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From Russia with love. Syrian BTR-82A

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From Russia with love. Syrian BTR-82A



Just a few days later, after the BTR-80 armored personnel carriers were seen among other military equipment loaded for Syria aboard the Russian military ship Nikolai Filchenkov (Alligator-class landing craft), it seems that more modern Russian weapons were delivered there, since the newest armored personnel carriers BTR-82 were seen on the battlefield in a war-torn country.

At least one BTR-82A armored personnel carrier can be seen on the offensive video in Latakia. He took part in the offensive, the purpose of which was to reoccupy the previously lost territory in northeastern Latakia. The offensive was conducted jointly by the National Defense Forces (SSS), the Syrian Arab Army and the Republican Guard; the latter has only recently been deployed on the Syrian coast in such large numbers. Taking with you Tanks T-72, BMP-2 and 152-mm self-propelled howitzers 2S3 Akatsiya, Republican Guard arrived there in mid-June. One would expect that the delivery of the BTR-82 Republican Guard occurred around the same time. The arrival of the Republican Guard seriously increased the firepower of the SSS, which were mostly armed with obsolete weapons from warehouses and who were tasked to defend this region. In fact, during the previous offensive, the AtoNS was forced to use even 100-mm anti-aircraft guns KS-19 as traditional artillery.

As you know, Syria received a limited number of BTR-80 from Russia at the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014, in accordance with the agreement on the destruction of chemical weapons, although none of the vehicles that were supposed to transport and protect chemical weapons returned to Russia. At least two different variants of the BTR-80 previously seen in Syria; several BTR-80 in an unknown version were seen on board the ship Nikolai Filchenkov. Thus, the BTR-82 armored personnel carriers from the previously classified supplies are already either the third or the fourth version of the BTR-80, received in service with Syria.

BTR-82A in camouflage coloring comes with a tactical number "111". This does not correspond to the identification system used on Syrian military vehicles for a long time. The BTR-80, supplied under a chemical weapons agreement, was all painted khaki without any identifying marking.


Supplies of military equipment and equipment to Syria are carried out by Russian landing ships fleetwho make regular flights from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and back. Although Turkey is in opposition to the Assad regime, almost all military equipment delivered to this regime passed through the largest Turkish city. Only on August 20, the landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov passed through Istanbul with cargo and armored vehicles on his deck. The presence of cars on deck this time was noticeable, since the equipment was previously transported only in a cargo hold and it was not visible when passing the Bosphorus Strait by ship. Most likely, this means that the batch of vehicles sent to Syria under this agreement was so large that it simply did not fit into one cargo hold!


The BTR-82A armored personnel carrier with its long-barreled 30-mm 2A72 automatic cannon is easy to distinguish from the standard BTR-80 armed with a large-caliber 14,5-mm KPVT machine gun. The older model BTR-80А with the same 2A72 gun is more difficult to distinguish from BTR-82А.

The main difference is the presence of the TKN-4GA-02 night-vision device at the top of the BTR-82 turret, which replaced the TPN-3 device with the BTR-80. The second difference is in a different design of the exhaust pipe (pictured below).



The recent shipments of BTR-82 armored personnel carriers to Syria will not have any noticeable effect on the daily combat operations in this country. The BTR-82A wheeled armored personnel carrier is protected only from small arms fire and thus the anti-tank missile, for example TOW, will not have any problems with penetrating its thin armor.

These deliveries, in essence, serve as a reminder of Russia's obligations to support the Assad regime, which means that supplies of other vehicles and weapons systems are probably still ahead. Deliveries of new (on the exterior) T-XNUMHAB tanks with blocks of dynamic protection seem endless, the Syrian Air Force, retaining the ability to suppress rebel groups and delivering desperate retaliation to the recently lost cities, as well as the supply of weapons described in previous articles in this series ... For all this needs to be paid close attention, since the Russian commitments to maintain the al-Assad regime continue to be greatly underestimated and may be much more serious than expected.

