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1961 - Soviet BTR-60 PB

Armored Personnel Carrier; 8 x 8 wheeled amphibian
Armament:         1 - 12.7mm heavy MG forward
                             Provision for 2-7.62 MG on side of hull
Engines:             2 - GAZ-49B, 6 cyl. in-line gas,
                              each 90 hp
Road Speed:     50 mph
Range:                310 miles
Crew:                  2 (carries 12 riflemen in troop compartment)
Weight:               approx. 9.2 tons

Propulsion when afloat by single hydrojet giving a speed of 6.25
mph. This model has a fully enclosed troop compartment and a
turret. Has NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) defense system
and night vision capability. Has central tire pressure control
system. Exported to over 30 countries. Used to protect Soviet
convoys in Afghanistan.

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