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BTR-40A



Overview


BTR-40A

Forward view of BTR-40A.
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Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Entered service
1950
Status
Obsolete
Development
1947 - 1950
Developer
Soviet Union
Production
1950 - ?
Producer
Soviet Union - GAZ
Number produced
Several hundred (estimate)
Designations
SPW-40A (East German service)
Notable users
Soviet Union
East Germany

Details


Facts BTR-40A
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew
5 (commander, driver, 3 gunners)
Dimensions
Weight
5.6 t combat load
Length
5.0 m
Width
1.9 m
Height
1.75 m to hull top
2.33 m overall
Main armament
Type
2x 14.5mm KPV heavy machine gun
Mount
ZTPU-2 twin gun mount
Ammunition
2.400 rounds, 100 ready to fire
Elevation
-5° to +80°, manual
Traverse
360°, manual
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Wheeled chassis, 4x4
Tread
1.6 m
Wheelbase
2.7 m
Tire size
9.75 x18
Automotive
Engine model
GAZ-40
Engine type
6-cylinder water-cooled petrol
Power output
80 hp at 3.400 rpm
Transmission
Manual, 4 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
120 L
Mobility
Speed
75 km/h on road
Range
285 km on road
Turn radius
7 m
Power to weight ratio
14.3 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.275 m
Wall
0.5 m
Trench
0.7 m
Gradient
60%
Slope
30%
Fording
0.8 m
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
6 to 8 mm
NBC system
No
Smoke system
No
Fire suppression
No
Equipment
Night vision
No
Radio
No

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