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BTR-80 [GAZ 5903] Armored Personnel Carrier

Alternative Designations BTR-80, GAZ-5903
Date of Introduction 1984
Proliferation At least 22 countries
Crew 2
Troop Capacity 8
Combat Weight (mt) 13.6
Chassis Length Overall (m) 7.55
Height Overall (m) 2.41
Width Overall (m) 2.95
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) INA
Drive Formula 8 x 8
Automotive Performance  
Engine Type 260-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 600
Speed (km/h)  
Max Road 85
Max Off-Road 60
Average Cross-Country 40
Max Swim 10
Fording Depths (m) Amphibious
Radio R-173
Armor, Turret Front (mm) Against 12.7mm
Applique Armor (mm) Available
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) N/A
Active Protective System N/A
Mineclearing Equipment N/A
Self-Entrenching Blade N/A
NBC Protection System Collective
Smoke Equipment 6 x 81-mm smoke grenade launchers
Main Armament  
Caliber, Type, Name 14.5-mm (14.5 x 114) heavy MG, KPVT
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 150 practical
Loader Type Belt-fed
Ready/Stowed Rounds 50/450
Elevation () -4/+60
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapon  
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm machinegun, PKT
Mount Type Coax
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,500
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 1,000
Night N/A
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 practical/650 cyclic, 2-10 round bursts
ATGM Launcher N/A
Firing Ports 3 on each side
FCS Name N/A
Main Gun Stabilization N/A
Rangefinder N/A
Infrared Searchlight OU-3GA2M
Sights w/Magnification  
Day 1P3-6, 1.2x/4x
Field of View () 49/14
Acquisition Range (m) 2,000
Night N/A
Commander Fire Main Gun No
Caliber, Type, Name 14.5-mm API-T
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 2,000
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 1,500-2,000
Armor Penetration (mm) 20 at 1,000 m/ 30 at 500 m
Other Ammunition Types API, I-T

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