Engineering troops and transport 2022, August

Attack aircraft for American special forces with a Soviet past. MC-145B Coyote

Attack aircraft for American special forces with a Soviet past. MC-145B Coyote

MC-145B Coyote, render At the end of June 2021, the United States introduced a new light attack aircraft for the Special Operations Command. The aircraft is one of five currently being tested as part of the Armed Overwatch program. The new machine is lightweight

ELRV Program: Electric Reconnaissance Vehicle for the US Army

ELRV Program: Electric Reconnaissance Vehicle for the US Army

General Motors Defense Experienced LRV / ISV Vehicles In particular, the issue of creating a multipurpose vehicle with an electric or hybrid power plant is being studied. By now, the army has identified an approximate

BA-22 sanitary transport armored car

BA-22 sanitary transport armored car

General view of the BM-22 armored car One of the directions of development of the Red Army in the thirties was the improvement of the medical service, incl. creation of new models of equipment for her. By the end of the decade, the idea of ​​an armored medical vehicle (BMM) appeared - a special armored car capable of evacuating

Two-link snow and swamp-going vehicle GAZ-3344-20 "Aleut": increased cross-country ability for remote areas

Two-link snow and swamp-going vehicle GAZ-3344-20 "Aleut": increased cross-country ability for remote areas

One of the Aleuts of the Northern Fleet coastal troops, February 2018 In recent years, the Russian army has been paying increased attention to specialized equipment that can work effectively in the difficult conditions of the Arctic, Siberia or the Far East. One of the results of this interest

Project of an amphibious vehicle from the "KRIZO" plant

Project of an amphibious vehicle from the "KRIZO" plant

Amphibians on the BDK tank deck. A still from an advertising video from "KRIZO" Development of a promising amphibious planing vehicle has begun in our country. The developer believes that such a sample can find its place in different structures of the armed forces, for example, in the marines. Wherein

Advantages and prospects of the "Agriculture" mining system

Advantages and prospects of the "Agriculture" mining system

Launchers ISDM "Farming" on Red Square, June 24, 2020 Photo of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation This complex has already been demonstrated at parades and exhibitions

Sanitary armored car "Linza" and its prospects

Sanitary armored car "Linza" and its prospects

Armored car "Linza" The supply of the Russian army has a large number of ambulances of various classes and types, including specialized armored vehicles. Right now, measures are being taken to update this park with modern and advanced designs. So, sanitary

Arctic truck KamAZ-6355 on the eve of testing and production

Arctic truck KamAZ-6355 on the eve of testing and production

Three-axle truck KamAZ-6345KAMAZ PJSC announces the imminent start of a new stage of testing of the promising KamAZ-6355 wheeled platform. The four-axle truck has already been tested in the middle lane and now has to demonstrate its characteristics and capabilities in the Arctic. By

"The reliability of prototypes is low": the UAZ-469 makes its way into the series

"The reliability of prototypes is low": the UAZ-469 makes its way into the series

UAZ-471 (1960) - load-bearing body, independent suspension, v-shaped engine. Source: uazbuka.ru UAZ-471 In the first part of the material about the history of the famous "UAZ", it was about the difficult birth of the concept of the future light army SUV. The Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant at the end of the 50s did not

Sanitary problems of the Ukrainian army: "Bogdan-2251"

Sanitary problems of the Ukrainian army: "Bogdan-2251"

One of the first Bogdan-2251 vehicles at the manufacturing plant, 2017. Photo by Bogdan In 2016, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a program to renew the fleet of their medical service. At that time, cars were still used as ambulances

Complex CAVM / TSO-TA. Anti-tank mine for network-centric structures

Complex CAVM / TSO-TA. Anti-tank mine for network-centric structures

Principles of using the CAVM / TSO-TA complex The US Army launches the development of a promising anti-tank / anti-vehicle mine. Like some existing products, this mine will be able to independently attack and hit targets tens of meters from its position. At the same time, it will be supplemented by

Index 469: UAZ from sketch to steel model

Index 469: UAZ from sketch to steel model

Source: denisovets.ru Why 469? In previous stories dedicated to the best domestic light SUV, it was about the first prototypes and state tests. In this part of the material, we will deal with the appearance of the first machines, the design of which and the appearance already corresponded

Pneumatic Airways for the Russian Army: Responding to Arctic Challenges

Pneumatic Airways for the Russian Army: Responding to Arctic Challenges

Pneumatic drive Krechet Z320-91. Not in the army yet. One of the reasons is the HYUNDAI D4BH turbodiesel. Source: tehnoimpuls.com "Arctic" from MGTUV The previous part of the story about machines on ultra-low pressure wheels was about post-war developments in the USSR and the USA. The second final part of the material will be

