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Armored personnel carrier


The BTR-D armored personnel carrier can carry 12 troops plus the driver

Entered service 1974
Crew 1 men
Personnel 12 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 8 t
Length 5.88 m
Width 2.63 m
Height 2 m
Machine guns 2 x 7.62-mm
Engine 5D20 V6 diesel
Engine power 240 hp
Maximum road speed 62 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.7 m
Trench 2 m
Fording Amphibious


   The BTR-D tracked armored personnel carrier entered service in 1974. It is in service mainly with airborne units. The BTR-D is based on the BMD-1 airborne combat vehicle, but is slightly longer and there is one road wheel added from each side. Turret with a 76-mm gun has been removed to accommodate troops. Currently there are over 500 BTR-D airborne APCs in service with the Russian Army. Other operators are Belarus (22), Moldova (44), Ukraine (44) and Uzbekistan (50).

   Protection of this vehicle is very light. Hull of the BTR-D is welded from aluminum armor in attempt to save weight, however it protects the occupants only from small arms fire and artillery shell splinter.

   The only armament carried are two 7.62-mm machine guns, mounted in front of the hull and are operated by the troops. 2 000 rounds for these machine guns are stowed inside. There were built a number of variants of the BTR-D carrying various, including turret-mounted armament.

   Up to 12 troops are carried inside. Troops enter and leave through the roof hatches. There are a couple of all-round firing ports with vision blocks provided for the troops to fire their weapons.

   The BTR-D is amphibious and is propelled on water by two waterjets. This APC can be paradropped from most medium transport aircraft.




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