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Russian reconnaissance forces of the 41st Combined Arms Army will be equipped with eight protected Typhoon-K this year. The 41st Combined Arms Army the Novosibirsk region consists of three infantry and five support brigades (2x artillery, air defence, logistics and command) as well as an NBC defence regiment. Currently drivers are trained, after that the vehicles will be handed over to the troops.

The Typhoon-K armoured vehicle is designed for troop transport and offers a high level of protection for crew, cargo and vehicle components against small arms up to 30 mm calibre (Level 4 according to STANAG 4569), mines and landmines (Level 3b). It has a high off-road capability with 6×6 all-wheel drive. Maximum speed is 105 km/h. The wheels are equipped with run-flat tyres and automatic tyre pressure control. The vehicles to be delivered are equipped with a remote-controlled weapon station for machine guns up to 12.7 mm calibre. A 360° camera system is installed.

Typhoon-K belongs to the Typhoon family of protected wheeled vehicles, which has been introduced to the Russian Armed Forces with 310 vehicles since 2014. The family includes 4×4 and 6×6 wheeled vehicles of various (also amphibious) configurations, e.g. for passenger transport, reconnaissance or anti-tank operations.

Typhoon-K is produced by the manufacturer under the designation Kamaz 63968. The 8.99 meter long vehicle can transport up to sixteen fully equipped soldiers in its cabin. A 330 kW diesel engine drives the vehicle via an 8-speed automatic transmission on all six hydropneumatically suspended wheels and is intended to allow a top speed of 105 km/h.

Gerhard Heiming

 

Technical Data:

Combat weight 24 tons

Length 8.99 m

Width 2.45m

Height 3.32m

Crew 2+16

Engine power 330 kW

8-speed automatic transmission

Ground clearance 185 to 575 mm

Driving range (road) 1,200 km

Maximum speed 105 km/h