Mastodon Drivers

Mastodon Drivers

We are in Ostrogozhsk, at the base of the 37th training vehicle brigade where a meeting of specialists of the Russian Armed Forces logistic support system took place. Many wheeled and crawler vehicles are inside the post.

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The vehicle brigade is in Ostrogozhsk, the Voronezh region. Floating chassis BAZ is used for the monument.

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There are interactive whiteboards and projecting cameras in the classrooms.

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Modern technologies are successfully combined with traditional means of education: relief maps, posters, models.

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Three-axle chassis of an amphibian vehicle BAZ. It has jet propellers on each side that help to float in water.

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All aggregates are functional even the engine powered with an electric motor.

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Tyre cut

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Manual transmission transmits the force of the engine to the gear case equipped with a built-in differential dividing the drives of the right and left sides.

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Annually the brigade educates 3 thousand specialists of crawler and multi-axle wheeled equipment.

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MAZ-537. Truck tractor for towage of trailers and semi-trailers. Lifting capacity is 65 t. Max speed – 55 km/h.

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Overaged equipment is used as equipment simulators for training of different maintenance operations.

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Trailer’s frame

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Students passing tests

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Transmission overhaul tools

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KamAZ-65225 with a semi-trailer. Lifting capacity 48 tons. Max. speed – 70 km/h. Fuel consumption – 40 l/100km.

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Training to control crawler equipment.

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Simulator operator. He watches the students, choose routes and simulator programs etc.

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Simulator control panel

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The simulator swings imitating an uneven road. And it produces much noise. Rather close to real.

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You feel like being in a plane

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Armoured vehicles “Rys”, “Tiger”, “UAZ”.

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“Rys” can carry light armament and communication systems.

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“Rys” is in fact an Intalian Iveco «LMV». It is assembled in Voronezh.

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Heart of a “Rys”

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It has Russian components for 10% only, this number may increase in furure.

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GAZ 2330 “Tigr” (Tiger) – an army multi-purpose off-road vehicle.

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“Rys” is going to dislodge “Tigr” cause it has a weaker shooting protection class and has no means of mine defence.

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Not too comfortable compared to “Rys”

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Russian armoured vehicle “Volk” (Wolf) is pretty much similar to the Iveco.

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Simple and reliable UAZ

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New equipment for repair in field conditions

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Maintenance workshop based on a truck “Ural”

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Inside the shop. Feed system test zone

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Zone for fitting and assembly works

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Drilling something is not a problem

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With help of all this equipment many types of works can be done.

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Pad for repairmen. It replaces many schemes, instructions, normative documents …

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MAZ maneuvers on the polygon

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MAZ-543. Its V-shaped, 12-cylinder diesel has capacity of 38,8 l. Power – 525 hp and fuel consumption – 180 l/100 km in summer and 210 – in winter.

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Pre-war platform?

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Location: Ostrogozhsk

via dmitrydreamer

6 thoughts on “Mastodon Drivers”

  1. Russians do not over complicate machinery it is kept simple and crude but effective.

    The machine is a beast to say the least but very crude.

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  2. Tracked vehicles are superior in protection (not talking about beast machine).

    Wheeled vehicles are inferior when in battle situations. The tracked BMP are 100 times more agile, more weapons and can survive better than flats.

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    • It’s not as simple as saying tracked vehicles are better than wheeled ones and then going on to order only tracked ones.

      Tracks or wheels have nothing to do with a vehicles protection. Only factor is how much weight it can support.

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  3. i don’t think you can say that light/heavy armour can guarantee safety 100% of the time. The Chechens have put up enough videos of very large explosives taking out tanks. that’s the problem with guerilla warfare.

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    • No matter how much armour you put on a vehicle, there is always a weapon that is stronger and can/will defeat it. And tons of heavy armor only serve to weigh you down and slowing you down as well.

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