Didgori Armoured Personnel Carrier

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Didgori I
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Didgori during a parade
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin  Georgia
Service history
In service 2011–Present
Used by Georgian Land Forces
Production history
Designer Scientifical Technical Center Delta
Manufacturer Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing
Specifications
Weight 7000 kg (combat weight 8100 kg)
Length 5.75 m
Width 2.38 m
Height 2.20 m
Crew 1+8

Main
armament
7.62×51mm NATO Minigun or 12.7×108mm NSV machine gun
Secondary
armament
ATGM
Engine Double turbo diesel engine
450hp
Suspension wheeled 4x4
Operational
range
500 km
Speed 120 km/h

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.

Technical characteristics[edit]

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

Armor[edit]

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.

Variants[edit]

  • 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[1][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[1][2]
  • Didgori-3 - APC, upgraded mine blast protected variant, 6x6 for peacekeeping and supportive operations.

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