Materials used:
www.spioenkop.blogspot.ru
www.ru.wikipedia.org
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  1. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 8 September 2015 06: 44 New
    +9
    Thanks for the info. Regards.
    1. kodxnumx
      kodxnumx 8 September 2015 07: 41 New
      +10
      GDP may soon soon surprise the whole world again!
      1. insafufa
        insafufa 8 September 2015 07: 57 New
        +4
        The recent shipments of BTR-82 armored personnel carriers to Syria will not have any noticeable effect on the daily combat operations in this country. The BTR-82A wheeled armored personnel carrier is protected only from small arms fire and thus the anti-tank missile, for example TOW, will not have any problems with penetrating its thin armor.


        BTR is a high-speed car for steppe and desert terrain, if you need fast and fast raids on enemy rear

        The Israelis have long been eyeing strikers
        1. Ivan Mokhovikov
          Ivan Mokhovikov 8 September 2015 08: 35 New
          -3
          Not an armored personnel carrier for transporting infantry; for raids on the rear, light tanks like the Octopus are needed
        2. Professor
          Professor 8 September 2015 09: 36 New
          +2
          Quote: insafufa
          The Israelis have long been eyeing strikers

          No, look closely. There is no need for it. Poorly protected ...
          1. bmv04636
            bmv04636 8 September 2015 10: 43 New
            +7
            and wheeled vehicles, in principle, can be well protected? (except for mine protection)
          2. Devildog85
            Devildog85 8 September 2015 14: 03 New
            +1
            Jews are not stupid to buy such rubbish, the modernized M113 is many times better than a striker
            1. padded jacket
              padded jacket 8 September 2015 17: 58 New
              +3
              Quote: DevilDog85
              Jews are not stupid to buy such rubbish, the modernized M113 is many times better than a striker

              Is it better?
              Israeli BTR I113 near Gaza.
          3. qwert
            qwert 8 September 2015 16: 05 New
            +5
            Jews love heavy cars. Ideally, a concrete bunker buried in the ground. Mobility comes last.
            1. Professor
              Professor 8 September 2015 17: 09 New
              +3
              Quote: qwert
              Jews love heavy cars. Ideally, a concrete bunker buried in the ground. Mobility comes last.

              Exactly.
              1. tracker
                tracker 9 September 2015 10: 33 New
                +1
                it goes well along the intersection 55 - 65 km / h
            2. padded jacket
              padded jacket 8 September 2015 18: 01 New
              +4
              Quote: qwert
              Jews love heavy cars. Ideally, a concrete bunker buried in the ground.

              And heavy cars do not always help if you approach the matter of dealing with them with "fantasy."

              1. Talgat
                Talgat 8 September 2015 19: 19 New
                +4
                I remembered reading from Prokhanov - I found a link: http://www.antiterror.kz/islam/news_2012-06-08-00-37-26-817.html

                ... On Mount Mlita I saw the cemetery of the Israeli tanks "Merkava", which in Hebrew means "the chariot of God." These charred rusty tanks, turned upside down, resembled wheelchairs in which the state of Israel was taken away into oblivion. I was on another - high, forested mountain - from which you can see the road winding in the gorge. Hezbollah’s fighter, who controlled the Cornet anti-tank missiles, was sitting in this shelter on this mountain. This rocket, built in Tula by the great Russian gunsmith Arkady Georgievich Shipunov, was the main force that stopped the steel "chariots of God." From this mountain, firing "Cornets", the operator destroyed 11 Israeli tanks, which were smoking, blocking the road. Now this mountain is called "Shipunova Mountain". ...
                1. Professor
                  Professor 8 September 2015 19: 38 New
                  0
                  Quote: Talgat
                  I remembered from Prokhanov

                  Of the science fiction writers, I prefer the Strugatsky brothers. good

                  Quote: Talgat
                  ..On Mount Mlita I saw the cemetery of the Israeli tanks "Merkava", which in Hebrew means "the chariot of God."

                  Just a "chariot" or if you want a "cart". God is not there.


