New recovery variant appears in the Kurganets family at Russian Arms Expo 2015 21009151

 
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RAE 2015 Russian Arms Expo
Official Online Show Daily News and Official Web TV
International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment

9 - 12 September 2015
Nizhny Tagil, Russia
 
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New recovery variant appears in the Kurganets family at Russian Arms Expo 2015
The new Kurganets family of tracked armored vehicles seems now to have a new member. A new recovery variant appeared at Russian Arms Expo 2015, highly based on the Kurganets IFV and APC vehicles, unveiled during Russia's 9 May Victory Parade in Moscow.
     
New recovery variant of the Kurganets 25 BMP appears at Russian Arms Expo 2015 640 002Scale model of a new recovery variant in the Kurganets tracked armored vehicles family appeared at RAE 2015
     
The Kurganets is a new platform designed and developed by the Russian Defense Company Kurgan Machine-Building Plant to create a new family of light tracked armoured vehicle. The new recovery variant showed in scale model at RAE 2015 is based on the same chassis than the recently unveiled Kurganets-25 BMP and Kurganets BTR, which are the IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) and the Armored Personnal Carrier variants of the Kurganets family.

On this new recovery variant, the turret is removed from the Kurganets-25 and replaced by an armoured plate, while the upper hull is modified to accommodate a swivelling jib crane with a supposedly lift capacity of 1,500kg . It would appears to be capable of lifting a Kurganets vehicle power unit, various items of recovery equipment and a stowage area over the right rear roof area.
     
New recovery variant of the Kurganets 25 BMP appears at Russian Arms Expo 2015 640 001Scale model of a new recovery variant in the Kurganets tracked armored vehicles family appeared at RAE 2015
     
Along with its recovery equipment, this new Kurganets variant appears to have similar configuration than the IFV and APC variants. It will certainly be motorized with the same diesel engine developing 800 hp located at the front of the hull. As its brother, this vehicle could run at a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The torsion bar suspension on each side consists of 7 rubber-tyred roadwheels.

For close protection purposes, the Kurganets recovery variant is fitted with the same remotely-operated turret armed with a 12,7mm heavy machine gun than the BTR version.

Main purpose of this new version could be to replace the BREM-2 recovery vehicle, based on the BMP-1, which will be itself replaced by the Kurganets family of armored vehicles.
 

 

 

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