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BTR-152/ BTR-140
BTR-152
A BTR-152

Type

Armored Personel Carrier (APC)

Place of origin

Soviet Union

In service

March 24, 1950-present

Designer

B. M. Fitterman

Designed

November 1946 - 1949

Manufacturer

Automotive Factory No. 2 Zavod imeni Stalina (until 1956) Automotive Factory No. 2 Zavod imeni Likhacheva (from 1956 to 1962)

Produced

1950 - 1962

Number built

around 15,000

Armor

welded steel 15 mm front 9 mm sides and rear 10 mm roof 4 mm bottom

Armament

7.62mm SGMB light machine gun (1,250 rounds) (12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 heavy machine gun (500 rounds) can be used instead), 2x7.62mm SGMB light machine guns (1,250-1,750 rounds) on side pintel mounts (optional)

The BTR-152 (also known as BTR-140) was a non-amphibious Soviet wheeled armored personnel carrier (BTR stands for Bronetransporter (БТР, Бронетранспортер, literally "armoured transporter") that entered Soviet service in 1950. By the early 1970s it had been replaced in the infantry vehicle role by the BTR-60. However, it remained in service in the Soviet Army and the Russian Army until 1993 in a variety of other roles. It was also exported to many Third World countries where some still remain in service.

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