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Soviet BTR-80 1/100 Zvezda 7401

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Brand: Zvezda
Product Code: Zvezda 7401
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Soviet BTR-80 
1/100 scale plastic model kit
Zvezda 7401

Manufacturer: Zvezda (Russia)
Scale: 1/100
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

The BTR-80 is an 8x8 wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR. Adopted in 1986 and replaced the previous versions,BTR-60 and BTR-70 in the Soviet Army. (Russianбронетранспортер, BTR stands for bronyetransportyor, literally meaning "armoured transporter")The Soviets based the BTR-80 on the BTR-70 APC. It has a single 260-hp, V-8 turbocharged, water-cooled, diesel engine, an improvement over the twin gasoline engines installed in the BTR-60 and BTR-70 vehicles. The reconfigured rear portion of the hull accommodates a new, single engine. The Soviets removed the roof chamfers of the modified BTR-70, raised the rear, and squared off the rearward-sloping engine compartment. Standard equipment include TNPO vision blocks, optical devices TNP-B and TKN-3 for the driver and commander, an OU-3GA2M infra-red search light, six 81 mm smoke grenade launchers 902V "Tucha", a radioset (R-173 or R-163-50U), an intercom and hydrojets.The Soviets modified the truncated cone turret used on the BTR-70 for the BTR-80 by redesigning the mantlet. This allows the 14.5mmKPVT and coaxial 7.62mm PKT machine guns to be elevated to a maximum of 60 degrees. This high angle of fire is useful in engaging targets on steep slopes, in urban fighting, and for engaging low slow flying air targets. The Soviets have also modified the design and positioning of the firing ports; the ports are now round, rather than tear-shaped, and have ball mounts similar to those used on the BMP-1. The forward firing ports now sit in angled recesses which allow infantry to fire from the front of the vehicle.In 1984, the Soviets began production of a diesel-engined variant of the BTR-70, which they called the BTR-80. The Soviets have retrofitted some BTR-70s with several of the improvements incorporated into the BTR-80, including the high-angle-of-fire turret. The twin doors are designed to allow the infantry to disembark while the vehicle is in motion, and allow the infantry inside to exit from one side if the other is receiving fire. The 30mm Cannon variants are capable of engaging most threats effectively besides modern tanks, where they can still cause significant damage to optics, weapons, and important systems. The main gun is not stabilized (neither in the BTR-80 nor the BTR-80A), so accurate fire on the move is limited (only at low speeds), and the rotation mechanism is manually operated. The gunner sits in a roof mounted chair located above the flat floor behind the driver/commander and two passengers, and before the passenger bench. The gunner's station is basic, but uncharacteristically uncramped for a Soviet armored vehicle. The gunner is equipped with both a day time optical sight and an infra red night sight.

BTR-80
BTR-80 in Russia
Russian BTR-80A
Type Armoured Personnel Carrier
Place of origin  Soviet Union
 Russia
Service history
In service 1986 – present
Production history
Manufacturer Gorky Automobile Factory (GAZ),Nizhniy Novgorod
Produced 1984 – present
Specifications
Weight 13.6 tonnes (15.0 tons)
Length 7.7 m (25.3 ft)
Width 2.9 m (9.5 ft)
Height 2.41 m (7.9 ft)
Crew 3 (+7 passengers)

Main
armament
14.5 mm KPVT machine gun
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm PKT machine gun
Engine diesel KamAZ-7403
260 hp (190 kW)
Power/weight 19 hp/tonne
Suspension wheeled 8×8
Operational
range
600 km (372.8 mi)
Speed 80-90 km/h (49.7–55.9 m/h)
swim 10 km/h (6.2 m/h)

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