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Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Prerequisite BTR-60PB
Cost 15 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 2 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Optics

Poor

Speed 80 km/h
Road Speed 150 km/h
Icon WRD Amphibious 40 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 350 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 500 km
Icon WALB Year 1972
Icon WALB Type Marines, Motorized
Weapons
MMG KPVT (14.5mm)

The BTR-70 is an eight-wheeled Soviet APC developed in the late 60's to improve the BTR-60 with heavier armor, a more effective turret, and extended operational range. A widely produced vehicle, it equipped many nations of the Warsaw Pact and is still in service in several of the worlds smaller armies, along with the Russian Ground Forces. It is armed with a KPVT HMG with 500 rounds, effective to 1226m.

OverviewEdit

The BTR-70 is much like any other APC in game. It is almost identical to its predecessor the BTR-60PB, with the only change being slightly stronger front armor. It lacks armour heavy enough to make it worth much in a skirmish, and its armament is too light to do much damage to anyone or anything but infantry and light vehicles.

So the only real viable tactic for the BTR-70 is to use it in the role it was designed for, being a battle taxi. Moving your infantry from point to point quickly, before disembarking them and using your BTR's to support them. The KPVT is marginally effective against helicopters at close range, so keeping your APC's in trees is also a good tactic, allowing you to get the drop on enemy choppers.

HistoryEdit

BTR-70

Introduced in 1978 as a replacement to the BTR-60, The BTR-70 is very similar externally to the older vehicle, as many if the improvements made to the vehicle are internal.

Though replaced by the BTR-80 in the early eighties, the BTR-70 continues to serve in many armies world-wide, including most former Warsaw Pact as well as many Middle Eastern, African, and Asian countries.

The BTR-70 was widely used during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and many smaller conflicts in Eastern Europe. After the cold war these AFV saw service with the UN in the Balkans with high success.

WeaponsEdit

Weapons
Type HMG No Weapon No Weapon
Name KPVT
Caliber 14.5
Ammo x 500
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 2
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 230 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon KPVT
Type MMG No Weapon No Weapon
Name KPVT
Caliber 14.5mm
Ammo x 400
Range Ground = 1400 m
Helicopters = 1050 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 10%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 5%
AP Power 1
HE Power 1
Icon WALB Suppression 40
Rate of fire 342 r/min

See alsoEdit

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