Armored personnel carrier

BTR-60 is the first vehicle in a series of Soviet eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs). It was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the BTR-152 and was seen in public for the first time in 1961. BTR-60 was a revolutionary design for its time. It had a non-standard layout for an APC; the crew compartment was in the front, the troop compartment in the middle and the engine compartment in the rear. This meant that, while the BTR-60 didn't share some of the weaknesses that other APCs had, it had several disadvantages of its own.


Country USSR
Vehicle type armored personnel carrier
Crew 2 + 14
Production years 1959 - 1976


Engine 2 x carburettor engine with a capacity of 2 x 90 hp
Fuel tank capacity 290 l
length/width/height 7,56 m / 2,83 m / 2,31 m
Clearance 0,47 m
Mass 10,3 t
Speed 80 km/h (in the water: 10 km/h)
Reach 500 km


1 x machine gun KPWT cal. 14,5 mm (500 bullets)
1 x machine gun PKT cal. 7,62 mm (2000 bullets)

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