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BTR-60 Armored Personnel Carrier Series


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and many others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1961
Manufactured by: Gorky Automotive Plant
Crew: 2 +14
Armament: Main: 14.5mm Heavy Machine Gun; Co-axial: 7.62mm MG
Engine: (2) 6-Cylinder Gasoline (GAZ-40
Miscellaneous Info: The BTR-60P series of armored personel carriers (APC) succeeded the BTR-152 APC Series, and are fully amphibious  BTR is the acronym for "Bronetransporter", translated from Russian as 'armored transporter'. The first version in the series, the BTR-60P was open topped.  However, the later PA and PB were both fit with a roof but differed in the armament mounted (PA = Pintle Mounted vs. PB = Turret Mounted). The BTR-60PB was the last of the APC's and was replaced by the BTR-70 APC. However, a large number of variants and versions of the BTR-60 were built including (but not limited to) the BTR-60PBK, BTR-60PU-12, & BTR-60R-145BM Command Vehicles and BTR-60MS Communications Vehicle.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-60PB APC (Photo Taken at IDF History Museum) Rob Goldman - Kfir Saba, Israel
  BTR-60PB APC Photo Taken at Patton Museum Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK
BTR-60PB APC (Photo Above) US Department of Defense via David Haugh - Content Editor
    BTR-60PB APC Photos (Mali) David Haugh
BTR-60PB Interior Photos Rob van Kan - Tilburg, Holland
BTR-60PU Command Vehicle Photo Lt. Colonel James Loop Collection via David Haugh - Content Editor
BTR-60 PU Command APC Photos Duncan Nicholson - Tanks for Sale

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-60PB APC Mini-Walkaround Don Busack's Prime Portal Website

Printed

Reference Author
BTR 60 In Detail (G041) (Wings & Wheels Publications)  
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
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-60PA APC Model Kit (72161) Ace 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60PB APC Model Kit (72162) Ace 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Djiboutian BTR-60 w/AML90 turret Model kit (BVM35091) Best Value Models 1/35 Plastic base kit with Resin Conversion parts.
BTR-60PB APC Model Kit (72911) ICM 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60 APC Model Kit (BS144044) Brengun 1/144 Multi-Media. Labeled as a BTR-60, but looks to be a BTR-60PB.
"Afghan Motorcade (1979-1989) Model Set (DS7201) ICM 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic. Set comes with multiple vehicles including a BTR-60PB APC.
BTR-60PB APC Model Kit MB Models 1/35 Resin; Out of Production
BTR-60PB APC Model Kit (48-012) Mikromir Models 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60PB APC Model Kit PanzerShop 1/35 Resin.
BTR-60PB APC Model Kit (PS720078) S-Model 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60P APC Kit (01542) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60PA APC Kit (01543) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60PB APC Kit (01544) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60PB APC - Uprgraded kit (01545) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-60PU Command Vehicle Model Kit (1576) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BTR-60 APC Sagged Wheel Set (DW35018) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Trumpeter series of model kits.

BTR-60P APC Weighted Road Wheel Set (ER35-025)

ET Model

1/35 Resin Set; For Trumpeter Model Kit

BTR-60PB APC Detail Set (E35-152)

ET Model

1/35 Photo-Etched Brass; For Trumpeter Model Kit

Russian BTR-60PB Upgraded APC Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-047)

ET Model

1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Model Kit 01545

Russian BTR-60PB APC Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-048)

ET Model

1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Model Kit 01544
BTR-60PB Detail Set (HLX48375) Hauler 1/48 Photo Etched Brass; For Mikromir Model Kit.
BTR-60 Wheel Set (HLX48377) Hauler 1/48 Resin; for the Mikromir Model Kit.
BTR-60 Wheel Set (HLH72061) Hauler 1/72 Resin; for the Ace, ICM or S-Model Kits.
BTR-60/70/80 Wheel Set (35082) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.
BTR-60P Road Wheel Set (B35061) Miniarm 1/35 Resin. For the Trumpeter Kit.
BTR-60PB Road Wheel Set (B35072) Miniarm 1/35 Resin. For the Trumpeter Kit.
BTR-60 Road Wheels (RE35-442) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
BRDM/BTR Early Wheel Set (SKP093) SKP Models 1/35 Resin. Not sure if these wheels can be used with this kit.
BTR-60 APC Light/Lense Set (SKP146) SKP Models 1/35 Multi-Media; For Trumpeter series of models.

"Soviet and Russian Naval Infantry Part 2" (35-C1055)

Star-Decals

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for BTR-60PB, BTR-70, BRDM-2, BRDM-2 Konkurs & PTS-M

BTR-60PU Detail Set (PE35472) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etch Brass; For Trumpeter Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider