The Ukrainian military has captured the newest variant of the iconic Russian URAL trucks.
Two new Russian heavy military trucks, designed as the Ural-63704-0011, were captured by Ukrainian soldiers in the country’s northeastern Chernigiv region.
The new Ural-63704, better known as Tornado-U, the military truck is larger and more capable than the Soviet-designed Ural-4320.
According to Russian state media, the Tornado-U is based on a three-axle truck chassis with a flat body intended for the transporting of weapons, military hardware and cargoes and the towing of transport and special semi-trailers.
The truck had a laden weight of up to 30 t and a carrying capacity of up to 16 t. It could transport a semi-trailer with a weight of 12 t. The vehicle was powered by a diesel multifuel engine with a power output of 440 h.p. that provided a maximum speed of 100 km/h.
The power of the diesel inline six-cylinder multi-fuel engine is 440 hp. The maximum speed on the highway is 100 km/h. Ground clearance – 400 mm. The depth of the ford to be overcome is -1.8 meters.
Production of the Ural-63704-0010 reportedly commenced in 2016.
Such trucks also were used by the Russian army in Syria.