Bare bodies, factory workers say "gondola", come from nearby Vyksa. Already welded, painted and part of the wiring and mechanization of the suspension.
Shinmontazh. Tightening the tire on the disc, manually.
Further, the body with bolted wheels, stand on the assembly line.
Inside the body put the line and install the devices.
Conveyor. No automation. No robots. All pens. There are no overhead lines, and therefore no pneumatic tools. The only thing I saw was the impact wrench for loosening the wheel nuts. Yes, and that electric, heavy. However, all operations and details are subject to tight controls. Perhaps, therefore, the percentage of complaints is extremely low.
BTR - fully hydro and gas insulated. On the photo there is a door with a gas analyzer.
Installation of all sorts of pieces. The enterprise is a military one, so a very tight control was taken behind the photo shoot.
Conveyor. The cars themselves do not travel, the tape with supports moves under them.
Motor and Gearbox KAMAZ, On the motor, two turbines blowing in different sections. Mechanical injection pump. Without EURO.
Machines with installed power plants.
Workshop debugging and adjustment.
Then the cars go to the installation of what is ordered. Even the skin material inside is being discussed (Rolls-Royce is resting). In general, the BTR is already full of modifications: floating and non-floating, a communications vehicle, a command and command vehicle (instead of a tower, a hump above the landing compartment) and much more that the customer will order. There is even a pickup.
In this workshop, all products move under their own power. The main thing is to be attentive, can pin down.
Various modifications of machines.
And various attachments.
All cars are waiting for a test march, this is 100 kilometers with a factory driver, and then another 50 km - with a customer representative. And only then, if nothing has fallen off or broken, the product is shipped to the customer.
Pool. Part of the test march.
And it swims! Not a speed boat, of course. But not "Titanic". Does not sink. It floats and even rolls in turns, like a real ship.
Out of the water. Looks very impressive.
After the march, the products are driven to the state acceptance. Check everything. Literally.
Having plunged into a minibus waiting for us, we moved to the side of the landfill. There also went and bathed BTR. The landfill is located on the factory. Not large in size. A standard set of obstacles that the tested equipment passes in a standard and “cool” way. What actually happened.
I am in between filming, I managed to shoot a small video.