                  Quote: Talgat
                  These charred rusty tanks, turned upside down, resembled wheelchairs in which the state of Israel was taken away into oblivion.

                  I wish Prokhanov took a camera with him. He wouldn’t have a price. And so he clicked with a model of Merkava in the Hizbalon museum. What a nuisance. sad





                  Quote: Talgat
                  I was on another - high, forested mountain - from which you can see the road winding in the gorge

                  The fact that he was not in Lebanon in the summer of 2006 does not matter at all. And according to Prokhanov, the Merkav cemetery is still there.
                  Hezbollah - God party

                  Quote: Talgat
                  Hezbollah fighter, who controlled the Cornet anti-tank missiles, was sitting on this mountain in a shelter. This rocket, built in Tula by the great Russian gunsmith Arkady Georgievich Shipunov, was the main force that stopped the steel "chariots of God." From this mountain, firing "Cornets", the operator destroyed 11 Israeli tanks that were smoking, blocking the road.

                  Only one soldier knocked out 11 Merkava tanks, and there were so many such fighters there. laughing
            3. Blackgrifon
              Blackgrifon 8 September 2015 20: 09 New
              +1
              Quote: quilted jacket
              Is it better?
              Israeli BTR I113 near Gaza.

              There are no invulnerable BBMs, especially light ones. Israeli m113 is distinguished by the presence of remote sensing and somewhere I met information that KAZ is on them
              1. Professor
                Professor 8 September 2015 20: 11 New
                0
                Quote: Blackgrifon
                Israeli m113 is distinguished by the presence of remote sensing and somewhere I met information that KAZ is on them

                Not worth it. Why invest money in such a der ...
      2. Ded_Mazay
        Ded_Mazay 9 September 2015 16: 37 New
        0
        Definitely. At a session of the UN Security Council on September 24.09, if I am not mistaken ...
  2. Almatinets
    Almatinets 8 September 2015 07: 02 New
    +14
    if Assad persists, all Arabs will finally understand who has the iron word and deed, and there will be nothing to catch in Middle-earth
  3. egor1712
    egor1712 8 September 2015 07: 13 New
    +8
    They are doing everything right. Helping the brotherly people is worth a lot. At the same time, it shows that Russia sees everything and controls everything. Well and most importantly, checking weapons and their characteristics in combat and extreme conditions will help our engineers make the necessary improvements.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 September 2015 07: 22 New
    +9
    In the current situation in Syria, helping her is a holy thing. And no matter how hard the Americans try to apply various leverage, Russia keeps its word. And it is commendable.
  5. bolat19640303
    bolat19640303 8 September 2015 07: 23 New
    +3
    The second difference is the different design of the exhaust pipe (pictured below).

    In the photo above the casing covering the exhaust pipe, the air supply pipe for driving the APC afloat.
  6. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 8 September 2015 07: 37 New
    +7
    Assad must survive! By all means, Russia will be bad geopolitically! Hold on Assad!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 8 September 2015 08: 03 New
      +3
      Everything is shaky there. For example, everything fell under Palmyra, moreover, the blacks recaptured the last oil field, which the army had previously had, even in the hardest weeks of leaving Palmyra. Now the army is preparing a counterattack to return the field back.

      The north is also restless. There, the SSA is preparing a large-scale offensive, while the IS subsided (in Morea - that near Aleppo they manage the local reserves with defense well), they are transferring forces.
  7. donavi49
    donavi49 8 September 2015 08: 05 New
    +10
    Fresh BDK Saratov passed the straits full of presents - it’s already 11 BDKreis in 30 days and another civilian ferry with trucks and 25 still tanks.

    Plus yesterday, the Il-62 Air Force passed through Bulgaria, Greece to Syria. And on the 6 of the day, Ruslan left for the Caspian with the landing point of Latakia to intercept radio amateurs.
    1. dyksi
      dyksi 8 September 2015 13: 52 New
      +4
      Iran began mass delivery of people and weapons to Syria, and the Russian BTA began to run between Syria and Iran. Russia has also begun to establish a military base in Latakia.
  8. smoke break
    smoke break 8 September 2015 08: 08 New
    +8
    A great way to test domestic developments in real combat situations.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 8 September 2015 08: 17 New
      +3
      Well, specifically BTR-82A - ordered Iraq, the same theater, the same enemy.

