- Didgori Armoured Personnel Carrier
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 Research Center "Delta" Manufacturer Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing Specifications Weight combat weight 7000 kg Length 5.75 m Width 2.38 m Height 2.20 m Crew 1+8 Main
7.62x52mm M134 Minigun or 12.7x108mm NSV machine gun Secondary
ATGM Engine Double turbo diesel engine
Suspension wheeled 4x4 Operational
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.
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 Marines,established with a system of night vision and also with a special navigation system GPS
The armour withstands impacts of 7.62x54mm 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 7.62x52mm M134 Minigun and the 12.7x108mm 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 — Crew 8+1, engine double turbo diesel 450hp, speed 120 km/h,Primary armament НСВ-12,7. Armor exceeds STANAG level-2
- Didgori-2 — APC modification Scout car. Crew 6+1, engine double turbo diesel 450hp, speed 120 km/h,Primary armament M134 Minigun. Armor exceeds STANAG level-2
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