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KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K

Mine Protected Armored Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Russia
First Produced/Service Dates: 2015?
Manufactured by: Remdizel JSC (Subsidiary of JSC KAMAZ)
Crew: Up to 10 depending on variant.
Armament: Can be equipped with a number of weapons/mounts, including different Remote Controlled Weapon Stations mounting a selection of machine guns up to 14.5mm or 30mm automatic grenade launcher.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (KAMAZ-610.10 350 which is a license built Cummins 6ISBe 350 P-6 engine)
Miscellaneous Info:

The Typhoon program commenced in 2010 to develop a new family of Russian modular Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicles.  As such, the vehicles would share commonality of parts/components and could be easily produced and fitted to perform a large number of duties and missions.  The first vehicles came into service in approximately 2014 and consist of a few different base sizes and classes.  They are built by subsidiary companies of JSC KAMAZ (K-4386, K-53949 & K-63968) and the GAZ Group (Ural-63095 and Ural-63099).

The 4x4 KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K Mine-Protected Armored Vehicle was developed right about the same time as the larger 6x6 KAMAZ-63968 Typhoon-K Armored Modular Vehicle.  The base design was initially only required to carry troops and/or cargo.  However, the modular design is flexible enough to also be used in other roles such as ambulance, anti-aircraft, command/control, escort/convoy protection, fire support, military policing, and reconnaissance.  Due to that flexibility, a few variants have been shown in public, but only two (2) put into service by the time of writing (2020).  Those variants are the "Linza" ('Lens' in English) Medical Vehicle and the smaller base vehicle design, the KAMAZ-4386 Typhoon-K VDV (Airborne Forces Vehicle).  The Linza reportedly comes in two (2) sub-variants, the ZA-53949A Medical Transport Vehicle and the ZSA-53949 Battalion-Level Medical Station.  These vehicles differ in the number of patients they can each carry and in the amount of medical attention that can provided on-board.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Photos Vitaly Kuzmin - Moscow, Russia
KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Photos Remdizel JSC
    KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Photos (With KMT-L Mine Roller) Vitaly Kuzmin
      KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Photos (Mounting the Kornet-EM Anti-Tank Guided Missile System) Vitaly Kuzmin
KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K "Linza" Medical Vehicle Photos Vitaly Kuzmin
KAMAZ-53949 Typhoon-K "Linza" Medical Vehicle Photos Remdizel JSC

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
KAMAZ-54949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Guide.com
KAMAZ-54949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Recognition.com
KAMAZ-54949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
KAMAZ-54949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Information & Photos Military-Today.com
KAMAZ-54949 Typhoon-K Vehicle Information & Photos Remdizel JSC


Reference Author
Typhoon K: K-63968, K-63969, K-53949, K-4386 MRAP Armoured Vehicles (Centurion Publishing) Hugh Harkins

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Russian Kamaz Typhoon 4x4 MRAP Model Kit (AM-0007AR)

Areon Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic with Resin and Photo-Etched Details?  We can find no information this kit was ever released.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Kamaz-53949 Typhoon Road Wheels (RE35-585) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider