By 1985, an intensive research and development program to create a family of what is known to be the Vityaz two-unit CTVs had been completed. This family includes:
? two-unit transport vehicles DT-10, DT-20 and DT-30, with a load-carrying capacity of 10, 20 and 30 tons, respectively;
? two-unit amphibious transporters DT-10P, DT-20P and DT-30P with similar specifications as the regular transporters.
Currently, Vityaz CTVs are in use throughout the whole territory of Russia, as well as in the harsh regions of the Arctic and Antarctica. They are an invaluable part of the transport services for prominent companies such as Gazprom JSC, Rosneftegazstroi, Rosneftegaz JSC, etc. They serve as primary transport vehicles for the personnel who service the extensive oil and gas pipelines throughout Russia, for geologists and scientists who research the dangerous, faraway destinations of Antartica and the Arctic regions. The construction and service industries are also benefiting from the advantages of these vehicles. The DT-30K crane, the DT-30E excavator, refuelling vehicles, mobile workshops, mobile oil refineries, passenger transporters, firefighting vehicles, etc. are mounted on Vityaz chassis. These vehicles are in demand not only in Russia, but throughout the countries of the Middle East and Asia, as well as in North and South America.
Years of operation of these vehicles have proved their reliability and robust design. The vehicle-s design primarily features an unconventional pattern of four active track envelopes providing for large surface contact with the ground for greater stability. In addition to this feature, these ATVs ensures the so called -kinematic method- for turning the articulated tracked vehicle through the -forced folding- of its units. The kinematic method of turn provides a positive tracking force for all tracks during linear movement and while making turns. A combination of the kinematic method of turn and a powerful multifuel engine, along with a hydromechanical transmission, unique track and suspension system with wide band tracks, road wheels with rubber pads, and vertical hydraulic cylinders which allow the two vehicle units to move vertically in relation to each other, make the articulated vehicles with a maximum weight of up to 60 tons more capable in terms of their swamp-, moving sand- loose soil- and snow-going capacity, than any type of single-unit swamp- and snow-going vehicle.
As the two units can be turned relative to each other in the vertical and horizontal planes via hydraulic cylinders or, conversely, can be fixed, the two-unit vehicle can negotiate short (equal to the length of one unit) sections of difficult terrain and such obstacles as ditches and walls and come out of water onto an unprepared bank, ice, or peat.
Owing to their unique design, the Vityaz family of ATVs are capable of operating in conditions impossible for other all-terrain vehicles, for example:
? amphibious return to a mother ship;
? off-road movement with one unit disabled or without one, or even without both tracks of one of the units;
? negotiating ditches and clefts up to 4.0 m wide.
? unloading of a ship offshore if it cannot come close to waterfront (i.e. in the Arctics and Antarctica regions, or in flooded regions, etc.); negotiating waterways in severe ice conditions;
? operation in mountains up to an altitude of 4,000 m.
The DT-10P and DT-30P ATVs are widely used by Russian troops deployed in challenging environmental regions, on islands (for transporting army elements, ammunition, equipment, FOLs and installation of weapon systems). These vehicles are also used by various industries in regions with poor access roads and climatic conditions. They are used to transport various cargoes; deploy digging, forest-working, power, and firefighting equipment; deploy mobile polyclinics and bakeries; transport cranes, excavators, water tanks, etc.; make amphibious unloading of cargoes; tow ships; heave off ships and barges; as well as perform prospecting work on shallow areas of shelf zones.
Extreme AMPHIBIOUS OffRoad Power 800HP VITYAZ DT-30
Extreme Amphibious OffRoad Power 800HP VITYAZ DT-30 |
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machine, Russian made Vityaz DT-30 is the world's most capable extreme
off-road vehicle designed for use in remote tundra and arctic conditions
where full self-sufficiency is required. Key to the VITYAZ incredible
off-road capability is its powered articulation which allows for kinematic
control of the two-unit body
The DT-30 is an off-road tracked transporter meant to carry 30 ton payloads
in to any place, and easily handle terrain that Urals, Unimogs, Tatras,
Kamazs and even battle tanks would have absolutely no chance of getting
through (unless they are carried by a DT-30)
The DT-30 Vityaz (Knight) all-terrain tracked carrier was designed to carry
heavy loads over all off-road terrain, including swamps, sand and snow.
First vehicle was built in 1981 and small scale production commenced in
1982. It is also used for a number of civilian applications in rough
terrain. The original DT-30 is no longer produced. This vehicle has never
been exported outside the former Soviet republics.
The DT-30 Vityaz has articulated configuration. The original DT-30 has a
single flatbed cargo body. Vehicle weights 30 tons and has equal payload
capacity. The DT-30P is a more usual variant with two cargo areas.
Vityaz has a fully enclosed forward control cab, which provides seating
for driver and four passengers. Engine compartment is located behind the
cab. The rear unit can accommodate a variety of bodies. In some cases the
rear unit can vary considerably from the front.
The vehicle is powered by a V-46-5 multi-fuel diesel engine, developing up
to 800 hp, originally developed from one used on the T-64 main battle tank.
The engine is fitted with a pre-heater and can be started at -50°C. Tracks
of the Vityaz are 1.1 m wide. The DT-30P has a very low ground pressure. It
can even go through anti-tank mine without causing detonation. The original
DT-30 with a single flat bed cargo body is not amphibious.
DT-30P Vityaz. It is produced since 1986. It has two load carrying
areas, one on the front section and other and other on the second
articulated unit. Vehicle is fully amphibious;
DT-30PM, improved variant of the DT-30P;
DT-10P Vityaz, smaller articulated tracked carrier. It has a payload
capacity of 10 t or 10 passengers, including the crew of five. This vehicle
also has a narrower tracks;
DT-10PM Vezdesusciy, improved variant of the DT-10P.
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tracks. 44" tires with Dana 60's and lockers would not get you through the
snow like the Mattracks. Yes, they are more expensive, and not for
everyone, but if you need to get through snow, mud, sand or any other soft
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The Marauder - Ten Ton Military Vehicle - Top Gear - BBC
Richard is in South Africa to test the Marauder - a ten-ton military
vehicle so tough it can withstand lions and high explosives.
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Best of Formula Offroad Extreme Hill Climb!
All the best moments of Formula Offroad in 2013! From races in Bålsta
Sweden, Ler Norway and Skien Norway. Raw footage without music, just the
sound of raw horsepower!
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Picture by Lars Mårtensson, Griddd.se.