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BTR-152 - Variants

  • BTR-152 without winch
  • BTR-152 anti-tank vehicle
  • BTR-152.A, anti-aircraft vehicle
  • BTR-152.K with full overhead armour for troop protection.
  • BTR-152.U, command vehicle. The vehicle had raised sides to provide more internal space, and comfort for the staff working inside; it was not armed. This variant and the BTR-152.K would be suitable for several other uses, as an ambulance, signals, and artillery registration vehicle.

The BTR-152.V1 was the second model to enter service, it had a front mounted winch, and a tire-pressure regulation system, which allowed the crew to adjust the pressure in accordance with local driving conditions. Variants include a Command Vehicle, as well as versions equiped with twin 14.5mm machinegun for antiair and twin 23mm cannon.

In its standard configuration, the BTR-152 served as a 7.62 mm machine gun. Also produced modifications BTR-152A with paired large-caliber machine guns for firing at air targets and BTR-152D, equipped with anti-aircraft gun with quad heavy machine-guns. Also, armored personnel carriers were equipped with a radio station. A special modification was the BTR-152B with a high hull and without armament. He served as a mobile artillery command post. The armored hull of the main model was open, with a canvas roof, but in the late 50s, after a combat operation in Hungary, the vehicle received an armored roof and the designation BTR-152K. In the production process, the BTR-152 began to equip with a winch, built in between the front bumper and the front plate of the engine compartment armor. On the body were provided for regular brackets for a shovel, saw, crank.

Both 4 and 6 wheel drive, the V3 model has IR light, K model has overhead cover. The hulls basic model was open, with a canvas roof, but in the late 50's, after the military operation in Hungary armored vehicle was the roof and the designation BTR-152K. In the production of the BTR-152 started to equip winch, built between the front bumper and the front plate of your engine compartment. On the body envisaged regular brackets for shovels, saws, crank. The armored roof version of the BTR-152 is an important variant which is sure to be deployed in a number of dioramas, and wargame scenarios. The fully enclosed vehicle offers more protection for the crew, and it has roof hatches which may be opened to allow infantry to fight from the vehicle.



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