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Analysis Pictures : Victory Day Parade 2018 Russia Combat vehicles - armored - air-defense systems - tanks

Analysis and Pictures by Army Recognition online defense and security magazine editorial team about all the new military equipment, armored, main battle tanks and air-defense systems at the Russian Victory Day parade 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The annual parade takes place on May 9 and marks the Allied victory in World War II on the Eastern Front, on the same day as the signing of the German act of capitulation to the Allies in Berlin, at midnight of 9 May 1945.

T 34 85
T-34-85 Main Battle Tank

The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank that had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has often been credited as the most effective, efficient and influential tank design of the Second World War. The T-34-85 (German designation: T-34/85) was a major improvement with an 85 mm gun in a three-man turret.

AM 1 ATVAM-1 All-Terrain Vehicle

 The AM-1 ATV is the first Russian-made quad bike designed for use by the armed forces. The vehicle is two-seated with the option to attach weaponry to it. As we can see: machine guns, grenade launchers, sniper rifles and other equipment can be placed on the quad bike. The total range is over 200 kilometres and its off-road abilities are very broad.

Tigr M


The Tigr-M or GAZ-233114 (Here presented with the Arbalet-DM Remote Controled Weapons Station ) is an improved version of the standard 4x4 light tactical vehicle Tigr GAZ-2330. The vehicle is produced by the Russian Defense Company Arzamas Machinery-Plant, a Military Industrial Company subsidiary, keep on being refined continuously.

Tigr M KornetTigr Kornet-D 

The Tigr Kornet-D is the latest version of anti-tank guided missile carrier vehicle which enters in service with the Russian armed forces. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time during the rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in April 2015. The Kornet-D weapon station is mounted on a Tigr-M GAZ-233116 4x4 multi-role, all-terrain light armoured vehicle manufactured by the Russian Company Military Industrial Company (BMK). Some few years ago, BMK has also proposed Tigr vehicle fitted with Kornet-EM weapon station.

Typhoon K

Typhoon K-53949

The KamAZ-53949 is a Russian-made 4x4 mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) designed and developed by the Company KAMAZ. The vehicle was unveiled for the first time to the public in 2014 during the defense exhibition KADEX in Kazakhstan. This vehicle can carried a total of 10 military personnel including driver and commander. It has a payload capacity of 2,000 kg. It offer high level of protection against ballistic and mine threats.

Typhoon K Typhoon-K

Kamaz-63968 Typhoon also called Typhoon-K is a family of Russian multi-functional, modular, armoured, mine resistant MRAP vehicles. The Typhoon family is part of Russia's Typhoon program launched in 2010. Both Kamaz and Gaz-Group are taking part in Typhoon program and develop their own family of vehicles. Kamaz-63968 6x6 Typhoon-K (Taifun) has a mass of 21 tonnes and can carry up to 16 people in its personnel compartment.

Kurganets 25

Kurganets-25 BMP

The Kurganets-25 BMP is the IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) variant of the Kurganets family designed and developed by the Russian Defense Company Kurgan Machine-Building Plant to create a new family of light tracked armoured vehicle. The Kurganets-25 is equipped with an electrically powered unmanned turret mounted in the centre of the hull. The turret is armed with the 2A42 30mm automatic cannon. A 7.62mm coaxial PKT machine gun is mounted to the left side of the main armament. Two launchers of anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM are mounted on each side of the turret.


The BMP-3 is a Soviet tracked amphibious infantry fighting vehicle, successor to the BMP-1 and BMP-2, which entered service with the Soviet army in 1990 and made its first public appearance the same year. The main armament of the BMP-3 is one 100mm 2A70 semi-automatic rifled gun / missile launcher, which is stabilised in two axes and can fire either 3UOF HE-FRAG rounds or 3UBK10 anti-tank guided missiles.

T 72B3T-72B3

At the victory day parade 2017,Russian army unveils new version of T-72B3 fitted with new armour package during the rehearsal for the military parade of May 2017. The T-72B3 is now the backbone of the Russian army offering more fire power, protection, mobility and command controllability. The main armament of the T-72B3 is a 125mm 2A46M-5 smoothbore gun fitted with a light-alloy thermal sleeve and a bore evacuator.

T 14 ArmataT-14 Armata

The T-14 Armata is the newest Russian main battle tank. The T-14 Armata was unveiled for the first time to the public during the military parade in Moscow for the Victory Day, May 9, 2015. The T-14 Armata is equipped with an unmanned turret and all the crew is located at the front of the hull. The new unmanned remote turret of Arama T-14 would be equipped with new generation of 125mm 2A82-1M smoothbore gun with an automatic loader and 32 rounds ready to use. The main gun can fire also new laser-guided missile with a range from 7 to 12 km.

