Prototype of VTP-1 Orca armored personnel carrier

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Prototype of VTP-1 Orca armored personnel carrier

At the time of development, the VTP-1 Orca was the largest and heaviest wheeled armored personnel carrier

What is remarkable about the Orca armored personnel carrier as it is the largest passenger capacity among modern BTR, as well as its size and weight. It was designed with the aim of providing the Chilean army with a universal high-cross transporter, which could quickly transport a large number of people, weapons and equipment over long distances.

Development of the VTP-1 Orca began in the early 80s, and the project was officially announced in 1983. The Orca armored personnel carrier was developed in parallel with the BMS-1 ​​Alacran Halftrack half-track armored personnel carrier, using a large number of mechanical and structural elements, and therefore these vehicles have a close external resemblance.



It is not known whether the Orca armored personnel carrier was in service, but according to some reports, the Chilean army ordered 100 vehicles in 1985, and the order for a smaller number was issued by the Chilean Marine Corps. The production of this machine is currently not possible.

The armored personnel carrier variant is equipped with a commander's cupola with a sliding mount for a 7,62 mm MAG machine gun, 12,7 mm M2HB machine gun or Mk.19 automatic grenade launcher. The corps can also accept heavy weapons systems (such as an automatic cannon turret), although in this case a weapon turret is excluded. The landing party can fire through two loopholes with viewing devices in the sides and one in the aft door.

The thickness of the alloy steel hull armor varies from 6 mm to 16 mm, which provides protection against mine explosions, shell fragments and 7,62 mm armor-piercing bullets. It is not known whether the vehicle has an anti-fragmentation lining, a WMD protection system, or a fire extinguishing system.

The crew is located in front, the rear troop compartment occupies more than half the length of the vehicle. The driver sits on the left, the vehicle commander on the right, while the paratroopers sit on the sides of the vehicle facing each other. There are two rectangular hatches in the middle of the machine, located closer to the sides and opening outwards. There is one hinged door in the stern. The VTP-1 Orca armored personnel carrier currently has the largest troop compartment among mass-produced wheeled armored personnel carriers.




Like most of the combat vehicles produced by developing countries, the electronics of the Orca armored personnel carrier is very modest. The radio station comes as standard, the driver's night vision periscope is optionally installed, but it is known that other optical and electronic components were also offered for the car.

The VTP-1 Orca armored personnel carrier is equipped with a 6 hp Detroit Diesel 53V275T six-cylinder diesel engine, connected to an Allison MT653DR automatic transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears. The maximum speed of the car is 120 km / h, the maximum range is 1200 km. The capacity of the fuel tank is 400 liters of diesel fuel. The suspension, according to some reports, was taken from a civilian truck, but there are no more details on it. The VTP-1 Orca armored personnel carrier does not float.

options

VTP-1 Orca options offered include towed artillery, anti-aircraft gun with 20-mm or 30-mm automatic guns, anti-tank system with ATGM launchers (possibly Hammerhead TOW), 120-mm mortar, radar, self-propelled unit. , ambulance, mobile hospital and mobile workshop;

The Chilean semi-tracked armored personnel carrier BMS-1 Alacran is similar to Orca because it was developed in parallel using common components.

In service - unknown
Crew 2 people
Landing 16 people
Dimensions and weight
Mass 18 tons
Length 7,84 m
Width 2,5 m
Height 2,5 m
weaponry
Machine guns 1 x 12,7mm (~600 rounds)
Mobility
Detroit Diesel 6V53T diesel
Power 275 hp
Top speed 120 km / h
Power reserve 1200 km
Maneuverability
Slope 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical scarp ~ 0,6 m
Trench 0,6 ~ 1 m
Ford ~ ​​1,5 m

Materials used:
www.military-today.com
www.wikipedia.org
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  1. +3
    6 October 2015 08: 22
    The side door-hatches were not done in vain; in certain situations they are very necessary.
    1. +5
      6 October 2015 08: 42
      Quote: Malkor
      The side door-hatches were not done in vain; in certain situations they are very necessary.

      Well, yes. whether it's Koreans (who are northern)
      a sort of baby armored personnel carrier-70 smile
      1. +3
        6 October 2015 09: 09
        What entertainers fellow , these same Koreans who are northern.
        Thanks for the photo of this masterpiece. soldier
        As for the sample described in the article, it remains the impression that this:
        - or underfed MRAP,
        - or a truck overfed in the factory. Yes
        1. 0
          7 October 2015 00: 18
          BTR-152B
          Let me quote everyone's favorite Wikipedia wink
          Combat weight, t 8,7 (8,95 with a winch)
          Crew, people. 2
          Landing, people nineteen
          BTR-152 is a Soviet armored personnel carrier, created on the basis of components and assemblies of the ZIS-151 truck. Adopted in 1950. The armored personnel carrier had a welded load-bearing body open from above. It was in mass production from 1950 to 1955. Production continued until 1962. In total, 12 cars were produced at the Stalin Plant and the Bryansk Automobile Plant [421]. It was in service with the Russian Armed Forces until 1.

          The fact is that when analyzing the technical data of the Kasatka, this Russian shushpanzer of ours immediately comes to mind. I would like to compare. And the comparison, admittedly, is not very in favor of the creation of the Chilean gloomy genius. The advantage of the Chilean colossus is only in the power of the engine, which allows you to get more speed on the highway. And this is at the cost of doubling the mass? belay lol laughing
  2. +1
    6 October 2015 14: 42
    It seems that Kraz was scalded a little more competently than do-it-yourselfers from Eurogabon .. And if the motto is Cheap and cheerful! That will do, put a 23 mm zushka and the dumbbell is ready .. If the price is really not high, then it has the right to life.
    1. 0
      6 October 2015 15: 53
      Quote: max702
      It seems that Kraz was scalded a little more competently than do-it-yourselfers from Eurogabon .. And if the motto is Cheap and cheerful! That will do, put a 23 mm zushka and the dumbbell is ready .. If the price is really not high, then it has the right to life.

      as they say, on bezrybe and cancer - fish. if this unit meets (and fulfills) the tasks assigned to it, this is already good (not everyone has enough "greens" to buy modern BTT samples). Recently, a huge number of all kinds of (who cares what) armored vehicles have appeared (often ersatz samples, but still). and this pepelats is far from the most flawed.
      the photo is a little flawed (and not an armored personnel carrier), but the scope is visible "inside and out" request
      1. 0
        7 October 2015 00: 23
        It would be much more useful to move personnel in the use of armored trains !!! good But joke! One car with the same ugliness, and there are seventy people in it !!! fellow And in it there are such cars - under half a hundred !!! belay AND YOUR!!! fellow laughing
  3. 0
    7 October 2015 08: 15
    Looks monumental.