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Russian Army Uses War Chariots Based on UAZ Patriot in Syria

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At the end of the summer, a batch of unique multi-purpose off-road vehicles, based on the UAZ Patriot, were sent to Syria.

Russian Army Uses War Chariots Based on UAZ Patriot in Syria

The UAZ-3153 Gusar (Photo: TASS)

Unique multi-purpose off-road vehicles, based on the UAZ Patriot, were sent to Syria at the end of summer, a representative of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The vehicles are used for combat raids and patrol at large distances, as well as for fighting in an urban setting. Thanks to the speed advantage it is capable to arrive quickly at the desired location and strike in advance of an enemy. According to experts, pickup trucks, equipped with machine guns, are a perfect weapon for a moving warfare in the Middle East.

In Syria, vehicles equipped with machine-guns escort humanitarian convoys, patrol various facilities, as well as act as mobile checkpoints.

As a source in the Defense Ministry told the Izvestiya newspaper, a military version of the UAZ-3163 Patriot pickup truck can be equipped with the Kord heavy machine gun and the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher. According to the source, the vehicles have been specially revised for use in desert conditions, and have an air filtration system, a climate control and protection of the equipment against dust.

A rotating turret was installed in a bodywork, and anchors for two automatic guns and field fortification entrenching tools were installed in a cabin between seats. In addition, the vehicles are equipped with repair kits for tires, punctured by bullets.

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Gue Bjuen

whabt about toyota? even the US troops in syria are using toyotas. nowdays eveybody is using them. a must have item.


The Japanese have lots of work , its good to see specialized Russian equipment , plastic windshields instead of glass , kevlar floorboards , rotating turret , special clips , etc. Every small advantage in equipment quality , gives the troops the opportunity to stay focused with the job at hand.

Alex Popoff

This is classic army model UAZ, not later Patriot model. Patriot looks like this: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7fef4c26f74dc9aedbbbf518471a38f0c38ba866d2ba03a97acae6348cca475e.png

John Whitehot

actually the caption under the pic says gaz-3153 gusar, but nice to see the pic of the vehicle mentioned in the articel. I see it’s basically a pickup truck similar to the ubiquitous (in midle east) toyotas


Russian answer to toyota revolution ;) 21′ century Tachanka https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/292ff5478c8d50dc2c0727fa73a8393d2152914670812f60e9f4c49a119db555.jpg

Alex Popoff

По-моему это не уазики?


It is, uaz patriot, syrian style. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1542ddbf6084de1a466a74cc90f893e4a7527477d8aa0fc711c45a77d8af9777.jpg

Alex Popoff

You are right. I was confused by fuel tank cap on right side on your photo. It appears patriot has fuel tanks caps on both sides.


There is no need to wait for the right lane at the gas station :)

Random guy

looks like Russia decided to get rid of those ones.

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