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BTR-70 (BTR M1978) Russian 8x8 Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)"
"Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_Armenia"
"PRO_Azerbaijan"
"PRO_Bangladesh"
"PRO_Belarus"
"PRO_Bosnia and Herzegovina"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Georgia"
"PRO_Kazakhstan"
"PRO_Kyrgyzstan"
"PRO_Macedonia"
"PRO_Mali"
"PRO_Mexico"
"PRO_Mongolia"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"PRO_Sierra Leone"
"PRO_Sudan"
"PRO_Tajikistan"
"PRO_Turkmenistan"
"PRO_Ukraine"
"PRO_Uzbekistan"
"PRO_Zambia"
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notes"The BTR-70 is a Russian-made 8x8 armored vehicle personnel carrier which was shown for the first time to the public in November 1980 during a military parade in Moscow. The vehicle was originally developed during the late 1960s under the industrial designator GAZ-4905. The BTR-70 enters in service with the Russian army in August 1972. The BTR-70 was widely used during the Soviet war in Afghanistan and many smaller conflicts in Eastern Europe. After the Cold War these AFV saw service with the UN in the Balkans with high success."
dateOfIntroduction1972
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CFE Treaty, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia"
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"Armenia"
"Azerbaijan"
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"Kyrgyzstan"
"Macedonia"
"Mali"
"Mexico"
"Mongolia"
"Pakistan"
"Russian Federation"
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"Sudan"
"Tajikistan"
"Turkmenistan"
"Ukraine"
"Uzbekistan"
"Zambia"
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name"BTR 70"
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images
"Russian Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-70.png"
"BTR-70.jpg"
"BTR-70_(B).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designations"
value"BTR-70; MTR M1978"
name"Type"
value"Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
name"Configuration"
value"8x8"
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name"Manufacturer"
value"Dedkov Design Bureau in Gorky-Arzamas"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Passengers"
value"9"
units"ea"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"7.535 m"
name"Width"
value"2.8 m"
name"Height"
value"2.235 m"
name"Wheelbase"
value"4.4 m"
name"Track"
value"2.38 m"
name"Weight"
value"11,500 kg"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.475 m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"2 × ZMZ-4905"
name"Engine Type"
value"8 cylinders, petrol"
name"Engine Power"
value"120 hp per engine"
name"Power-to-Weight Ratio"
value"20.86 hp/t"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"350 liters"
name"Gearbox"
value"Manual; Fwd: 4, Rev: 1"
name"Electrical System"
value"12 V"
name"Transfer Box"
value"2 speed"
name"Steering"
value"power assisted"
name"Suspension"
value"torsion bar with hydraulic shock-absorbers"
name"Gradient"
value"60%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.5 m"
name"Trench"
value"2 m"
name"Turning Radius"
value"6.3m"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Radio"
value"INA"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 × Turret-Mounted 14.5mm KPVT machine gun"
name"Type"
value"Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"14.5"
units"mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"V.A. Degtyarev Plant"
name"In Service"
value"1949-Present"
name"Length"
value"1,980"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,346"
units"mm"
name"Width"
value"162"
units"mm"
name"Height"
value"225"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"49"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Short recoil operation"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"600 rpm"
name"Effective firing range"
value"3,000"
units"m"
name"Maximum firing range"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Feed System"
value"40-round belt"
name"Sights"
value"iron or optical"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"14.5"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"14.5×114 mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"1,005"
units"m/s"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"penetrates at 32 mm armored plate at a range of 500 m"
name"Basic Load"
value"500"
units"ea"
properties
name"Note"
value"The BTR-70 armored personnel carrier is fitted with a complete one-man turret of the previous BTR-60PB"
name"Coaxial Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 × turret-mounted 14.5mm KPVT machine gun 1 × coaxial-mounted 7.62mm PKVT machine gun"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Degtyaryov plant"
name"In Service"
value"1961-Present"
name"Length"
value"1,203"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"605"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"9"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, open bolt"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"650"
units"rds/min"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"1,000"
units"m"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"3,800"
units"m"
name"Feed System"
value"Non-disintegrating metal 50 round belts in 100 and 200/250 round ammunition boxes"
name"Sights"
value"Tangent iron sights (default); Optical, Night-vision, Thermal and Radar sights"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Muzzle velocity"
value"825"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,000"
units"ea"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Armor (turret front)"
value"The maximum thickness of the hull is believed to be 10 mm, and the thinnest sections are thought to be 6 mm. This is sufficient to protect against standard 7.62 mm rounds fired at the front of the vehicle from most ranges and against the same projectiles fired at the sides of the vehicle from a range of 100 m"
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Self-entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection System"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"6 x Smoke grenade launchers"
name"Survivability Equipment"
value"No"
name"Central Tire Inflation System"
value"Yes"
name"Self-Recovery Winch"
value"Yes, standard"
variants
name"BTR-70"
notes"The BTR-70 is the base variant of the family. It is an APC designed to traverse a fire zone with a section of infantry dismounts and provide them with limited fire support from the rear."
