Sunday, October 4, 2020

Updated version of new Russian Bumerang armored personnel carrier spotted in Nizhny Novgorod

The updated version of new Russian Bumerang amphibious wheeled armored personnel carrier  was spotted in Nizhny Novgorod.

The update model of  a new-generation Russian armored personnel carrier have some external changes in the design.  This new armored personnel carrier has a crew of 3, including commander, gunner and driver. It can carry 9 soldiers. Firing ports for the troops were deleted in order not to compromise armor protection.

Vehicle has a V-shaped hull that deflects mine blasts away. As usually this vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems. It has been reported that the Bumerang can be fitted with active protection system.

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The standard model of  Bumerang uses the same unmanned turrets as Kurganets APC and IFV. This 8×8 armored personnel carrier comes in two basic version. One version fitted with the same turret as used on Kurganets APC. It is armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun.  Another version is fitted with a turret of Kurganets IFV and packs a formidable punch. It is armed with a 30-mm cannon, coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun and 4 external launchers with Kornet-M anti-tank guided missiles.

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