A photograph of a completely burned-out vehicle, which was in service with the neo-Nazis of the recreated Azov formation (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), appeared on the Web. It is not yet known what hit this light armored car and how many militants were injured. There is no doubt that there are victims.
This technical right-hand drive, 4×4 wheel arrangement was originally set up as a police force and was intended to carry out patrol duties in Northern Ireland. It has protection for the interior, engine and fuel tank.
Vehicle weight – 4050 kg. Length: 4.55 m Width: 1.79 m Height: 2.03 m Land Rover 300 Tdi Engine power: 111 horsepower. The maximum speed on the highway is about 100 kilometers per hour. Fuel range – 510 km.
Various modifications were created, released in the amount of about 1000 copies.
The use of the Land Rover Snatch in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated its high vulnerability, hence the sad nickname. Over several years since 2003, 37 servicemen have been killed in these vehicles.
It was previously reported that the not-so-successful Vector Pinzgauer was also shipped to Ukraine from Britain. During service in Afghanistan, they were often criticized for problematic landing gear and insufficient protection.
The BTR-4 “Bucephalus” also constantly demonstrates problems with armor and low resistance to fire. At the slightest damage, this development of the Kharkov design bureau begins to burn brightly, even a specially installed fire extinguishing system does not help.