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25 x BTR-60 Armored Personnel Carrier
Btr-60 armored personnel carrier
The BTR-60 armored personnel carrier, the first in the line of Russian 8-wheeled APC's, was developed in the late 1950s to replace the BTR-152 (6x6) APC and was first seen in public in 1961. It was continuously improved throughout the 1960s culminating in the production of the BTR-60PB. Numerically, the BTR-60 was the most important vehicle in the Soviet Army. It was issued in quantity to the East German, Bulgarian and Romanian Armies. It has also been exported to Yugoslavia. Significantly, it was the standard armored personnel carrier of the Soviet Naval Infantry [the Soviet Marine Corps].
The BTR-60PB performs well cross-country in conditions that favor wheels. On land or water, the vehicle is steered by the front two sets of wheels which also have power steering. The boat-shaped hull with sloped sides provides good swimming capability and helps deflect hostile fire. The BTR-60PB has a searchlight and IR equipment, giving it a night fighting capability.
The BTR-60PB is an eight-wheel-drive vehicle with a long, boat-like hull with well-sloped armor on the sides and overhead armor cover. The hull is of all-welded steel construction, with the driver and commander seated at the front, a personnel compartment in the mid-section, and the engine compartment at the rear of the hull. The BTR-60 has a fully enclosed troop compartment on top of which is a one-man turret. The small conical turret, placed over the second set of wheels, is identical to the one fitted on the BRDM-2. It mounts coaxial 14.5-mm KPV and 7.62-mm PKT machine guns to right, with a telescopic sight mounted coaxially on the left. The crew use two semicircular hatches forward of the turret, and a pair of rectangular hatches aft of the turret for access by up to eight passengers. Three firing ports are located on either side of the troop compartment.
This eight-wheel-drive vehicle has evenly spaced wheels, except for a slightly larger space between the second and third wheels. The tires have the centralized pressure regulation system common to Soviet wheeled APCs, and are partially filled with a foam-rubber-like substance. All eight wheels are powered, and the first four which are used for steering, are power-assisted. The rear-mounted power plant employs a pair of 6-cylinder 90-hp gasoline engines mounted at the rear of the hull. The first and third axles are powered through the transmission of the right engine and the second and fourth axles through the transmission of the left engine. The BTR-60P is fully amphibious, propelled by a single water-jet mounted at the rear of the hull.
|Date of Introduction||1963|
|Proliferation||At least 30 countries (including variants)|
|Combat Weight (mt)||10.1|
|Chassis Length Overall (m)||7.22|
|Height Overall (m)||2.06|
|Width Overall (m)||2.82|
|Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 )||INA|
|Drive Formula||8 x 8|
|Engine Type||2 x 180-hp Gasoline|
|Cruising Range (km)||500|
|Fording Depths (m)||Amphibious|
|Armor, Turret Front (mm)||7-9mm hull front (no turret)|
|Applique Armor (mm)||N/A|
|Explosive Reactive Armor (mm)||N/A|
|Active Protective System||N/A|
|NBC Protection System||Collective|
|Caliber, Type, Name||12.7-mm (12.7 x 108) heavy MG, DShK|
|Rate of Fire (rd/min)||80-100 (practical)|
|Loader Type||Belt feed|
|Fire on Move||Yes|
|Caliber, Type, Name||2 x 7.62-mm machinegun PKT|
|Mount Type||Vehicle top|
|Maximum Aimed Range (m)||1,500|
|Max Effective Range (m)|
|Fire on Move||Yes|
|Rate of Fire (rd/min)||250 practical / 650 cyclic, in 2-10 rd bursts|
|Firing Ports||3 on each side|
Up to 25 units available, as is, where is
Modernization can be completed upon request
MODERNIZED BTR WITH 105MM GUN and HYBRID POWER
Hybrid AFSV Varan-3 BTR60.pdf
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