Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
17th January, 2016
The BTR-82A is a deep modernization building on the foundations of the BTR-80/BTR-80A armament of the Russian army, surpassing its predecessors in almost all areas.
The BTR-82A version has an engine capacity of 300 HP, with quick-firing 30-mm cannon (with 14.5 mm machine gun KPVT – installed on BTR-82), paired with 7.62-mm PKTM machine gun, electric and digital two-plane stabilizer arms, combined day/night gunner’s sight with stabilized viewing field and channel control by remote detonation of the projectile. Increased vitality, continuity, reliability and service life. It has established anti-fragmentation protection and air conditioning. For better team communication the machine is equipped with R-168 radio stations of the 5th generation, a system of topographical orientation “Throne-1” (it is designed to determine the current position of the machine and display its location on the electronic map) and combined monitoring devices for the commander.