The BOV-M is a 4x4 armoured personnel carrier designed and built in the former Yugoslavia. This eight-man wheeled reconnaissance vehicle, powered by a Deutz six-cylinder diesel engine, was used for internal security duties. The Yugoslav Federal Secretariat for Internal Affairs controlled a federal paramilitary force, the People's Militia, which operated numerous BOV-M armored vehicles equipped with machine guns, water cannons, smoke and tear gas launchers for crowd control and riot situations.
The BOV-1 ("Polo" M-83) is an anti-tank version armed with the 6x9M113 (AT-3) anti-tank guided missile and 7,62mm machine-gun.
The BOV-3 is a self-propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) on the BOV-M 4x4 wheeled chassis with a triple mounted M-55 20mm cannon with optical sights in a turret. Though originally designed for anti-aircraft applications, they have been used in the ground role to good effect.
The BOV-30, which has two 30mm cannon on a turret, is also fitted with an optical sight.
|Combat weight||9,400 kg|
|Engine||Deutz F6L-413-F 6-cylinder diesel @ 148hp|
|Maximum road speed||93.4 km/h|
|Maximum road range||500 km|
- BOV SPAA by Ivan Bajlo
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