name"BTR-70MB"
notes"The BTR-70MB is an upgraded BTR-70 that is in service with an undisclosed country. It is essentially the same as the BTR-70 and designed to perform the same function."
name"BTR-70MB1"
notes"The BTR-70MB1 is based on the BTR-70MB with some modifications for Belarusian service, it is intended to replace older APCs such as the BTR-60PB and the BTR-70."
name"BTR-70V"
notes"This variant was also known as the BTR-70 M1986/1 and has a reworked troop compartment that can be used to transport two 30 mm AGS-17 AGLs or stretchers. It can carry a total of 10 infantrymen or eight infantrymen and two 30 mm ASG-17 AGLs."
name"BTR-70MS"
notes"This is a turretless communications vehicle with the MS standing for Mashina Svyazi (signals vehicle). Its status is uncertain."
name"BTR-70 KShM"
notes"This is a command/staff vehicle. The KShM stands for Komandno-Shtabnaya Mashina. It was originally fitted with the R-145BM communications system but it is unclear if this is retained in any vehicles that remain in service."
name"TAB-77"
notes"The TAB-77 is a license-manufactured version of the BTR-70 manufactured in Romania."
name"BTR-70Kh"
notes"This was developed by Russia for the then East German Army and was also referred to as the SPW-70Ch."
name"BTR-70MBP"
notes"This was the successor to the escort vehicle BTR-60MBP (Mashina Bojevogo Posta), and was also found in strategic missile units."
name"BTR-70D"
notes"The prototypes that used diesel fuel instead of gasoline were designated as the BTR-70D. This is also the same designation given to the Ukrainian models with a 300 horsepower diesel engine."
name"BTR-70DI"
notes"The BTR-70DI is a Ukrainian BTR-70, but is powered by a Euro II 276 horsepower diesel engine."
name"BTR-70M"
notes"Some BTR-70s were modified by adding the rear hull of the BTR-80 to the vehicle and thus received were designated as the BTR-70M. Adding to the confusing nomenclature, Ukrainian models with a UTD20 300 horsepower engine also received the same designation."
name"BREM"
notes"To create the BREM, the Russians removed the turret from the BTR-70 and add a front-mounted jib crane in order to serve as an armored repair and recovery vehicle."
name"BTR-70 MBP"
notes"The BTR-70 MBP serves artillery units as a command and control vehicle."
name"BTR-70K"
notes"The BTR-70K is a modified version used by commanders."
name"BTR-70KShM"
notes"The BTR-70KShM variant carries improved communications and navigation equipment to serve as a command vehicle"
name"BTR-70SM"
notes"The BTR-70SM is a Ukrainian variant without any armament used as a battlefield ambulance"
name"BTR-70V"
notes"This variant features the BPU-1 turret system, the same system as found on the BTR-80, but without any smoke grenade launchers."
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