L-ATV, with a 30-mm cannon with a controlled detonation of shells, an optoelectronic system, a Kayot-2 UAV unit, a 360-degree radar.
        You still need to approach it at the effective range of the means indicated by you. Although the use of suicide bombers is common.
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 19 March 2021 22: 26
          0
          You still need to approach it at the effective range of the means indicated by you. Although the use of suicide bombers is common.
          Well, no one has canceled an ambush with ATGMs or even ancient RPGs, but with proper preparation and camouflage, with mandatory reconnaissance of the terrain, even in urban conditions, with the mining of transport routes with IEDs !?
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 19 March 2021 22: 29
            +2
            Rabinovich enlisted in the Israeli army.
            The head of the recruitment office asks the question:
            - Imagine that you are in a field. Ahead of you is an Arab. Your actions?
            “Grab a gun and kill an Arab.”
            - Right. The following situation: you are in the field, in front of you is an Arab, left and right are also in Arabic. Your actions?
            “Grab a gun and kill everyone.”
            - Right. And here is the situation: you are in the field, there are three Arabs in front of you, there are also three Arabs in the back, again three Arabs on the right and left, and in addition the tank goes directly at you. Your actions?
            “Grab a gun and kill all the Arabs.” Then I throw a grenade and detonate the tank.
            - Right. And here's another situation: you are in the field, in front of a hundred Arabs, on the right, left, behind - also a hundred, three tanks from behind the hill appeared and dive from the heels of the helicopters. Your actions?
            - Can I ask a question?
            - It is possible.
            “Am I alone in the Israeli army?”
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 19 March 2021 22: 51
              0
              - Can I ask a question?
              - It is possible.
              “Am I alone in the Israeli army?”
              Exactly ... laughing hi
              - Right. And here's another situation: you are in the field, in front of a hundred Arabs, on the right, left, behind - also a hundred, three tanks from behind the hill appeared and dive from the heels of the helicopters. Your actions?
              I give target designation to the drummer (UAV) in the combat zone ..., through the wearable communication terminal and disguise myself on the ground, waiting to drop meager tears and praying to all Gods to choose from and without (this is the arrival of a northern fur animal ...) air carriers STM! Although, you can get a hero, but then posthumously! wink
              1. OgnennyiKotik
                OgnennyiKotik 19 March 2021 23: 09
                -2
                There are different weapons for different units, it is clear that these armored cars are not for protecting the columns. They are for the light assault infantry, they are predators, they ambush, not at them. Their task is to penetrate the rear of the enemy, conduct reconnaissance, destroy command posts, military infrastructure, seize important objects using surprise, etc., etc.
                Therefore, now there is a division (example of the USA) into heavy brigades (Abrams + Bradley), mechanized (Stryker), light (light MRAP and cars).
                An interesting video demonstration of why such machines are needed.
                1. Intruder
                  Intruder 19 March 2021 23: 20
                  +1
                  They are for light assault infantry, they are predators, they ambush, not at them
                  they are not predators - but breakfast for a predator like this:
                  or such:
                  well, maybe for these:
      2. Blackgrifon
        Blackgrifon 19 March 2021 23: 01
        +1
        Quote: Intruder
        That is why above in the picture, a cut of MRAP, with a DUBM, its center of gravity is somehow not very harmonious, with such a height then !? , even to hide behind a fold of a dune / bush / boulder-stone and will not have time, they will demolish its onboard armament with the first shot from an ancient RPG or a short burst from the good old CPV, or DShK !?

        To be fair, this BA has a hydropneumatic suspension - see at 30-40 it will "sit down".
        Armor - unknown (either 3 or (and most likely) 2 protection class), but it won't save from 12,7 (not to mention KPVT).
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 19 March 2021 23: 08
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          Armor - unknown (either 3 or (and most likely) 2 protection class), but it won't save from 12,7 (not to mention KPVT).
          Exactly ..., and it came to my mind, after the gloomy geniuses from my ethnic homeland in 2014-15, it is beautiful for any exhibition and contracts of "fat", but in fact the old DShK or KPV, in skillful hands and with little consumption of BK, it will be cracked under a nut, or M2 stars and stripes in the same hands above the waist of the shooter ... laughing drinks
          1. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 19 March 2021 23: 44
            +1
            Quote: Intruder
            but in fact the old DShK or KPV, in skillful hands and with a small consumption of BK, will crack it under a nut, or M2

