Description: The UralVagonzavod Atom 8x8 is a high mobility armored vehicle family originally developed in conjunction with France's Renault Trucks Defense. After Renault dropped from the Atom project thus becoming an entirely Russian product. The Atom 8x8 heavyweight infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is equipped with an unmanned turret fitted with a 57mm automatic cannon capable of engaging targets at ranges of six kilometers and a firing rate of 300 rounds per minute. The 32-ton class vehicle family is powered by a 600-hp diesel engine with two waterjets enabling amphibious capability. The diesel engine allows a top speed of 100 kph and a maximum range of 750 kilometers. The Atom 8x8 IFV is meant to be unveiled at the Russian Arms Expo (RAE) exhibition on September 9-12, 2015.
The Atom 8x8 wheeled armored vehicle family variants may include: armored personnel carrier (APC), command vehicle, electronic warfare vehicle, engineering and recovery vehicles, fire support platform integrating a variety of guns from 57mm cannons to 120mm mortar guns. These vehicles can be air dropped by an Il-76-sized aircraft. For enhanced protection they can be fitted with modular armor plates. The Atom IFV crew consists of three-man and up to eight troops that can offload via a rear ramp and four roof hatches. The Atom IFV is well suited for combat-ready motorized infantry subdivisions.
Atom IFV Specifications
Wheel Drive: 8x8 Dimensions Ground Clearance: 600 millimeter (23.6 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 57 millimeter Performance Max Range: 750 kilometer (466 mile) Power Power: 600 hp (448 kW) Rates Max Rate of Fire: 300 roundperminute Speed Top Speed: 100 kph (62 mph) Weight Combat Weight: 32,000 kilogram (70,547 pound)
Payload: 7,000 kilogram (15,432 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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