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Bronetransporter BTR-40

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SPECIFICATIONS BTR-40  (Series production)
 

Design Bureau : Dedkov OKB

Crew : 2 + 8

Manufacturing plant : GAZ

Service date : 1950 series production

Combat weight : 5,300 kg

 
DIMENSIONS : (m)

Lenght : 5.00

Width : 1.90 (rear), 2.010 (front)

Height : 1.83, with weapons 1.945

Wheelbase 2.70

Ground clearance : 0.276 

 
ARMOR : (mm)

Hull front : 13-15

Glacis : 11

Hull rear : 7

Hull roof : 6

Hull floor: 4

 
 

ARMAMAMENT :

Main Armament : 1x 7.62mm SGMB  1250 Rds

Secondary Armament : 8 AP + 2 AT grenades

 
AUTOMOTIVE :

Engine Type : GAZ-40

Capacity : 3458 ccm

Cylinders : 6

Power output : 78 hp (58.2kw) / 3,400 rpm

Fuel : Petrol / 120 Liter

Transmission : 4F  1R

Tires : 10.00 - 18

Brakes : Hydraulic assisted. Drum Brakes F + R

Electrical System : 12 v

 
PERFORMANCE :

Maximum road speed : 78 (km/h)

Maximum off road speed : 20-25 (km/h)

Range : 300-480 (km) Road, 240 (km) Off road

Power/weight ratio : 14.7hp (11kw) / Ton

Ground pressure : 4.0 kg/square cm

Fording : 0.9 m