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BTR-60/BTR-70 Upgrade Package

The BTR-60PBM-A1 and BTR-70M-A1 wheeled amphibious armored personnel carriers are designated to transport infantry units providing them with direct fire support and fire-from-the-vehicle capability.

BTR-60PB Armored Personnel Carrier

The upgrade package is essentially repowering of the vehicles with up-to-date diesel engines (replacing the outdated carburetor petrol ones) and corresponding adaptation of transmission elements and auxiliary systems with virtually no modifications of the hull — the vehicle most essential, expensive and laborous component.

Improvements over the basic versions include:

  • enhanced cross-country capability, especially over sand terrains, due to increased engine maximum torque
  • 10% endurance increase retaining same fuel volume due to dramatic reduction of fuel consumption
  • increased maximum road speed
  • introduction of electronic control enabling high synchronism of the engine crankshaft rotation
  • improved fire safety of the vehicles due to transition from petrol to diesel fuel
  • reduced operating costs
  • improved repairability

Weapon configuration includes standard 14.5mm KPVT / 7.62mm PKT machine-gun turret or CM30 one-man turret armed with 2A42 30mm automatic cannon with a coax 7.62mm PKT machine gun.

A 10 kW split-type air-conditioning system can be installed as an option.

Based on the BTR-60PBM-A1 and the BTR-70M-A1 chassis are the MTP-K recovery vehicle intended to provide technical support for the units operating upgraded wheeled APCs, and the BTR-MK command-and-control vehicle.

MTP-K Armored Recovery Vehicle

BTR-60PB and BTR-60PBM-A1 Comparison

BTR-60PB BTR-60PBM-A1
Combat weight, kg 10300 10250/11250*
Overall dimensions:
– length
– width
– height (over turret)
 
7220
2825
2310
 
7220
2825
1210/2960*
Top speed over highway, at least, km/h 80 90
Top water speed, at least, km/h 9 9
Fuel range, km 500 550
Water endurance, hrs 11 12
Obstacle capabilities:
– gradient, deg
– trench, m
 
30
up to 2
 
30
up to 2
Engine type 2 × carburetor 2 × turbocharged diesel
Engine power, hp 2 × 90 2 × 110

* organic turret / CM30 one-man turret

BTR-70 and BTR-70M-A1 Comparison

BTR-70 BTR-70M-A1
Combat weight, kg 10500 11450/12450*
Overall dimensions, mm:
– length
– width
– height (over turret)
 
7535
2800
2235
 
7535
2800
2235/2885*
Top speed over highway, at least, km/h 80 95
Top water speed, at least, km/h 9 9
Fuel range, km 500 550
Water endurance, hrs 10 11
Obstacle capabilities:
– gradient, deg.
– trench, m
 
30
up to 2
 
30
up to 2
Engine type 2 × carburetor 2 × turbocharged diesel
Engine power, hp 2 × 120 2 × 136

* organic turret / CM30 one-man turret

BTR-60PBM-A1 / BTR-70M-A1 Weapon Specifications

Weapon configuration includes optional CM30 one-man turret armed with 2A42 30mm automatic cannon and PKT 7.62mm coax machine gun.

Organic turret CM30 one-man turret
Automatic cannon n/a 2A42
Caliber, mm n/a 30
Heavy machine gun KPVT n/a
Caliber, mm 14.5 n/a
Coax machine gun PKT PKT
Caliber, mm 7.62 7.62
Ammunition, rounds 500 × 14.5mm
2000 × 7.62mm
260 × 30mm
2000 × 7.62mm
Elevation, deg -5...+30 -4...+59
Smoke grenade launchers, number / type 6 / 902B 6 / 902B
Weapon stabilization n/a available

Air-Conditioner Specifications

Cooling capacity, kW 10
Air capacity, m³ per hour 790
Operating voltage, V, DC 28
Power consumption, W:
– cooling mode
– fan mode
 
390
110
Mechanical power consumption (off the engine), kW 5
Coolant R134

MTP-K Armored Recovery Vehicle

The MTP-K recovery vehicle ensures:

  • repair using hoisting and electric welding equipment
  • low or medium difficulty vehicle evacuation
  • land or water towing of unoperational vehicles
  • technical assistance to the crews in maintenance and failure / damage elimination
MTP-K Armored Recovery Vehicle

Stuck vehicle recovery is enabled by a pull winch with a rigid draw bar in the Tools and Accessories Kit for towing vehicles with steering failure. For mounting / dismantling operations during repair of wheeled armoured vehicles a 1.5 t rotary hoisting device is used consisting of a turret-mounted boom and a hand winch. The same boom can be installed on the fore part of the vehicle body.

Large spare parts can be carried in a special platform mounted on the upper deck.

The MTP-K recovery vehicle turret is armed with a 7.62mm PKT machine gun.

MTP-K Armored Recovery Vehicle Specifications

Combat weight, kg 13000
Crew, men 4
Top speed over highway, no less than, km/h 90
Top water speed, no less than, km/h 9
Fuel range over highway, km 500
Water endurance, hrs 10
Obstacle capabilities:
– gradient, deg.
– trench, m
 
30
up to 2

BTR-MK Command-and-Control (С2) Vehicle

The BTR-MK command-and-control vehicle is designed to provide the commander of a mechanized infantry battalion with a capability to control subordinate combat units and to communicate with regiment commander (HQ).

The BTR-MK is based on the BTR-60PBM-A1 and the BTR-70M-A1 chassis and retains their main combat and technical specifications.

Major differences between the combat and the command-and-control vehicles are:

  • two UHV radios
  • set of telescopic antenna assembly for the UHF antenna
  • navaids

BTR-MK C2 Vehicle Specifications

Combat weight, kg 12300
Crew, men 2+4
Top speed over highway, no less than, km/h 95
Top water speed, no less than, km/h 9
Fuel range over highway, km 550
Water endurance, hrs 11
Obstacle capabilities:
– gradient, deg.
– trench, m
 
30
up to 2