Russian Military 30-ton ATV Doing 40 km/h

By the early 1960s, USSR increased need for a more advanced ATV was becoming obvious as the single-unit tracked snow and swamp-going vehicles in operation at that time could not carry payloads in excess of 5 tonnes. To fill the need for such vehicles, a specialized design bureau was established with the task of developing articulated tracked vehicles.Also military vehicle able to operate on USSR northern borders was deemed necessary. In February 1971,first two ATVs,designated DT-LP and DT-L,were produced for the State trials. Three types operational today (DT-10P,DT-20P and DT-30 ATVs) entered service in 1980s.


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