Russian Armenian Engineer Designs Amphibious Vehicle
Russian Armenian Engineer Designs Amphibious Vehicle –
Sputnik – Russian engineer and motor sports enthusiast Aleksey Garagashyan has designed an all-terrain vehicle capable of crossing any kind of terrain and any depth of water for less than $50,000.
The ‘Sherp’ all-terrain amphibious vehicle was designed by Russian armenian engineer Aleksey Garagashyan and can be driven across hard ground, swamp, snow, and any depth of water.
Garagashyan began constructing a prototype Sherp vehicle in 2012, and presented it at the Moscow Off-road Show in August 2015.
The vehicle is 3.4 meters long, 2.52 meters wide and 2.3 meters tall, and weighs 1300 kilograms. Its tires measure 1.6 meters across and it has a clearance of 60 centimeters, making it capable of overcoming obstacles with a height of up to one meter.
Sherp is able to travel across hard ground, swamp, snow and water of any depth. It has a maximum speed of 45 kilometers per hour on dry land, and can travel across water at up to six kilometers per hour.
The base model sells for 3.85 million rubles ($49,200) and is equipped with a 44.3 horsepower 1.5 liter Kubota V1505 four-cylinder diesel engine; intrepid explorers driving Sherp have three cubic meters of sleeping area and 730 liters of storage space under the bed.
“This is a first in all-terrain vehicle construction. Sherp swims beautifully, any swamp is not an obstacle. The snow and swamp going vehicle moves easily out of the water and onto ice, overcomes obstacles of 70 centimeters with ease, be it rocks or fallen trees in the forest,” Sherp’s manufacturers describe their construction.
“We have been where no person in the world has set foot. We have seen the most distant corners of the tundra and taiga, the mountains of the Kola peninsula and swamps of Yugra, and not found a place that could not be overcome by this all-terrain vehicle.”
Aleksey Garagashyan is a russian citizen of armenian descent. His grandfather’s name is Vahram Garagashyan and his mother is Leonora Garagashyan.
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