Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

Here’s a technical support vehicle and disguised 15M69 used by strategic missile units. It does not launch missiles and has no armament at all. Its task is to determine and prepare a suitable position for missilemen. The photos were taken by the blogger who calls himself mnenevlom and his friend.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

The vehicle is absolutely new, but it is not classified anymore.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

It’s a huge vehicle, its length is over fifteen meters, width – about 3,5 m, full mass – about forty tons. The 500 hp diesel engine is made in Yaroslavl, Russia.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

The 8×8 machine is made at the Minsk wheeled tractors factory.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

The reliable body is made from the composite material – something similar to multilayer fiberglass soaked with epoxide.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

There are three seats in the cabin.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

This is a standard navigation system.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

Behind the cabin is another compartment with a hermetic door.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

Generator and various electrics.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

We open one more hermetic door and see another compartment.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

Here is a kitchen with a stove, water tank, sink, capacities for food storage and a sleeping area. Here the crew may stay up to three days.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

In the rear of the vehicle is a cargo platform. The means of disguise are probably kept inside.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

To unload containers they use a crane-manipulator. It is controlled from this panel…

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

… or from the remote panel.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

The vehicle is equipped with “locking shoes”.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

The crew is ready for the combat task!

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

First of all they have to check the passing ability of the vehicle.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

They unfold special devices to make sure they do not engage with any objects while travelling.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

If they don’t, the missile systems will pass without problems too. If not, they have to cut the trees…

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

“Training point №2”.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

Evaluation of the ground bearing capacity.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

For such a purpose they use a penetrometer mounted on the front of the vehicle.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

The final task is covering up the traces with a grader device.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

This grader device is under the cargo platform.

Technical Support and Disguise Vehicle for Missilemen

All tasks are successfully fulfilled!

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