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BTR-D (BMD M1979) Russian Amphibious/Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)"
"Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_Azerbaijan"
"PRO_Belarus"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Kazakhstan"
"PRO_Kyrgyzstan"
"PRO_Moldova"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"PRO_Turkmenistan"
"PRO_Ukraine"
"PRO_Uzbekistan"
"PRO_Viet Nam"
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"Tier3"
notes"The BTR-D (BMD M1979) Russian Amphibious/Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a Soviet airborne multi-purpose tracked armored personnel carrier that was introduced in 1974 and first seen by the West in 1979 during the Soviet-Afghan War. BTR-D stands for Bronetransportyor Desantis (БТР, Бронетранспортер Десанта, literally "armored transporter of the Airborne"). It is based on the BMD-1 airborne IFV. NATO gave it the designation BMD M1979. While the BTR-D is based on the BMD-1, it is 60 mm longer and lacks a turret; instead, it has a small flat superstructure with a hatch on top. Crew The crew consists of the driver, the commander, and the left bow-mounted machine gun gunner, all of whom are in the same positions and have the same equipment as in the BMD-1. Armament Although the turret with all of the main armament was removed, the two bow-mounted machine guns have been retained. However, the original PKT tank machine guns have been replaced by PKB general-purpose machine guns. The vehicle can also be fitted with pintle-mounted automatic grenade launchers (AGS-17, AGS-30, or AGS-57) and/or machine guns (PKM, 6P41, "Utyos" or "Kord"). Maneuverability The BTR-D is powered by the same engine as the BMD-1, however, its suspension is longer because the entire vehicle has been lengthened by 60 mm. Because of this, the vehicle has six road wheels on each side instead of five. It also has five return rollers on each side unlike the BMD-1, which has four. Armour protection The armor protection is slightly better on the BTR-D than on the BMD-1. That's because the upper front armor has a dual slanted angle. Troop compartment Because the turret has been removed, the troop compartment has been enlarged and can carry up to ten fully equipped soldiers. It's also linked with the crew compartment in the front. Also, there are two firing ports on the sides and one in the rear, two of which are for RPK-74 light machine guns. Equipment The BTR-D has all the same equipment as the BMD-1 but also has towing equipment for ZU-23-2 twin AA autocannon."
dateOfIntroduction1974
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"Azerbaijan, Belarus, CFE Treaty, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam"
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"All Regions"
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"Azerbaijan"
"Belarus"
"CFE Treaty"
"Kazakhstan"
"Kyrgyzstan"
"Moldova"
"Russian Federation"
"Turkmenistan"
"Ukraine"
"Uzbekistan"
"Viet Nam"
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name"BTR D"
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images
"BTR-D_APC_(DD).jpg"
"BTR-D_(A).jpg"
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"BTR-D, BMD 1979"
name"Type"
value"Amphibious/Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Volgograd Tractor Factory"
name"Family"
value"BTR Series"
name"Crew"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"13"
units"ea"
name"Note"
value"This APC can be paradropped from most medium transport aircraft."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"5.88"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"2.63"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.05"
units"m"
name"Track Width"
value"230 mm"
name"Length of Track on Ground"
value"2.84 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"8,200 kg"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.4 m"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.50kg/cm² (49,033 Pa) (7.11 psi)"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"5D20 V6 Diesel"
name"Engine Type"
value"V-6, water cooled, diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"240"
units"hp"
name"Power-to-Weight Ratio"
value"29.26 hp/t"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"280 liters"
name"Electrical System"
value"24 V"
name"Gearbox"
value"Manual; Fwd: 5, Rev: 1"
name"Suspension"
value"hydropneumatics"
name"Maximum Land Speed"
value"61 km /h"
name"Maximum Water Speed"
value"10 km /h"
name"Range"
value"450 km"
name"Gradient"
value"60%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40%"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.70 m"
name"Trench"
value"2.5 m"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"2 × Bow-Mounted 7.62 mm PKT machine gun"
name"Type"
value"Genera-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Function"
value"In use as a front-line infantry and vehicle-mounted weapon with Russia's armed forces."
name"Manufacturer"
value"Degtyaryov plant"
name"In Service"
value"1961-Present"
name"Proliferation"
value"+1 Million"
name"Length"
value"1,203"
units"mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"605"
units"mm"
name"Weight, Gun Only"
value"9"
units"kg"
name"Weight, Tripod Only"
value"7.7"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, open bolt"
name"Elevation"
value"+30° (533 mils)/-4° (-71 mils)"
name"Traverse"
value"360°"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"650 rds/min"
name"Effective Rate of Fire"
value"250-300 rds/min"
name"Feed System"
value"Non-disintegrating metal 50 round belts in 100 and 200/250 round ammunition boxes"
name"Sights"
value"Iron Sights"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR km"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"855"
units"m/s"
name"Accuracy of fire at 300 m"
value"90"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,000"
units"ea"
properties
name"Turret Type"
value"electric/manual"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"No"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Built from welded aluminum armor and the turret from welded steel. It is thought to be capable of stopping 12.7 mm rounds fired at the front of the vehicle from a range of 200 m. The sides are likely to provide protection from 7.62 mm rounds fired at typical combat ranges."
