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BTR-MD Rakushka Russian Amphibious/Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"WEG"
"Infantry Vehicles"
"Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)"
"Airborne Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"Land"
"Tier1"
notes"Russia’s airborne forces, whose numbers will be doubled by 2020, are set to take possession of two new vehicles: the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle and the BTR-MD Rakushka (“shell”) universal armored personnel carrier. The vehicles will be ready to enter service with the armed forces by spring 2015, when dozens of them will drive through Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015. In the next 10 years, the army will buy 1,500 units of the former and 2,500 units of the latter. The Rakushka will become the workhorse of the Russian Airborne Forces, replacing the BTR-Ds that were acquired 40 years ago. The paratroopers have been waiting a long time for the vehicle. BTR-MD "Rakushka" (Ob'yekt 955) is a multi-role transport vehicle variant of the BMD-3 "Bakhcha" with a bigger hull and no turret. This type can be used to transport troops, fuel, ammunition, and wounded personnel. It also serves as the basis for a new range of specialized vehicles for the Russian airborne forces, including a mortar platform, an ambulance BMM-D, a command post vehicle, and a recovery vehicle. Some of the variants will have a longer chassis with 7 road wheels and probably the same 510hp engine as the 2S25."
dateOfIntroduction2013
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, Russian Federation"
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images
"BTR-MD_Rakushka(C).jpg"
"BTR-MD_Rakushka(B).jpg"
"BTR-MD_Rakushka(A).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"BTR-MD Rakushka"
name"Type"
value"Airborne/Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier"
name"Family"
value"BTR Series"
name"Crew"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"13"
name"Payload Capacity"
value"2,000 kg"
name"Paradropped"
value"The BTR-MD can be carried by and paradropped from most medium cargo aircraft with the crew of three inside. The Il-76 can carry two of these airborne APCs. A single vehicle can be carried underslung by the Mi-26 heavy cargo helicopter."
name"Note"
value"This APC can also carry at least three stretchers, ammunition or fuel in stead of the troops."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"6.1 m"
name"Width"
value"3.1 m"
name"Height"
value"2.5 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"13.2 t"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"2V-06-2"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"450"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"70"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"10"
units"km/h"
name"Sea State"
value"It can operate up to a Sea State 3."
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.8"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"1.8"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"Amphibious"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x PKTM General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Degtyaryov plant"
name"Length"
value"1098"
units"mm"
name"Width"
value"195"
units"mm"
name"Height"
value"170"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"10.5 kg"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"700-800 Rounds per minute"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"850 ms"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"4,000 m"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"1,500 m"
name"Belt Capacity"
value"250 Rounds"
name"Sights"
value"Tangent iron sights"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7,62х54R"
name"Basic Load"
value"4,000 Rounds"
properties
name"Note"
value"This armored personnel carrier is armed with a remotely-controlled 7.62 mm machine gun for self-defense. The machine gun is operated by the vehicle commander."
name"Auxiliary Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x AGS-17"
name"Type"
value"Automatic Grenade Launcher"
name"Caliber"
value"30 mm"
name"Length"
value"840 mm"
name"Width"
value"INA"
name"Height"
value"INA"
name"Weight"
value"31 kg"
name"Action"
value"Blowback"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"400 round/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"185 m/s"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"800 to 1,700 m"
name"Feed System"
value"29 grenades belt"
name"Sights"
value"Adjustable iron sights, optional mount required for optical sights"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Grenade"
name"Caliber"
value"30mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"30×29mm grenade"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"INA"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"INA"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"INA"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Protection of this vehicle is very light due to weight limitations. Hull of the BTR-MD is welded from aluminum armor. It provides protection only from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems."
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"INA"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
variants
name"BTR-MD Rakushka"
notes"Russia’s airborne forces, whose numbers will be doubled by 2020, are set to take possession of two new vehicles: the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle and the BTR-MD Rakushka (“shell”) universal armored personnel carrier. The vehicles will be ready to enter service with the armed forces by spring 2015, when dozens of them will drive through Red Square for the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015. In the next 10 years the army will buy 1,500 units of the former and 2,500 units of the latter. The Rakushka will become the workhorse of the Russian Airborne Forces, replacing the BTR-Ds that were acquired 40 years ago."
name"BMD-4M"
notes"The BMD-4M is a tracked AFV technically classified as an IFV. It is equipped with sufficient firepower to enable an airborne formation to generate its own fire support on the battlefield without the need for additional supporting units."
name"BTR-MDM Rakushka-M"
notes"The BTR-MDM Rakushka-M (hereafter referred to as Rakushka) is an armoured personnel carrier based on the hull of a BMD-4M, designed to be parachuted into combat alongside the BMD-4M and provide protected mobility for a complete infantry section."
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