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BPM-97

Armored personnel carrier

BPM-97

The BPM-97 is a multi-purpose armored vehicle, appropriate for patrol and escort missions

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service ?
Crew 2 men
Personnel up to 10 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) 10.1 t
Length 5.3 m
Width 1.9 m
Height 1.83 - 2.3 m
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm (optional)
Mobility
Engine KamAZ-740.11-240 diesel
Engine power 240 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 1.2 m
Fording 0.8 m
Fording (with preparation) 1.75 m

 

   The BPM-97 armored personnel carrier was developed specially for the Russian boarder guards. Its development began in 1997. Initially this vehicle was intended to replace the GAZ-66 light utility truck in service with the boarder guards. It was designed by KamAZ and is based on a general utility truck chassis, fitted with an armored body. It is a cost-effective multi-purpose armored vehicle, which is appropriate for patrol and escort missions. This armored vehicle is referred by the manufacturer as the KamAZ-43269 Vystrel. A low-rate production of this APC commenced in 1999. It is produced by KamAZ plant. Currently The BPM-97 is in service with Russia (Ministry of Internal Affairs), Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The KamAZ-43269 Vystrel saw action during the military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

   The BPM-97 has a steel armor hull. It provides all-round protection against 7.62-mm rounds. Front arc can withstand 12.7-mm hevy machine gun rounds. Vehicle has a V-shaped hull for improved mine blast protection.

   The BPM-97 can be optionally armed with a roof-mounted 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine guns. This armored vehicle is also proposed with various turret mounted armament. Vehicle can be fitted with a one-man turret, armed with a 30-mm cannon. It is similar to that of the BTR-80A armored personnel carrier.

   The BPM-97 provides seating for up to 12 troops, including the driver and commander. Troops dismount via side, or rear doors. There are also roof hatches. Some firing ports are provided for the troops.

   The BPM-97 is based on the KamAZ-4326 general utility truck, which is produced in quantity. Vehicle is simple in design and technology. This armored personnel carrier is powered by KamAZ-740.11-240 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 240 hp. Other KamAZ engines were proposed. The BPM-97 is fitted with central tyre inflation system and a self-recovery winch as standard.

   Proposed variants include a command vehicle, armored ambulance, patrol and firefighting vehicles.

 

Video of the BPM-97 armored reconnaissance vehicle

 

 
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