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Link unknown Russian 8x8 off bridge

Post by Picasso » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:25 pm

Unknown Russian 8X8 falls off a bridge and is recovered with video.
http://igor113.livejournal.com/35651.html
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Some great shots of some other Russia hardware as well.
http://igor113.livejournal.com/51213.html
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Post by GenevaPinz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:08 am

The plane/boat on the second pic is an Ekranoplan...

I guess the only things I regret about the Soviet Union are some of the crazy vehicles they designed...

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Post by russ » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:11 pm

That plane was on a Wings of the Soviet Union episode. It didn't fly so much as use surface effect to skim above the water if I recall correctly. Could lift heavy loads.

I like the layout/look of the 8 wheel vehicle even if it does have a flat bottom (bad for mines). Looks quite capable.
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Post by totaljoint » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:33 pm

Some research tells me that the 8x8 is a Russian BTR-90 varitant (BTR= Armored Personel Carrier). The windows indicate it is an air control command vehicle. The 90 version has the door between the 2nd and third axels on the right side.
There are some youtube videos of similar amphibious ones running around, seems they are still used by the Russians.
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Post by benztech » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:45 pm

hey, here is the link for their BTR http://www.gaz59037a.ru/specifikacii__h ... otografii/

It is actually btr-80, this thing is sooo cool :) beats pinz for sure, well
at least 710 anyway.

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Post by totaljoint » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:04 pm

The Russians seem to like to modify/pimp out various military vehicles. There are some Russian web sites showing amazing things with Pinzgauers, but see what they did with an APC:

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/pimpe ... style.html

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Post by benztech » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:04 pm

It's a BRDM-2. I used to hang around army garages when I was a kid and it actually looked much better without all that pimping crap, just my opinion, very capable offroad/recon truck :) not as cool as BMP2 http://www.rusarmy.com/uk/photo/armor/b ... o_mps1.htm
but then it is a tracked apc, so not a very fair comparison.

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Post by GenevaPinz » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:40 am

totaljoint wrote:The Russians seem to like to modify/pimp out various military vehicles. There are some Russian web sites showing amazing things with Pinzgauers, but see what they did with an APC:

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/pimpe ... style.html
That's one cool ride... 8)
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Post by texas pinzgauer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:37 pm

That Russian 8X8 rig was nuts! Those videos were great.
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