Light armored car Morris Salamander to replace a motorcycle with a machine gun

Light armored car Morris Salamander to replace a motorcycle with a machine gun

One of the few surviving photographs of the Morris Salamander armored car. Photo by Strangernn.livejournal.com In 1940, the inspector of the Royal Armored Corps, Brigadier General Vivien V. Pope, made a proposal to develop a promising light armored car capable of replacing the existing

Reconnaissance vehicle Howie Machine Gun Carrier. A victim of simplifications

Reconnaissance vehicle Howie Machine Gun Carrier. A victim of simplifications

Howie MGC Reconnaissance Vehicle and Its Creators Simplicity of design usually provides certain advantages, but oversimplification can lead to problems. A striking example of this was the American-designed Howie Machine Gun Carrier reconnaissance vehicle. Despite the extremely simple and cheap

UAZ-469: legends are not born

UAZ-469: legends are not born

An early prototype of the UAZ-460. Source: drom.ru Out of time and out of competition, the UAZ-469 or UAZ or Kozlik cannot be called the most ancient car produced today. The unconditional palm belongs to the elder sister of the UAZ-450A "Bukhanka", whose conveyor life began back in 1958

Equipment on the platform K-4386 "Typhoon-K" and its prospects

Equipment on the platform K-4386 "Typhoon-K" and its prospects

K-4386 armored car without additional equipment. Photo "Remdizel" Currently, several promising armored vehicles of various purposes from the Typhoon-K family are at different stages of testing. In the near future, the necessary measures will be completed, and the new equipment will arrive

LeTourneau TC-497: Doomsday centipede

LeTourneau TC-497: Doomsday centipede

LeTourneau TC-497 Mark II on trials in Yuma. Source: autowp.ru The era of giants In the 50s and 70s of the last century, the engineering thought of car manufacturers was distinguished by a genuine creative flight. The cold war raged in the world, and this provided considerable investment in defense development

Armored car Arquus Scarabee. Looks and moves like a crab

Armored car Arquus Scarabee. Looks and moves like a crab

In France, the process of creating and bringing to mind a new light armored car, designed to carry four people, continues. Arquus is working on the creation of a car with a hybrid power plant. The feature of the armored vehicle, in addition to the power plant, is the ability to move

German amphibious vehicles

German amphibious vehicles

It is believed that the first amphibious vehicle in Germany was created in 1904. Its inventor was a skipper from Northern Germany, who equipped his motor boat with a pair of car axles - a front axle with steerable but not drive wheels and a rear axle with drive wheels (driven by a motor

Ultra-compact armored vehicle for the Mi-8

Ultra-compact armored vehicle for the Mi-8

Today it is difficult to surprise someone with an armored car. But for Russia, the car, which is now known under the designation "Lasok 4P", is somewhat unique. This is an ultra-compact airborne armored vehicle. The vehicle being worked on in Samara is specially adapted for the internal

Container modules. United Kingdom

Container modules. United Kingdom

The armed forces of many countries around the world have appreciated the advantages of ISO containers. Here is a selection of photographs of some of the systems created on the basis of such containers and available to the British military

Aircraft pallets and containers. Part 2

Aircraft pallets and containers. Part 2

Classic pallets and intermodal containers are used mainly at sea and on land. In the air, an ISO container represents an additional 4 tons of cargo. In addition, the efficiency of using forklifts is significantly reduced. For air transport, with its limitations and

Military boxes, pallets and containers

Military boxes, pallets and containers

The text below is a loose retelling of some of the paragraphs of the article "Military Pallets, Boxes and Containers" from www.thinkdefence.co.uk and focuses on the primary elements of military logistics used in the British army. Part 1 The supply chain of modern armies is

Multipurpose all-terrain vehicle "Krechet"

Multipurpose all-terrain vehicle "Krechet"

The development of remote regions of the country is associated with the need to move on impassable roads and difficult landscapes. For this, pioneers and specialists working in such difficult conditions need equipment with the appropriate cross-country characteristics. In recent years, Russian enterprises have been

Modern means of mining in the service of the armies of the world

Modern means of mining in the service of the armies of the world

It is known that without a good knowledge of military engineering, it is impossible to achieve success in combined arms combat. An important component of military engineering is demolition work, which includes various systems and means of mining, as well as mine explosive barriers. According to experts

