A heavy BTR-T armored personnel carrier during a demonstration at the exhibition VTTV-2003, Omsk, June 2003
Heavy armored personnel carrier BTR-T on the track of the landfill. Omsk, June 2003
BTR-T enters the conveyor to be sent to the landfill. Omsk, July 1999
Someone demanded to install dynamic protection also on the roof, while others, on the contrary, demanded that the roof be removed completely for a better view.
But the army in Chechnya continues to ride the BMP-1 / 2 and the BNR 70 / -80, and, moreover, on horseback, because their armor practically does not save anything.
The Israelis, whose experience in the KBTM was probably taken into account, are in a state of prolonged armed conflict with the Palestinian population. In urban military operations, heavy tracked armored personnel carriers “Ahtsarit” are widely used, converted from medium-sized T-54 / -55 tanks captured during previous Arab-Israeli conflicts. According to the Western press, the number of such machines reached, almost to a thousand! This is not surprising if we consider that the first BTR of this type appeared already in 1987. From 44 t. The total mass of the vehicle is more than 14 t. It comes to protection, and the armament consists of one remotely controlled machine gun FN 7,62 М240 (three more can be installed in the simplest mounting at the upper hatches, but shoot from them can only leaning to the waist). The more compact Detroit Diesel 8V071 TTA engine, combined with the Allison XTG-411-4 semi-automatic transmission, allowed developers to re-arrange the MTO, providing space for the rear "tunnel" to ensure the safety of leaving the car under fire. Well, yes, by the way, you can’t even project for unlimited American loans. We need to proceed from our real capabilities, and not from good wishes, to install the Arena system, a thermal imager, a more powerful gun, a mortar and MANPADS. Directly "Mure and Meriliz" turns out, as Comrade Stalin rightly noted in one of his works (albeit for a completely different reason). And who will pay for all this "splendor"?
BTR-T on the track of the landfill during the show at the exhibition of ERW-2003. Omsk, June 2003
Heavy armored personnel carrier BTR-T at the exhibition platform of the exhibition VTTV-2003. Omsk, June 2003
View of the tower with the armament of a heavy armored personnel carrier BTR-T from the left side. Omsk, June 2003
The BTR-T armored personnel carrier has enhanced protection not only in the front, but also along the sides. Omsk, June 2003
On the BTR-T additional fuel tanks DPM, in contrast to the base tank T-55, hidden under armor. Omsk, June 2003
The lower part of the body of the BTR-T, in addition to rubber-fabric screens, has additional protection in the form of steel plates for the entire length of the transport-combat compartment. Omsk, June 2003
In the meantime, the BTR-T, remaining in a single copy, was used by the KBTM officers when traveling to the landfill as a super-passable "taxi". During the demonstration of new images of heavy flamethrower systems to the customer’s representatives, the car caught the eye of one of the generals of the chemical defense forces, who, having familiarized himself with the technology closer, immediately declared that he wanted the same, only better. Moreover, he managed to “break through” the financing of the new theme, and as a result a BMO-T flamethrower fighting machine appeared on the T-72 chassis. Until now, flamethrowers in battle were forced to move on BMP, which deciphers as "infantry grave of infantry," and even the additional stuffing from "Bumblebees" and undermined, guaranteed to destroy all life, not only in the car, but around.
The drawings of the heavy armored personnel carrier based on the T-55 tank were completed by V. Malginov. 1 scale: 35
The place of the tank turret was occupied by a larger cabin than on the BTR-T; instead of a specially designed turret, a standard commander's hatch with a turret for the 12,7 mm machine gun, used on “seventy-twos”, was installed on the roof. Steel screens (T-90 type) now cover the lower part of the body for almost the entire length. The increased height of the armored boxes with additional fuel tanks on the futon shelves on the sides of the logistic platforms not only increases the safety of leaving the car through the rear hatches. A kind of armored "trench", resulting from the wheelhouse and the sides around the roof of the logistic system, allows you to fire "Bumblebees", not dismounting. The target range of fire is up to 600 m, and the maximum is up to 1000 m, which gives advantages in battle with the defeat of pillboxes or firing points in urban areas. Production of BMO-T can be called small-scale.
It was not accepted for service and was not exported. Initially, an insufficient number of paratroopers — 5 people — were attributed to the main shortcoming of the BTR-T.
Tower BTR-T. right view. In front of the commander's hatch is the mounting bracket for the ATGM unit. Omsk, June 2003
The left front part of the BTR-T hull, visible hatch and viewing instruments of the driver. Omsk, June 2003
The front sheet of the BTR-T hull is equipped with dynamic protection units of the T-80U type tank. Omsk, June 2003
View of the tower BTR-T in front. To the left of the remotely controlled machine-gun, the 1PN22M is visible. Omsk, June 2003
On the starboard hull of the BTR-T on the starboard side there are access hatches to the internal equipment of the vehicle. Omsk, June 2003
BTR-T rear view. The hull's stern leaf remained unchanged, the same as on the T-55 base tank. Omsk, June 2003