Bumerang 8x8 Armoured Vehicle Personnel Carrier at Kudrinskaya Square

Bumerang 8x8 Armoured Vehicle Personnel Carrier at Kudrinskaya Square
«Bumerang 8x8 Armoured Vehicle Personnel Carrier at Kudrinskaya Square»

The picture of the new Russian made 8x8 armoured vehicle "Bumerang " or "Boomerang" on Kydriskaya Square rushing to participate on the night rehearsal for the Military Parade of Victory Day at Red Square on May 5th, 2016.

In the early 90s a BTR-90 was developed in Russia. It had a more powerful armament, improved protection greater mobility and increased internal volume, comparing with the previous BTR-80.

The Bumerang is a new development of 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier launched by the Russian defense industry to replace the old BTR family used by the Russian armed forces. The Boomerang could be delivered as armored ambulance, command post vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle, anti-tank missile carrier, air defense missile launcher, fire support vehicle, mortar carrier, and other.

The Bumerang layout is very similar to modern wheeled combat vehicle with the power pack at the front, driver front left, the turret in the middle, and the troop’s compartment at the rear. The troops enter and leave via a single hydraulic doors in the hull rear. The vehicle uses V-shaped technology for the hull, that protects occupants by deflecting mine blasts anywhere under the vehicle. The Bumerang can carry a total of 10 soldiers, including driver, commander, gunner and 7 infantrymen.

Specifications

  • Designer Country: Russia
  • Armament: One 30mm cannon, one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun, 4 launchers for anti-tank guided missile Kornet.
  • Accessories: Air-conditioning, NBC protection system, night vision equipment, computerized fire control, and central tyre pressure regulation system.
  • Crew: 3 + 7
  • Armor: Standard armour to protect against firing of small arms and shell splinters, ceramic armour
  • Weight: 20,000 kg
  • Dimensions: Length - ~ 8 m; Width - ~ 3 m; Height - ~ 3 m
  • Engine power: ~ 500 hp
  • Maximum road speed: ~ 100 km/h
  • Amphibious speed on water: ~ 10 km/h
  • Range: ~ 800 km

Photo #076 taken on May 05, 2016

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