Military Review

Belarusian armored "Leopard"

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Belarus does not often please the public with new weapons and military equipment, so each appearance of a new sample causes a corresponding reaction. In the middle of May-month, journalists from the BelaPAN agency managed to take a few photos of the new armored car built on one of the Belarusian enterprises. An unmarked car and state numbers car moved along one of the highways, accompanied by a car with special signals. This small "tuple" was on the highway at a speed of about 100 kilometers per hour in the direction from Minsk. The BelaPAN correspondent managed to make only a few good shots of the new armored car before it retired and turned off to another route.




According to the information company BelaPAN, which published photographic materials, the mysterious unmarked armored car is a new development of the Belarusian defense industry. This is an armored car "Leopard", passing tests and preparing for adoption for service. Other details about the car are not yet available and therefore it is possible to form an opinion about it only from a few photos. Nevertheless, the available materials make it possible to draw certain conclusions and roughly estimate the potential of such an armored car.

Externally, the car "Bars" resembles some equipment of a similar purpose, created in third countries. This can be explained by the similarity of the requirements for the machine and a unified approach to their implementation. Thus, a characteristic feature of all cars like the “Leopard” can be calculated as a large ground clearance, with the help of which the patency increases to some extent. Like other armored cars of this class, the new Belarusian design has an all-wheel drive undercarriage, which is clearly seen in some photos. The type of chassis, engine and transmission used has not yet been clarified. A variety of versions are put forward: from the use of a certain in-house development to the purchase of a suitable foreign chassis.



The combat weight of the Bars vehicle, judging by its size, is in the range of five to seven or eight tons. In this case, the car should be equipped with an engine power of at least 200 horsepower. For comparison, the Italian Iveco LMV armored car, weighing tons in 6,5, can be accelerated on the highway to 185-120 km / h using the 130-strong engine. The Belarusian "Bars", allegedly, was walking along the road at a speed of about 100 km / h, from which it is possible to draw appropriate conclusions about the engine and driving characteristics in general.

Protection characteristics were also not disclosed. On the existing photos you can see only that the Leopard car has an armored case assembled from rectilinear panels and laminated glass. It remains only to speculate about the level of protection of the materials used. Most likely, the most robust booking details can withstand the hit of standard non-armor-piercing bullets of the 7,62x54R rifle cartridge. Armor-piercing ammunition of this caliber, as well as large-caliber bullets, armor probably will not stop. Another mystery of the new armored car is mine protection. At the present time, due to the nature of the wars of recent years, such measures are emphasized. Perhaps, "Bars" is equipped with a special armored bottom V-shaped. However, in the existing photographs there are no such details that directly indicate the presence or absence of such a protection system. Therefore, the issue of mine protection also remains open.



Barça’s own weapons may obviously consist of a machine gun or an automatic grenade launcher. Necessary weapon mounted on an open turret above the sunroof. There was no armament on the armored car on the route, but a machine with a box for ammunition was installed on the hatch. To fire, without leaving the reserved volume, the Barça crew can use the loopholes. Such units are installed on all glasses of the car except the front and front side windows. In total, the armored car has eight loopholes closing from the inside: three on the sides and two in the rear.

The location of the bulletproof glass and devices for firing personal weapons, as well as the back door do not allow to draw accurate conclusions about the layout of the troop compartment. Judging by the loopholes, the landing places of the soldiers on the Barça are located in the same way as on Soviet and Russian armored personnel carriers and the men sit facing the sides of the car. However, the design of the rear door says the placement of seats at the sides. Landing on the two front seats is made through the front side doors, to the landing compartment - through two side and one rear door. The dimensions of the armored car allow us to talk about the transportation of up to seven or nine soldiers, not counting the driver.

Finally, it is worth noting the presence of large and probably quite comfortable footrests under the doors, two winches in the front and rear of the machine, as well as a "kenguryatnik" in front of the grille, equipped with a grid.



It is noteworthy that this is not the first appearance of Barça in public. Previous photographs with this armored car appeared in 2011 year, when he had the opportunity to participate in a parade in Turkmenistan. The armored car sold to the Central Asian country differed from the recently noticed Belarusian prototype only in a few external details. Perhaps the actual differences are greater, but the appearance of both cars differs slightly. The most notable difference in the Turkmen armored car was the presence of weapons. On the open turret was installed machine gun NSV-12,7 "Rock". In addition, the turret was equipped with a flap consisting of two halves. After the parade, there was no information about the Turkmen Bars.

