The Russian Bumerang 8×8 Armoured Personnel Carrier


Boomerang-BM Turret

The Bumerang is an 8×8 wheeled Modular Armoured Fighting Vehicle and one of Russia’s most recent AFV’s unveiled during the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade.

The Bumerang is still under development and pending trials. During the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade, 2 variants were on display, the Armoured Personnel Carrier and Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

They can be fitted with mission/variant role modules. The modular construction normally allows them to be easily up armoured. Their chassis, engine and suspension are capable of accepting these upgrades with out significant loss in mobility.

boomerang_front_wavebreaker_belly_protection_zpstvyjmpgiThe Boomerang has a wave breaker at the front, deployed when the vehicle enters the water. The belly is also protected by an armor plate seen at the lower front.

The APC version is equipped with a Remote Weapon Station, which can be equipped with various calibre Machine Guns, but is featured in pictures as a 12.7mm heavy machine gun. It will be operated by most likely the vehicle commander remotely at his station and will probably have day and thermal channels on its sighting equipment.

boomerang_propeller425_zpsozymjjmkTwo waterjets used for amphibious operations

The Boomerang is powered by a 500 hp turbo-charged diesel engine the same type that powers the Kurganets-25 platform.

Source: Tank Nut Dave, Thread: Wheeled Armoured Vehicles Part Deux

Pictures: © Интернет-журнал “Армейский Вестник”, 2010 г. and Vitaly Kuzmin

Updated Aug 15, 2016

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