The highly-protected K-4386 Typhoon-VDV is further development of К-53949 armored car, already known to Russian customers. According to Igor Zarakhovich, RD’s head designer, key distinctions from the framed predecessor are monocoque hull, air-dropping capability, compactness while heavy payload capacity, and powerful weapons (combat module with 30-mm gun, as required by airborne troops). The air-dropped Typhoon features well-designed ergonomics as well.
The designer says the car is being created in close contact with Airborne Troops officials, all their demands and combat experience are considered. For one, Remdiesel has fulfilled the instruction to make the car air-droppable from Il-76 aircraft; Typhoon can be easily transported as helicopter’s external load Read More