Kozak-5: a novelty of Ukrainian armored vehicles

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Armored vehicles "Kozak-5" (in the foreground) and "Kozak-001"


A few weeks ago, a new model of armored vehicles appeared in service with the National Guard of Ukraine - the specialized armored vehicle Kozak-001, which successfully passed the full range of state tests. Its developer is the Kiev Scientific and Production Association “Praktika”. However, this company, according to the assurances of its leadership, is not going to stop there. Already, factory testing of a new Ukrainian armored vehicle, the Kozak-5 armored car, has begun.



About the new development of Ukrainian specialists, so far little is known. In particular, it is slightly lighter and more compact than the Kozak-001 machine. Its weight reaches 10 tons, the width is 2,3 meters, the length is slightly more than 6 meters, the height of the body is 2,25 meters.

Externally, Kozak-5 is very similar to its predecessor, although, according to the developers, according to its technical characteristics, it is more perfect and adapted to the requirements of the military. So, from the words of O. Vysotsky, General Director of the Praktika association, a lot of interesting new technical solutions were implemented in the new armored car. This development has already been demonstrated to the command of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.



Despite the fact that the new development has not yet passed the state tests, it can be assumed that with the basic characteristics that Kozak armored cars possess, they will be successful. It should be noted that the first model of this armored vehicle was presented back in the 2009 year, during the parade on Independence Day. The car debuted as a combat armored vehicle for special operations forces. True, then the parade ended and everything, despite the fact that the car was quite highly appreciated by the security forces. It is noteworthy that the entire process of developing and creating the first sample was carried out by combining “Praktika”.

Soon the development of Kozak was remembered. It’s not necessary to explain why this happened: in the conditions of the “antiterrorist operation” in the east of Ukraine (in particular, in populated areas), the use of heavy military equipment is less effective than light armored vehicles.



In addition, the armored car "Kozak" is the first Ukrainian-made armored vehicle, protected from the detonation of a mine, as evidenced by a V-shaped bottom. Due to this design, the blast wave seems to bypass the car from two sides.

Such a bottom can withstand an explosion of a mine to 3 kilograms in TNT equivalent, while due to the frame principle of building the cabin, the crew inside it can remain intact. Moreover, this design makes it possible to change the degree of protection by replacing the thickness of the armored panels. The armored glass can withstand a direct hit by an AK-5,45 74-mm bullet and a SVD X-mm rifle. Moreover, this car can, if desired, be equipped with bulletproof glass that is able to withstand caliber and 7,62 millimeter.

The Kozak armored car is based on the Iveco chassis with an economical, powerful 4-cylinder diesel engine, whose life cycle reaches 950 thousands of kilometers. The chassis has high maneuverability, which is very important for the effective performance of combat missions. The fact that the predecessor "Kozak-5", "Kozak-001", for almost two years successfully performs combat missions in the combat zone in the Donbass, without complaints and comments on the chassis, testifies to the correctness of the choice of this chassis. Armored vehicles can reach speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour.

If we talk about other technical characteristics and parameters of the Kozak armored car, then it has traditionally installed a navigation system, an external camera with infrared illumination, a surveillance camera, a rear-view parking camera, a rotary searchlight, a loud-speaking alarm system, a heated glass system, an electric winch, tachograph, as well as filtering systems, fire extinguishing of the power plant and the landing compartment, additional cabin heating system and air conditioning system.

It can be assumed that the cost of one armored vehicle "Kozak-5", just like its predecessor, will be quite high. However, this price, according to O. Vysotsky, is fully justified. The cost of the finished machine includes the cost of acquiring the necessary components and work. At present, the choice of chassis, which would fully take into account modern realities and are fully suitable for military tasks, is rather limited. It is for this reason that the choice was made in favor of Iveco.

In addition, Finnish-made steel is used for booking. It is much more expensive than Ukrainian counterparts, but if it’s about people's lives, the ratio of values ​​needs to be revised. In addition, Ukrainian armor sheets are sometimes thick and unevenly armored. And another important point: so that the car, protected by armor, does not become a standing target because of the punctured tires, so-called dokatki are provided in the machines, which are mounted inside the tires, and even after all the air has gone out, the car can escape from the shelling.

Specialists of the "Practice" association with their developments (not only military but also civilians) have proved that with sufficient funding they are able to launch a new project into production in a short period of time. The capacity of the enterprise is quite enough to produce up to several dozen Kozakov every month. There are enough qualified specialists, and work experience is quite enough. The main thing is that their development turned out to be necessary for someone.

Materials used:
http://geo-politica.info/novyy-ukrainskiy-broneavtomobil-kozak-5.html
http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2062533.html
http://www.autoconsulting.com.ua/article.php?sid=36768
http://defence-ua.com/index.php/statti/1390-icpytano-gosudarstvom-dal-she-sluzhba
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  1. +13
    August 16 2016
    Give more 4x4 armored cars! As many types as possible and as heavy as possible, Schaub could not move beyond the asphalt! wassat

    At the same time, at least food will be provided for the Shushpanzer community in LJ.

