The Russian Typhoon-VDV wheeled armored vehicle has just been upgraded with a new combat module, a 30 mm automatic cannon
The developer of this new combat module, the Central Research Institute of Burevestnik, has renewed once again for the famous Russian armored combat vehicle Typhoon. According to information, experts from the Burevestnik Institute, had to completely redesign at least twice; because initially, this combination did not meet the customer’s technical requirements.
As a result, the new module has superior combat capabilities, surpassing all similar modules ever produced in Russia. In terms of range, this new gun is superior to the 2A42 cannon, currently equipped on BMP-2, BMD-3 and BMPT infantry fighting vehicles. The new cannon can hit targets at a distance of over 4,000 meters. In addition, it also has the ability to fire when moving. Other technical details were not disclosed.
The Typhoon-VDV all-terrain vehicle, developed at the request of the Russian Airborne Forces. The vehicle can be dropped by parachute from an Il-76 strategic transport aircraft from an altitude of up to 3,500 meters with the entire crew. Thanks to the composite armor protection, the hull can withstand an explosion equivalent to 4-6 kg of TNT. State trials of the Typhoon-VDV ended last year and it is now being prepared for delivery to the army.
Initially, the Typhoon-VDV was equipped with a combat module with a 30 mm 2A42 automatic cannon and a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun. However, the Airborne Forces did not accept this combat module, as the 2A42 was said to have too low destructive power.
The weight of Typhoon-VDV is 13 tons; The car uses a KamAZ diesel engine with a capacity of 350 horsepower. Its road speed is up to 100 km/h, the car can climb slopes up to 30 degrees and wade 1.9 m deep. In 2020, the car was tested on the Elbrus mountain terrain in the northwest of the Russian Caucasus.
Typhoon is a Russian family of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles in service since 2014. The main aim of the program is to design a fundamentally new unified platform for mounting various weapon systems. In addition, this vehicle is also used to tow cannons up to 122mm and heavy mortars up to 160mm. The Russian armored vehicle is also equipped with digital communication equipment, which can be used as a command vehicle; even to install electronic warfare systems, or to launch drones.