Sep 152017
 

When you have *vast* stretches of unimproved Siberia to get across, you *need* something like this, the DT 30…

 Posted by at 8:55 pm
  • allen

    somewhere I’ve seen versions that had Archimedes screws instead of tracks.

  • 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.