this is a group, (like the tank and aircraft lovers) is dedicated to the IFV (infantry fighting vehicle) like the BMP-2 the M2A2 bradly and so on and so forth, from made up to real life, and anything in between. from treads to wheels to hover, this is for all you people who enjoy those rumbling rolling armored vehicles, that when on the target drop their ramps to emit a large group of infantry. (header image done by vlado32).

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By March 2016 the Ukrainian military had begun testing its new weapon which was designed by National Guard grunts. Ukraine’s Azov Regiment has announced that its newest creation – an 'innovative tank' called the ‘Azovets’ – was undergoing a series of tests in order to assess its capabilities.

"Azov’s tank crewmen are ready to start working with the Azovets experimental armored fighting vehicle. It is a unique vehicle designed first and foremost for urban combat," a statement posted on the regiment’s official website said.

The Azovets has a crew complement of four and despite being called a tank, is armed with two twin-linked autocannons and guided anti-tank missile launchers of an as-yet unspecified type. Furthermore, the Azovets' creators claim that their vehicle’s formidable defensive capabilities make it virtually impervious to all types of anti-tank weaponry in existence.

Source: globalsecurity.org

New to most interesting information. According from the articles in the latest homeland military journals; the "man from Azov" militia prototype combat vehicle was to be designed into a form of a "super IFV". Capable of holding almost 12 combat-ready men and having enough protection to withstand several MBT fires. With such amount of protection via an overload of Nozh+Duplex ERA combo, visibility is to be provided through inbuilt cameras only i.e. no actually sights present. The realiability and effectivness of this relatively new project is put into heavy doubt, as the weight and actual production cost of the machine even outweights the IDF's Namer heavy APC. With soo much hexogen in place as part of the protection suite, it is sarcastically thought that a single round fired against the Azovets would essentially turn it into an involuntarily super VBIED.

Couldn't find better resolution photos, any thoughts on this one, guys and girls? :)

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