Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod
unknown Chinese manufacturer
1950 - 1960 (BTR-40ZhD produced until 1969)
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.