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The Indian mutant of the BMP-2 and the truck is the most curious armored X-NUMX

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We continue to talk about what was interesting the outgoing year in the military sphere. Probably the most unusual exhibit at the DEFEXPO - 2012 arms exhibition in India could be called a new modification of the Russian infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2.

The Indian mutant of the BMP-2 and the truck is the most curious armored X-NUMX

Indian BMP "Sarath"


We have already noted that at one time India received a license to manufacture these BMPs, after which more than one thousand cars were issued, which received the national designation Sarath. Indian engineers not only produced one to one this machine, but developed a lot of modifications: from machines of the air defense systems and anti-tank missile systems to various types of engineering equipment. Something remained in the form of prototypes, something went into service.

This version of the "two" is striking in that it was decided to abandon the tracked chassis - without further ado, the Indians perched in a three-axle vehicle.


What is surprising is that in this design there were even side floats that were relevant on a floating tracked variant, but completely superfluous on this wheeled chassis.

It is still unknown - was it an order of the Indian Ministry of Defense or the initiative development of wheeled BMP?

The designers of this “mutant” used to work only with tracked armored vehicles, as the car turned out to be crude: poor visibility ahead, insufficient protection of the commander’s and driver’s seats, as well as the engine.

This wheeled BMP maneuverability is clearly insufficient, and its use in desert areas is difficult. It will only feel good on the highway, as a convoy escort vehicle.

However, even in this form, the car can have one plus - the life of the wheeled chassis is much higher than the track, and their operation is much cheaper.

It is unclear what became a source of inspiration for this design. I remember that at one time the Americans crossed their army trucks with armored personnel carriers M-113 - this was the case in Vietnam and at the beginning of the Iraqi company.

In addition, in Afghanistan, Soviet Ukranian and KamAZ trucks could be seen as part of the Soviet convoys, in the backs of which they installed fighting compartments of wounded armored personnel carriers with KPVT and PKT turret guns.

In any case, only ingenious Indian engineers came up with the BMP-2 wheeled car.

From the first show of this car, nothing more was reported about it, so it is possible that this car remained as a single copy.
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  1. Skiff
    Skiff 18 December 2012 10: 52
    +13
    I always knew that Indians have good grass laughing
    1. humanist
      humanist 18 December 2012 10: 54
      +11
      Damn, I first confused the face of this monster with f * pip * oh wassat
      There isn’t enough national color, there are no garlands, flowers and sprinkled bright paint, which means the project is incomplete, laughing
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 18 December 2012 11: 25
        +4
        redhead with reincarnation. Cut through your style right away. but he was in no hurry to voice it to full confidence.

        Quote: humanist
        confused with f * pip * oh


        Yeah, like in that joke, either I'm a fool or F ... is written with two p.
        1. humanist
          humanist 18 December 2012 11: 31
          +3
          Quote: vorobey
          redhead with reincarnation. Cut through your style right away. but he was in no hurry to voice it to full confidence.

          Thank you, it was funny to read the mail with recognitions, and even those whom I did not remember recognized ... Romanov was the first to "decipher", the most "correct" Kars was afraid to burn and sent the question "67?" wassat
          I pass the category "conditionally admitted, with a deferred sentence" drinks
          1. vorobey
            vorobey 18 December 2012 11: 57
            +2
            Quote: humanist
            I pass the category "conditionally admitted, with a deferred sentence"


            that is, they definitely execute only do not know when? So we all live like Lech. We know for sure that the pipets will only be when and where it will decide how the heavenly office.
          2. Ruslan67
            Ruslan67 19 December 2012 04: 07
            +2
            Quote: humanist
            I pass the category "conditionally admitted, with a deferred sentence"

