Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

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In recent years, in Russia and the CIS began to develop the secondary market of armored vehicles. The army is selling the old BTR and BRDM individuals that use them at its discretion. We have gathered 5 of the most unusual but illustrative cases of conversion of military vehicles in a civilian vehicle.

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Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home Source: novate.ru

Taxi in Saint Petersburg

The most popular way to use the old armored vehicle, as the experience of different cities, is to turn it into a taxi. A similar service in different cities of Russia and Ukraine, but the most extraordinary of these was opened in 2014 in St. Petersburg.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

1. Taxi in Saint-Petersburg on the basis of BRDM-2

The service is called "Safe taxi". As the vehicle uses a BRDM (combat reconnaissance patrol vehicle). So as not to scare the residents and guests of the city a menacing appearance of his taxi, the owner painted the car red, almost pink color.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

2. But otherwise the appearance of this BRDM remained unchanged. Taxi has a rotating turret, but sticking out of her barrel heavy machine gun is still a replica.

Safe taxi is good because he is not afraid of bad roads, no water obstacles. BRDM know how to swim, but because at night, when in the center of St. Petersburg, the bridges, such a vehicle can be invaluable.

Tour bus in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

3. The small city of Kamyanets-Podilsky in the Khmelnytsky oblast is one of the largest tourist centers of Ukraine. In this town go for the medieval architecture, rich history, enormous castle and the natural beauty of the canyon of the river Smotrych.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

4. Recently to admire these beauties was made possible not only in pedestrian mode, but sitting inside is an unusual excursion vehicles — combat reconnaissance and patrol cars bright yellow color.

BRDM-2 in Kamianets-Podilskyi highly adapted for tourists. On top she has an open platform with benches, offering a great view of the historic and natural beauty of the city.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

5. But this unusual tour bus is still able to overcome water obstacles. So during the trip, he repeatedly crosses the river Smotrich, resulting in the complete delight of the tourists on Board and the casual observers of this process.

Private cars for residents of Moscow

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

6. And here the inhabitant of Moscow Timofey Vasilyev acquired in the summer of 2014 BRDM-2 for personal use, in order to drive this car. The purchase cost him a considerable amount of 100 million rubles. However, not even Russian and Belarusian, which at that time was little more than 10 thousand dollars.

Armored car went to Muscovite in a very bad condition, so he had to spend a lot of time and money for its reconstruction.

Timothy is going to turn your armored car into an unusual private street car for trips to Moscow. But as soon as the BRDM will be given in the order, the owner is planning to go on an expedition on Russian roads.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

7. This machine is better than any of the land cruiser and rangerovers fits the title of "SUV" because it's not afraid of any mud or water obstacles. It will be held even where the "Ural" will stick. For example, Timothy plans to deal with civil BRDM-2 Kerch Strait to get to Crimea without having to stand in long queues for the ferry.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

8. Future design personal BRDM-2 Muscovite Timofey Vasilyev

However, the fuel consumption of BRDM-2 lot — 40 liters per 100 kilometers.

UMKA — civilian all-terrain vehicle for travel, hunting and fishing

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

9. Kiev Oleg Makarov life enjoys hunting and fishing. However, he could not find a suitable vehicle for this hobby. After all, it must be a real SUV, not afraid of mud, water and steep slopes. None of the existing production cars are unable to fully meet the needs of Oleg.

Therefore he decided to create his own hands the ideal vehicle for outings. As the basis for this car Oleg Makarov took the BRDM-2, which the craftsman believes the ideal platform for endless tuning.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

10. Oleg turned the old war machine in a comfortable modern house on wheels, designed including for a long family trip. It has beds, a small kitchen, storeroom and office for hunting and fishing supplies.

The new vehicle was named UMKA (universal mobile camper amphibian). It can travel by land in a house on wheels and on water in an unusual boat. The Rover is designed to carry up to eight people, but sleeps in it all four.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

11. Now Oleg Makarov plans to start series production of all-terrain vehicle UMKA. The price will be from 50 to 80 thousand dollars depending on configuration. Interestingly, according to the documents, this modernized BRDM-2 is listed as "tractor".

Private ranges

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

12. A few years ago in the outskirts of Vilnius in Lithuania has opened an unusual theme Park, which is a... the private ranges. The owners of this entertainment bought some old military vehicles, including a British FV432 armored personnel carriers.

Now anyone can come to this place is that for a relatively small amount to feel in war, or at least in the army. Visitors can see a collection of armored vehicles, ride on some of them and even shoot from cannons or machine guns.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

13. Private ranges near Vilnius in Lithuania

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

14. This private ranges is quite a popular tourist attraction. In the European Union now there are not so many places where ordinary people can touch real military equipment and even shoot it.

Bonus: personal tank Arnold Schwarzenegger

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

15. Tank Arnold Schwarzenegger in his youth

In his youth, Arnold Schwarzenegger has served some time in the Austrian armor. And already in middle age, the Zenith of his American fame, Iron Arnie found that the M47 Patton tank, the armor which he defended his European Homeland.

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

16. Personal M47 Patton tank Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger bought a tank and moved him into the United States. The transaction value amounted to $ 1.4 million. And it's for a fighting machine age more than fifty years!

Personal tank: 5 real ways to use the old armor in the home

17. Having a tank in the Studio, Arnold Schwarzenegger a bit on this ride, filmed several public service announcements dedicated to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, and then put in as an exhibit in the Museum of the city of Columbus in Ohio.

Over time, Arnold apparently missed his "old friend" and moved the tank closer to home, in California. Now he resorts to ride on the armor of the best students of the school program After-School All-Stars, one of the curators of which is this famous athlete and actor.

Keywords: Life | Tanks

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