According to Armyrecognition, the K-4386 Typhoon-VDV, a new 4×4 armored vehicle designed for Russia’s airborne troops, has now been deployed in Ukraine.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia has deployed a wide range of military equipment, from Soviet-era weapons to the most advanced. The Ukrainian battlefield is becoming a test ground for new weapons of both Russia and the West, ranging from anti-aircraft weapons, artillery and rocket artillery, long-range precision missile systems, combat vehicles and main battle tanks. New generation light armored vehicle systems have also been deployed by Russia.
According to Armyrecognition, the K-4386 Typhoon-VDV, a new 4×4 armored vehicle designed for Russia’s airborne troops, has now been deployed in Ukraine. The vehicle is designed to support combat missions, crew transport and other high-intensity armored assaults. The Typhoon-VDV was upgraded with a new combat module, fitted with a 30 mm automatic cannon. With improved tactical characteristics, giving the vehicle a very strong combat ability.
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.
The manufacturer’s representative said that this is the first time such a combat module has been installed on a 4×4 armored vehicle. It is also the most powerful combat module ever developed by Russian weapons manufacturers. 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 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.