            Well ... they can paste over it with ceramics and gratings :) On the other hand, apparently the calculation is that at speed and get.
            Quote: Intruder
            his DBM still sticks out at least 0,5 meters

            In general, a strong bias in the direction of protection from mines (which entails an increase in the height of the vehicle and a decrease in cross-country ability), of course, raises many questions.
            On the other hand, there is the experience of the Border War, and there the high altitude and low level of armoring of the South African vehicles did not greatly interfere with them when meeting with a technically equal enemy.
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 20 March 2021 00: 23
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              On the other hand, there is the experience of the Border War, and there the high altitude and low level of armoring of the South African vehicles did not greatly interfere with them when meeting with a technically equal enemy.
              different experiments happen, and not only in South Africa, here mine shows several options at once from memory, for sure ..., in various combat ... just like these - these "very machines", with gratings and plates, but even with remote control. .. smile
              1. Blackgrifon
                Blackgrifon 20 March 2021 11: 23
                +1
                Quote: Intruder
                different experiences happen, and not only in South Africa, here is my

                It is also true and not to be disputed.
                But, in principle, if you make these cars taking into account the balance of security, size (not with a three-story house), cross-country ability and put normal weapons (the same 12,7 mm, but with a stabilizer) and not use instead of a tank, but limit yourself to the roles of an armored vehicle, equipment transporter, brdm and light armored car, it will not be so bad.
                For example, the distant ancestor of the scarab - VBL - despite its light armor, due to its small size and competent use, performed well in hot spots - even photographs of broken ones and data on losses are very difficult to find.
                1. Intruder
                  Intruder 20 March 2021 15: 26
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                  But, in principle, if you make these cars taking into account the balance of security, size (not with a three-story house), cross-country ability and put normal weapons (the same 12,7 mm, but with a stabilizer) and not use instead of a tank, but limit yourself to the roles of an armored vehicle, equipment transporter, brdm and light armored car, it will not be so bad.
                  I agree, especially in the role of transport for the MTR and a traveling all-terrain vehicle for high ranks with air conditioning and security, just with the number of two fighters ...
        2. Intruder
          Intruder 19 March 2021 23: 12
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          but this BA has a hydropneumatic suspension - see at 30-40 it will "sit down".
          his DUBM still sticks out at least 0,5 meters, well, even lower the pressure in the tires, then there will already be a stationary mass grave of the infantry behind a stone or a mound of grass, but to the point ... I personally would not climb on this and on the front , it is better to knead the dirt with your belly or rip off with sand from your chest ... but there will be more chances !? wink hi
  • knn54
    knn54 19 March 2021 19: 03
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    -Unfortunately, the speed characteristics of the model are not disclosed. Nothing is known about the power reserve either. At the same time, the hybrid installation of the armored vehicle assumes the possibility of various modes of operation. Including completely on an electric motor, which is especially important for reconnaissance missions.
    With a diesel engine, the range reaches 1000 km. When using one electric motor, the battery charge (two batteries) is only enough for 10 km.
    According to the manufacturer, an empty reconnaissance vehicle weighs up to 6,6 tons. At the same time, it is capable of carrying up to 1815 kg of payload.
    The "Crab Run" will allow you to get out of narrow passages.
    On the road, the "Scarab" accelerates to 120 km / h!
    By 2025, they want to develop an unmanned version - well, it has a very rich electronic filling, a lot of sensors.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 19 March 2021 21: 58
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      By 2025, they want to develop an unmanned version - well, it has a very rich electronic filling, a lot of sensors.
      a dream, for calculations with explosive-magnetic warheads, directly a new round of further development - 105 mm., rocket-propelled grenades with UVIS (explosive source of RFEMI)!
  • Ramadan
    Ramadan 19 March 2021 19: 06
    +1
    Something with the design is being wrapped up more and more.
    Does it all carry some kind of semantic load, except for appearance?
    The F-35 has the same hatches on the fuselage, polygonal, or made with a complex geometric shape.
    But each such bend / bend in the manufacture of a matrix costs serious money.
    Already the feeling that some kind of toys are playing.
    1. grumbler
      grumbler 19 March 2021 21: 53
      +2
      Ramazan, broken hatches on the F35, at least honest applied electrodynamics and no "design" (in the sense of the exterior), the result of the use of STEALTH (regardless of the relevance of the very concept of "radio invisibility", which, with the modern development of observation equipment in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, seems has already outlived itself).

