19 September 2016
BT-3F amphibious tracked APC (photos : Misilles, images : Vestnik)
The latest Russian armored transporter BT-3F will differ increased capacity. It is capable of carrying 14 paratroopers and three crew members. The soldiers will be protected robust armor, and in their possession will be remote-controlled weapon stations with a machine gun 7.62 mm.
BT-3F first presented at the second International military-technical forum "Army 2016".
According to the observation of the terrain and sighting combat module is equipped with a body-thermal sight with laser rangefinder. In the future, can be installed virtually any remote-controlled unit with machine guns of 12.7 mm, 14.5 mm or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher.
Crew machine consists of a commander, assistant commander and driver.
Fully armored combat weight - 18.5 tons mobility characteristics -. like BMP-3.
For setting smoke screens to mask the system has a start-up smoke grenades and termodymovaya equipment.
To extinguish the fire inside the machine system installed fire-fighting equipment.
The use of an armored personnel carrier in the construction of commercially available components and assemblies significantly increases its reliability, allows for prototype testing at a reduced level and introduce BT-3F mass production in an unprecedentedly short period of time.
Details of this military machine, prepared by the Department of Strategic Communication Concern "Tractor plants", released in the magazine "Arsenal of the Fatherland." This publication has been distributed during the event in the park "The Patriot."