The Russian defense Ministry has adopted a family car “Platform-O” — these tractors will be used for Russian heavy strategic missile complexes “Topol-M”. The main difference between these machines is that each wheel is equipped with its own motor and rotates the missile system to move almost sideways.

Previously, as a platform used trucks Belarusian “MAZ” on this basis built mobile complexes “Topol-M” and “YARS”. In the list of five new cars, subsequently, the Russian military gets several more platforms to the family of “Platform-O”. Tractors can also be used to transport military equipment and mobile command centers and dormitories.

Machines work not only on fuel — they are made by the hybrid system. The motors of the wheels are powered by onboard diesel generators. Therefore, the tractor has no clutch or gearbox and transfer box and differentials. But the main thing is “Platform-O” moves almost sideways (crab run) that makes it much more mobile.

In the first batch will enter three cars with the wheel formula 8×8, 12×12 and 16×16 with a lifting capacity of 25, 50 and 85 tons respectively . The remaining two heavy saddle and ballast tractors with wheel formula 8×8. They will be able to transport equipment weighing up to 165 tons and tow cars weighing up to 400 tons.

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