Military Photo: Russian Hummer

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Russia is producing a vehicle remarkably similar to the armored version of the hummer (the M1114 model). The Russian vehicle is called Tigr (Tiger) and is based on the hummer-like vehicle, the Gaz-2330. Like the M1114, the Tigr weighs five tons, carries a crew of four, and a load of about a ton (or an additional five men, if configured for that). The Tigr costs $88,000 each, compared to $145,000 for the M1114. Russia is getting two dozen Tigrs this year, for Interior Ministry troops operating in dangerous areas like Chechnya (where roadside bombs and ambushes occur regularly.)

Posted: 10/01/2005


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