Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Russians reuse captured Turkish-made armored vehicle

Russian airborne troops are reusing captured a Turkish-supplied BMC Kirpi mine-protected wheeled armored vehicle on the battlefield in Ukraine.

The white V symbol has been seen on the captured vehicle. It has become a symbol of support for the invasion among some Russians and others.

The Kirpi is a vehicle from the MRAP (Mine Protected Armored vehicle) category developed by the Turkish BMC company and one has now been captured by Russian forces.

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According to some reports, like one from Defense News, the Turkish government has delivered at least 100 used mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to the Ukrainian military. The delivery of the Kirpi vehicles was the result of a government agreement, rather than a deal between Ukraine and BMC, which makes the Kirpi.

Ukrainian Parliamentarian Yuriy Mysiahin said that the Turkish-made armored vehicles are equipped with high-powered machine guns that can turn 360 degrees.

With a total weight of 19,050 kilograms (41,998 pounds), the armored vehicle can travel up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour with a range of up to 750 kilometers (466 miles). The vehicle can be armed with a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun, and is also available with remote-controlled weapon stations.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

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