BTR-3E1 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier
 
 
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Description
The BTR-3E1 is an 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle designed to carry infantry troops, arms and supplies on the battlefield while providing fire support from a turret mounted gun. It can also carry out reconnaissance, combat support, and patrol missions. The BTR-3E1 armored personnel carrier is designed, manufactured and marketed by the Ukrainian Defence Company UkrespectExport. The BTR-3E1 is based to the BTR-3U Guardian which was developed as a private venture in 2000 by Ukrainian and Unired Arab Emirates companies. The BTR-3U is an improved variant of the Russian made wheeled armoured personnel carrier BTR-80. The BTR-3E1 is the export variant of the BTR-3U. Thailand has placed an order for 96 BTR-3E1 series vehicles and the first of these were delivered early in 2009. The first 2 of 96 BTR-3E1 have been delilvered at U Tapao Airport on 17 September 2010. The second batch of 121 BTR-3E1 with a price tag of 5 billlion Baht have been ordered by Royal Thai Army and 14 BTR-3E1 has been ordered by Royal Thai Navy to be used by Royal Thai Marine Corps.
 
Variants :
- BTR-3E1 Command post
- BTR-3E1 ambulance
 
Technical data
Armament
The BTR-3E1 is fitted with the BM-3 Shturm turret. The turret is armed with a ZTM-1 30 mm automatic gun which can be remotely operated to provide increased solider protection in hostile environments. The 30mm gun has a maximum firing rate of 330 rounds per minute and can fire AP-T (Armour Piercing - Tracer), HEF-I (High Explosive Fragmentation - Incendiary) and HE-T (High Explosve - Tracer) rounds.A 7.62 mm machine gune is mounted at the left side of the main armament. Three smoke-grenades discharger are mounted to each side at the front of the turret. Anti-tank missile launcher "Barrier" are mounted at the right side of th turret and a 30 mm automatic grenade launcher AGS-17 is mounted at the left side.The Turret is equipped with a fire control system with SVU-500 weapon stabilizer and on track sighting system with TV screen day/night and integrated laser range finder.
Protection
The hull and turret of the Guardian APC are of all-welded steel armour, providing the occupants with protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. A Kevlar liner can be provided for increased protection.The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left side with the vehicle commander to his right.
Propulsion
The BTR-3E1 used a 8x8 chassis. The BTR-3E1 is powered by a Diesel engine UTD-20 mounted at the rear of the vehicle, coupled to a mechanical transmission. The engine compartment is fitted with an automatic double-action fire extinguishing system. The BTR-3E1 can run at a maximum road speed of 95 km/h with a range road of 850 km.
Accessories
The BTR-3E1 is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by a single waterjet engine mounted at the rear of the hull on a maximum speed of 5 km/h. The driver is provided with four TNPO-115 periscopes for day use and one TVNE-4B for night use. The commander is provided with three TNPO-115 periscopes for day use and one TKN-3 for night use.To their immediate front is a bulletproof window, which is covered when in action by an armoured shutter hinged at the top. The BTR-3E1 features 9 firing ports, NBC protection, automatic fire fighting system, and a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS). Four side and two top hatches -- enlarged from earlier versions -- allow troops to mount/dismount quickly.
 
Specifications
 
Armament
One 30 m gun, one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, 2 anti-tank missile launcher, and 1 30 mm
grenade launcher
Country users
Thailand
Designer Country
Ukraine
Accessories
Inflation system, electric winch, firefighting system, filtration unit, heater, air conditionning, night viision, fire control system,laser range finder, track sighting system
Crew
3 + 6 soldiers
Armor
Protection against small-arms fire, shell
fragments
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Weight
16,000 kg
Speed
95 km/h maximum speed on road
Range
850 km
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Dimensions
Lenght, 7.65 m; Width, 2.9 m; Height, 2.8 m
 
 
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BTR-3E1 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry military technology army
BTR-3E1 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry military technology army
   
BTR-3E1 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry military technology army BTR-3E1 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence pictures photos images identification Ukraine Ukrainian defense industry military technology army
 
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