Armored medical vehicle BMA Tiger
The armored medical vehicle BMA Tiger is an initiative development of the Military Industrial Company, LLC, (VPK) specialists. The idea of creating a Tiger-based medical vehicle was born back in 2009 after the Nevsky Express train wreck. Then 28 people died, and many of them could have been saved, but ordinary ambulances were then unable to approach the train crash site closer than 1.5 km due to terrain conditions.
In the standard option, the BMA Tiger vehicle can transport up to 4 lying or up to 4 sitting wounded.
The BMA crew may include an ambulance driver, a doctor or paramedic and another medical worker. At the customer’s request, any necessary medical equipment can be installed in the vehicle, including special intensive care equipment.
The loading of the wounded into the vehicle is carried out directly on a stretcher through the aft single-leaf door. For the convenience of entering the vehicle, especially with a stretcher, the door lower half is thrown down when opening, forming a ramp with steps.
For the convenience of performing its tasks at night, the vehicle is equipped with 4 search lights – one in the traditional Tiger’s location - on the cab roof, and three ones on the roof in the stern part.
Due to a new armored hull installation of on the Tiger base chassis with the reserved volume increased up to 10.3 m³, the convenience of the wounded accommodation and the medical personnel work is ensured. The useful reserved volume is 7.7 m³. This made it possible to accommodate the lying wounded in two tiers and to provide free access to them for the medical staff, accompanying the wounded in the vehicle, in order to make available the necessary medical assistance while on the move. The armored body and bulletproof glass provide the 5th-degree ballistic protection in accordance with GOST R 50963-96.
As for the main specifications and indicators of the BMA Tiger, they remained at a consistently high level, corresponding to the Tiger armored vehicles specifications.
The BMA Tiger can operate in various natural and climatic conditions in difficult terrain at any time of the year or day.
The armored car Tiger with an increased volume of the armored hull can also be used as a chassis for control vehicles, command and staff vehicles and others where high maneuverability is required, ensuring the crew convenience and, of course, reliability.