Strict regime colony number 14 in Novocherkassk, Rostov region has licensed production of 15 amphibious vehicles developed by prisoners with prison officers, told RIA Novosti the Penitentiary Service of the region.
"The other day we received a license for improved off-road 15, which will begin production in the colony in the near future," — said the source, adding that cars already have a customer. For what purposes it will use the car, the representative office did not elaborate.
The first prototype machine amphibious "Cardon" was released last summer. "On the basis of the UAZ-3151 four-wheel drive enthusiasts have created a nimble off-road terrain, which also can swim and inexpensive to maintain," — told the agency.
On an experimental model was set 406 th engine of the car "Volga-3110" power of 130 horsepower, reinforced bridges with low-pressure tires and optional forced cooling of the engine.
Not without other changes: sealing washers, doors, technical units, the exhaust gas lines above the waterline. In order to keep the car could end at the water surface (when loading no more than half a ton), it was hinged pontoon tanks netonuschim material. To ensure the progress of the water in the SUV attached special screw.
As a result, the prototype can reach speeds of 110 kilometers per hour on land and up to five miles per hour on the water. According to the developers, the car can be used for the transport of passengers and goods on all types of roads and off-road. In particular, it can be used in agriculture and hunting.
Coupe received the engine from "Volga", propeller and huge wheels with low pressure tires. According to the statement of the colony CARDON able to overcome any obstacles and move on any terrain — sand, mud, and even across water obstacles in its path.
According to Acting Head of Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in the Rostov region of lieutenant colonel of internal service Valery Karabinevskogo, this machine — a great visual example of the production capacity of our institutions.