The GAZ Tigr high
mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle is broadly similar to the US
1 + 11 men
Dimensions and weight
Cummins or GAZ diesel
180 / 197 / 215 hp
Maximum road speed
125 - 140 km/h
up to 900 km
Tigr (Tiger) light utility vehicle was designed by the famous
Russian automaker GAZ for military and civil markets. The GAZ-2975
is a military version of this high-mobility vehicle. It is broadly
similar to the US
prototypes were revealed in 2002. Production commenced in 2005. Currently it is in service with
the Russian Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Internal Affairs.
These vehicles are used to deploy rapid-reaction teams, escort
convoys, conduct patrols. Some sources claim that by 2010 only just over 350 of these vehicles were
The GAZ Tigr
is simple in design and technology. It is about the same size as the
HMMWV. This utility vehicle has a
payload capacity of 1 500 kg. It is available with various body
styles - passenger, armored, cargo. It can be tailored to suit
various mission requirements.
version of the Tigr high-mobility vehicle provides seating for driver and 11 passengers.
Other configurations accommodate 1 + 3, 2 + 4 or 2 + 7 soldiers.
12.7-mm machine gun or 30-mm automatic grenade launcher can be
mounted on top of the roof. There is also a roof hatch.
version of the Tigr is available. It has welded 5 mm armor plates
and is also fitted with a spall liner. Two protection levels are
available. Vehicle's armor provides protection against small arms
fire, artillery shell splinters and IEDs. Armored version is 700 kg
heavier, than the standard Tigr.
The GAZ Tigr
is available with Cummins B-180 (5.9-liter, 180 hp), Cummins B-214
(5.9-liter, 215 hp) or GAZ-562 (3.2-liter, 197 hp) turbocharged
diesel engine. It seems that other engines are also available. This
vehicle is proposed with manual or automatic transmissions. The Tigr
uses some proven automotive components of the
BTR-80 APC and
GAZ Vodnik light
utility vehicle. This vehicle has a full-time all-wheel-drive. It is
fitted with a central tyre inflation system. A tyre pressure is
adapted to suit various terrain conditions. This military truck has
an engine pre-heater, which allows to start the engine, when the
temperature is as low as -50°C. A 4 000 kg capacity self-recovery winch is fitted as
special police vehicle, developed for the Russian Ministry of
Internal Affairs. It is an armored version of the Tigr, which
provides protection against 7.62-mm rounds. It provides seating for
two crew members and up to 7 passengers;
special police vehicle, similar to the SPM-1, but has built-in
firing ports in its windows;
Kornet-D anti-tank missile carrier, based on the Tigr chassis.
It is fitted with 2 quadruple missile launchers. It has significant