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BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER

  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
  • BTR−82A ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER

The BTR-82A wheeled armored personnel carrier is a product of deep modernization of the BTR 80A APC upgraded in order to improve main tactical and technical parameters and performances due to application of a higher-power propulsion plant in its design, installation of armament stabilizer and combined (day-night) sight, upgrading of transmission and chassis assemblies.

Fire power of the armored personnel carrier has been increased due to installation of a unified combat module with electric drives and two-plane armament stabilizer. 30-mm 2A72 automatic cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm PKTM machinegun are used in the module as basic weapons. Weapons arranged outside the APC manned compartment do not produce gas-pollution inside the vehicle, which improves comfort of operation conditions for the crew and squad. Other types of armament, for example, a heavy machinegun including a foreign one, can be mounted in the unified module.

Combined (day-night) sight installed in the BTR-82A ensures twenty-four-hour cannon and machinegun fire both when stopped and when moving.

Protection of the vehicle has been improved due to application of antifragment protection from modern aramid materials on the inner surfaces of the hull of the new armored personnel carrier. The crew and APC aggregates and system to be protected against armor-piercing bullets shot by basic short-range infantry weapons from 100-m distance and against secondary fragment impacts in case the APC main armor is pierced. Beside improvement of protective properties, the anti-fragment protection installed improves heat and sound insulation of the APC manned compartment. Increased mine resistance has been obtained due to a spread design of the bottom with energy absorbing underfoot rugs in the places where the crew and squad sit. The upgraded fire-fighting system is also used in BTR-82A, which significantly improves capabilities of the vehicle. A complex of measures made to improve protection of the armored personnel carrier has allowed its survivability to be increased by 20%.

Although the APC weight has been increased a little, parameters of vehicle maneuverability have been improved due to installation of a more powerful diesel engine (300 HP instead of 260 HP), new transmission and suspension components. These measures also improved the total resource of the vehicle, mean off-road speeds, smoothness of movement (that is important for high accuracy during march firing) and reliability of the chassis in general. High floating capabilities of the vehicle for overcoming water obstacles have been kept at the previous level.

To improve command controllability of the vehicle modern digital communication facilities have been utilizing. All those have improved communication stability, security and quality, enhanced functional control and ensured integration into a unified automated control system of a tactical link.

To improve comfort of crew operations in the vehicle and to reduce their fatigue when marching and conducting a fight, especially during operations in high temperature conditions, the BTR-82A is equipped with air conditioning system. It also provides optimal working conditions for electronics and instruments.

The armored personnel carrier equipped with a self-contained 5 kW power plant. It ensures charging of storage batteries, operation of armament and main power supply consumers, when the main engine is idle during defence operations, on block-posts, and also reduces visibility of the vehicle within thermal and acoustic ranges and saves resources of the main engine.

All those measures have twice increased fire efficiency of the BTR-82A as compared with the BTR-80 (BTR-80A), correspondingly.

CHARACTERISTICS

Total weight, kg
16000
Crew
10

Overall dimensions, mm:

length
7580
width
2985
height
2725
Ground clearance
475

Wheel track

2440
Minimum turning radius (front outer wheel), m
13
Maximum road speed, km/h
80
Maximum speed afloat, at least, km/h
9
Road endurance, km
700
Endurance afloat at 1,800-2,200 rpm, h
12

Obstacles:

climbing angle, deg.
30
side slope angle, egressing wet gap, deg.
25
ditch width, m
up to 2

Wet gaps:

egress, deg.
25
ingress angle, deg.
15
Engine's type
740.14-300 turbocharged diesel
Power, kW/hp
221 (300)

Aiming range, m:

day, blast fragmentation/incendiary round
3600
day, armour-piercing/tracer round
2000
on aerial targets (slant range)
2500

night, at least   

                                                                             

1100