Ultra-compact armored vehicle "Lasok 4" is created in RussiaA compact armored vehicle "Lasok 4" is being developed in Russia, weighing only 2 tons. It easily fits inside military multipurpose helicopters Mi-8 AMTSh and export Mi-171Sh.
Sergei Tolmachev, director of the Innovative Chassis design center, told RG: Russian Weapons, the development took full account of the experience of various special operations carried out at different times during local conflicts.
The airborne vehicles being developed are designed to perform tasks in difficult combat conditions, for example, in the mountains and in dense urban areas.
The "Lasok 4" armored vehicle is based on the developments obtained earlier in the course of the creation of the "Locust" assault armored vehicle. The novelty differs from the original sample in a lighter chassis, a carrying armored hull and a low silhouette.
As weapons, the use of 7.62 mm RPK, PK, Pecheneg machine guns and 12.7 mm Utes, Kord machine guns, which are installed behind the folding armored shields of the tower installation, are provided.
The configuration of the hull is made with a spaced armor structure: rational corners of the armored hull provide effective protection even during shelling from the upper floors of buildings.
The armor capsule has an anti-splinter lining from the inside, and the seats for the crew have an anti-traumatic design.
Light combat platform - modular, on its basis it is possible to create various modifications, including amphibious ones.
An interesting detail, some modifications of the armored vehicle in the autumn-winter period are envisaged to be "dressed" in rubber-metal tracks, this solution significantly improves the characteristics of cross-country ability.