The Arctic contingent of the Russian army is one of the most specific and “harsh” military formations, which naturally needs to be provided with very specific equipment and machines. More recently, it became known that local fighters will receive arctic all-terrain tanks.
In 2019, the arctic contingent of the Russian army received a new and very interesting development of domestic designers. They talked about it for a long time, developed it for a long time, and some skeptics did not even wait for the appearance of this car. However, very soon the new Arctic tank will become one of the main means of movement for servicemen. The machine has two bodies that are connected by telescopic cylinders.
It is interesting that for a long time they dreamed about such a machine not only in Russia. At the end of the 20th century, in the 1980s, the development of the same tank was persistently pursued in Sweden. The prototype had a weight of 25 tons and was equipped with a 600-horsepower engine. And everything would be fine, but in Sweden the matter did not go further than the tests. In the USSR and then in Russia, in the early 1990s, a tank-all-terrain vehicle for the Arctic was also done, but these projects led nowhere.
Now the troops receive a unified transport platform from Uralvagonzavod. The tracked vehicle was shown at the arms exhibition in Bronnitsy several years ago as a concept. All this time, the tank was finalized and put into production. As a chassis for the car, they took a DT-4PB tractor. It is equipped with an engine for 300 «horses» and has a cruising range of 500 km. The power plant belongs to the modular type, which greatly simplifies its operation and repair. On the highway, the maximum speed of the conveyor reaches 55 km / h.
By itself, the Arctic tank received an armored hull and mine protection. Inside there is an information and control system of domestic production of the last generation. An interesting feature is that it is possible to “pereobuvat” the conveyor in any of the existing types of caterpillars. Equipped with all-terrain vehicle portable armament, mainly machine guns. The tank can also be installed weapons module from BMPT «Terminator», which was baptized with real combat fire.