Russia’s Batmobile: Putin inspects latest in cutting-edge combat vehicles (VIDEO)
President Vladimir Putin inspected the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) latest special operation vehicles in Moscow on Friday. The most eye-catching of the bunch was the cutting-edge ZiL Karatel armored car, which has a slight resemblance to the Batmobile, the legendary car from the Batman movies.
FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov personally walked Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu around the enormous combat vehicles. The ZiL Karatel, code-named ‘The Punisher,’ really wowed the officials.
Until recently, The Punisher was kept under wraps, although rumors of the monster have been circulating for several years now. The vehicle can comfortably accommodate 10 people and has a V-shaped body to better dissipate blast waves from explosions or projectiles.
According to Russian media, introducing the new vehicle Bortnikov gave away some of its specifications: the car is fitted with Class 6a armor, designed for ballistic protection, has firing openings in the sides and rear doors, as well as a rooftop revolving hatch gunner, and the paratroopers’ seats are arranged
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