A Russian front line service vehicle has been hilariously dragged on social media for looking like a car from a famous comedy movie.
Rob Lee, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in the US shared an image of a Russian Bukhanka vehicle with a camouflage counter-UAV roof screen.
The Bukhanka, real name UAZ-452, was given its nickname for its likeness to the shape of a loaf of bread. The vehicle, usually green in colour, might find itself with a new nickname after Russian troops added tassles to its exterior to help with camouflage.
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But instead of obscuring the vehicle, the added extras have made it more visible online and have drawn comparisons to the Ford Econoline in the 1994 flick Dumb and Dumber.
The Econoline in the movie looked like a massive dog on wheels after Jeff Daniels's character Harry Dunne spends his life savings converting the utility van into a mobile dog-grooming business called Mutt Cutts, and made up to look like a sheepdog.
After this was pointed out to Lee, he admitted: "That’s what I thought of as well."
A pro-Ukrainian account also pointed out: "Russian cars' evolution: from a Scooby Doo van to a Chewbacca mobile."
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A third person added that the vehicle "looks pretty flammable."
And Daily Kos added: "I look forward to the future video of this thing being hit by a drone and all that camo igniting like a dry Christmas tree."
In November, a video of a Ukrainian FPV drone literally chasing down a Bukhanka as it tears down a road appeared online.
One of the passengers can be seen leaning out of a window of the van, attempting to shoot the drone down using an assault rifle, but the drone then appears to strike home and detonate successfully, as reported by The Drive.
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