KrAZ-Hulk Armoured Off-Road Vehicle, Ukraine
KrAZ-Hulk is a multi-role armoured, off-road, mine-resistant ambush protected (MR?P) vehicle developed by KrAZ, a trucks and special-purpose vehicles manufacturer based in Ukraine.
The vehicle can be configured for different missions such as transportation of armed personnel, cargo and military equipment on difficult road conditions. Equipped with advanced weapons and enhanced protection features, the MR?P vehicle offers increased fire support for the personnel.
The KrAZ-Hulk was introduced at the Arms and Security-2016 international trade fair held in Kiev in October 2016.
The vehicle also took part in the military training event held for sergeant majors of brigades, regiments and operational command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the 169th Training Centre of the Ukrainian Ground Forces in December 2016.
KrAZ-Hulk armoured vehicle design and features
Based on 4x4 off-road chassis, the KrAZ-Hulk armoured vehicle features V-shaped hull. It has a kerb weight of 14,000kg and gross vehicle weight of 16,000kg and carries two fuel tanks of 165l capacity each.
The lightweight MR?P vehicle can accommodate up to 12 personnel, including two crew members. A large bulletproof windshield forward view for the crew, while a roof-mounted rear-facing camera gives rear view. A door with a bulletproof glass window is provided on either side of the hull to provide entry and exit for the crew.
Up to eight personnel are accommodated in two rows of seats suspended from the sides of the vehicle in the troop compartment. The infantrymen enter or leave the vehicle through a large forward-opening door fitted at the rear. A circular roof hatch in the passenger compartment provides access to the turret mount.
Four small bullet-resistant, laminated windows with firing ports located on either side of the passenger compartment allow the troops to fire weapons. Additionally, the rear door is fitted with a bullet-proof window and a firing port.
The inner layers of all the bullet-proof glasses are made of double polycarbonate material.
KrAZ-Hulk vehicle armament and protection
The KrAZ-Hulk MR?P vehicle comes with a turret mount on top of the vehicle. Armed with a machine gun, the turret offers mobile firepower against personnel, vehicles and light armoured targets.
Two bulletproof glass windows fitted to the turret ensure protection against small arms firing. Six smoke grenade launchers are affixed on the top of the vehicle to provide self-protection for the occupants.
The vehicle is provided with mine protection up to STANAG 4569 levels 2? and 2b. It can withstand landmine explosion of 6kg of TNT under any wheel or bottom of the vehicle.
The V hull offers enhanced protection for the occupants against direct blasts of landmines or improvised explosive devices (IED). The infantry seats are fitted with four-point seat belts to improve survivability of the troops.
Engine and performance
The KrAZ-Hulk armoured vehicle is powered by a 310hp turbocharged diesel engine mounted at the front section of the vehicle.
Coupled with a nine-speed manual transmission, the engine offers increased manoeuvrability in off-road conditions. The vehicle's off-road driving performance is further improved by four drive wheels attached with 445/65R22.5 tyres.
The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle can attain a maximum speed of 90km/h.
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