The Typhoon-K battlefield bus, one of Russia’s powerful war vehicles, was confiscated by the Ukrainian army. And it was immediately recommissioned to the forward forces.

Modern armored personnel carrier Typhoon-K was introduced by Russia from the very first days of the special military operation in Ukraine. Each vehilce costs up to 2 million USD.

Some of the vehicles had their tires hit by Ukrainian soldiers to disable maneuverability and were seized. Some of them were shot down by modern anti-tank missiles. The lack of familiarity with the terrain, lack of fuel … made the Russian armored formation sometimes split, falling into an ambush of the Ukrainian army.

Each Typhoon-K can carry up to 16 fully armed soldiers. The Typhoon-K is the latest version of the Russian Typhoon family of armored vehicles. They are designed to be able to quickly maneuver the Russian army on the battlefield. The vehicle has a unique aerodynamic design with a V-shaped chassis to disperse explosive forces, and the front sections help the vehicle to deflect direct-fired infantry projectiles.

On the roof, there are many doors from which the soldiers can fight even while the vehicle is moving. The Typhoon K also has a door in the rear of the vehicle. The vehilce weighs up to 21 tons, thanks to a diesel engine with a capacity of up to 450 horsepower, the vehilce can proceed with a maximum speed of 105 km/h and a range of up to 1,200 km.

Previously, the Russian side said that Typhoon-K completely meets Russia’s highest safety protection standards, even surpassing the necessary requirements. According to NATO’s STANAG 4569 protection standard classification, the Typhoon-K is between 3b and 4, capable of resisting explosions generated from 8kg of high-powered explosives. Or more than 10kg of explosives under test conditions but still protect the safety of the crew.

According to Kamaz, the manufacturer of this vehicle, thanks to being equipped with a modular armor system that combines steel and ceramic materials, Typhoon-K is capable of resisting B-32 armor-piercing bullets. The vehilce’s internal structure is also specially designed to reduce external impacts, it is also equipped with the HLF-100 air conditioning system.

In terms of weapons, the vehicle is equipped with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun or a grenade launcher for self-defense when needed. Previously, the Typhoon-K vehicles had participated in the war in Syria and were highly appreciated, but in the Ukrainian battlefield, when facing a regular army armed with modern equipment, they were more or less shaken. Despite suffering many losses, but with its superiority in weapons and numbers, Russia is still making strides on the Ukrainian battlefield.


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