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BTR-80A Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle/

Personnel Carrier

Hungarian Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and Others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1994
Manufactured by: Arzamas Machinery Contruction Plant
Crew: 3+7
Armament: Main: 30mm Cannon; 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-80A is an uparmed variant of the BTR-80 APC including being equipped with a new turret, externally mounting the weapons.  Some references describe this as an Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle, while others describe it as an Armored Personnel Carrier.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
BTR-80A APC Photos (Hungary) Dave Haugh - Content Editor
BTR-80A APC Photos (Hungary) Luis Pitarch - Spain

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
BTR-80A APC Photos & Information Army Guide Website
BTR-80A APC Photos & Information Military Today Website


Reference Author
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Fourth Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Magyar Honvedseg: Vehicles of the Modern Hungarian Army (Tankograd Publications) Panzcel Matyas

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BTR-80A APC (01595) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BTR-80A APC Model Kit (3560) Zvezda 1/35 Plastic; Modified Dragon BTR-80 model kit.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BTR-80 & BTR-80A Mirrors (M357157) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 "Peel and Stick" Series; For Trumpeter Kits
"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.
BTR-80A Wheel Set (35042) MiniArm 1/35 Resin.
BTR-80 Engine Compartment (339) SP Designs 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter BTR-80 & BTR-80A Kits.
BTR-80A Replacement Wheels (239) SP Designs 1/35 Resin.

“ISAF #4: Afghanistan Peacekeepers” (35-C1282)



Decals; Includes Markings for the BRDM-2, BTR-80A & VBL.

"ISAF-Afghanistan # 3: Peacekeepers from Bulgaria, Hungary and Portugal" (72-A1102)



Decals; Includes Markings for the BRDM-2, BTR-80A & Panhard VBL.

BTR-80A APC Basic Detail Set (With Smoke Dischargers) (PE35757) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider