The second life of BRDM. Scouts on "civilian." Part one; The second life of BRDM. Scouts on "civilian." Part two.
As I promised, in this material I will post a description of the second car of Oleg Makarov.
The second car: S.O.V.A. - Super hunting amphibious SUV. This specialized SUV is designed for hunters. An observation tower with a rotating seat extending to the 3 meter allows you to contemplate the expanses from a height 5,5 meter from ground level. If necessary, the tower is transformed into a sloop beam with a winch with a lifting capacity of 3 tons for descending-raising from the trunk / onto the trunk of a boat or ATV.
I sit high - I look away!
Mayan little by little!
Side hinged doors are made of armor plates, each has two windows 30х30 cm (armored glass 20 mm) and regular loopholes are embedded. Thanks to four hydraulic shock absorbers and a convenient rotating handle, the two hundred kilogram doors open with a flick of the wrist and lock into the upper position. This allows the hunter to weapons Quickly and conveniently get into the car and get out of it, which is especially important for winter hunting.
The driver’s seat is separated from the passenger compartment by sliding doors. The floor hidden boxes are sheathed by corrugated aluminum. The central place is occupied by two leather sofas, freely transforming into a sleeping place. If necessary, the sofas are easily dismantled, turning the center of the cabin into a cargo platform. With the help of rollers mounted on the basis of sofas, they can be pushed freely to the sides and get to the transmission. And yet, if you release the center of the cabin, provides a convenient location of the hunters in the “standing” position for shooting through the two upper hatches.
Horizontal rails are welded along the sides along the sofas to which the containers are attached: during a hunt they are used to store ammunition, optics, etc. During parking or a long move to the railing, a regular Panasonic video and audio center is mounted. Opposite each sofa is a sliding table. The cabin capacity is the same as the model U.M.K.A.
Owl summons for a test sparring Hammer (military). If Hammer wins, an armored car is a gift!
OWL. - explanations by Oleg Makarov. Given the preservation of the original aerodynamic forms, it is a maneuverable and fast jeep, which is not afraid of any off-road. Without much effort, he will deliver to the place where the look indicates. Replace the boat and boat.
To increase the internal space, the roof was raised on the 50 cm, in which armor-clamps, removed from the BTR-60, are installed, which in the open position serve as a stop for the back when shooting or watching in the “standing” position.
Side hinged doors (weighing about 200 kg) are made of armor plates, each has 2 windows with dimensions 30x30, see Doors are equipped with bulletproof glasses 20 mm thick. and regular loopholes from BRDM-2. On the handle on the inside there are special locks for fixing. Thanks to four hydraulic shock absorbers and a convenient rotating handle, the 200-kilogram doors open with a flick of the wrist and automatically lock into the extreme upper position. Such spacious doors allow the hunter with a gun to quickly and conveniently carry out the landing / disembarkation of the car, which is especially important for winter hunting.
In addition to swing doors and additional hatches in the roof of the cabin, in the driver's compartment saved "native" driver's hatches. Additionally, on the sides of the vehicle there are armored landing hatches from the BTR-60 with integrated armored glass 20 mm thick. The navigator's cabin with the driver's seat is separated from the passenger compartment by sliding leather-covered doors and tinted glass.
The central place is occupied by 2 leather sofas, which can be easily transformed into a sleeping place (2m x 2,30 m). If necessary, the sofas are easily dismantled, turning the center of the cabin into a cargo platform. With the help of rollers installed in the base of the sofas, we can freely push them to the sides and get unhindered access to the transmission. So, freeing up space in the center of the cabin, we provide a convenient location for the hunters in the “standing” position: to observe or shoot through the 2 upper hatch.
Installed floor hidden lockers (boxes) are sheathed with corrugated aluminum, the total volume of which is 3 cube. m. Different sizes of lockers (boxes) make it possible, without cluttering up the interior, to fold belongings in size and the purpose of their use. The cabin has a built-in 3 additional drawers, which are sheathed inside with isoflen and carpet. It is a safe under the 4 carbine, a box for storing ammunition and a box for kitchen utensils located under the galley.
Convenient multifunctional horizontal handrails are welded along the sides along the sofas, to which the mounted containers are attached: during the hunt they are used to store ammunition, optics, etc. During parking or a long move to the railing, a regular Panasonic video and audio center is mounted. Opposite each sofa set retractable comfortable table. Salon is designed for comfortable movement 4-x hunters, taking into account winter clothing and personal weapons. Full load is designed for 6-8 people, excluding the driver and navigator.
Installed on machine tank night vision device for the 2nd generation driver, LUNA infrared spotlight, headlight with built-in 6x periscope (control from the passenger compartment), low and high beam tank headlights (with blackout device) on the bow and aft. On the model S.O.V.A. An additional “chandelier” of 4 halogen spotlights is installed. Rear view camera in anti-vandal sealed enclosure with armored glass.
"The hunting toast should be short, like a bullet, like a shot.
Otherwise, there will be no time for rest. "
Otherwise, there will be no time for rest. "
General Ivolgin. The film “Peculiarities of the National Hunt”
On the conveyor C.O.V.A. imitations of “TUCHA” tank smoke grenade launchers in the amount of four pieces for storage of… 4-x bottles of beer are installed on the sides! In a metal tube, lined with alyufom from the inside, a bottle of beer comfortably lays down, and maybe even stronger!
When we go with the wind, the grenade-launcher containers blows, and the beer is cooled. Well, at least not so hot. And I arrived at the place, leaned out of the hatch - and then a bottle of beer was at hand! As the well-known Kuzmich used to say: “I am not an enemy to my health! Cultural rest know how! ”
The author of the artistic description: Ivan EVDOKIMOV.
Technical details and photos: Oleg MAKAROV.
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To be continued ...