Media: Russian BTR-80 / 82 and the Vystrel armored vehicles used by the Syrian army have confirmed their high quality
“When this technique first appeared on the Web, some skeptical military experts predicted that it would soon be lost — too many anti-tank weapons among terrorists,” the article’s author, Roman Katkov, notes.
However, according to his information, the BTR-80 has been used in the SAR for the third year, and the BTR-82 and the BA “Shot” have been in operation for about a year, and so far there has been no information about their losses.
“According to the data we have, the Syrians, who previously used the old Soviet BTR-60, the Czechoslovak OT-64 and the BRDM-2, highly appreciate the fighting qualities of Russian light armored vehicles. The cars received from Russia differ in unpretentiousness in operation, it is easy to learn, simple and reliable. The BTR-82 has a high for its class firepower of the 30-mm cannon, which is capable of striking the enemy's manpower at a distance of 4 km, and enemy BMP and BTR - up to 2 km, ”the author writes.
There is only one censure: there are very few such vehicles in the troops - if the BTR-80 in Syria is more than 3-x dozen, then the “Shots” are substantially less, he concludes.
- Courage2004, twitter.com/MathieuMorant
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