The vehicle is designed to transport air landing troops and to provide all the necessary resources for combat. It is also useful as a base for special modifications, providing combat activities of air landing troops. The vehicle is able to transport light-weight weapon, communication devices and military equipment.
It is equipped with a system of self-extraction, tire pressure control system. The frame is secured with a special rail, and it has the special “ladder” structure. The frame is wide enough to support any typical equipment, platforms, bodies and containers.
The vehicle can be used on unsurfaced roads. MKDM-T provides airborne landing using the platform, designed for KAMAZ-43501 carrying. The landing is effected in accordance with the air landing troops rules and documentation.
The vehicle was made by ZIL company together with Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Unfortunately, the cabin is a complete mess. Sure, the idea of putting the cabin frontwards a little bit is good for landmine defense, but what the hell is on the front of this cabin? Some sort of armored protection for driver’s legs? Looks too big, doesn’t it? Speaking of the engine, it seems to be put somewhere deeper inside the frame. It probably does have a point, but how am I supposed to fix during an operation in the middle of nowhere?
The radiator though is on the right side, which is good, because now it’s less of a shot destroying it while driving on broken ground.