Once again, "Bars" appeared on the pages of the Belarusian magazine "Special Forces" (December issue for 2012 year). There, a car similar to that seen in mid-May was used as an example of the technology of group A of the KGB of Belarus. The armored car, against the background of which the Special Forces soldiers were photographed, had the same kenguryatnik grid as the car from the highway, and was also equipped with covers of a characteristic beige color. Weapons and turret were missing.

Thus, even if there is a shortage of information, it is possible to speak with confidence about the existence of at least two samples of the Bars armored car and the start of export deliveries. The development of such a project is not surprising. Several years ago, Belarus has already demonstrated its armored vehicle "Ocelot" of a similar purpose. In addition, on the basis of this armored car was created self-propelled anti-tank missile system "Caracal", which can be equipped with the necessary type of missiles. In light of this, the appearance of the new Leopard armored car looks logical and expected. Belarus sees the need for light armored vehicles and is trying to close this niche on its own or with the help of international cooperation.


On the materials of the sites:
http://belapan.com/
http://vestnik-rm.ru/
http://shushpanzer-ru.livejournal.com/
http://rg.ru/
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  1. Dima190579
    Dima190579 6 June 2013 08: 57
    +6
    Road going by walking.
    1. albanech
      albanech 6 June 2013 09: 07
      +1
      TRUSTED!
    2. honest jew
      honest jew 6 June 2013 15: 24
      13
      You are not looking at the car, but at the quality of the Belarusian road! Well done dad! we would have such roads to Russia ...
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 6 June 2013 16: 01
        +4
        I go there all the time. Nomadic - the roads are always and everywhere good. Really well done Old Man
      2. ded
        ded 6 June 2013 16: 35
        11
        quality of the Belarusian road! Well done dad! we would have such roads to Russia ...


        Lukashenko has nothing to do with it.

        We have always had good roads under the communists and probably under the tsar. And it was also always clean (when compared with Kazakhstan and Russia). Belarusians do not have the habit of shitting where they eat. There are, of course, individual cattle-like "characters", but there is no way without them.

        This is called the "pernicious influence of the West"
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          1. Apollo
            Apollo 8 June 2013 00: 49
            0
            Quote: Kazanok
            ...... nothing personal .. it just is ...


            You get a warning.
      3. Kazanok
        Kazanok 8 June 2013 00: 39
        -1
        this is all window dressing ... ans has only one road from Brest to Moscow and normal .... the rest is such a feces that Russia simply rests ...
  2. ale-x
    ale-x 6 June 2013 09: 08
    +8
    Funny typewriter.
    1. svp67
      svp67 6 June 2013 15: 28
      +2
      Quote: ale-x
      Funny typewriter.

      I hope that something more serious will go into the series ...
      1. cdrt
        cdrt 6 June 2013 16: 01
        +1
        This is some kind of scary :-)
    2. Orchestrarant
      Orchestrarant 6 June 2013 18: 32
      +1
      Well, WHAT, doing well! It will be seen further. (We will see)! laughing
  3. albanech
    albanech 6 June 2013 09: 08
    0
    GOOD ARTICLE! THANKS TO THE AUTHOR! GOOD LUCK!
  4. albanech
    albanech 6 June 2013 09: 09
    +1
    LET BUILD AND MAKE! THIS IS BETTER THAN EASY TO MAKE MONEY AND SIT PANTS TO SELL!
  5. Kair501
    Kair501 6 June 2013 09: 53
    +5
    I don’t know why, but it reminds me very much of an overfilled UAZ loaf with a hood, although the fine fellows of Belarus try to do their own thing in this direction
  6. Hudo
    Hudo 6 June 2013 10: 02
    0
    Frankly weak article for the author. The basis of the article is made up of words, perhaps, etc. The good news is that the squads are working towards the creation of an armored car.
  7. omsbon
    omsbon 6 June 2013 10: 09
    0
    Glad for the Belarus brothers WORK!
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 37
      +1
      They .. they do not work. The eggs are scratched.
    2. Kazanok
      Kazanok 8 June 2013 00: 42
      -2
      in the country there is nothing to eat ... salaries of 150-200 uev and they are going to fight .. it is only known with whom .. bald bald gathered to wet their own .. blood drinks for 20 years ...
      1. Hudo
        Hudo 8 June 2013 10: 37
        -1
        Quote: Kazanok
        and they’re all going to fight .. it’s only known with whom .. their bald gathered to wet their water .. has been drinking blood for 20 years ...

