Many people had to build up in the movies, especially telling about the post-apocalyptic world, Guntruck — rude and not very luxurious fighting vehicles, made from ordinary passenger cars or trucks. Well, in a similar situation, people are least thinking about how great it will look their vehicle. Because at car hinged as much iron that can stop a bullet or fragments from a grenade exploded near. Of course, these do not forgets "Kulibina" and about the weapons — machine gun 7.62 mm stunningly completes the picture, making it a fortress to travel in unsafe opponent. Yes, even an old T-34 or the first model of armored cars are significantly more robust and massive means of transportation. Meeting with them will be for Guntruck and his crew last adventure in life. And yet against enemy infantry, even equipped with some good body armor (up to 5 level of protection) and conventional vehicles Guntruck is a wonderful tool.
What's all the same advantages of those ugly and seemingly clumsy cars?
Obviously, it is publicly available. If BTR or BMP get hard enough, you get everyday SUV (in Russia is, of course, UAZ) or the same truck (ZIL, KamAZ, Ural) is relatively simple. After that just held the greatest increase in vehicle protection. After all, even a bullet from the PM, fired at close range, simply pierce steel casing at least some of these cars. What to read about all of the AK-47 or a PC, which was started successfully at a distance of up to three hundred meters — it just turns the car into a mass grave for the whole crew. But if we strengthen its ordinary steel, which can be extracted by disassembling a couple of cars, a car can be reincarnated into a real fortress. In the benchmark, you can simply weld thick (5 mm) sheets of iron on the cabin, leaving only a narrow view of loopholes, so many times to increase the security crew Guntruck. Of course, we should not forget about the engine — it should be carefully protected, navarivaya additional sheets of steel. How unfortunate it did not sound, absolute guarantee of security that does not help, turn the machine gun of 7.62 still pierce this armor for a good distance, but the shell of the "Fly" will spread car to shreds. But all the same security will be significantly increased, and already you can embark on a journey.
It would be nice to provide Guntruck and weapons to be able to fend off the perfect the enemy attack. Passenger car it is best to add a place to install a machine gun — most likely on the roof. If it is necessary to strengthen something more decent — Kamaz or Ural, in sheets of steel reinforced body can be fully installed or cliff, or small-caliber gun. And it will be really scary opponent, capable if not equals, but still engage with many models of armored personnel carriers.
It is also important that, in contrast to the armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles Guntruck is surprisingly economical. Though the lightest model of armored personnel carriers spend a minimum of 50 liters. of fuel per 100 km. What to read about the tanks! But Guntruck, produced on the basis of KAMAZ, will be more than enough on May 30 liters. of fuel per 100 km. And it has a rock solid reinforcement, which weighs hundreds of kilograms, and perhaps with the added weight.
I must say that although Guntruck most people are used to create only in the movies, in fact, they also find particular application.
For example, the first Russian Guntruck began gathering in Afghanistan. Initially, most of the car drivers who value their own life and able to think their heads, just weighed on the door body armor. It really helped out a lot of lives. Later, it was decided to move on — even for cars and trucks to create a true "armor", which were created from time to time from scrap materials, and at times of high armor. Instead the windows were left tiny slits in several sizes palms, body often transformed into true iron boxes, and to protect the best cabins left sheets of steel. As a result, created additional armor, which weighed up to 500 kilograms. Yes, even that was not enough, that is one hundred percent secure the vehicle, its driver and passengers. But then the tank one can knock out. But the armor is made repeatedly lowered the number of people who died. According to the latest as hundreds of young boys-ordinary and unworldly officers were saved thanks to the similar method.
In the back of a truck was set stern weapons — from guns mnogokalibernyh "The Rock" to automatic small-caliber "ZUshek." Sometimes used even shot with padded BMP tool — CPT and KPVT. So ordinary freight cars were transformed into a truly terrible weapon that can not only withstand the harsh battle, and gain the upper hand in it.
Only much later in the Institute have developed similar improvements for trucks. So there were cars of the "Ural-4320-31." It's really harsh enemy armor which weighs more than 2-tons. But it is able to protect him from firing an AK-47 actually with at least some distance, and at a distance of two hundred meters above the stop and armor-piercing bullet fired from the IRS. High quality vosmimillimetrovaya armor and glass width 33 mm indeed firmly protect both driver and passengers of this mighty Guntruck.