      It is much more interesting how much CAA will find enough strength for competent and effective use? It has already been written that they have in% of the population and the army more losses than the USSR by May 45. Plus, most of the resources (the day before yesterday, Black recaptured an oil field near Palmyra, the last in the area that Assad controlled), the territory was occupied and there was no special clearance, like a little more, Berlin is close, no.
      1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
        GELEZNII_KAPUT 8 September 2015 09: 29 New
        +3
        Quote: donavi49
        Well, specifically BTR-82A - ordered Iraq, the same theater, the same enemy.

        It is much more interesting how much CAA will find enough strength for competent and effective use? It has already been written that they have in% of the population and the army more losses than the USSR by May 45. Plus, most of the resources (the day before yesterday, Black recaptured an oil field near Palmyra, the last in the area that Assad controlled), the territory was occupied and there was no special clearance, like a little more, Berlin is close, no.

        Yesterday the news was that the Syrian army was preparing to storm Palmyra.
      2. padded jacket
        padded jacket 8 September 2015 16: 03 New
        +3
        Quote: donavi49
        here the day before yesterday, near Palmyra, black recaptured the oil field, the last in the area that Assad controlled

        Is it really so? In addition to the statements of the Syrian Center for Human Rights Monitoring, there is no other information confirming this, but this is also a resource that is fully in support of terrorists.
        And here is what the official authorities of Syria say.
        The governor of the Syrian province of Homs Talal Al-Barazi denied reports of the seizure by the militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group of the Jazal oil field, the Al-Watan Syrian newspaper reported.
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 8 September 2015 18: 26 New
          0
          The situation at Zabadan:

