Didgori Armoured Personnel Carrier
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Didgori during a parade
|Type||Armoured personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Georgia|
|Used by||Georgian Land Forces|
|Designer||Scientifical Technical Center Delta|
|Manufacturer||Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing|
|Weight||7000 kg (combat weight 8100 kg)|
|7.62×51mm NATO Minigun or 12.7×108mm NSV machine gun|
|Engine||Double turbo diesel engine
The Didgori (Georgian: დიდგორი) is a Georgian-made armoured personnel carrier family developed by the "Delta" research center of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and exists in two baseline variants.
The machine is assembled on the basis of units of the American pickup truck Ford F-Series. Equipped with thermal imaging cameras front and rear view of FLIR Systems.Information from the cameras is displayed on the three displays: one for the driver, one for the commander and one for the infantry team, established with a system of night vision and also with a special navigation system GPS
The armour withstands impacts of 7.62×54mmR AP rounds and 6–8 kg mine blasts at direct contact and from underneath without heavy damage. Further details are unknown, since the composition of the material is classified. The two baseline models are armed with a 7.62×51mm M134 Minigun and the 12.7×108mm NSV machine gun, but can be armed with a wide range of armaments, including ATGMs. The monocoque steel v-hull provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell shrapnel, anti-personnel/tank mines and IEDs. Front wheel arches are designed to be blown away to free blast pockets.
- Didgori — APC Crew 1+8, engine double turbo diesel 450 hp, speed 120 km/h,Primary armament НСВ-12,7. Armor exceeds STANAG level-2
- Didgori-2 — Armoured Scout car. Crew 6+1, engine double turbo diesel 450 hp, speed 120 km/h,Primary armament M134 Minigun. Armor exceeds STANAG level-2
- Didgori-3 - APC, upgraded mine blast protected variant, 6x6 for peacekeeping and supportive operations.
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