The Russian-made amphibious Sherp its a ‘small tank’ that can climb obstacles and travels in water thanks to its oversized tires.
The ATV named Sherp can easily overcome boulders, fallen trees, and other obstacles up to 70 cm high. It floats perfectly, can easily pass marshes and deep snow and is able to move out of the water onto the ice.
This trouble-free machine repeatedly gets us to areas where no man has stepped gone before. We more than once traveled to the places where no man has stepped before on this trouble-free vehicle. We have seen the pristine nature of the taiga and tundra, Ugra swamps and mountains of the Kola Peninsula. And everywhere Sherp made us feel strong and safe .
The design of the Sherp was developed in such a way that its repair could be carried out anywhere by a minimal amount of tools and without deep specialized knowledge. Suspension and transmission without many traditional elements demonstrate the highest reliability. Only the minimum of required electrical appliances is used. In this case, the engine itself is able to operate without electrical equipment functionality.
Each Sherp tire has a volume of about 800 liters (210 gal). The total volume of the wheels gives a displacement of more than 3,200 kg (7000 lbs). This allows the SUV to move along the water, and the hermetic body prevents water from entering the compartment. Therefore, the vehicle remains aﬂoat even with zero tire pressure or without all 4 wheels.
Maximum power 44.3 hp
Maximum speed 24.5 mph
Max. speed on the water 3.7 mph
Capacity 2204 lb
Gradeability 35 °
Clearance 23 in
Images credit Sherp
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