The new BTR-82A enter in service with Russian army unit based in the Republic of Abkhazia 2104131

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Sunday, April 21, 2013, 06:06 AM
 
The new BTR-82A enter in service with Russian army unit based in the Republic of Abkhazia.
Around 40 new BTR-82A 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier will enter in service at the beginning of this summer with the Russian army units based on the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia. The BTR-82A will take part for the first time at the military parade on the Red Square in Moscow.
     
Around 40 new BTR-82A 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier will enter in service at the beginning of this summer with the Russian army units based on the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia. The BTR-82A will take part for the first time at the military parade on the Red Square in Moscow.
The new
BTR-82A 8x8 armoured personnel carrier at rehearsal for the military parade of May 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Credit Photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
     

The new BTR-82A is modernized version of the Russian-made BTR-80A with more firepower, higher mobility and increased protection.

Firepower of the BTR-82A
has been enhanced through the introduction of a new fighting module fitted with electric drives and two-axis digital gun stabiliser. The turret is armed with a 30-mm 2A72 automatic gun and a 7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun.

The
BTR-82A protection is increased through the introduction of the spall liner to the inner surfaces of the hull, including the floor, an advanced energy-absorbing bottom design and a special solution to the attachment of the crew and infantry squad seats. The vehicles also carry an improved fire-suppression system that has boosted safety against fire and explosion.

The set of measures to enhance the protection has yielded a 20% increase in their survivability and provided a protection for the crew, components and systems against armour-piercing bullets firing by small arms at a range of 100 m and the spall generated by high explosive squash head (HESH) anti-tank shells and many other modern munitions.

Mobility is increased by the use of a more powerful diesel engine (300 hp instead of 260 hp) and advanced transmision and suspension components despite a somewhat increased weight.

The advantages of the new BTR-82A were highly appreciated by Russian soldiers during the first training sessions.

 

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