HOMEABOUT USWHAT'S NEWFORUMLINKS



Please Support our Sponsors
 
   

BTR-4 Armored Personnel Carrier Series

BTR-4E With Parus Turret


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Ukraine (and others including Indonesia, Iraq, Myanmar & Nigeria)
First Produced/Service Dates: 2008
Manufactured by: Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
Crew: Up to 3+8 (Depending on Variant)
Armament: Turret*: Main: 30mm (ZTM-1) Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm (PKT) Machine Gun or 30mm (AG-17) Automatic Grenade Launcher; Anti-Tank: (2) 9P135M Konkurs or Baryer Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
Engine: 3 Cylinder (3TD) Diesel Engine or 6 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (Deutz BF6M 1015 CP)
Miscellaneous Info: The amphibious BTR-4 is referred to as an armored personnel carrier (APC), but is built in a modular fashion so that the rear fighting/troop compartment can be configured to fit particular weapon systems and/or fulfill different missions/roles.  However, most of the variants seen in service have more "robust" armaments mounted than traditional APC's, and are similar to Infantry Fighting Vehicles.  Although similar to the BTR-70 APC and BTR-80 APC series, it is not directly derived from either.  Variants of the BTR-4 series are the BREM-4K Repair and Recovery Vehicle, BRM-4K Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle, BSEM-4K Ambulance, BTR-4K Command Vehicle, and BTR-4KSh Command/Staff Vehicle.  There have been references made to the MOP-4K Fire Support Vehicle as being a variant, but we have not been able to confirm its existence.

The BTR-4E series also includes a number of improved or specially built vehicles for International customers.  The most common is the BTR-4E APC, which is the technically the "export" version of the standard APC, although Ukraine fields a large number of them.  That variant has some improvements and upgrades that were to make it more appealing to international purchasers; the most notable is that it is fitted with the Deutz BF6M 1015 CP engine.  Otherwise, externally, the BTR-4 and BTR-4E are hard to distinguish. Other examples of these improved vehicles include the uparmored BTR-4E1, BTR-4EN (specific to Nigeria) and BTR-4M, with improved amphibious capabilities as built for the Indonesian Naval Infantry.

Finally, two further attempts were made by the manufacturer to substantially improve/upgrade the base vehicle design. These changes resulted in vehicles that are quite different in appearance.  They are the BTR-4MV, followed by the further upgraded BTR-4MV1.  Both so far have only made it to the prototype stage and no production has yet occurred.

*The BTR-4E can mount a myriad of different turrets or remote control weapon systems that are fitted by the manufacturer by choice of the customer.  The most commonly mounted is the BM-7 Parus remote controlled turret (specifications above).  Some others are the BAU-23x2 turret, which is fitted with two (2) 23mm (2A7M) Cannon and a 7.62mm (PKT) MG; the BM GROM turret, which mounts a 30mm (ZTM-2) Cannon, 7.62mm MG, 30mm (AG-17) AGL and four (4) Konkurs or Baryer ATGM's; and the BM-3M Shturm turret, which is fitted with a 30mm Cannon, 7.62mm MG or 30mm AGL and two (2) ATGM's.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-4 APC Photos Ukrainian Ministry of Defence
BTR-4 APC (GROM Turret) Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
BTR-4 APC (Parus Turret) Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
  BTR-4 APC (Parus Turret) Photo U.S. Army
      BTR-4 APC (Shturm) Turret) Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
BTR-4E (Parus) APC Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
BTR-4E (Parus) APC Photos UkroBoronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry)
BREM-4K Repair and Recovery Vehicle Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
    BREM-4K Repair and Recovery Vehicle Photos UkroBoronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry)
BSEM-4K Armored Ambulance Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
   BSEM-4K Armored Ambulance Photo UkroBoronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry)
  BTR-4K Command Vehicle Photo Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
        BTR-4KSh Command/Staff Vehicle Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
      BTR-4M APC Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
   BTR-4M APC Photo (Indonesia) UkroBoronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry)
    BTR-4MV (Prototype) APC Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
BTR-4MV1 (Prototype) APC Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
      BTR-4MV1 (Prototype) APC Photos UkroBoronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry)

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Army Guide.com
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Army Recognition.com
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Global Security.org
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Military Factory.com
BTR-4 APC Series Information & Photos Military-Today.com
BTR-4E APC Series Information & Photos Army Recognition.com
BTR-4E APC Series Information & Photos Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
BTR-4MV (Prototype) APC Information & Photos Military-Today.com
BTR-4MV1 (Prototype) APC Information & Photos Military-Today.com

Printed

Reference Author
Vehicules Blindes de Combat Roues (Wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicles) 8x8 (Histoire & Collections) Youri Obraztsov

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ukrainian BTR-4E APC Model Kit IBG Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic; Coming soon as of May 2022.
Ukrainian BTR-4E (Early) APC Model Kit (37100) Miniart 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Coming soon as of May 2022.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider