Sea trials for the new Russian APC 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-82AM 1304132

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Saturday, April 13, 2013, 07:30 PM
 
Sea trials for the new Russian APC 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier BTR-82AM.
The new amphibious armored personnel carrier (APC), BTR-82AM, is undergoing a series of trials at the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry facility in Sevastopol, fleet spokesman Capt. 1St Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
     
The new amphibious armored personnel carrier (APC), BTR-82A, is undergoing a series of trials at the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry facility in Sevastopol, fleet spokesman Capt. 1St Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
New Russian-made BTR-82AM APC 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier.
     

During the trials, the BTR-82AM, which is due to replace the military’s workhorse, the BTR-80, will cover “dozens of miles at sea” to test its stability and endurance when afloat, Trukhachev said.

The new APC incorporates an automatic 30-mm artillery system, which “has significantly enhanced the vehicle’s firepower,” he said.

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BTR-82AM is the latest APC modification of the BTR-80 8x8 wheeled carrier, production of which began in 1986.

It features improved armor, is equipped with the Glonass navigation system and has a more powerful engine of 300 hp.

 

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