      It also immediately caught my eye - the doors on the rails. A very good solution for a city truck / minibus (when you need to park close to or not block traffic on the sidewalk with open doors), it is highly doubtful in a military vehicle. Will this mechanism jam when sand, rubble gets into it or dirt freezes in it? Not to mention combat damage.

      And so, peacetime military equipment is much more designed to charm a deputy or an Arab sheikh at an exhibition than to be pragmatically convenient, versatile, inexpensive and easy to manufacture. As in the topic about micro-MRAP "Lasok 4P" (https://topwar.ru/179928-rodom-ne-sovsem-iz-nashego-veka-na-zapade-ocenili-novyj-rossijskij-broneavtomobil-lasok-4 -p.html)
      I will note that the health-improving position of the military-industrial complex is very great - they must write strict specifications in order to protect themselves as much as possible from the "eccentricities" of designers. Yes, we need new orders and as expensive as possible (and why would you like to maintain expensive design bureaus, factories, stands and subcontractors?). But that's what "sweet-specs" are for, so that the military-industrial complex does not doze off.
  • puskarinkis
    puskarinkis 19 March 2021 19: 43
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    A little surprising is the desire to make a "tank out of a scooter" - to provide all types of transport with protection from the detonation of an anti-tank mine. Given that a mine is an effective weapon of guerrilla warfare, why not design an armored car with protection against all types of ATGM (S), kamikaze drones or shells over 100 mm? Why is protection against conventional 6 kg of TNT necessary? The likelihood of war only with the "barmaley" who have no means of destruction, except for mines? Not being able to charge more power? The use of technology exclusively in minefields? The desire to feel protected is understandable, but in war, this is an elusive feeling. It seems to me that with a certain mine protection, it would be more understandable (important, necessary) to strive for protection against bullets up to 12,7 mm. Even protection against 20-30 mm shells is already redundant for armored vehicles of a class lower than armored personnel carriers or infantry fighting vehicles. Otherwise, it will be possible to come to the conclusion that the conscripts will be transported in parts on armored trains due to the danger of shelling / detonation ...
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 19 March 2021 22: 32
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      It seems to me that with a certain mine protection, it would be more understandable (important, necessary) to strive for protection against bullets up to 12,7 mm. Even protection against 20-30 mm shells is already redundant for armored vehicles of a class below armored personnel carriers or infantry fighting vehicles
      , the poor partisans now have 14,5 mm., and even SPG-9 are also available with various ancient ATGMs from the last century, so the desire is a little justified, at least to provide something for the customer-client! winked
      Conventional 6 kg., This is more of a marketing of manufacturers, like - we assume at least minimal protection against detonation in ideal conditions ... wink , which is equivalent for an IED of a high-explosive type and carelessly and quickly assembled in garage workshops ... although there obviously will not smell of TNT with hexogen, because where can I get it all and for what money !?
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 19 March 2021 22: 55
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      Even protection against 20-30 mm shells is already redundant for armored vehicles of a class below armored personnel carriers or infantry fighting vehicles
      rather, this kind, just as in the article, and will not withstand a quick burst, even in the nose plates, from 20/30-mm .. armor-piercing !? A car with reconnaissance functionality for the MTR and only, while driving on such a front end, you can immediately hang medals for the crew on the road, with a ready funeral for loved ones ... laughing wink
  • Observer2014
    Observer2014 19 March 2021 19: 51
    -5
    Cool car! yes Design, goodA million! Not beautiful cars can not drive beautifully bully I love the coolly thought-out design. And you don't need to sculpt about patriotism. I'm the first who will say and point to our really beautiful technique. Those who created and painted "Octopus" generally respect and respect me from me! I don't know. For me personally, an etalon. Clear lines. And nothing superfluous in those tasks .. hi
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 19 March 2021 23: 48
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      Quote: Observer2014
      Cool car! Design

