FSB Batmobile? Vladimir Putin checks monstrous armored ZiL Punisher military truck

by SpeedLux
Putin February 2016

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin visited Russia’s Federal Security Service to have a look at its latest collection of armored automobiles.

That consists of the monstrous and enforcing ZiL Karatel, a red-faced, snub-nosed beast of a thing. While there’s lots of similarity to the Batmobile, Russia Today reports the Karatel’s nickname originates from another comic– it’s called The Punisher. Efficient in transporting 10 and fitted with a v-shaped hull to better deal with surges. Its American analog would probably be the (much less cool looking) Cougar MRAP that’s remained in service since 2002. As Foxtrot Alpha describes, the FSB has actually headed out of its method to keep the Punisher from the general public eye, however with such an official appearance, that’s most likely going to change.

According to Russia Today, Putin likewise checked the Viking, an armored automobile that’s really based upon the Kamaz 4911 Extreme. Yes, this is essentially a militarized Dakar Rally truck. The Kamaz Extreme buggy, which is about just like a Polaris MRZR, likewise makes an appearance. Putin was accompanied by FSB manager Alexander Bortnikov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on his trip.

You can take a look at Putin taking a look at the Punisher and Viking in the connected video. It’s all quite uncomplicated, however seeing them along with real individuals provides a real sense of scale of simply how huge these trucks are.

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