BMPT TerminatorBMPT

At Russian Arms Expo 2013 defense exhibition in Nizhny Tagil (Russia), the Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod has unveiled a new version of its Terminator, fire support armoured fighting vehicle BMPT-72. The BMPT-72 or Terminator 2 is fitted with a new unmanned redesigned fully stabilized electromechanical turret, with lower profile and better protection. The main armament of the BMPT-72 turret consists of two 30mm automatic guns 2A42 and one PKTM 7.62mm coaxial machine gun which can be used against light armoured vehicles and manpower.


The BMD-4M is the latest generation of Russian-made airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle that can be para-dropped to provide firepower and support for airborne troops. It is an upgraded variant of the BMD-4 (BMD-3M). The BMD-4M is fitted with a two-man turret armed with a 2A70 100mm caliber gun, coupled to a 30mm 2A72 cannon and a 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun mounted to the right of the main armament. The 100mm gun uses an automatic loader with 34 rounds of 100mm ready to fire and 18 in reserve.


The BTR-MDM Rakushka is a further development of the BTR-MD airborne tracked multi-role armoured vehicle. The BTR-MDM was unveiled for the first time during the 9th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition Russian Arms Expo which was held from 25 - 28 September 2013 in the city of Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

2S35 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV

The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV is a new generation of Russian-made self-propelled tracked howitzer based on the 2S19 chassis fitted with a new turret. The 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV tracked self-propelled howitzer is armed with the new 2A88 cannon 152mm which is under development. The 2S35 is able to fire a new generation of 9K25, the 152 mm Krasnopol laser-guided projectile which has a maximum range of 20 km.

2S19M2 Msta S 2S19 MSTA-S

The 2S19 MSTA-S is the standard self-proprelled howtizer of the russian army, first production vehicle were completed in 1989 to replace the 52 mm 2S5 self-propelled artillery systems. The Main armament of 2S19 comprises a long-barreled 152 mm gun, the 2A64, fitted with a fume extractor and a muzzle brake.

Iskander M Iskander-M

Iskander-M Missile SS-26 Stone is a short range tactical missile system developed and produced in Russia. The system replaces the Oka SS-23 SPIDER which had been terminated under the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Development of the system was undertaken by the Kolomna Engineering Design Bureau development during the 1990s under the project name "Tender". The Iskander-M have a Range of 400 km with a potential for extension to INF Treaty violating of 500 km.

Buk M2 Buk-M2

The Buk-M2 (NATO name SA-17 Grizzly) is a russian made mobile medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed to defend field troops and logistical installations against air threats. The Buk-M2 can engage a wide variety of targets from aircraft to missiles flying at an altitude of between 10 and 24,000 m out a maximum range of 50 km in given conditions. The SA-17 Grizzly can engage simultaneous of up to 24 targets flying from any direction.

Tor M2 TOR-M2U 

The TOR-M2U is an upgraded version of the TOR-M2 short-range air defense missile system. The TOR-M2U is equipped with a new battlefield missile system with better algorithms to recognize, classify and prioritize targets and able to engage four threats simultaneously. The TOR-M2U can destroy moving enemy targets within the range of 12 km and at altitudes from 10 m to 1,000 m.


The TOR-M2DT is a Russian-made short-range air defense missile system using the TOR-M2 missile launcher station. The system is especially designed to be used for Arctic region based on the chassis of the DT-30PM tracked all-terrain vehicle which consists of two tracked vehicle units linked by a steering mechanism.

Snowmobile TTM 1901 4M Snowmobile TTM-1901-40 Berkut

The Berkut snowmobile has an enclosed two-seat composite cabin on a metal frame. The cab’s effective heating system maintains a temperature of +18°C even if it is -50°C outside. The vehicle drives on snow irrespective of its thickness at a speed of 35-40 km/h, carrying several troops. There is a combat station for a machine gunner who can lay down accurate fire on the enemy on the move.

Pantsir S1Pantsyr-S1

The Pantsyr-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) is an air defense missile / gun system designed and manufacturec by the Russian Defense Companies KBP Instrument Design Bureau and Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant. The armament of Pantsir-S1 consists of twelve 57E6 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 2A38M 30-millimetre automatic guns developed from the two-barreled 30mm GSh-30 gun. It is provided with multi-range radar capable of detecting aerial targets with effective surface of dispersion of up to 2-3 square meters at a distance of more than 30 kilometers and track them down from a distance of over 24 kilometers.

