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Armored engineer vehicle

UBIM armored engineer vehicle

The UBIM was designed to replace a whole host of older armored engineer vehicles

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service ?
Crew 2 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 55 t
Length ~ 8 m
Width ~ 4 m
Height ~ 2.3 m
Performance
Earth working capacity 200 ~ 250 m/h
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 12.7 mm (1 200 rounds)
Mobility
Engine V-92S2F diesel
Engine power 1 130 hp
Maximum road speed 60 km/h
Range 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.8 m
Trench ~ 2.85 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m
Fording (with preparation) ?

 

   The UBIM is a new Russian armored engineer vehicle. Its designation stands for "Multi-Purpose Armored Engineer Vehicle". It was designed to meet requirements of the Russian Army. This new machine is intended to replace a whole host of older Russian engineer vehicles, including IMR-2, IMR-2M, IMR-3, IMR-3M armored engineer vehicles, BAT-1, BAT-1M, BAT-2 tracklayers. In some cases it can even substitute armored recovery vehicles and mine clearing vehicles. The new UBIM was first publicly revealed in 2018. It resembles modern Western armored engineer vehicles, such as Kodiak, Wisent 2 or Ingeniorpanservogn.

   The UBIM is based on a T-90A main battle tank chassis. It has an armored superstructure instead of turret. Main role of this machine is various route opening and route clearing operations. It can be also used for other roles. The UBIM can dig and fill ditches, remove obstacles, create safe passages through minefields, recover stuck tanks and so on. Even though this machine is very versatile, it can not fulfill most roles as good as specialized machines.

   The UBIM has a multi-purpose arm, which can be used for digging and obstacle removing operations. In travelling order this arm is traversed to the rear.

   There is a large front-mounted dozer blade. It can be used in a V-shaped or straight configuration. In bulldozer mode the blade is 4.5 m wide. It is used for earthmoving operations, grading, road clearing, filling ditches and obstacle removal. It can follow terrain contours. During earth working operations the dozed blade has a capacity of around 200-250 m/h capacity. When not in use the blade is folded upwards.

   This armored vehicle is well protected and can operate on the battlefield under enemy fire. Add-on armor kit can be fitted for a higher level for protection. Vehicle is equipped with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems. Also there are smoke grenade dischargers. Russian armored engineer vehicles, including older ones, were specially designed to operate in contaminated environment and areas hit by nuclear weapons.

   There is a powerful hydraulic jackhammer at the rear of the hull. It can be used to break up concrete. This jackhammer can be removed and replaced with other hydraulic equipment.

   The UBIM is fitted with recovery winch. This machine can be used to recover damaged, swamped, stuck, immobilized and overturned tanks and other combat vehicles.

   This armored engineer vehicle can be also equipped with mine clearing plough.

   The UBIM has a remotely-controlled weapon station with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun with 1 200 rounds of ammunition. This weapon is used for self-defense. It is effective against lightly armored vehicles and can also engage helicopters.

   This engineer vehicle is operated by a crew of 2, including driver and vehicle commander/operator. It can carry 3 additional engineers, sappers or dismounts.

   The UBIM uses the same V-92S2F multi-fuel engine, as the T-90M tank. It develops 1 130 hp.

 

 

 
UBIM armored engineer vehicle

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UBIM armored engineer vehicle

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