Floating armored personnel carrier

MT-LB is a Soviet multi-purpose fully amphibious auxiliary armoured tracked vehicle, which was first introduced in the late 1960s. Initially, the vehicle was known as the M 1970 in the west. Inside, the crew, a driver and a commander/gunner sit in a compartment at the front of the vehicle, with the engine behind them. A compartment at the rear enables up to 11 infantry to be carried or a cargo of up to 2,000 kg. A load of 6,500 kg can be towed. The vehicle is fully amphibious, being propelled by its tracks in the water. A small turret at the front of the vehicle fits a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun with 360 degree manual traverse and an elevation of -5 to +30 degrees. The vehicle is lightly armoured against small arms and shell splinters with a thickness of 3 to 10 mm of steel.


Country USSR, Poland
Manufacturer Charkowska Fabryka Traktorów, Huta Stalowa Wola
Vehicle type armored personnel carrier
Crew 2 + 10


Engine 8-cylinder, diesel with 240 hp
Fuel tank capacity 450 l
Armor 3 - 10 mm
length/width/height 6,45 m / 2,86 m / 1,87 m
Clearance 0,4 m
Mass 9,7 t
Speed 61,5 km/h (road), 4,5 km/h (water)
Reach 500 km


1 x machine gun PKT cal. 7,62 mm

Virtual tour

  • MT-LB
  • MT-LB
  • MT-LB
  • MT-LB
  • MT-LB
  • MT-LB