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BTR-40
BTR-40
Ex-Egyptian or ex-Syrian Israeli-modified BTR-40 at the Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel, 2005.

Type

Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier, Reconnaissance Vehicle

Place of origin

Soviet Union

In service

1950 - present

Designer

V. A. Dedkov

Designed

1947 - 1950

Manufacturer

Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod unknown Chinese manufacturer

Produced

1950 - 1960 (BTR-40ZhD produced until 1969)

Number built

8,500

Armor

6-8 mm

Armament

7.62 SGMB medium machine gun (1,250 rounds (total)) (optional), 2×7.62 SGMB medium machine gun (1,250 rounds (total)) (optional)

The BTR-40 (БТР, from Бронетранспортер, or Bronetransporter, literally "armoured transporter") is a Soviet non-amphibious, wheeled armoured personnel carrier and reconnaissance vehicle. It is often referred to as the Sorokovka in Soviet service. It is also the first mass-produced Soviet APC. It was eventually replaced in the APC role by the BTR-152 and in the reconnaissance vehicle role by the BRDM-1.

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