        What kind of horseradish blood do you have there? So, liberal pus circulates through the furry body and the middle of the wrestler.
  8. Uhe
    Uhe 6 June 2013 10: 15
    +2
    I think if the Old Man became the single head of Russia, we would have lived in a powerful state, which is a socialist Slavic union, and the rest would have pulled themselves. A real statesman. Not without sins, of course. But he would have the resources of Russia, he would have turned the mountains. It is a pity that the local oligarchs do not want to lose their feeder, so they in every possible way alienate him from the opportunity to sit on the table of Russia ...

    And the machine is funny, though it looks like a loaf :) The small republic of Belarus does what we sometimes take too much effort and money to do. And all because the leadership works for the country, and not for its predatory interests.
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 41
      -2
      "which is a socialist Slavic union"

      How do you imagine this form of education, although terrible to call a form. Do you know the political structure of Russia?
    2. Kazanok
      Kazanok 8 June 2013 00: 44
      0
      Quote: Uhe
      I think if the Old Man has become the single head of Russia, we would have lived in a powerful state, which is a socialist Slavic union, and the rest would have pulled ourselves. A real statesman. Not without sins, of course. But he would have the resources of Russia, he would have turned the mountains. It’s a pity, the local oligarchs do not want to lose their feeder, therefore, in every possible way alienate him from the opportunity to sit on the table of Russia ...

      how are you mistaken ... you drive there along the way .. but at least he doesn’t wet the people .. and try to blather with us .. well, if you find yourself in a jail .. usually a person just disappears ..
  9. mpanichkin
    mpanichkin 6 June 2013 10: 17
    +1
    I have the impression that the car can very easily roll over to make it wider, and more wheels. Like a tiger
    1. RoadRunner
      RoadRunner 6 June 2013 12: 26
      +1
      You are right.
      The car turned out to be tall with its width, reminiscent of Japanese mini-vans lol
      1. Containers
        Containers 6 June 2013 22: 02
        0
        You should not look at the height of the car, but know where its center of gravity is located.
  10. Algor73
    Algor73 6 June 2013 10: 44
    +2
    In principle, they did it. Information is not enough. Everything is just judging by the photos. In my opinion, the car is asphalt-road, or on country roads. Off-road for him is a taboo. It’s also hard to judge something by booking. Police (police) car. The author and so normal gave an assessment only leaving the photos.
    1. sq
      sq 6 June 2013 16: 30
      -3
      That there is little information, it’s understandable: why scream like a chicken before he has laid an egg. That's when this egg turns into an adult chicken, then you can boast.
  11. agbykov
    agbykov 6 June 2013 12: 19
    +3
    ugly car, looks like homemade
    1. Setrac
      Setrac 6 June 2013 12: 32
      -1
      Quote: agbykov
      ugly car, looks like homemade

      And this is homemade. Such a high clearance is characteristic when the chassis is made separately, and the body is separate, and they do not fit together, if it were done by professionals, the car would be half a meter lower (upper part of the body).
      1. Containers
        Containers 6 June 2013 22: 07
        +1
        Did lay people do the same?
      2. Containers
        Containers 6 June 2013 22: 09
        0
        Or such a homemade product. Also, apparently something did not fit together.
  12. Mister X
    Mister X 6 June 2013 12: 58
    +1
    The mysterious Bars managed to light up during the independence parade in Turkmenistan.
  13. kind
    kind 6 June 2013 13: 19
    +1
    You are in vain criticizing this product. Perhaps this is a prototype, and its forms are final. Remember the tale of the ugly duckling. The center of gravity can be shifted due to the armor plate on the bottom, and the clearance is normal for this type of car
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 36
      -2
      Maybe invent a bike from scratch?
  14. itkul
    itkul 6 June 2013 13: 24
    0
    Hmm, what kind of "cuttlefish" on wheels, and they also said that a Belarusian is Russian, only with a quality mark. And an armored vehicle, even such as a "tiger", did not have enough brains
    1. Containers
      Containers 6 June 2013 22: 10
      +2
      Not knowing the characteristics, already compared with the Tiger. The professional eye is visible.
      1. itkul
        itkul 7 June 2013 12: 14
        +1
        Quote: Kosha
        Not knowing the characteristics, already compared with the Tiger.


