Sunday, February 25, 2024

National Guard of Ukraine parades new Varta armoured vehicles

The National Guard of Ukraine or NGU publicly displayed its new Varta armoured vehicles for the first time during a parade to mark the third anniversary of the liberation of Mariupol from militants of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic.

The Varta special purpose vehicle was developed by Kyiv-based Ukrainian Armor company. The Varta is built on a 4×4 two-axle truck base with a specialized chassis with a “high-cross” carrying up to 8.15 tons. This chassis with сentral tire inflation system is proven and reliable even in the most challenging and difficult conditions.

The Varta employs an 8-Gear Manual Transmission to accommodate all-terrain situations and to be completely versatile in battle. The Varta have a 6-cylinder, V-type, turbocharged diesel engine dispelling either 270hp or 300hp (depending on the engine chosen) and can run on many types of fuel (including lower quality fuel in combat situations). The Varta has a maximum road speed of 120 km/hour and a maximum torque of 1128 N*m.

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The vehicle compartment is made from specialized 560 steel grade which protects the crew from armored piercing incendiary ammo up to 7.62mm. Varta uses a V-shape hull structure to accommodate anti-mine seats, giving crew members protection to withstand detonation of charges up to 6kg of TNT.

Varta uses a V-shape hull structure to accommodate anti-mine seats, giving crew members protection to withstand detonation of charges up to 6kg of TNT. Varta includes a fighting module equipped with either the 7.62 mm or the 12.7 mm machine gun. The vehicle has 10 gun ports around the vehicle with the feasibility of accommodating a UBGL (Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher).”m”

VARTA includes a fighting module equipped with either the 7.62 mm or the 12.7 mm machine gun. The vehicle has 10 gun ports around the vehicle with the feasibility of accommodating a UBGL (Under-Barrel Grenade Launcher).

Its vehicles are operated by Ukraine’s rapid deployment police task forces operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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