The Ministry of Defense has announced the demonstration of the newest armored vehicle K-4386-Air Defense "Typhoon-Air Defense". As stated in the military department, an armored car designed to transport MANPADS calculations will be presented to the general public for the first time at the Victory Parade, which will be held on May 9 on Red Square in Moscow.
The military department explained that the "Typhoon-VDV" armored vehicle will pass as part of a mechanized convoy across Moscow's Red Square. In addition to the novelty, four more representatives of the Typhoon armored vehicle family will participate in the parade, which ones are not reported.
The mechanized column also includes five types of armored vehicles of increased security of the Typhoon family, and the Typhoon-Air Defense model will be held on Red Square for the first time
- said in a statement.
The new "Typhoon-Air Defense" armored car is a modification of the "Typhoon-Airborne Forces" armored car already in service. The main difference is the turret with a 12,7 mm machine gun and the presence of two hatches in the roof: one for the gunner-machine gunner, the second for the gunner-operator MANPADS. The set includes 9 portable anti-aircraft complexes.
Gross weight - 14 tons. Engine - 350 HP, max. speed - 105 km / h, cruising range - up to 1200 km. Crew of 5 people: driver, crew commander and 3 gunner of MANPADS crew. The armor provides protection against large-caliber bullets and detonation under the bottom of 4 kg, and under the wheel - 6 kg of explosives (in TNT equivalent).
The main purpose of the Typhoon-Air Defense armored vehicle is to cover military convoys, mechanized groups on the march and in parking areas, as well as to quickly change the positions of the crews of mobile anti-aircraft systems. In addition, the vehicle can be used as a commander or communications vehicle.