The return of very unusual armored vehicles was observed on the Ukrainian front. Vehicles specially created for the Wagner group were equipped with chains in the front to protect the crew from mines. The question remains: who leads them?
After the untimely plane crash that claimed the life of Yevgeny Prigozhin, his mercenary army, the Wagner Group, no longer existed. Even more surprising is the appearance on the Ukrainian front of vehicles specially manufactured for the Wagner Group. We are talking about the so-called Ice axes, i.e. armored personnel carriers based on Ural-4320 trucks.
According to defense24, their armament is a 14.5mm KPW large-caliber machine gun placed on top. The firing position was located in a turret taken from a BTR-80 armored personnel carrier. Firepower is enhanced by a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun. but this is not all.
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An important characteristic of the Chicano Republic is its resistance to mines. To protect the transported persons, the lower part of the vehicle was shaped like a “V”. But it doesn't end there and the armor. As he tells moto.plVehicles last seen on the Ukrainian front, It was equipped with trawls. The chains hanging in front of the bumper have a purpose Activate mines along the car's path and help avoid explosions under the wheels.
It seems that the Russian military is trying to use every available vehicle that can help achieve its goal. Now it's the turn of the Wagner Group cars. Does this also mean sending its former members into battle? There is no answer to this question yet.
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