The brigade is used as a general reserve. It is provided with helicopters and cars, mostly UAZ vehicles, for quicker transportation.
The brigade received these cars in 2010.
Wearing winter clothes.
An UAZ-3152 ‘Gusar’.
Thе SUV was produced in 2006 and in 2010 it was transported to the 56th brigade.
Fuel consumption: highway: 13 mpg; city: 9.8 mpg.
Its off-road performance is rather good.
At the automobile testing ground.
It features a 205 hp TOYOTA engine.
Its engine and tank are protected with armored sheets.
The ceiling is rather ascetic.
The auto has seats for 5 paratroopers and a driver seat.
Actually, this car is very uncomfortable. Besides, one or two paratroopers have to sit like!
Each person who is 180 cm or taller has to hunch up or bend down in this car.
Furthermore, the heater the car is equipped with, is so weak that it warms up just the front two passengers. As for the rest, they have to deal with that cold draft coming from the roof, windows and doors. Don’t forget that apart from soldiers, the UAZ is supposed to transport different equipment, tents, tools, etc.
Installation of the AGS-17, the Kord 6P50 heavy machine gun, and the PKP Pecheneg machine gun is possible.
On the photograph, you see fasteners for different devices.
Glasses of the side doors can be folded for soldiers to be able to fire, when necessary.
UAZs that are not armored are supposed to be replaced with new armored ‘Tigers’.
In 2011, 10 American light assault vehicles Scorpion were tested at the brigade.
“The Russian Federation. Registration certificate…”
The Scorpion is 40 cm wider that the UAZ and has an independent suspension. It has a diesel engine and better milage: highway: 18.9 mpg; city: 14 mpg. It has a very smooth ride unlike its Russian companion even when it’s off the road.
However, its engine is not protected with armored sheets.
If necessary, its windscreen can be folded too.