(from Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii, Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска России, ВДВ), who wear blue-and-white striped shirts, camouflage uniforms and blue berets, own heavy airborne equipment like airborne fighting vehicles and self-propelled guns. They outgun the light airborne forces of other countries. As early as 1980, the Soviet military started to seek a special armored vehicle which could be used in operations by special forces. In 2010, Russia restarted this project and named it Typhoon. A number of well-known Russian automobile manufacturers were involved in the Typhoon project. Among them, Kamaz developed a light four-wheeled armored vehicle for the VDV, the K-4386 Typhoon-VDV. The K-4386 has an EPOCH remote controlled weapon station equipped with a 30mm 2A42 autocannon, which makes its firepower stand out from its counterparts. This vehicle’s hull is made with composite ceramic and steel armor. Its height adjustable suspension can be used to adjust its ground clearance. There’s no doubt that this fast and lethal light armored vehicle will become another powerful weapon of the VDV.
This latest MENG wheeled vehicle model kit, the VS-014 Russian K-4386 Typhoon-VDV Armored Vehicle, will be 175mm long and 72.9mm wide after assembly. This kit features movable suspension and steerable front axles. Doors can be built in the open or closed position. Interiors of the cab, the passenger compartment and the turret control system are included. Clear lights, bullet-proof windshield and observation window parts are provided. Precision PE parts are included.