Prospects for the development of military vehicles for the period up to 2020

Prospects for the development of military vehicles for the period up to 2020

Shevchenko A.A., Head of the Main Armored Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Dear colleagues, at the beginning of my speech, firstly, I want to thank the organizing committee for providing the tribune to speak at your famous institution and, secondly, I liked Maxim's speech

Light vehicles for special forces and more

Light vehicles for special forces and more

Before the official program begins, conventional US Army units familiarize themselves with ITV-rated Polaris Defense MRZR vehicles The market for internally transported combat vehicles is growing as Special Operations Forces and traditional units seek out the modern field

Armored vehicles from the Paramount Group

Armored vehicles from the Paramount Group

Paramount Group Armored Vehicles South African Paramount Group has recently launched its own line of armored vehicles globally and has already won a number of major export contracts, currently consisting of Matador mine protected vehicles and

Armored car KamAZ-53949

Armored car KamAZ-53949

In 2013, the Kama Automobile Plant for the first time presented its new development - the KamAZ-53949 armored vehicle. This machine is designed to transport personnel and cargo, as well as to protect them from small arms and explosive devices. Experts are currently testing

Engineering monster. Multipurpose engineering vehicle PEROCC (Great Britain)

Engineering monster. Multipurpose engineering vehicle PEROCC (Great Britain)

A characteristic feature of recent local armed conflicts has been the widespread use of improvised explosive devices, which pose a danger to patrols or troops on the march. To combat such a threat, armies need special equipment and special equipment. Currently

Armored vehicles of the "Patrol" program: protected transport for the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Armored vehicles of the "Patrol" program: protected transport for the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Currently, in the interests of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and structures from its composition, several projects of armored vehicles are being developed. Within the framework of the program with the symbol "Patrol", several armored cars have been created that can be used to transport personnel and cargo, perform

Two-link snow and swamp-going vehicle GAZ-3344

Two-link snow and swamp-going vehicle GAZ-3344

The two-link snow and swamp-going vehicles produced by the Ishimbay plant "Vityaz" are widely known. Thanks to the original design, these machines have good cross-country ability and can be used as a convenient off-road vehicle. Several years ago, all-terrain vehicles of the "Vezdekhod" brand appeared

Aleut for the Arctic. The Russian army receives two-link transporters

Aleut for the Arctic. The Russian army receives two-link transporters

GAZ-3344 in the basic configurationIn the interests of the Russian armed forces, new models of equipment are being created, intended for operation in the Far North or in other difficult regions. One of the latest developments of this kind is the two-link articulated snow and swamp vehicle GAZ-3344-20 "Aleut". TO

70 years ago, on June 28, 1946, the first GAZ-M-20 Pobeda cars rolled off the assembly line

70 years ago, on June 28, 1946, the first GAZ-M-20 Pobeda cars rolled off the assembly line

The car with a beautiful and symbolic name "Victory" has become one of the symbols of the Soviet Union, without losing its charm and charm over the decades. This passenger car was mass-produced at the Gorky Automobile Plant from 1946 to 1958. The first "Victory" (factory model index

News of the project K4386 "Typhoon-VDV"

News of the project K4386 "Typhoon-VDV"

One of the most interesting domestic developments of military equipment of recent times is the promising Typhoon-VDV armored vehicle. This armored vehicle is created specifically for the airborne troops and in accordance with their requirements. By now, the combat vehicle has entered trials, in

NLE Trenching Machine Mark I combat trencher project (UK)

NLE Trenching Machine Mark I combat trencher project (UK)

The First World War was remembered by the participants for the colossal number of trenches, wire and other obstacles, as well as other attributes of trench warfare. The difficulty of equipment and overcoming positions and their means of protection led to the emergence of several new classes of equipment. In particular, already during

Between the jeep and the buggy

Between the jeep and the buggy

In the last period of the Great Patriotic War, great services were rendered to the troops of Ivan-Willis - this was the name of the Soviet off-road vehicles GAZ-67 and GAZ-67B (aka Bobik), and the Lend-Lease American all-wheel drive trucks “Studebaker” US-6. in the army for a long time, and the most

Theory and practice of engineering operations

Theory and practice of engineering operations

This article is based on the US Army Field Manual (FM3-34) "Engineering Operations" Marines from the 1st Engineer Battalion use a bulldozer to create a berm around a patrol base in the Afghan province of Gemland. The unit arrived for construction at two in the morning and immediately

Military motorcycles are back in fashion

Military motorcycles are back in fashion

Motorcycle technology is again becoming relevant for the military. If ATVs are focused more on the transportation of goods and equipment, then motorcycles provide fighters with high speed and mobility. After World War II, when motorcycles were widely used by German and Soviet troops, this