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BTR-80A


BTR-80S


Overview


BTR-80A

Forward view of BTR-80A armed with 2A72 autocannon.
Source: Pilot Strizhy - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Russia
Type
Infantry fighting vehicle
Entered service
1994
Status
In service
Development
Early 1990's
Developer
Russia - GAZ
Production
1993 - 2010's?
Producer
Russia - Arzamas machine-building plant
Designations
GAZ-59034 (factory index)

Description


BTR-80A

Russian BTR-80A on the move in the field.
Source: www.red-stars.org - © copyright lies with original owner

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.

List of the BTR-80A variants

BTR-80A
BTR-80 with the BPPU turret with 30mm 2A72 autocannon.
BTR-80S
BTR-80 with the BPPU turret with 14.5mm KPVT heavy machine gun.
BTR-80AK
A BTR-80K commander's vehicle with the same BPPU turret as used on the BTR-80A.

Details


Facts BTR-80A
General
Origin
Russia
Type
Infantry fighting vehicle
Crew
2 + 8 (driver, gunner, 8 infantry)
Dimensions
Weight
14.5 t combat load
Length
7.7 m
Width
2.95 m
Height
2.80 m (overall)
Main armament
Type
30mm 2A72 autocannon
Mount
Main armament in overhead weapon station
Ammunition
300 rounds, all ready to fire
Elevation
-5° to +70°
Traverse
360°
Stabilizer
No
Coaxial armament
Type
7.62mm PKT machine gun
Mount
Coaxial with main armament
Ammunition
2.000 rounds, 250 ready to fire
Traverse
Elevation and traverse as main armament
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Wheeled chassis, 8x8
Tread
2.41 m
Automotive
Engine
YaMZ-238M2 V8 diesel
Power output
240 hp
Transmission
Manual, 5 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
300 L
Mobility
Speed
80 km/h on road
9 km/h afloat
Range
600 km on road
Turn radius
13 m
Power to weight ratio
16.5 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.48 m
Wall
0.5 m
Trench
2 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
42 %
Fording
Amphibious
Protection
Armor type
Steel
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
6x 81mm smoke grenade discharger
Equipment
Night vision
Yes
Radio
Yes

Related articles


BTR-80

The BTR-80 is based on the BTR-80 chassis, but features a new type of turret with more powerful armament.

30mm 2A72

The 30mm 2A72 autocannon is the main armament of the BTR-80A.

14.5mm KPVT

The 14.5mm KPVT heavy machine gun is the main armament of the BTR-80S.