        No, I just read somewhere that they asked us for a license to produce "tigers", apparently it did not grow together
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      1. Apollo
        Apollo 8 June 2013 00: 50
        0
        Quote: Kazanok
        ........ can rivet such a guano ...


        second warning, read the rules.
  15. pinecone
    pinecone 6 June 2013 14: 10
    0
    Gaining experience in creating machines of this class.
    Old Man would be here. Back in Soviet times, he headed a large state farm, and not wiped his pants in the offices.
    1. Kazanok
      Kazanok 8 June 2013 00: 48
      -1
      a bald, sharply pronounced psycho-degenerate .. I would really like him to steer the malek Russia .. oh you would howl ... you shouldn’t say a salag if you don’t know .. talk to ordinary people in the country and everything will become clear ...
  16. Slevinst
    Slevinst 6 June 2013 14: 55
    0
    some freak, the main thing that would meet all the requirements
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 30
      +1
      Freak he is a freak. Comparison with classmates is not and never will be.
  17. Vtel
    Vtel 6 June 2013 15: 30
    0
    More like a bus and such a sensation that right now floats. This is for fishing trips sooner.
    1. svp67
      svp67 6 June 2013 15: 31
      +1
      Quote: Vtel
      This is for fishing trips sooner.
      rather for collectors ....
      1. Andrey77
        Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 34
        0
        The collections will not sit on this.
        1. svp67
          svp67 6 June 2013 15: 48
          -1
          Quote: Andrey77
          The collections will not sit on this.

          And where will they go when Batko orders ...
          1. Andrey77
            Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 51
            0
            They will go to work in Russia, where Old Man is full 0.
            1. svp67
              svp67 6 June 2013 15: 55
              +1
              Quote: Andrey77
              They will go to work in Russia, where Old Man is full 0.

              No, they, anyway, better at home, on such a "freak" ride ...
              1. Andrey77
                Andrey77 6 June 2013 16: 52
                0
                They something "freak" conceived not to sell to themselves, but to suckers. :)
                1. itkul
                  itkul 6 June 2013 18: 24
                  0
                  Quote: Andrey77
                  They something "freak" conceived not to sell to themselves, but to suckers. :)


                  Well, you have already come up with a name for the car, but what sounds cool
            2. baton140105
              baton140105 6 June 2013 22: 28
              -1
              Apparently the full 0 is YOU, and don’t blather, mongrel ...
    2. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 32
      +1
      Scares all the fish. ;)
      1. smersh70
        smersh70 6 June 2013 23: 30
        +1
        hi laughing laughing laughed for a long time. fisherman fishermandrinks
        1. Andrey77
          Andrey77 7 June 2013 12: 24
          +2
          drinks For fishing!
  18. _KM_
    _KM_ 6 June 2013 15: 42
    +1
    It seems that the Land Rover armored vehicles were hoisted on the Sadko chassis.
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 15: 45
      -3
      Belarus is a rich country, such experiments can afford.
  19. svp67
    svp67 6 June 2013 17: 46
    +1
    It looks like Batko "minus" everyone wink
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 6 June 2013 18: 01
      0
      Yes, do not care for him, let him have fun. smile
      1. svp67
        svp67 6 June 2013 18: 03
        +2
        Quote: Andrey77
        Yes, let it be fun. :)

        Yes, I do not mind, a person, in principle, is not bad. But the machine is really, so-so - purely for the police, in the military sphere is of little use, when undermined - it will turn upside down ...
        1. Andrey77
          Andrey77 6 June 2013 18: 07
          +4
          Test drive on a minefield with Lukashenko driving? Need to think...
  20. Horde
    Horde 6 June 2013 19: 07
    +2
    a sense of harmony does not cause, some sort of sabotage under Lukasheno. I think it’s not worth going into the series. It is clear that the army bronik cannot be beautiful, but this is probably through CHUR.
    1. bask
      bask 6 June 2013 21: 30
      +2
      Quote: Horde
      The bronic armor may not be beautiful, but it is perhaps through CHUR.

