The GAZ-3937 "Vodnik" is a Russian high-mobility multipurpose amphibious vehicle manufactured by GAZ. Today, GAZ still produces the "Vodnik", the "Tigr" and the forthcoming repacement for the "Vodnik" as well as several civilian vehicles.
In Battlefield 2, The Vodnik is the medium transport vehicle of the Middle Eastern Coalition, Spetsnaz and the Russian Rebel Forces. It is just like any other medium transport vehicle from the other factions such as the American HMMWV in terms for speed, armor, and armament. The only differences between these vehicles are their models used in-game, as well as their rear passenger layout. Like the other medium transports in the game, it is armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun, a 360 degree firing arc, and an armor-plated shield in front of the HMG's trigger that offers protection from ground level small arms fire.
Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit
In Battlefield: Bad Company, the Vodnik is used by the Russian Ground Forces and the Serdaristan Armed Forces and is the most common vehicle in the Battlefield: Bad Company campaign. The GAZ-3937 is equipped with a KORD 12.7mm MG and is available for the Russian Ground Forces.
The GAZ is available on most multiplayer maps on Battlefield: Bad Company
Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit
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In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the Vodnik 4WD is a light armored vehicle. It has room for four players: one driver, one gunner, one rear passenger and one passenger. When used by AI, there is usually only the gunner and driver's seats used.
The Vodnik is used by the Russian Army and the Latin American Militia. It is usually seen in combat situations and rarely available to the player. In Airborne, it is seen in one of the cargo rooms, and is tied down, mostly covered with a tarp and lacks the standard top-mounted KORD.
In multiplayer, the Vodnik 4WD is used by the Russian Army. It is the vehicle with the least appearances in multiplayer. On other occasions, the Russian Army rather uses the Cobra 4WD.
The GAZ-3937 Vodnik returns in Battlefield Play4Free. The Vodnik has a relatively fast speed, and is armed with an HMG (KORD). It has average health for a light vehicle. Its US equal is the HMMWV. It can be damaged by infantry weapons. The GAZ-3937 can withstand one rocket from an unboosted RPG before being destroyed.
The GAZ-3937 Vodnik is featured on the maps of:
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The GAZ-3937 Vodnik appears in Battlefield 3.
It functions similarly to the American M1114 HMMWV. It appears on the maps Damavand Peak, Grand Bazaar, Noshahr Canals, and Tehran Highway. Small-arms fire can penetrate the Vodnik's windshield, so it is advisable to drive quickly if taking fire. Explosives can force open the rear doors or penetrate through the small side ports.
Unlike the HMMWV, the GAZ-3937 is amphibious. It is faster on land than the other amphibious vehicles, but loses much of its speed when waterborne. It offers more protection than the RHIB Boat, at the expense of being irreparable if stranded in water.A heavily modified GAZ-3937 named "Barsuk" (badger in English translation) appears in the Aftermath expansion pack. It is equipped with an exposed KORD and a grenade launcher.
- In Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Play4Free, the third and fourth passenger positions in the GAZ-3937 are much more protected than those in the HMMWV, thus making a Support user on the 3rd seat much more useful.
- In the mission titled No One Gets Left Behind, the first GAZ-3937 can be driven simply by killing both the driver and gunner.