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Description

The BTR-4 is a 8x8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier designed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau as a private venture. The prototype was unveiled at the Aviasvit'2006 exhibition held in Ukraine in June 2006. The BTR-4 medium-armored vehicle is well suited for rapid reaction forces and marine corps carrying up to fully equipped infantrymen/marines in addition to the three-man crew. It has been designed to operate on road and cross country in extreme climates and adverse weather at day/night with temperatures ranging from -40 to +55 Celsius. The BTR-4 medium-armored vehicle is well suited for any land or infantry marines forces carrying up to fully equipped soldiers in addition to the three-man crew. KMDB is developing several versions derived from the BTR-4 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). The BTR-4K is a command vehicle featuring a 7-man crew, communications equipment and a combat weight of 20t; BRM-4K is a reconnaissance vehicle featuring six-man crew, communications and reconnaissance equipment and combat weight of 20.7t; BREM-4K is a four-man, 19t repair and recovery vehicle equipped with crane, winch, etc; BTR-4KSh is a command and staff vehicle featuring a combat weight of 18t, communications equipment and a 7-man crew; BSEM-4K is an 18.6t ambulance; MOP-4K is a 21t fire support vehicle fitted with a 120mm gun and 40 rounds.

 
Variants
-BTR-4K : Command Post
- BTR-4Ksh : Staff and command vehicle
- BRM-4K : Reconnaissance armoured vehicle
- BREM-4K : Repair and recovery vehicle
- BSEM-4K : Medical support vehicle
- MPO-4K : Fire support vehicle with a 120 mm gun
- BTR-4 BAU : With a two gun 23 mm turret
 
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Armament

In its base configuration, the BTR-4 is armed with a Grom weapon station whose armament – 30 mm gun, automatic grenade launcher, 7.62 mm machine gun and 4 anti-tank missile launchers is fully stabilized in two planes. The BTR-4 can be also equipped with the GROM, Shkval or BAU 23x4 weapon stations. GROM includes a 30mm gun with 360 rounds, a 30mm grenade launcher with 150 rounds, a 7.62mm machine gun with 1,200 rounds and four Konkurs or Baryer anti-tank missiles. Shkval module consists of a 30mm gun with 360 rounds, 30mm grenade launcher with 150 rounds, a 7.62mm machine gun with 2,000 rounds and two Konkurs or Baryer anti-tank missiles. The BAU 23x2 includes two 23mm automatic guns with 400 rounds and one 7.62mm machine gun with 2,000 rounds.

Design and protection
The vehicle layout is similar to Pandur, Piranha and AMV — the driver and commander are sitting in the front of the hull, the engine is in the middle, troops are in rear. The troops egress is through the rear door. The BTR-4 hull consists of three compartments: front compartment is the driving station; middle compartment contains the vehicle's powerplant; and rear compartment which acts as the troops and fighting compartment. The basic version featuring ballistic protection against medium-caliber firearms weighs 17.5 tons. The basic version featuring ballistic protection against medium-caliber firearms weighs 17.5 tons. One version, can also be fitred with add-on amour, with this feature, the BTR-4 providing the highest level of protection, weights around 25-ton. The vehicle has a modular protection design. In its base configuration it is protected from small arms of 7.62 mm armored piercing balls from any distance. Besides, one of the additional protection sets can be installed in field conditions. The first one is for urban conditions. It is a bar armor to protect from hand grenade launchers and additional mine protection. For use in open space – it is an additional ballistic protection from ammunition up to 30 mm in caliber.
Mobility
Various engines can be installed in the vehicle. In standard the BTR-4 can used the Ukrainian made 3TD two-stroke engine, with a mximum power of 500 hp. A 600 hp is also available.
The BTR-4 can be powered by either 3TD 2-stroke diesel or DEUTZ 4-stroke diesel engines both developing 500-hp (or 600-hp). During amphibious operations it is powered by waterjets.
Accessories
The basic vehicle is fitted with a NBC protection system. The BTR-4 is fully amphibious, and he is propelled in the water with two propellers mounted to the back side of the hull. The driver is equipped with a day/night vision system.
 
Specifications
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Armament
The APC version is fitted with a 7,62 mm machine gun, but various armament can be used depending on the type of the installed fighting module
Country users
Ukraine
Designer Company
Kharkiv Morozov
Machine Building Design Bureau
Accessories
Day/Night vision, NBC protection system, full amphibious
Crew
3 + 7
Armor
Protection against small weapons, but additional armour protection against automatic small-calibre guns is available.
Weight
17,500 kg
Speed
110 km/h
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Range
690 km
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Dimensions
Lenght: 7.65 m; Width: 2.9 m; Height: 2.93 m
 
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BTR-4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier vehicle Ukrainian Army Ukraine description pictures technical data sheet identification photos images véhicule blindé à roues transport de troupe armée ukrainienne Ukraine
 
BTR-4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier vehicle Ukrainian Army Ukraine description pictures technical data sheet identification photos images véhicule blindé à roues transport de troupe armée ukrainienne Ukraine
BTR-4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier vehicle Ukrainian Army Ukraine description pictures technical data sheet identification photos images véhicule blindé à roues transport de troupe armée ukrainienne Ukraine

BTR-4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier vehicle Ukrainian Army Ukraine description pictures technical data sheet identification photos images véhicule blindé à roues transport de troupe armée ukrainienne Ukraine
BTR-4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier vehicle Ukrainian Army Ukraine description pictures technical data sheet identification photos images véhicule blindé à roues transport de troupe armée ukrainienne Ukraine
 
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