Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

The 21st Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence is located in Bronnitsy Town near Moscow and specializes in testing military equipment. Lately, it has organized a colorful show on its military training ground where a lot of new vehicles have been tested.

Testing New Military Equipment

The training ground of the Research Institute will soon celebrate the half-century anniversary. Some time ago, it was actively used – the Soviet Union constantly invented new kinds of military equipment. But in the 90s, a part of it was abandoned and now is visited only by stalkers. The other part is closed for the public, because most of the time there reigns the regime of military secrets.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Once everything was prepared, the show began.

Testing New Military Equipment

Cars rolled down and climbed the steep hills, overcame an obstacle course at full speed, flew through the “pool” with marsh water… Well, watch yourselves.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

The new troops of new Russia.

Testing New Military Equipment

First, there were small cars, then bigger and at last very huge.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

“Cars in shoulder straps are in the service of the Motherland”.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

A graphic illustration of how much dust there was on the training ground.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Sometimes it was diluted with the sprays of dirty water.

Testing New Military Equipment

This two-piece tracked all-terrain vehicle with the “muzzle” of the KAMAZ is unlikely to be familiar to your eyes. It’s the TTM 4901 PS.

Testing New Military Equipment

Despite the fact that this beautiful vehicle looks clumsy and reaches the maximum speed of only 45 km/h, it can crawl, climb and swim almost anywhere.

Testing New Military Equipment

And this is its “elder brother”, the Vityaz (“Knight”) which resembles a huge white caterpillar or hippopotamus.

Testing New Military Equipment

It was accompanied by the APC which arose no interest among the public though.

Testing New Military Equipment

As for the “caterpillar”, it surprised everyone when at full speed jumped out of the water and climbed a fairly steep hill.

Testing New Military Equipment

Then it moved to the training ground and made a couple of laps, showing that it really doesn’t care what surface to move on.

Testing New Military Equipment

“The new troops of new Russia”

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

The “Vityaz” can accommodate five thin people and a driver. The rest of the space is occupied by the engine and the cargo compartment.

Testing New Military Equipment

The cabin is rather small, but the passengers, at least,  can pop out of the hatch and smoke.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

The KA-52 circling above the water.

Testing New Military Equipment

Made a steep turn and flew away.

Testing New Military Equipment

Another floating-terrain vehicle is called “Trekol”.

Testing New Military Equipment

It floats well but still can’t force a crossing over the water. Only if the wind blows in its back.

Testing New Military Equipment

Some more pictures from the training ground.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

The static exhibition was rather boring…

Testing New Military Equipment

ZiL is still alive and even produces some cars. Unfortunately, they didn’t participate in the show, just stood on the sidelines.

Testing New Military Equipment

Tests.

Testing New Military Equipment

Testing New Military Equipment

How do you think what is wrong with these UAZ cars?

Testing New Military Equipment

They are twice as wider as the normal ones.

Location: Bronnitsy

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6 thoughts on “Testing New Military Equipment”

  1. For the army alone can do. Square design. Iron in bulk. Wheels for more. Motors for engorgement. And for the citizen or the appearance of fine draw, no air conditioning or automatic transmission can not be done.

  2. Some of the vehiclesare super nice, specially that Helicopter and the “full track bus” I would like to drive that one for shure! (TTM 4901 PS)

    What about the “Iveco Lincie” Russia would bult them. But no pictures of them, maybe they are still not in production? Some one can anser?

  3. Of course this is a scripted public exhibition. The real work done here isn’t so smooth and impressive all the time.

    • Not as long as Mr Obama is in power, and perhaps for longer than that. Russian and American soldiers are comrades-in-arms (against China).

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