    In fact, there is no main parameter like axle load and total mass. Will this four-wheeled elephant fail in wet black soil? Nevertheless, even medium armored vehicles have the formula 6x6 or 8x8 for mass distribution. This is most likely affected by the price and simplicity of production; Ukrainian industry is no longer capable of more complex formulas. Either the chassis of the long-suffering KrAZ, or the bottom of the BTR-70, or saw shushpanzer 4x4. Vopschem typical police car to frighten the population.
    1. +7
      August 16 2016
      Quote: kugelblitz
      Will this four-wheeled elephant fail in wet black soil?

      It’s easy, our Tiger, with a mass of more than seven tons, drowns easily, but here are a dozen.
      1. +15
        August 16 2016
        Hmm, another pearl of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex.
        No, they would have made this armored car 3-4 years ago, I would only be glad. And the problem is not in my prejudiced attitude towards Ukraine, but in the fact that such armored cars are needed for ATO in peaceful areas, and not for "ATO", which has been going on for 2 years with the use of tanks and heavy artillery.

        Look, a good example:
        Such a bottom is capable of withstanding a mine explosion of up to 3 kilograms of TNT

        Do you know what humor is? Very few mines have anti-personnel mines - a pound or so in the area.
        Anti-tank mines, as a rule, start with 5 kg.
        So why do people make the V mine bottom?
        The answer is homemade land mines.
        And homemade landmines are made where there is no access to anti-tank mines lying on the roads after the next retreat of one of the parties to a full-blown conflict.

        in the context of the “anti-terrorist operation” in eastern Ukraine (in particular, in settlements), the use of heavy military equipment is less effective than light armored vehicles.

        No guys, NO.
        I would like to see how on this armored car your troops will storm the city massif.
        Armored vehicles are used to patrol potentially dangerous areas - and not for operations at the front or in the frontline. For real fights, they are useless.

        In addition, Finnish-made steel is used for booking. It is much more expensive than Ukrainian counterparts, but when it comes to people's lives, the ratio of values ​​needs to be reviewed.

        With this logic, isn’t it easier to buy a ready-made, foreign armored car? If you use foreign armor for an armored car - what is your merit? Screw it on an Italian frame?
        1. +2
          August 16 2016
          With Finnish armor, you need to buy welding technology and consumables for it, otherwise welding will crack. But there’s one thing, but welding technology costs more than a reasonable amount of armor.
          1. +3
            August 16 2016
            Quote: hjcuhfybwf
            With Finnish armor, you need to buy welding technology and consumables for it, otherwise welding will crack.

            The people who created the "crack" armored personnel carrier cannot be scared by this. smile
        2. AUL
          +4
          August 16 2016
          IMHO, I learned a car for action on the pavement. The fact is that the famous Ukrainian black soil, of course, is a wonderful thing for farming (stick a stick - a tarantass will grow!), But for wheeled vehicles after a light rain it is a disaster! With this weight and 4 wheels - yes, it will drown in black soil along the very roof after the first rain!
      2. PKK
        0
        August 16 2016
        The question is "sufficient funding" Will Porosya himself finance this armor? No, of course, they will go to the ATO according to a well-tested scheme, repair that is from the storage facilities. it was possible to talk about cars, and so there is little hope for release.
      3. PKK
        +1
        August 16 2016
        Nobody will drive him into the mud. What to do there in the mud. In the mud, there is a positional war between the fortified regions and the BP. And the roads between them are solid.
    2. +3
      August 16 2016
      I agree, especially with regard to its stability for VCA. For the destruction of equipment usually lay a kilogram of 20 BB, here is a vivid example the car will lose mobility (with the suspension elements flying off and somersaults after loss of control), while the crew is injured. Because "Kozak" has a 4x4 formula, then after the loss of mobility it automatically becomes a mass grave.
      1. PKK
        +2
        August 16 2016
        For the supply of help, ammunition, grubs, water, as well as for sending the wounded, it’s quite suitable. Only the number of such will not be.
  2. +7
    August 16 2016
    "Praktika" really has a chance to go broke, they have developed them for their own money, and buying products from Pan Ataman is dumb. Two doors in the stern, in my opinion, are safer and more practical.
  3. +6
    August 16 2016
    practice shows that the skakuas would not do it, this is a pile of scrap metal)))
  4. +13
    August 16 2016
    Glass capable of withstanding a 14,5 mm bullet? Something I doubt, to be honest ...
    1. +3
      August 16 2016
      Not that I doubt it, I’m interested in looking at this block and where it can be put. Only put in the sidewall, the windshield will be simply huge in thickness and weight. And why such glass, if the surrounding armor is not designed to hit bullets of this caliber.
    2. 0
      August 16 2016
      Something I doubt, to be honest ... ,,
      Yes, you do not doubt, he said, Chesne Bandera laughing
    3. 2c1
      0
      August 16 2016
      The glass will certainly withstand, it just falls into the interior of the cabin)))
  5. +3
    August 16 2016
    Imported chassis again, even Finnish skin. In general, this APU will cost a lot in every sense, there will be no spare parts and the equipment will stand up.
  6. +5
    August 16 2016
    Oh! The aspirations and aspirations of the Ukrainian side are directed not there. Apparently, Ukraine’s brain touched everyone without exception.
  7. +3
    August 16 2016
    ... the use of heavy military equipment is less effective than light armored vehicles.

