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Ural Taifun

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicle

Ural Taifun MRAP

The Ural Taifun MRAP is designed to carry troops where mines are likely to be encountered

Entered service ?
Crew 2 men
Personnel 10 / 14 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 24 t
Length ~ 9 m
Width ~ 2.5 m
Height ~ 3.1 m
Machine guns 1 x 12.7-mm
Engine YaMZ-5367 diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Range 1 800 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 0.6 ~ 1 m
Fording 1.9 m


   The Ural Taifun mine resistant ambush protected vehicle was developed as part of a large Russia's Taifun vehicle programme. Sometimes it is referred as Taifun-U. Another member of this family is KamAZ Taifun MRAP. There is a high degree of commonality between various vehicles of this family. The Ural Taifun was first revealed in 2011. It was announced that these armored vehicles will enter service with the Russian Army in 2014.

   The main role of Ural Taifun MRAP is to carry troops in combat theatres where mines and improvised explosive devices are likely to be encountered. Alternatively this vehicle can be used as command post, armored ambulance, carry specialized equipment, weapons, or fulfill other roles.

   There are two versions of the Ural MRAP. The Ural-63095 is a modular vehicle. It carries an armored module that accommodates 10 troops plus the crew of three. Another Ural-63099 has a monocoque hull. It can carry 14 troops plus the crew of two. The cab accommodates driver and passenger.

   The Ural MRAP is also available with 4x4 configuration. The Ural-53099 was revealed in 2013. It has a monocoque armored body and can carry up to 10 troops. It is fully unified with a 6x6 vehicle. An 8x8 version is also being proposed.

   Vehicle has a laminated composite armor, made of steel and ceramic. It is claimed that vehicle provides all-round protection from 14.5-mm armor-piercing rounds. It has a V-shaped double hull that deflects mine blasts away. It is claimed that vehicle withstands blasts equivalent to 8 kg of TNT anywhere under the hull. Vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection system.

   Dismounts enter and leave the vehicle via rear doors. Also there are roof hatches for emergency exit if the vehicle is overturned.

   Vehicle can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station, armed with 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun. Also there are firing ports provided for the troops.

   The Ural MRAP is powered by YaMZ-5367 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 hp. This engine was specially developed for military needs. It is also used on KamAZ Taifun MRAP. Engine is mated to Allison 6-speed automatic transmission.




   Ural-63095 fitted with an armored module. It has a crew of three and can carry 12 troops;

   Ural-63099 has a monocoque hull. It has a crew of three and can carry 16 troops;

   Ural-53099 vehicle with 4x4 configuration. It has a monocoque armored body and can carry up to 10 troops. It is fully unified with the 6x6 model. It was revealed in 2013.


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Ural Taifun MRAP

Ural Taifun MRAP

Ural Taifun MRAP

Ural Taifun MRAP

Ural Taifun MRAP

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