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BTR-80A APC 8x8 Armoured Personnel Carrier vehicle
 
 
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Description
The BTR-80A 8x8 armored personnel carrier is designed and manufactured by the Arzamas machinery Construction Plant of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, is intended to carry personnel on the battlefield and provide close fire support. It can also carry out reconnaissance, combat support and patrol missions. Further development of the BTR-80 has resulted in the latest BTR-80A which was first seen in Nizhny Novgorod in September 1994. Prime contractor for the BTR-80A is the Arzamas Machinery Construction Plant. The first five BTR-80A vehicles were delivered to the Main Directorate for Presidential Security based in Moscow and these were seen in public for the first time in May 1995, when they defended key government buildings.
 
Variants
- BTR-80S: the 30mm cannon is replaced by a 14.5 mm KPVT.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The BTR-80A is virtually the same as the BTR-80 but has a new one-person turret armed with a 30 mm 2A72 cannon with a 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun being mounted coaxially to the right. Either side of the 30 mm cannon is a bank of three forward-firing electrically operated 81 mm smoke grenade launchers. The power-operated turret is mounted on the roof of the vehicle above the front two axles with the armament being mounted on the upper part of the turret which pivots for elevation and depression.
Design and protection
The hull of the BTR-80A is of all-welded steel armor construction with improved protection over its frontal arc compared to the original BTR-60/70 series. The nose is also wider and the front of the vehicle provides added protection to the front wheels. The bow section of the BTR-80A may incorporate special layered armor for increased protection. The front projection of the APC hull ensures protection of the infantry men from 7.62-mm assault rifle and also 12.7-mm machine gun fire. BTR-80A is equipped to carry ten personnel: commander, driver/mechanic, gunner and seven troops.
Propulsion
The BTR-80A APC has a 8x8 chassis, which is common to all Russian BTR family of armored personnel carriers. The engine compartment is at the rear of the vehicle. Until 1993 the vehicle was powered by a V-8 KamAZ-7403 turbocharged diesel developing 260 hp but the vehicle is now offered with a YaMZ-238M2 diesel which develops 240 hp.
Accessories
The BTR-80A is fully amphibious, being propelled in the water by a single water-jet mounted at the rear of the hull. Before entering the water a trim vane is erected at the front of the hull and the bilge pumps are switched on. Standard equipment on the BTR-80A includes power steering on the front four roadwheels, central tyre-pressure regulation system that allows the driver to adjust the tyre pressure to suit the type of ground being crossed and an NBC system. A self-recovery winch is provided, with 50 m of cable.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 30 mm 2A72 cannon, one 7.62 mm PKTM machine gun.
Country users
North Korea, Sudan, Hungary, Russia, Venezuela, Sri Lanka
Designer Country
Russia
Accessories
NBC system, night vision equipment, central tyre-pressure regulation system and one self-recovery winch.
Crew
2 + 8 soldiers
Armor
Protection against small arms and shell splinters
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Weight
14,550 kg
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Speed
80 km/h maximum road speed, 9 km/h on water
Range
600 - 800 km
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Dimensions
Length, 7.7m; Width, 2.95 m; Height, 2.8 m
 
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BTR-80A armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
BTR-80A armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
BTR-80A armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
   
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