Thursday, July 16, 2020

Russian Tigr special armoured vehicle makes debut in Slovakia

Recommended

Russian military helicopters spotted along Armenian-Turkish border

Russian military helicopters were spotted flying close to the border between Armenia and Turkey right after Turkish foreign minister strongly condemned a deadly Armenian...

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone

Russian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russia’s...

Russia develops new light air-transportable armored vehicle

Russia’s Military Industrial Company has unveiled the new state-of-the-art family of armored vehicles can carry out a wide variety of missions, including reconnaissance, command...

Several Russian soldiers wounded in car bombing in Syria

Several Russian soldiers were wounded Tuesday in a car bombing in northeastern Syria, according to Bild’s foreign policy editor Julian Röpcke. "Massive car bomb attack...

Russia reports tracked of 30 foreign planes near borders within a week

Russian fighter jets tracked 30 foreign planes near Russia's borders within a week, according to the infographics published in the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya...

Russian Tigr special armoured vehicle from Military Industrial Company makes debut at Tank Days in Slovakia.

The Tank Days in Laugaricio – a festival of history and military hardware enthusiasts, which has become a tradition – took place about 100 km from Bratislava in 1 and 2 June.
Dozens of private collectors of military gear bring to the show over a hundred full-scale tanks, self-propelled artillery systems, infantry fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers, armoured vehicles, army lorries, guns and mortars and even aeroplanes as well. Although the materiel dates back to early last century, all vehicles are in good running order.

This year’s festival featured the debut of the SBM VPK-233136 Tigr (Tiger) armoured car from the Military Industrial Company (VPK). By tradition, the Tigr rode as part of the column of the vehicles participating in the show and then displayed its cross-country ability, having impressed thousands of the spectators by its ability to move fast in terrain devoid of roads altogether.

- Advertisement -

After the demonstration had been over and the vehicles had been parked at their spaces, the Tigr was scrutinized by representatives of the Slovak uniformed services attending the Tank Days show. They familiarised themselves with its equipment and then tried the vehicle on the move. During the test drive, Slovak servicemen overcame a number of natural and cultural obstacles and tried the car in various modes off road, having noted the Tigr’s high average speed and smooth ride. According to the experts who tested the Tigr, they liked the vehicle very much and would not mind to have it at their disposal.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

TRENDING NOW

Related News

Japan deploys new V-22 Osprey aircraft to Chiba amid protests

Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) deployed the first V-22 Osprey aircraft to Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture amid safety protests in Saga. The newest...

Boeing to build new F-15EX fighter jets for U.S. Air Force

U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Company received a $1.2 billion contract July to begin buying the first eight F-15EX fighter jets. The contract, awarded to Boeing,...

U.S. Army deploys approximately 60 helicopters to Germany, Poland and Latvia

The U.S. Army has announced that it is deploying approximately 60 military helicopters from La Rochelle, France, and fly to training locations in Germany,...

U.S. Army deploys Abrams tanks to Poland

The U.S. Army has begun deploying Abrams main battle tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles to Poland as part of the final phase of training...