          1. padded jacket
            padded jacket 8 September 2015 18: 30 New
            +3
            RT correspondent witnessed a Syrian operation against militants
  9. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 8 September 2015 08: 14 New
    +4
    I saw firing from this APC, the accuracy is low. The barrel is not fixed and fluctuates when shooting. Shells like buckshot fly apart. On the BMP 3, this gun is fixed near the edge of the trunk and pounds very heap, Ukrainians make a farm around for stiffness. Ours decided to start saving. And the shell is very powerful!
    1. Aleksandr72
      Aleksandr72 8 September 2015 13: 07 New
      +4
      I don’t know about the accuracy and accuracy of firing from a 30 mm 2A72 BTR-82A armored personnel carrier. I didn’t see it personally, but from our 30M 2A42 automatic gun mounted in the BMP-2 turret, our gunners from the MMG of the Ucharal border detachment shot very accurately and accurately, although the gun barrel was not fixed there either. And as far as I know, 2A72 was created on the basis of 2A42 and even the ammunition load of the 2A72 gun is fully unified with the ammunition load of the 30 mm 2A42 gun.
      As for the use of armored personnel carriers in Syria, the main thing is that the Syrian military should not climb into city battles on it without reliable cover and escort by infantry and support of artillery. However, this is true for almost any modern lightly armored (and not only easy) equipment.
      And make more use of barrel bombs ... I would even use them from transporters with An and Il, like the United States in Vietnam vacuum for clearing areas for helicopters.
      - I will not even comment on this passage. Can you imagine the accuracy of homemade barrel bombs? Given that in Syria, fights are mainly fought either in settlements or near them, then you “advise” Bashar al-Assad to reduce the already greatly reduced civilian population still remaining in cities and villages - not everyone has the opportunity and desire to leave the war in Europe. By the way, the Rhodesians and all kinds of "wild geese" have already tried in Africa to drop "barrel" bombs from different airplanes, including from transporters from the good old S-47s to more or less modern ones. On the effectiveness of these "bombing" no information (in any case reliable) is available.
      I have the honor.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 8 September 2015 17: 10 New
        +3
        2A42 is another weapon, the barrel is heavier there and provides rigidity itself. The gun itself is 1,5-1,7 times heavier, although the projectile and rate of fire are the same. Apparently, it was too heavy for an APC. By the way, in the next version of BTR 82 there is another module with a 2A42 gun, fixed!
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 8 September 2015 17: 10 New
        0
        2A42 is another weapon, the barrel is heavier there and provides rigidity itself. The gun itself is 1,5-1,7 times heavier, although the projectile and rate of fire are the same. Apparently, it was too heavy for an APC. By the way, in the next version of BTR 82 there is another module with a 2A42 gun, fixed!
  10. VohaAhov
    VohaAhov 8 September 2015 08: 37 New
    +1
    BTR-82A has become a symbol of Russian democratization. Now in Ukraine it will light up, then in Iraq, and now in Syria. It seems to be only recently adopted, and already "sniffed gunpowder."
  11. 31rus
    31rus 8 September 2015 09: 54 New
    +7
    Dear author, your article says the opposite, that the supply of modern technology has just begun and their volume will finally grow, that there’s no way to retreat behind Damascus, in general, you need “nony”, “sunshine”, reconnaissance equipment, this is where to experience BMP, Yes, and the tactics of fighting in the city
  12. maestro123
    maestro123 8 September 2015 09: 55 New
    +4
    Test in real combat conditions.
  13. yan 2015
    yan 2015 8 September 2015 10: 09 New
    +3
    our cause is right .. the victory will be ours \ I.V. Stalin \ this is also true today in Syria ..
  14. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 8 September 2015 15: 45 New
    +3
    Here is the latest news on rambler. Media: Bulgaria refused
    Russia in the air
    corridor for aircraft with
    the humanitarian aid of Syria
    Bulgaria denied Russia
    air corridor for aircraft
    with humanitarian aid to Syria.
    This was reported by the Greek newspaper.
    "Catimerini."
    "As a result, two Russian aircraft with
    humanitarian aid to Syria
    will fly through the air
    Iranian space instead
    to use the route through
    Balkans and Greece, - writes
    edition. - This path is chosen because
    that Bulgaria replied
    refusal to request Russian
    authorities use her sky for
    span. It made life easier
    Athens who received
    a similar request from the Russian Federation. "
    "The appeal of Russia caused
    US opposition
    which through their embassy in
    Athens on Saturday asked
    Greek authorities do not give
    permission to fly Russian
    aircraft, ”adds the publication.
    In his opinion, the failure of Bulgaria
    relieved Greece of responsibility
    consideration of a similar
    RF request.
    Previously appeared in the Greek media
    information that Russia requested
    Greece has permission to fly
    through her airspace
    humanitarian aircraft
    help and diplomatic
    personnel to Syria from 1
    September 24, 2015. AT
    saturday US embassy in Athens
    appealed to the Greek Foreign Ministry with
    refusal
    Moscow.
    TASS
  15. Dimka off
    Dimka off 8 September 2015 16: 38 New
    +1
    The recent shipments of BTR-82 armored personnel carriers to Syria will not have any noticeable effect on the daily combat operations in this country. The BTR-82A wheeled armored personnel carrier is protected only from small arms fire and thus the anti-tank missile, for example TOW, will not have any problems with penetrating its thin armor.

    I do not agree. If used wisely and undercover, precise fire can accomplish a lot.
  16. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 8 September 2015 18: 07 New
    +1
    If the Persians also help holidaymakers, then the militants will have very hard times.
  17. tchoni
    tchoni 8 September 2015 20: 46 New
    0
    Things are good. Now there is an article on combat use ...
  18. partizan86
    partizan86 8 September 2015 22: 46 New
    0
    I would like to go wet the game ...
  19. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 13 September 2015 14: 25 New
    0
    Drive ... urine .. It’s more useful to Donetsk, closer and your kind, you don’t need to learn Arabic. And pravoseki from the IG are not particularly different.