Forward view of BTR-80A armed with 2A72 autocannon.
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Russian BTR-80A on the move in the field.
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The BTR-80A is a version of the BTR-80 with improved armament. The original turret is replaced by the BPPU overhead weapon system which is fitted with a 30mm 2A72 autocannon and 7.62mm PKT machine gun. The 2A72 has a longer effective range than the KPVT and is much more powerful, allowing it to engage most light and medium combat vehicles.
The BTR-80 is based on the BTR-80 chassis, but features a new type of turret with more powerful armament.
The 30mm 2A72 autocannon is the main armament of the BTR-80A.
The 14.5mm KPVT heavy machine gun is the main armament of the BTR-80S.
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