Maybe the most Russian vehicle you’ll see today awesomeness, Crazy, russian empire, youtube Add comments Sep 152017 When you have *vast* stretches of unimproved Siberia to get across, you *need* something like this, the DT 30… allen somewhere I’ve seen versions that had Archimedes screws instead of tracks. Paul451 Different beast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbDe5dEu07I allen no, it had a similar 3-window front end and bow, much larger than that one. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0bba9d158f09a0408c82d748c99acf2b7a077469ec55730d52a68900774583d.jpg Barmaglot The amount of effort Russians will expend to avoid building proper roads is truly astounding. publiusr No money. Besides This is how paths are broken. I’m surprised they haven’t had these things tow gravel and lay rail. A lot of Russia is like the American West in the early 1800s–very if any folks have trodden on much of it. Thucydides_of_Athens This is a scaled up example of the “Marginal Terrain Vehicles” that many NATO nations use. they have actually been around for a long time, starting with the BV-202, modern iterations include armoured vehicles like the Viking and Bronco (the latter built in Singapore, of all places). Of course the Russians do have this thing for giganticism…. madoc62 While the vehicle itself is genuinely impressive what is truly amazing about the ensemble is the tow hitch on its trailer. That thing stayed coupled despite the twisting, the rotation, and the loads imparted on it! That, plus it also kept power being transmitted from the main vehicle to the treads on the trailer. That’s some impressive engineering going on there.