BTR-60 PB Soviet armoured troop carrier

Thee BTR-60 was developped in the late fifties. The result was a four wheeled all terrain amphibious troop carrier. Prooduction started in 1960 at the GAZ factory. The first BTR-60 model did not have a roof and gun turret. The BTR-60 PB was an improved version with an enclosed crew compartment and a gun turret with a heavy KPVT 14.5 mm MG and a PKT 7,62 MG.

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Technical data

Weight
: 10.300 kg;
Crew: vehicle commander, driver and 8 infantry;
Armament: one KPVT 14.5 mm MG (500 rounds) and one PKT 7.62 mm MG (2000 rounds);
Armour: front: 9 - 11 mm, sides: 7 - 9 mm, rear: 7 mm, turret: 7 mm;
Engine: two GAZ-67 engines of 90 HP each;
Max speed: 80 km/h on land and 10 km/h on water;
Combat range: 500 km on land and 12 hours on water;


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