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BTR-80  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: BTR-80A, BTR-80K and BTR-80M
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Arzamas Machine Building Plant
Parent System: BTR-80
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: ?
Family Members: BMM, BRDM-3, BREM-K, BTR-82A, Infauna, Nona-SVK, PU-12M6, RKhM-4-1 and RKhM-6
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Description: The BTR-80 is a 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle intended to carry infantry troops, arms and other loads on the battlefield while providing fire support thanks to a turret-mounted gun. It features lightweight armor, 9 firing ports, NBC protection, automatic fire fighting system, a central regulation of tire air pressure system, four side and two top hatches allow troops to mount/dismount quickly. Its high mobility and its reduced weight make BTR-80 suitable for amphibious and airborne operations in many environments. During amphibious operations can achieve an speed of 9 kilometers per hour crossing ranges of 12 kilometers. The BTR-80 wheeled armored vehicle entered service with the Soviet Army in 1984. Since then it has been widely exported, more than 20 countries have purchased the BTR-80 armored vehicle and its derivatives.

The baseline BTR-80 armored vehicle was armed with a turret-mounted 14.5mm main gun and one coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. Operational learning shown the need for a larger caliber main gun. The BTR-80A, which entered service in 1994, features an automatic 30mm gun replacing the 14.5mm gun and one coaxial 7.62mm machine gun as well as a hardened hull in the frontal section for improved survivability. All in, the BTR-80A is heavier than the BTR-80, 14.5 tons versus 13.6 tons, and has greater firepower. The BTR-80K is a command and control derivative of the proven BTR-80 featuring a crew of six-man, additional communications equipment, and two workstations. All versions are powered by a turbocharged diesel engine developing 260-hp and a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour on-road.

It was deployed for the first time by the Soviet Army in Afghanistan in the 1980s. The BTR-80 armored vehicle was also deployed in Chechnya with the Russian Army demonstrating that its lightweight armor is inappropriate for the modern battlefield and urban warfare scenarios. However, BTR-80s were deployed successfully during the 1990s in peacekeeping missions where its high mobility and lightweight armor proved to be extremely valuable for low intensity military operations.

BTR-80 Applications


Auxiliary Vessels Project 11770 Fighting Ships Project 11711 Project 1174

BTR-80 Specifications

Crew: 3
Troops: 7
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Dimensions
Height: 2.80 meter (110 inch)
Length: 7.70 meter (303 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Width: 2.95 meter (116 inch)
Performance
Ditch Crossing Ability: 2 meter (79 inch)
Main Gun Max Range: 2,500 meter
Max Range: 600 kilometer (373 mile)
Swimming Distance: 12 kilometer (6.48 nautical mile)
Turning Radius: 13.2 meter
Power
Power: 260 hp (194 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 40 kph (11.1 mps)
Top Speed: 80 kph (50 mph)
Top Swimming Speed: 9 kph (4.86 knot)
Weight
Combat Weight: 14,500 kilogram (31,966 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

BTR-80 News

There are 7 news between
29 Mar 2012 and 5 Oct 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016Russian Military to Receive BTR-82A Armored Vehicles Designed for Arctic
Monday, September 5, 2016Russian Army Testing Kurganets Armored Recovery Vehicle
Monday, February 8, 2016Russian Army Testing Bumerang Armored Vehicle
Tuesday, October 13, 2015Russian Army to Receive RKhM-6 Advanced NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles in 2016
Thursday, April 11, 2013Russian Naval Infantry Testing New BTR-82AM Armored Fighting Vehicle
Friday, May 4, 2012Russia to Set Up Military Maintenance Centers in Kazakhstan
Thursday, March 29, 2012Ukraine Army Gets New ZTM-1 30 mm Cannon

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Estonia?
YearHoldings
201020
200920
200820
200720
200620
Hungary513
YearHoldings
2014598BTR-80 (143), BTR-80 (263), BTR-80 MPAEJ (8), BTR-80 MPAEJ (3), BTR-80 MPFJ (3) and BTR-80A (178)
2013602BTR-80 (410), BTR-80 MPAEJ (11), BTR-80 MPFJ (3) and BTR-80A (178)
2012602BTR-80 (410), BTR-80 MPAEJ (11), BTR-80 MPFJ (3) and BTR-80A (178)
2011592410 BTR-80, 1 BTR-80 MPAEJ, 3 BTR-80 MPFJ, 178 BTR-80A
2010602410 BTR-80, 11 BTR-80 MPAEJ, 3 BTR-80 MPFJ, 178 BTR-80A
2009614422 BTR-80, 11 BTR-80 MPAEJ, 3 BTR-80 MPFJ, 178 BTR-80A
2007639447 BTR-80, 11 BTR-80 MPAEJ, 3 BTR-80 MPFJ, 178 BTR-80A
2006639447 BTR-80, 11 BTR-80 MPAEJ, 3 BTR-80 MPFJ, 178 BTR-80A
Iran850
Iraq98
Kazakhstan116
YearHoldings
2012116
201199
Russia4,000
Turkey240
Venezuela120
BTR-80A

Grand Total 8,89835
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