For the first time, “Shots”, also known as BPM-97, were seen in Syria in the autumn of 2015. “However, unlike the car in the photo, then the equipment did not have any weapons - the first to get to the“ hot spot ”were samples of the earliest modifications,” the newspaper notes.
More modern versions of the machine, as a rule, are equipped with a 12,7-mm machine gun "Kord" or 30-mm automatic grenade launcher AG-17 "Flame".
The weight of an armored vehicle is about 10,5 tons, its capacity is 8 paratroopers plus a crew of 2's.
The machine is equipped with an engine power 240 hp, maximum speed - up to 90 km / h, power reserve - 1100 km.
Armored cars of the “Shot” family are used by both the regular army of the SAR and allied volunteer forces fighting against terrorists.