Final rehearsal of military parade to mark 70th anniversary of Victory in 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War

The Kurganets-25 is an infantry fighting vehicle, which is a category of machine halfway between an armored truck and a full-size battle tank.

The Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle (Object 695) is currently undergoing trials in the Russian army and mass production is expected to start in 2016.

The vehicle is controlled using a gamepad
The vehicle is controlled using a gamepad


It is one of Russia's newest military vehicles, designed to take soldiers into battle, while having the firepower of a tank.
Yet for many in Russia's military, controlling the Kurganets-25 will be easy.
Rather than a traditional steering wheel, it uses a controller based on Sony's Playstation gamepad.
 
On May 9th, the Kurganets-25 made its public debut as part of a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Russia's victory in World War II.
The new Russian armoured vehicle platform uses a device similar to a Playstation controller, the manufacturer's vice-president told Russian media.
The new Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle uses a 'console similar to a Sony Playstation gamepad,' Tractor Plants vice-president Albert Bakov told state owned outlet Sputnik

'I spent two years on convincing the designers to make the console similar to a Sony Playstation gamepad, to make it easier for a young soldier to familiarize himself with it,' Bakov said.

According to Bakov, the idea of left-right coordination, as well as the fact that the gamepad form has been perfected for decades made it a good choice. 
The gamepad design is also safer and takes up less space than a steering wheel.
'As it turns out, a steering wheel is dangerous for the rib cage during an impact and when climbing out. It takes up more space but provides nothing,' Bakov added. 
The Kurganets-25 is an infantry fighting vehicle, which is a category of machine halfway between an armored truck and a full-size battle tank. 
Although the specifications of the vehicle are still secret, it is believed it can transport eight troops in the back, while a three-person crew of driver, gunner, and commander operate the vehicle. 
It promises a top speed of 50 mph on its treads, and it has some amphibious ability. 
On top of the vehicle is a turret, which looks like it has a machine gun, a 30-mm cannon, and room for four anti-tank missiles.
The Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle (Object 695) is currently undergoing trials in the Russian army and mass production is expected to start in 2016.


 
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