Highly mobile army vehicle GAZ-39371 “Vodnik”

Highly mobile army multipurpose all-wheel drive. GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” 4×4 wheelchair arrangement, including the difficult terrain. The basis of a multipurpose vehicle “Vodnik” It is a modular construction scheme. Armament armament up to the 120-mm mortar.

Tactical and technical characteristics of GAZ-39371 “Vodnik”:

  • Dimensions:
  • Length – 5830 mm,
  • Width – 2630 mm,
  • Height – 2600 mm.
  • Gross weight – 7500 kg.
  • The towed trailer is 2500 kg.
  • The power plant is a diesel engine YMZ-534.10 160 hp.
  • Maximum speed on the highway – 112 km / h.
  • Control fuel consumption at full weight, l / 100 km – 18.5.
  • Cruising on fuel consumption – 1000 km.
  • The smallest turning radius is 10 m.
  • The ford depth is 1.2 m.
  • The maximum overcome lifting – 30 degrees.
  • Passenger capacity – 11 people (including the driver).
  • Standard equipment:
    • Machine gun 14.5 mm KPVT,
    • 7.62mm PKT machine gun,
    • 6 PU to launch smoke grenades.
    • The car was developed in the OKB JSC “GAZ”. Moreover, since 1997, its production was carried out at the Arzamas Machine-Building Plant. At this enterprise, the BTR-80 and its various types were assembled and assembled. Distant progenitor “Vodnik” was considered a floating car, which is a possessed the NAMI-0281 index. NAMI had a completely different layout.

      According to popular opinion, which is erroneous, the car GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” (based on the name) is considered floating. However, this is not the case; it doesn’t have a propeller, ground tracks or a jet engine. “Vodnik” it doesn’t exceed 1.2 meters.

      GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” Designed to operate at ambient temperatures from -45 ° C to + 50 ° C. At relative air temperatures of up to + 25 ° C. To 30 m / s and up to 4,650 meters. Combat crew “Vodnik” It consists of 11 people.

      GAZ-39371 car It has the following layout: department for management (three places), engine-transmission department and combat department. The machine was built on a modular scheme. There are two modules that have been removable.

      According to representatives of GAZ, it was planned to create 26 different interchangeable modules. It was possible to replace it through the field conditions.

      There is a motorized transmission and a control compartment. There are no limits. For the landing and the radio operator hatch. The driver is in the longitudinal direction and the seat is only in height.

      The main functionality was introduced in the car. It could be used for transport of goods. It can be easily replaced.

      It’s not a problem. The module had 6 doors for landing and landing troops (two doors behind, left and right). All doors opened upwards and gas shock absorbers held.

      Several ways of caring out. Housing “Vodnik”, It can be made of armor steel. In this case, the armored and unarmored.

      In addition, there is a possibility to increase the level of protection. For the first time in an armored vehicle GAZ-39371 uncovered laminated armored glass was used.

      This is an armament process for a particular machine. In the basic configuration “Vodnik” equipped with a turret machine gun with a 14.5-mm machine gun KPVT and a 7.62-mm machine gun PKT. As well as 6 launchers for firing grenades. The composition available on “Vodnik” Equipment included tank intercom P-174, air conditioning, heater, fire extinguishing equipment. The installation of the R-163-50U radio station, navigation equipment and special equipment was also envisaged.

      In the mid-2007, it was the army of national affairs. In total, about 250 armored vehicles were produced, while the Russian Ministry of Defense GAZ-39371 “Vodnik”. Another 48 cars “Vodnik” got the army of Uruguay. All vehicles were supplied without weapons. The Uruguayan military used vehicles.

      GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” The number of troops. In the period from April to June 2001, underwent troop tests. The 42nd Guards Motorized Rifle Divisions have been escorting central transport.

      This was the case. It is an engine and a sealed partition. This is a list of requirements for machine in combat conditions. It is simply impossible to protect it from the body of the shooter.

      In addition, the R-174, which has been designed to ensure that it is at 133 dB. However engine noise “Vodnik” and its undercarriage make communication virtually impossible. It was explained that under the hull. This is a loud sounding effect. In addition, when connecting the axle there was a clearly audible buzz in the cabin.

      It’s a good deal to keep track of your car’s life. armored vehicle as a whole. This solution significantly increased the lateral stability of the car. However, it was not possible.

      In fact, the BRDM-1 has remained the same as the late 1950s. The same minus “Vodnik”. The BTR-80 is distinguished by a complex angle pattern, something resembling a faceted diamond. Housing “Vodnik” more like a “bricks”, when it comes to the flanks.

      It is noted. decision. The trainer is located above the rear axle.

      If you are on the ground or on the back of your body, you can’t get any damage. “Vodnik”. The smallest damage in this case is the engine compartment since it was located just between the bridges. In the case of a car, it’s a trick off. will it be impossible?

      Yes, the chosen layout is technically the most optimal. However, it is necessary to ensure that this is a “bonnet” layout. The experience of

      Gennady Zhilin noted that the armor “Vodnik” generally didn’t provide sufficient protection for the crew. In 2001, there was a landmine of detonation of the vehicle. It was a rule.

      As a result of the explosion, the front module “Vodnik” received several holes, the crew. This is not a single glazed window. On this occasion, Zhilin had to hear the following: “If you get the car, then you’ll be whole.”

      The case of 7.62-mm armor glass. It has been shown to be approved by the United States of America. be effective.

      Today GAZ-39371 “Vodnik” – a guest car of photo shoots. It is quite difficult. He added that he would be able to take a look at the carnival of the Tank Biathlon 2015 in the Patriot Park. August of this year.


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