name"Turret Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"Available"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Type 920G Toucha 81 mm smoke grenade launchers that are used to obscure the vehicle from view."
name"IR Signature"
value"INA"
name"Firing Ports"
value"All-round firing ports"
variants
name"BTR-DG (Ob'yekt 925G)"
notes"Cargo variant without bow machine guns, firing ports and periscopes. The troop compartment was modified to serve as a cargo compartment."
name"BTR-DG"
notes"converted into an airborne SPAAG fitted with a specially built three-legged ZU-23-2 twin anti-aircraft autocannon mount over the roof of the cargo compartment."
name"BTR-D San"
notes"BTR-D converted into an airborne armoured ambulance."
name"BREM-D"
notes"(BREM-D stands for bronirovannaya remonto-evakuatsionnaya mashina desanta – armoured maintenance-recovery vehicle of the airborne) (Ob'yekt 932) – BTR-D converted into an airborne ARV. It carries specialized equipment for the repair and recovery of BMD-1 type vehicles. This equipment includes a light collapsible crane stored on the roof of the personnel compartment, which can be traversed through 180°, a recovery winch, a combination spade and dozer blade, a generator, towing equipment, electric welding system, tools and ready use spares. One of the 7.62 mm bow PKT tank machine guns was eliminated. This entered service in 1989 in very small numbers"
name"BTR-RD "Robot""
notes"BTR-D converted into an airborne ATGM team carrier with two 9P135M-1 ATGM launchers capable of firing 9M113 "Konkurs" (AT-5 Spandrel), 9M113M "Konkurs-M" (AT-5B Spandrel B), 9M111 "Fagot" (AT-4 Spigot) and 9M111-2 "Fagot" (AT-4B Spigot B) ATGMs. They can be used by the dismounted ATGM squad or fitted on a pintle mount on the right side of the hull. This is basically a BTR-D with a pintle mount added and with missile racks inside the troop compartment"
name"BTR-ZD "Skrezhet""
notes"(ZD stands for zenitnaya ustanovka) – BTR-D converted into an airborne air defense vehicle for carrying two MANPAD teams. The vehicle is fitted with racks for spare MANPAD missiles. It also is fitted with external stowage rails for a MANPAD on the right hand side of the roof of the troop compartment. It can also carry a complete ZU-23-2 twin anti-aircraft autocannon mount on the roof of the troop compartment."
name"NPDU "Sterkh""
notes"(NPDU stands for nazemnyj punkt distantsionnogo upravleniya) – BTR-D converted into an airborne unmanned aerial vehicle carrier and launch vehicle of the "Stroy-P" set. It is used to launch Yak-061 "Pchela-1T" UAV for reconnaissance or jamming at ranges up to 60 km. The single-rail launcher is mounted on left hand side of the roof of the hull. It has large three-piece tube on forward right hand side of the roof of the hull. It entered service in 1990."
name"BMD-1KSh "Soroka" (Ob'yekt 926)"
notes"(KSh stands for komandno-shtabnaya – command and staff) – airborne command post equipped with the R-123M, R-111 and R-130M or R-134 radio sets, as well as an AB1 portable 1 kW generator, the TNA-3 navigation system, folding CLOTHES HORSE type antennae around the superstructure and two slim antenna masts. Bow mounted machine guns and firing ports were removed. The commander's hatch is offset to the left and does not project forward. It's sometimes called BMD-KSh or KShM-D"
name"BMD-1R "Sinitsa""
notes"(R stands for radiostantsiya – signals vehicle) – Division-level command and signals vehicle equipped with R-161A2M radio set, one heavy telescopic antenna mast stowed along the left hand side of the roof of the hull and one slim elevatable antenna mast on the rear right hand side of the roof of the personnel compartment. Only a small number was delivered."
name"R-440-ODB "Kristall-BDS""
notes"BTR-D converted into an airborne satellite communications vehicle with R-440 system with a range of 15,000 km. The vehicle has a roof-mounted satellite dish AK-12 that is covered with a cage-like structure during transport."
name"R-440-ODB "Kristall-BDS""
notes"BTR-D converted into an airborne satellite communications vehicle with R-440 system with a range of 15,000 km. The vehicle has a roof-mounted satellite dish AK-12 that is covered with a cage-like structure during transport."
name"1V119 "Reostat""
notes"BTR-D converted into an airborne artillery battalion fire direction vehicle. The vehicle is fitted with a turret equipped with NNP-21 and V-7 observation devices, three R-173 and R-159 radiosets, PAB-2AM aiming circle, three antennae mounts, DSP-30 and DAK-2 rangefinders. The turret was also equipped with PSNR-5K (1RL-133-1) "Tall Mike" ground surveillance radar mounted on the roof of the turret. Located over the turret front sights were the visors hinged in the center"
name"2S9 Nona-S (Ob'yekt 925S) –"
notes"Airborne self-propelled mortar, armed with a 120 mm 2A60 mortar. Entered service 1981."
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