            Can you confuse this impudent red face? wassat Colleague 67!
    2. carbofo
      carbofo 18 December 2012 11: 04
      +1
      It's not about the grass, it's about the concept, they have a dofig BMP, but whether all the questions are on the go, and even moves, do not bury all the BMPs to use the running gear.
      I think they were working on the technical feasibility of installing an armored vehicle hull on a wheeled truck chassis, in terms of engineering personnel, India is not a poor country, I think that this is not the case, but we will soon see something similar.
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 18 December 2012 11: 26
        +5
        Quote: carbofo
        Do not bury all BMPs to use the running gear.


        cheaper to put on the move than a pile of files to spend on rework.
        1. carbofo
          carbofo 20 December 2012 12: 50
          0
          vorobey,
          It all depends on whether it is advisable.
          Maybe they thought that replacing the chassis would be more expensive than buying her a replacement truck.
          And the combat module is quite imaginable and how a mobile firing point can work, given the already low characteristics of this equipment, but for temporary firing points or a block of posts it’s even nothing!
    3. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 18 December 2012 11: 11
      +1
      And you can attach skis to their rickshaws ...
    4. david210512
      david210512 18 December 2012 17: 01
      0
      which comes from Afghanistan wassat
    5. Papakiko
      Papakiko 18 December 2012 18: 13
      0
      "Surprisingly, this design even retained side floats, which were appropriate on a floating tracked version, but completely redundant on this wheeled chassis."

      Given that in Afghanistan, the landing force got the hang of carrying alcohol in the feed hatches.
      Apparently the Indians not only "smoke" but also openly "thump". You can insist on excellent Madeira. drinks
  2. itr
    itr 18 December 2012 10: 53
    +2
    Still, the year of Serdyukov’s rule and we ourselves would enjoy the sight of formidable weapons
    1. sv-sakh
      sv-sakh 18 December 2012 10: 55
      +2
      yeah ... bought IT from the Indians! laughing and certainly a screwdriver assembly!
  3. sv-sakh
    sv-sakh 18 December 2012 10: 53
    +1
    the main thing is that it is not known whether this miracle drives and shoots))) or is it really a local "kulibin" collected from the garbage from the dump :)
  4. Roman A
    Roman A 18 December 2012 10: 54
    +1
    From the first show of this car nothing more was reported about it, so it is possible that this machine remained in the form of one single copy
    The attempt is not torture, true Comrade Stalin laughing
  5. slas
    slas 18 December 2012 10: 54
    +1
    Although ugly, but the Indians of the youth are doing something and how it is)))
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 18 December 2012 11: 50
      +1
      Though ugly, but his own. And horror movies such as the Bogdan buses, which even the Indians have refused, rivets independent and independent to the joy of Poroshenko, to the people in horror.
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 18 December 2012 12: 13
        +2
        Quote: Captain Vrungel
        And horror movies like "Bogdan" buses,


        now in Russia they terrify the roads. but with the proud inscription ISUZU
  6. UPStoyan
    UPStoyan 18 December 2012 10: 56
    +1
    The real monster)))
  7. Middle-brother
    Middle-brother 18 December 2012 10: 57
    +2
    one of the functions of this machine is to intimidate the enemy with its appearance wink
  8. baltika-18
    baltika-18 18 December 2012 11: 34
    0
    Strongly, the guys did not bother. request
  9. marshes
    marshes 18 December 2012 11: 43
    0
    It’s good that the BMP was not crossed with an elephant. smile
  10. taurus69
    taurus69 18 December 2012 11: 53
    +1
    not intimidation, but amusement to the point of complete "rzhunimagu". while the enemy laughs, the Indians have it!
  11. Kolyan 2
    Kolyan 2 18 December 2012 12: 12
    0
    Even today is a day of laughter, then lice, then I don’t know what to call it, but it raised my spirits. fellow
  12. Glenn witcher
    Glenn witcher 18 December 2012 17: 26
    0
    The Egyptians put such a tower on their "Fahd" more accurately:
  13. nacharovv
    nacharovv 18 December 2012 19: 59
    0
    What is this MONSTER ??
    1. Comrade1945
      Comrade1945 18 December 2012 20: 49
      0
      There are simply no dances and flowers. wassat