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MilitaryFactory > Armor > BTR-90

The latest BTR-90 is a very off-road capable machine.

The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that include the BTR-60, BTR-70 and BTR-80. Increased armor protection and internal spacing, along with a more powerful turret improve the highly mobile system as a whole. As with all later models of previous BTR's, the BTR-90 is fully amphibious and utilizes power steering on only the first four set of road wheels (the two forward pairs of wheels).

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  Specifications: BTR-90
Length: 25.07ft (7.64m)
Width: 10.50ft (3.20m)
Height: 9.78ft (2.98m)
Speed: 62mph (100km/h)
Range: 497miles (800km)
Accommodation: 3+7
Weight: 23.1 US Short Tons (20,920kg)
NBC Protection: Yes
Nightvision: Yes
Engine(s): 1 x turbo-charged multi-fuel engine with an output of 510hp.

  Armament & Ammunition:

1 x 30mm main gun
1 x 7.62mm coaxial machine gun
1 x AT-5 Spandrel ATGW missile launcher
1 x 30mm grenade launcher
6 x smoke grenade dischargers

500 x 30mm ammunition
2,000 x 7.62mm ammunition
4 x Spandrel ATGW anti-tank missiles
400 x 30mm grenades

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Designation: BTR-90
Classification Type: 8x8 Armored Personnel Carrier
Contractor: Arzamas Machinery Construction Plant, Russia

Country of Origin: Russia
Initial Year of Service: 1995
Number Built: Not Available



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BTR-90 - Prototype fitted with 100mm main gun in place of the 30mm grenade launcher and AT-5 Spandrel missile system.

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