Aviation & Aerospace - Airpower 2024 - Aircraft by Country - Aircraft Manufacturers Vehicles & Artillery - Armor 2024 - Armor by Country - Armor Manufacturers Infantry Small Arms - Warfighter 2024 - Small Arms by Country - Arms Manufacturers Warships & Submarines - Navies 2024 - Ships by Country - Shipbuilders U.S. Military Pay 2024 Military Ranks Special Forces by Country

GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk)

Light Armored Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV)

Russia | 2016

"The VPK 3927 Volk serves in the light armored infantry role, capable of road speeds reaching 80 miles per hour."

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/22/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.
In both form and function, the relatively new, in-trials VPK-3927 "Volk" serves as the Russian Army's take on the ubiquitous American "HUMVEE" - a high-mobility, multi-purpose vehicle designed to undertake a variety of roles on-and-off the battlefield. Design work began in 2010 with the GAZ "Tigr" used as a starting point - suitable modifications being made to fulfill a joint security / military request. The Volk was debuted in 2010 during IDELF.

The VPK brand label falls under the GAZ Group brand name.

The result is a 11.25 ton (short) vehicle utilizing a 4x4, fully-suspended (independent hydropneumatic) wheel arrangement. A standard operating crew is two with passenger seating for up to eight combat-ready personnel. Dimensions of the vehicle include a running length of 22.10 feet, a width of 8.1 feet and a height of 6.10 feet. Armor protection is suitable against small arms fire and artillery spray while up-armored forms can protect up to STANAG 4569 Level 3. The car showcases automobile-style doors along the side of the hull for general entry/exit of the driver and forward passenger while rear passengers utilize a rear door arrangement.

Article Continues Below Advertisement...
Internally the Volk is powered by a YaMZ-5347 series diesel-fueled engine developing between 240 and 300 horsepower output. Road speeds can reach 81 miles per hour and operational ranges are out to 620 miles. Excellent ground clearance, adjustable on-the-fly up to 1 foot, 10 inches, provides good cross-country capabilities.

The driver sits at front-right with a front passenger to his left. The engine is held in a forward compartment with large slats fitted along the frontal face of the car. Headlamps are seated at the absolute corners of the vehicle for low-light driving. A spare tire is carried along the back hull face. Bullet-resistant windows protect the occupants from small arms fire. The hull roof is flat

The Volk lineup of armored cars features a modular rear section to help it adapt to changing battlefield requirements. The base entry is the VPK-3927 standard model and this is followed by the VPK-39271 which increases crew and passenger protection across the entire cabin space. The VPK-39272 is a hybrid personnel/cargo hauler with a modular rear section to suit various roles as needed. The VPK-39273 is a 6x6 wheeled form.

The modular nature of the vehicle allows the line to be broadened in its tactical usefulness to include roles such as ambulance, signals car, mobile workshop and the like.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk) Light Armored Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV).
1 x YaMZ 5347 diesel-fueled engine developing up to 300 horsepower.
Installed Power
81 mph
130 kph
Road Speed
621 miles
1,000 km
The physical qualities of the GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk) Light Armored Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV).
22.9 ft
6.97 meters
O/A Length
8.2 ft
2.5 meters
O/A Width
6.9 ft
2.1 meters
O/A Height
22,487 lb
10,200 kg | 11.2 tons
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk) Light Armored Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV).
Variable (if equipped).
Dependent upon armament fit (if any equipped).
Nightvision - YES
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - YES
Notable series variants as part of the GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk) family line.
3927 "Volk" - Base Series Model
39271 - 4-wheeled model; armor protection across both driver's cabin and rear section.
39272 - Multi-role variant with modular rear section.
39273 - 6-wheeled model; armored driver's cabin
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 500 Units

Contractor(s): VPK (GAZ Group) - Russia
National flag of Russia

[ Russia ]
Design Qualities
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to battlefield requirements.
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
The GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk) Light Armored Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV) appears in the following collections:
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks U.S. DoD Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols US 5-Star Generals WW2 Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes Global Firepower, WDMMA.org, WDMMW.org, and World War Next.

©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)