S 400 S-400 Triumph

The S-400 Triumph is a long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by Almaz-Antey. The S-400 entered service with the Russian Armed Forces on April 28, 2007, replacing the S-300 air defense system. The possibility of using AD missiles with various effective ranges ensures the system modular capability that makes it possible to set up layered air defense and non-strategic anti-missiles defense systems. The S-400 missile has a maximum range of 400 km and can hit all air targets wit high accuracy.

Uran 6 Uran-6

The Uran-6 (MRTK-R) is a an unmanned multifunctional demining system designed and manufactured by the Russian Defense Industry. The Uran-6 is a Russian version of the Croatian MV-4 Dok-Ing mine-clearing robot. The Uran-6 can do the work of 20 engineer troops. It can carry out its task from at a safe distance of up to 1 km.

Uran 9 Uran-9

The Uran-9 is an armed Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) designed, developed and manufactured by the Russian defense company 766th UPTK (766th Management Production and Processing Equipment) under the state organizations Rostec. The Uran-9 is especially designed to deliver combined combat, reconnaissance and counter-terrorism units with remote reconnaissance and fire support. The Uran-9 can be used full autonomously on a predefined road or manually operated by one man from a truck control station or via a small backpack control station.

Korasar UAV Korsar UAV

In its present-day version, the Korsar is designed to reconnoiter the terrain, carry out patrol and observation flights and perform aerial surveys within a range of up to 120 km. The drone is equipped with a piston engine and a pusher propeller and is capable of developing a speed of up to 150 km/h. The Korsar weighs 200 kg, has a wing span of 6.5 m and a fuselage length of 4.2 m. As Rostec noted, the Korsar can be used for civil purposes, such as environmental monitoring, control of roads and infrastructural facilities, forest fire prevention and operations to search for and rescue people.

Katran UAV Katran UAV

Rounding out the new robotic equipment is the Katran, a helicopter drone with unparalleled thrust, flight time and payload characteristics in its class. The all-weather device can carry a variety of equipment, allowing it to serve as a reconnaissance or electronic warfare platform, or carry out strikes using both guided and unguided munitions. The maneuverable drone can ascend to a height of up to two km, and zoom along at 130 km per hour. The Katran has a useful payload capacity of 120 kilograms.

RS 24 YArs 
Yars RS-24

The Yars RS-24 Is a Russian-made mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile which can be mounted on truck carrier or deployed in silos. The first production of Yars began in 2004. The layout of the vehicle is similar to the Topol-M SS-27. The missile RS-24 is a three-stage, solid propellant, MIRV-capable (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles) ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile) with a range of 10,500 km. The missile uses a guidance upgraded system of the inertial and Glonass system used in the RS-12M2 (Topol-M SS-27) missile. The accuracy is expected to be around 250 m CEP (Circular Error of Probability). RS-24 is expected to have a minimum range of 2,000 km, and a maximum range of 10,500 km. The RS-24 missile can be armed with up to 10 warheads.

patrol Kamaz  Patrol Kamaz

The ‘Patrol’ is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle designed for transporting personnel and equipment across rough terrain and hostile areas. Developed by Asteys, the vehicle is based on the chassis of Kamaz. According to the company, the vehicle can be employed in a wide variety of combat situations, including urban warfare. It can transport up to 10 passengers (including driver) or up to 1,500 kilograms of cargo, and can also be fitted with a weapon module to provide limited infantry support.

UAZ 23632 148 64 Pickup  UAZ-23632-148-64 Pickup

The UAZ-23632-148-64 is a Pickup truck armed with KORD and Pecheneg machine guns. This vehicle is based on the well-known UAZ Patriot vehicle. The UAZ Pickup variant a 4-door 5-seat truck based on the 3163, also with a 3000-mm long wheelbase. The pickup payload is 725 kg.

Bumerang K17 Boomerang

The K17 Boomerang or Bumerang is a new development of 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier launched by the Russian defense industry to replace the old BTR family used by the Russian armed forces. During the International exhibition of arms and military equipment RAE 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, the project of the vehicle was showed only for the Prime Minister of Russia. The Bumerang K-17 is equipped with an electrically powered unmanned turret mounted in the centre of the hull. The turret is armed with the 2A42 30mm automatic cannon. A 7.62mm coaxial PKT machine gun is mounted to the left side of the main armament. Two launchers of anti-tank guided missile Kornet-EM are mounted on each side of the turret.



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