VIHOR: A light tactical vehicle from TRB

Author: Eric Sof

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VIHOR is a new light tactical vehicle based on a modular chassis produced by TRB, the arms company from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The VIHOR was presented on April 2022 during the Police Day of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Srpska. The vehicle was designed and developed by TRB engineers in cooperation with the Republic of Srpska’s Special Antiterrorist Unit (SAJ).

Introduction

VIHOR has a similar mission to the other TRB armored vehicle DESPOT 4×4 APC. Both vehicles are designed to carry out a vast range of missions from the domain and scope of the police and armed forces units. The concept of this highly cost-effective vehicle is based on a multipurpose chassis combined with a modern powertrain with an independent suspension system that provides a high level of mobility in all terrain and weather conditions.

Vihor Light Tactical Vehicle frontside
Vihor Light Tactical Vehicle – Frontside (Photo: TRB)

Design

It is a vehicle that is projected to weigh up to 8 tons, including a load weighing 1.5 to 2.5 tons. “Vihor” is designed for 2 + 2 or 2 + 3 crew members, housed in a separate ballistic protected crew space with modular ballistic protection – level B6, STANAG 4569 level 2 possibly 3, as well as mine protection up to level 2b according to STANAG 4569 The crew space has four side doors, with multi-purpose cargo space for transporting personnel or special purpose goods.

Vihor Light Tactical Vehicle other side view
Vihor Light Tactical Vehicle – Side View (Photo: TRB)

The vehicle has permanent 4-wheel drive, independent suspension of the front and rear axles, Aluminium, forged wheels with 365 / 80R20 tires including “run-flat” inserts, and a central tire inflation control system. Vihor has a diesel engine with a minimum power of 200 kW, 6-speed automatic transmission, two-speed transfer case, with standard equipment such as A / C equipment, ventilation, five day/night cameras, GPS, winch, fire suspension system (for engine compartment), gun ports, personal weapon carriers, specialized light and sound signalization, traction signalization system, anti-lock braking system, towing hook.

Vihor Light Tactical Vehicle back view
Vihor Light Tactical Vehicle – backside view (Photo: TRB)

Technical specification

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