      Taste and color - for me, their VBL and Crab are outwardly very credible, and from ours - Typhoon-VDV
  • TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 19 March 2021 20: 35
    -1
    Very difficult to maintain machine. Most likely, a trailer with spare parts and replacement blocks should roll behind it. But the direction is interesting, in the future it will be brought to mind and in demand.
    1. Proctologist
      Proctologist 19 March 2021 21: 18
      -1
      Well, I respectfully call French cars "real estate")) Maybe their military equipment is more reliable? After all, the USSR claimed to be the manufacturer of a simple and extremely reliable weapon. Kalashnikov is synonymous with simplicity and reliability. But the cars turned out um ... not very good.
      1. TatarinSSSR
        TatarinSSSR 21 March 2021 11: 19
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        You can call French cars whatever you want, your right. I personally have two cars, a 2017 Volkswagen Polo for my wife and a 3 Renault Megane 2011. And unlike the German, my Megan does not ask for so much bobla for repair and maintenance, and practically does not break. Evaluated body, automatic transmission with manual shift, cruise, "C" class, economical and spacious. And I'm happy with it. Stereotypes in their heads and who drives how and monitors the car.
  • Graz
    Graz 19 March 2021 21: 13
    -1
    in my opinion the car is overweight and not very suitable for reconnaissance missions
  • Proctologist
    Proctologist 19 March 2021 21: 16
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    Beautiful car! As usual French, in general. It is a pity that there will be no such civilians - I would have bought it because of the design ... One sliding door is worth a lot!
  • Intruder
    Intruder 19 March 2021 21: 43
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    8-ton machine is set in motion
    on 4, more precisely 3 infantrymen (-1 carrier), there it is interesting what kind of armored structures !? wink
    And did not forget to add the condo, for the "frog" infantry !? laughing
  • mvg
    mvg 19 March 2021 22: 56
    +1
    with a steepness of 60 percent.

    This is the translation ...
    There are inaccuracies ... the total mass of the equipped car is slightly less than 6 tons (5987 kg), while the payload is 1814 kg.
    This "news" is almost 2 years old. First shown in Paris, at the 2019 air show.
    PS: Another article, for the sake of the article.
    1. Ramadan
      Ramadan 20 March 2021 09: 27
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      Very true noticed.
      And also on VO they like to discuss some unknown authors from Ukraine, because something like that somewhere else someone who is not known said something)
  • Azimuth
    Azimuth 19 March 2021 23: 57
    +1
    Quote: Mister X
    Quote: Sea Cat
    our specialists from Skolkovo

    hi
    Skolkovo ... And what do we know about the company from today's article?
    Arquus is the new reincarnation of the renowned Renault Trucks Defense
    Author: Yuferev Sergey

    Small investigation.
    The manufacturer's website says that Arquus was the merger of Renault Trucks Defense, Acmat and Panhard.

    The Volvo Group includes the brands Volvo, Mack and Renault Trucks.
    Volvo, in turn, is owned by the Chinese concern Geely.
    Got a question:
    Could the Arquus Scarabee in today's article be considered a Chinese machine? wink

    Volvo Group is not owned by the Chinese Geely.
    The Chinese bought only a car manufacturing enterprise. Volvo Truck (trucks), Volvo Construction (construction equipment), Volvo Flugmotor (aircraft engines, including licensed American for JAS-39 Gripen), etc., etc., do not belong to the Chinese. hi
  • Azimuth
    Azimuth 20 March 2021 00: 01
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    Quote: mvg
    with a steepness of 60 percent.

    This is the translation ...
    There are inaccuracies ... the total mass of the equipped car is slightly less than 6 tons (5987 kg), while the payload is 1814 kg.
    This "news" is almost 2 years old. First shown in Paris, at the 2019 air show.
    PS: Another article, for the sake of the article.
    What to do? This is how we write doctoral dissertations now laughing
    The swivel wheels on the rear axle are primarily designed to reduce the turning radius. The possibility of a "crab move", which is apparently news for the author of a translation article, is just a trifle, and it will help out somewhere, but there is no sideways move there only along the diagonal.
  • English tarantas
    English tarantas 20 March 2021 14: 32
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    Ground clearance - 0,385 meters

    Right?
    In the future, the car will clearly receive various equipment options.

    Well, he will definitely get a barbell with an IR / UV camera.
    And so the French again show how to make wheeled vehicles for the army. Here the hybrid drove up. Only
    10 kilometers of cross-country travel at a speed of 15 km / h until the batteries are completely discharged

    15 km is terribly small, I wonder how much less time it will travel at normal speed.
  • saygon66
    saygon66 20 March 2021 18: 31
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    - An interesting machine ... But there is a proposal! When illuminating all, without exception, technical innovations, indicate the level of technical training of the service personnel, as well as the minimum permissible level of equipment for repair shops ...
  • Angry Alt-Right
    Angry Alt-Right 21 March 2021 14: 54
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    The main question that should be addressed to such a sophisticated system: Does the suspension, with all its bells and whistles, have at least some survivability? laughing