BTR60PB


The BTR-60 is the first vehicle in a series of Soviet eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs). It was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the BTR-152 and was seen in public for the first time in 1961. BTR stands for Bronetransporter, literally "armoured transporter". Designer M Bergman BTR-60 BTR-60PB NVA.JPG A BTR-60PB Type Wheeled amphibious armored personnel carrier Place of origin Soviet Union Service history In service 1959–present Used by See Operators Wars See List of conflicts Production history Designer V. A. Dedkov Designed 1955[1] Manufacturer Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (Soviet Union) Ratmil Regie Autonoma (Romania, TAB-71) Produced 1960–1976 (Soviet Union)[2] No. built ~25,000 (Soviet Union)[3] +1,872 (Romania, TAB-71)[4] Variants See Variants Specifications (BTR-60PB) Mass 10.3 tonnes (11.4 tons)[2] Length 7.56 m[5][6] Width 2.83 m (9.28 ft)[6] Height 2.31 m (7.58 ft)[5][6] Crew 3 + 14 passengers (original roofless BTR-60P had 2+14 capacity, reduced to 2+12 in BTR-60PA and 2+8 in BTR-60PB)[7][8] Armor Welded steel[1] 7 mm at 86° hull upper front[1][6] 9 mm at 47° hull lower front[1][6] 7 mm hull sides[6] 5 mm hull upper rear[6] 7 mm hull lower rear[6] 5 mm hull floor[6] 7 mm hull roof[6] 10 mm turret front[9] 7 mm turret sides[6] 7 mm turret sear[6] 7 mm turret roof[6] Main armament 14.5mm KPVT heavy machine gun (500 rounds)[6] Secondary armament 7.62 mm PKT tank coaxial machine gun (3,000 rounds)[6] Engine 2×GAZ-40P 6-cylinder gasoline[2] 90 hp (67 kW) each[2][1][6][10][11][12] 180 hp (134 kW) (combined) Power/weight 18.4 hp/tonne (13.7 kW/tonne) Suspension wheeled 8×8 Ground clearance 475 mm (18.7 in)[6] Fuel capacity 290 l (76.6 g)[6] Operational range 500 km (310.7 mi)[6] Speed 80 km/h (49.7 mi/h) on road 10 km/h (6.2 mi/h) in water[6] The BTR-60 is the first vehicle in a series of Soviet eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs). It was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the BTR-152 and was seen in public for the first time in 1961. BTR stands for Bronetransporter, literally "armoured transporter" Improved sighting system for 14.5 mm KPVT heavy machine gun in turret and improved GAZ-49B engine.


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