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BTR-80 Armored Personnel Carrier

 

Belorussian Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Russia (and Many Others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1984
Manufactured by: Arzamas Machinery Contruction Plant
Crew: 3+7
Armament: Main: 14.5mm Heavy Machine Gun; Co-axial: 7.62mm MG
Engine: (8) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: BTR is the acronym for "Bronetransporter", translated from Russian as 'armored transporter'. The BTR-80 was an improvement of the BTR-70 APC Series and was followed by the BTR-82 APC family.  Although the BTR-80 has the same armament as the BTR-70 APC the weapons are more effective due to a higher possible gun elevation level.

Variants and other versions in the BTR-80 family include the BTR-80M APC, BTR-80A IFV/APC, BMM Armored Medical Vehicle, BREM-K Recovery Vehicle, BTR-80K Command Vehicle, BTR-80 M1989/1 Command Vehicle, RKhM-4 & RkhM-6 NBC Recon Vehicles, SPR-2 Jamming Vehicle, 2S 23 NONA-SVK 120mm Self-Propelled Gun and BTR-80 MPAEJ Technical Barrier Armored Response Vehicle (Hungary).
Data Sheet Available:   BTR-80 APC Data Sheet by Dave Haugh

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-80 APC Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor
    BTR-80 APC Photos (Hungary) Luis Pitarch - Spain
BTR-80 APC Photos (Ukraine) Luis Pitarch
BTR-80 MPAEJ Technical Barrier Armored Response Vehicle Photos (Hungary) Dave Haugh
  BTR-80 MPAEJ Information Sheet (Hungary) Dave Haugh
BTR-80 RkhM-4 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos Vitaly Kuzmin - Moscow, Russia
BTR-80 RkhM-6 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle Photos Vitaly Kuzmin

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-80 APC Photos and Information Army Guide Website
BTR-80 APC Photos and Information Federation of American Scientists Website
BTR-80 APC Photos and Information Global Security.Org Website
BTR-80 APC Photos and Information Military Factory Website
BTR-80 APC Photos and Information Military Today Website

Printed

Reference Author
Blue Helmets Under Fire, The (Concord Publications) Samuel Katz & Yves Debay
IFOR: Vehicles of the Multinational IFOR Peace-Keeping Operation (1995-96) (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Fourth Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Magyar Honvedseg: Vehicles of the Modern Hungarian Army (Tankograd Publications) Panzcel Matyas
Soviet Wheeled Armored Vehicles Steven Zaloga (Concord Publications)

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BTR-80 APC Model Kit (3511) DML/Dragon 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-80 APC Model Kit (3558) Zvezda 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Re-release of the Dragon BTR-80.
BTR-80 APC Model Kit (1594) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-80 APC Model Kit (7267) Trumpeter 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
"BTR-80's Around the World" Decals (D356186) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"BTR-80's In (The) Ukrainian Conflict" Decals (D356187) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"BTR-80's With Unique Markings" Decals (D356183) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"MVD & Other Markings (Caucasus) Part 1" Decals (D356184) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"MVD & Other Markings (Caucasus) Part 2" Decals (D356191) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Russian AFV's in Chechen War Part 2: Zil-131, Kamaz-4310, BTR-80, BMP-1P & BTR-80A" (D356245) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Ukrainian Crisis (Starting with the Conflict in Crimea)" Decals (D356185) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set. Multiple vehicle types covered including BTR-80 and BM-21 "GRAD" MLRS.
"Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 6: BRDM-2, BRDM-2RKhb, 2S3, BTR-70, BTR-80 & T-64B" Decals (D356215) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
BTR-80 & BTR-80A Mirrors (M357157) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 "Peel and Stick" Series; For Trumpeter Kits
BTR-80 Detail Set (35297) Eduard 1/35 For Dragon Kits
BTR-80 Detail Set (35522) Eduard 1/35 For Zvezda Kit
BTR-80 APC Wide Weighted Road Wheels (ER35057) ET Model 1/35 Resin.
BTR-80 APC Narrow Weighted Road Wheels (ER35058) ET Model 1/35 Resin.
BTR-60/70/80 Wheel Set (35082) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.
BTR-80 Wheel Set (35039) MiniArm 1/35 Resin.
14.5mm KPTV & 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun Barrels and Smoke Discharger Set (MJS312) Model Point 1/35 For BRDM-2, BTR-70 and BTR-80 Model Kits
BTR-80 Road Wheels (RE35-444) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
BTR-70/80 (Closed Hub) Replacement Wheels (238) SP Designs 1/35 Resin; For late BTR-70 or BTR-80 Kits.
BTR-70/80 (Open Hub) Replacement Wheels (237) SP Designs 1/35 Resin; For late BTR-70 or BTR-80 Kits.
BTR-80 1V152 Command and Forward Observer Vehicle Conversion (403) SP Designs 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit (#1594).
"Balkan Peacekeepers #2" Decal Sheet (35-986) Star Decals (was Bison Models) 1/35 Decals; Covering Russian BTR-80 APC's.
"Soviet In Afghanistan Part 2 - Wheeled AFVs" (35-882) Star Decals 1/35 Decals; Covering Soviet BTR-80's, BRDM-2's, GAZ-69's & MAZ 537's.
BTR-70/80 (Closed Hub) Replacement Wheels (355002) Tiger Model Designs 1/35 Resin.
BTR-70/80 (Open Hub) Replacement Wheels (355003) Tiger Model Designs 1/35 Resin.
BTR-80 APC "Basic" Detail Set (PE35638) Voyager Models 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For the Trumpeter kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider