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BTR-82



Overview


BTR-82A

A Russian army BTR-82A in the field.
Source: www.periscope2.ru - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Russia
Type
Infantry fighting vehicle
Entered service
Early 2010's
Status
In service
Development
2009 - 2011
Developer
Russia - GAZ
Production
2011 - present
Producer
Russia - Arzamas machine-building plant
Number produced
About 1.500 by 2017
Notable users
Russia
Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan

Description


BTR-82

BTR-82 on the left and BTR-82A on the right.
Source: Arzamas - © copyright lies with original owner

Introduction

The BTR-82 is an improved version of the BTR-80 that is produced since 2011. The improvements include a spall liner, new night vision sights, GLONASS navigation, more powerful engine and same BPPU turret as fitted on the BTR-80A and S.

List of BTR-82 variants

BTR-82A
BTR-82 with the BPPU turret with 30mm 2A72 as used on the BTR-80A.
BTR-82
BTR-82 with the BPPU turret with 14.5mm KPVT as used on the BTR-80S.

Details


Facts BTR-82A
General
Origin
Russia
Type
Infantry fighting vehicle
Crew
2 + 8 (driver, gunner, 8 infantry)
Dimensions
Weight
15.4 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
Yes, both axis
Sight
TKN-4GA
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
Yes, both axis
Chassis
Chassis type
Wheeled chassis, 8x8
Tread
2.4 m
Automotive
Engine
KAMAZ-740.14‑300 V8 diesel
Power output
300 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
19.5 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-82 traces its lineage back to the BTR-80 armored personnel carrier.

BTR-80A

The BTR-82 looks rather similar to the BTR-80A and BTR-80S since both types of vehicle use the same BPPU turret. The BTR-82 is the more modern of the two.