      Beautiful technology not only flies well, but also rides and fights.
      Hello horde hi
      Industrial design, improves the ergonomics of the machine, makes the layout more spacious, more convenient. For the crew and landing.
      There is a Minsk car in Belarus .. a factory. Not bad trucks are doing ..
      Can be done using components and assemblies of trucks, excellent multi-purpose armored cars ..
      1. Horde
        Horde 6 June 2013 22: 35
        +1
        Hi Basque.

        Beautiful technology not only flies well, but also rides and fights.


        this thing looks strange, now it’s like trying to reduce the bottom area and the armored cars get a diamond-shaped character that is characteristic in cross section, and this bulbash is apparently hanging a heavy plate between the two axles, but the wheels forgot to make more looks awkward. In my opinion.
        1. bask
          bask 7 June 2013 08: 34
          +1
          Quote: Horde
          between the two axles, but the wheels forgot to do more, it looks awkward

          Yes, the wheels are clearly not enough. The whole construction looks comical.
  21. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 6 June 2013 20: 25
    +1
    and where is the water cannon on it?
    1. svp67
      svp67 6 June 2013 21: 23
      0
      Quote: rumpeljschtizhen
      and where is the water cannon on it?

      And they do not trifle - the place of the water cannon is 12,7mm machine gun ..
  22. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 6 June 2013 22: 30
    0
    They cried, scolded ... And they called me a freak, and a homemade ... To me, too, specialists!
    Between him, IMHO, as a professional, the car does not carry any curious features. Rear axle, continuous, solid, front possibly the same. The body shape suggests the presence of a wedge-shaped bottom. Perhaps the Belarusian Mrap! There will be a more detailed info, let's see!
    And lovers of criticism from scratch, it would be better to shut up, and not talk about what you have no idea!
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 7 June 2013 12: 41
      +1
      Cried and scolded. When they roll out their pepelats, we will compare with the Tiger and HMMWV. Judging by the photo - the collective farm named after Lukashenko.
  23. topitop
    topitop 6 June 2013 22: 37
    +3
    Quote: pinecone
    Gaining experience in creating machines of this class.
    Old Man would be here. Back in Soviet times, he headed a large state farm, and not wiped his pants in the offices.


    led a collective farm that fell apart ....
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 7 June 2013 15: 33
      +1
      at the same time, he undertook to answer for the whole of Belarus ...
    2. Kazanok
      Kazanok 8 June 2013 00: 52
      0
      wow .. sorry the psychopath didn’t hang himself when we served in the area we’ve taken off .... they removed him ... he would beat his caring hands ...
  24. topitop
    topitop 6 June 2013 22: 39
    +2
    Quote: svp67
    Quote: Andrey77
    Yes, let it be fun. :)

    Yes, I do not mind, a person, in principle, is not bad. But the machine is really, so-so - purely for the police, in the military sphere is of little use, when undermined - it will turn upside down ...


    so it seems to be conceived ... oppov still drives this leopard ...
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 7 June 2013 12: 37
      +1
      The Russian "Tiger" is better done. The American "Hummer" is generally licked out of its shortcomings. No, you need to make your own "Freak" to spite everyone ...
  25. mirag2
    mirag2 7 June 2013 00: 57
    +1
    The car looks wretched.
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 8 June 2013 00: 48
      0
      Army equipment is being made, for a beauty contest or for something else.
      In the end, the first experience, and then we'll see ...
  26. mpanichkin
    mpanichkin 7 June 2013 04: 59
    0
    World2. the car is normal. try do it better
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  27. Kazanok
    Kazanok 8 June 2013 00: 38
    -2
    the bucket is immediately visible .. remember in the squirrel they make only the bucket .. for the country is such and the people are such .... by the way this is clearly not a military model but police garbage .. it is immediately clear that the people should be wet with bald present and garbage ....
  28. Kiryl
    Kiryl 24 September 2013 15: 14
    0
    So much noise with one prototype! As if in Russia few freaks are tested! Let them develop different options, I don't see any trouble in this. And even if the Chinese "Dongfeng Menshi" continue to serve in the Belarusian army, everything is better than the "Tigers"