Designation:

BTR-70

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Manufacturer: Arzamas Machinery Plant  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

The BTR-70 is a successor vehicle to the BTR-60PB. Both vehicles have the same turret armament.

The BTR-70 is slightly longer in the hull. It also has a recognizable gap between its front set of road wheels and the rear set.

Triangular-shaped access doors are in this lower hull space on both sides of the vehicle. They provide side entrance and exit for troops. (The BTR-60PB has only top hatches.) Also, the wave deflector attaches differently on the BTR-70 than on the BTR-60PB.

The BTR-70 has two upgraded, 8-cylinder, 120-hp gasoline engines. The hull, which provides improved protection over the frontal arc as compared to the BTR-60, is of all welded-steel. Like the BTR-60PB and BRDM-2, the BTR-70 is has a small conical turret armed with a 14.5-mm KPT machine gun and a coaxial 7.62-mm PKT machinegun.

The troop compartment can hold six infantry men, seated facing out and each is equiped with a firing port and vision block. The BTR-70 is equipped with an NBC protection system, a central-tire regulation system, and a fire detection/suppression system. Mounted at the front of the hull is a winch which has 50-m of cable and can pull 6000 kg. The BTR-70 is fully amphibious. It is propelled in the water by a single water-jet at the rear of the hull. Theis space provide in the troop compartment for light antitank and crew-served weapons such as RPG-7 and two AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers.

VARIANTS :

BTR-70 M1986/1 In an effort to improve the armament and survivability of the BTR-70, several improvements were made including: improved turret with high angle of fire weapons and smoke mortars, modified wave deflector, additional side armor brackets, and top mounted firing ports.

BTR-70Kh This BTR-70 variant is used to conduct chemical reconnaissance.

SPR-2 A proximity fuse jammer mounted on the BTR-70 chassis. This vehicle is the successor to the tracked SPR-1. This jammer is designed to prematurely detonate proximity fuzzed artillery rounds.

BTR-70MS Maschina Svyazi (signals vehicle) used as a communications support vehicle.

BTR-70KShM Komandno-Shtabnaya Maschina (command and control vehicle) used as a mobile command post vehicle.

BREM repair and recovery vehicle Bronirovannaya Remontno-Evakuatsionannaya Mashina (armored repair and recovery vehicle) consists of a BTR-70 with the turret removed and replaced with a crane and other repair equipment.

Specifications:
Property Value
Number of drive wheels
8
Number of wheels
8
Weight (kg)
11500
Crew
2
Troops
8
Length (mm)
7535
Width (mm)
2800
Height (mm)
2235
Wheelbase (mm)
4400
Ground clearance (mm)
475
Main weapon caliber (mm)
14.5
Auxiliary gun calibre (mm)
7.62
Ammunition of the main gun
500
Ammunition of the auxiliary gun
2000
Engine power output (h.p.)
240
Max. road speed (km/h)
80
Max. water speed (km/h)
10
Max. road range (km)
400
Trench (mm)
2000
Vertical obstacle (mm)
500


Has folowing part:
Total Amount
4905-1013010 (Oil radiator)
1
4905-1301010 (Water radiator)
1
ZTM-1 (Turret)
1

BTR-70 quantities:
Country Qnt
AZERBAIJAN AZERBAIJAN
130
BELARUS BELARUS
446
GEORGIA GEORGIA
19
HUNGARY HUNGARY
309
KAZAKHSTAN KAZAKHSTAN
45
KYRGYZSTAN KYRGYZSTAN
45
MACEDONIA MACEDONIA
120
MEXICO MEXICO
10
MOLDOVA MOLDOVA
20
MONGOLIA MONGOLIA
40
NEPAL NEPAL
135
PAKISTAN PAKISTAN
169
RUSSIA RUSSIA
2000
UKRAINE UKRAINE
1000
UZBEKISTAN UZBEKISTAN
36
Qnt:
4524

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