    In fact, it is not yet possible to deploy the mass production of the BTR-4.
    ... Finnish steel is used. It is much more expensive than Ukrainian counterparts, but when it comes to people's lives, the ratio of values ​​needs to be reviewed.

    In fact, the production of the necessary armor has been lost, and what they are doing is of poor quality.
    In general, if really "we are talking about people's lives," then you need to buy ready-made Israeli-German-American BM, and not rivet on the knee from imported components, although the fat will certainly not be the same.
  8. +3
    August 16 2016
    Quote: Darkmor
    So why do people make the V mine bottom?
    The answer is homemade land mines.
    And homemade landmines are made where there is no access to anti-tank mines lying on the roads after the next retreat of one of the parties to a full-blown conflict.

    As far as I am aware, the most popular component of an IED is the (silt) 122 mm HE shell, where the amount of explosives is almost 3 kg. I think that after reading about the performance characteristics of "Kozak" his opponents will add two more shells to the land mine. Two is the norm, and the third is for the reliability of "separation" from Mother Earth.
  9. +3
    August 16 2016
    I did not understand something, what is Ukrainian there? Base Italy, armor Finland, weapons of the USSR, and Ukrainian what? Hang Finnish armor on an Italian base and install USSR weapons? Yes, PEREMOGA.
    1. +5
      August 16 2016
      Quote: alexej123
      I did not understand something, what is Ukrainian there?


      But what about the flag?
      There are two modifications on the video - with and without a flag. The modification without a flag, apparently, did not pass the whole complex of tests and was shot as ideologically incorrect. Joke...
      1. 2c1
        0
        August 16 2016
        Choi that joke? Everything was so laughing
  10. 0
    August 16 2016
    You can argue about the pros and cons of this car for a very long time, but I already wrote about Kozak 001. The problem is that the company that produces cash-in-transit cars seems to have a profile, but still does not have that mass of knowledge to produce full-fledged MRAP. Now Kozak is undergoing tests 5, but for some reason it is not heard in the media about the contract for the bulk purchase of these machines.
  11. +2
    August 16 2016
    "The main thing is that someone needs their development." In my opinion, this is not a correct statement. Taking into account the fact that the Iveco chassis is Finnish steel (I suppose there are still quite a few components and assemblies imported), It would be worth rephrasing - The main thing is that their developments are affordable for someone in the manufacturer's "country".
  12. +3
    August 16 2016
    in the context of the “anti-terrorist operation” in eastern Ukraine (in particular, in settlements), the use of heavy military equipment is less effective than light armored vehicles.

    Ahem ... and the developers and PR managers of this miracle are generally aware - what are these ATO conditions in the east of Ukraine? Or are they inspired by commercials about NATO actions in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    What is the LBT in the cities, provided that the other side has antimaterials, KKP, ATGM and all sorts of memory / armored personnel carriers / infantry fighting vehicles? They would at least have asked the tie-expert what happened to the "cobras" in Tskhinvali.
  13. +6
    August 16 2016
    Pay attention, the yellow-blue rag clearly outweighs the car, as if it were holding it in the ass ... I'm certainly not special, undermining the charge under the front wheel is certainly great, but if you detonate under the landing compartment ??? Another Khokhlovsky miscarriage ...
  14. +2
    August 16 2016
    Mistake came out! Not Kozak, but KIZYAK. Harmonious matching of name and quality!
  15. 0
    August 16 2016
    Why aim at the technical side of the issue? The main dough to cut from the military budget. Through offices undercover, money officially goes into the pockets of the organizers of this war. That's all. Nothing personal. What performance characteristics are you talking about? Rides well. Nobody thinks about cannon fodder. It’s good to make money on dill in anything. On everything ...
  16. +1
    August 17 2016
    Cord or cliff to comb his hair and all business then. And if the border does not regret it ..
  17. +1
    August 27 2016

    Such a bottom can withstand an explosion of a mine to 3 kilograms in TNT equivalent, while due to the frame principle of building the cabin, the crew inside it can remain intact. Moreover, this design makes it possible to change the degree of protection by replacing the thickness of the armored panels. The armored glass can withstand a direct hit by an AK-5,45 74-mm bullet and a SVD X-mm rifle. Moreover, this car can, if desired, be equipped with bulletproof glass that is able to withstand caliber and 7,62 millimeter.

    The Kozak armored car is based on the Iveco chassis with an economical, powerful 4-cylinder diesel engine, whose life cycle reaches 950 thousands of kilometers. The chassis has high maneuverability, which is very important for the effective performance of combat missions. The fact that the predecessor "Kozak-5", "Kozak-001", for almost two years successfully performs combat missions in the combat zone in the Donbass, without complaints and comments on the chassis, testifies to the correctness of the choice of this chassis. Armored vehicles can reach speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour.

    And he knows how to fly and beep Hero of Sala and Sala Ukraine ......

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