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BTR-40 Armored Scout Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and many other countries)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1950
Manufactured by: GAZ, Soviet State Factories
Crew: 2+8
Armament: (1) 7.62mm SGMB Light machine gun
Engine: (6) Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info:

BTR is the acronym for "Bronetransporter", translated from Russian as 'armored transporter'. The BTR-40 was developed as a replacement to the US M3A1 Scout Car provided during WWII under the "Lend-Lease" program.  The BTR-40 was designed to fill the role of both APC and scout vehicle and was eventually replaced in the recon role by the BRDM-1 scout car (which also was designed on the same truck chassis) and the BTR-152 in the APC role.

Some of the other variants of this vehicle are the concurrently developed BTR-40A fire support/anti-aircraft vehicle, BTR-40B closed-top scout car, BTR-40/40B RKh chemical reconnaissance vehicles, BTR-40 ZhD rail scout car and East German BTR-40 9M14 ATGM Vehicle.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Photo Above: Russian BTR-40 Scout Car Aleksey Krasnov via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
BTR-40 Scout Car Photos Vitaly Kuzmin - Moscow, Russia
      BTR-40 Scout Car Photos (Afghan) Dave Haugh - Content Editor
BTR-40 Scout Car Photos (East German) Dave Haugh
BTR-40 Scout Car Photo (Egypt) Dave Haugh
BTR-40 Scout Car Photo (Israeli) Dave Haugh
  BTR-40 Scout Car Photo (Israeli) Ian Phillips via Dave Haugh
      BTR-40 Scout Car Photos (Poland) Dave Haugh
    BTR-40 Scout Car Photos (Russia) Dave Haugh
   BTR-40 9M14 ATGM Vehicle Photo (East German) Dave Haugh
      BTR-40B Scout Car Photos Vitaly Kuzmin - Moscow, Russia
  BTR-40B RKh Chemical Recon Vehicle Photo (Russian) Dave Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-40 Scout Car Information and Photos Army Guide.com Website
BTR-40 Scout Car Information and Photos Bronetransporter BTR-40 Website
BTR-40 Scout Car Information and Photos Global Security.com Website
BTR-40 Scout Car Photos IPMS/USA SVSM - Silicon Valley Scale Modelers Website

Printed

Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Israeli Military Vehicles: The First 50 Years 1948-1998 (Mouse House Enterprises) John Myszka
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Fourth Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Russian Armored Cars (1930-2000) James Kinnear (Greenhill Books)
Soviet Wheeled Armored Vehicles Steven Zaloga (Concord Publications)
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles: In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BTR-40 Russian APC Model Kit (5517) Trumpeter 1/35th Injection Molded Plastic
BTR-40 APC Model Kit (72108) Armada Hobby 1/72nd Resin
BTR-40 APC Model Kit (72003) Wild Hog Models 1/72 Resin and White Metal
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BTR-40 Scout Car (Full) Canvas (T35133) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.  For the Trumpeter Kit.
BTR-40 Scout Car (Rolled) Canvas (T35134) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.  For the Trumpeter Kit.
BTR-40 Scout Car Wheels (35011) Custom Factory 1/35 Resin
BTR-40 Scout Car Canvas Top Cover (RE35-464) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin
BTR-40 Scout Car Decals (WH-72001) Wild Hog Models 1/72 Decals

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider