The BTR-260 is a six wheeled, lightly armoured vehicle, currently under trials by the Russian Federation’s Army, Marine Forces, and VDV (both conventional and orbital drop). Built specifically for quick response vehicle or reconnaissance the vehicle is a shorter wheel based version of the BTR 290.
The BTR-260 has six wheels, and is propelled by third generation hydrogen fuel cells. The passenger compartment is located to the rear, with seating available around the base of the turret. Forward of the turret is the crew compartment, main drive system, and communications systems. Passenger capacity is 4 in the troop bay accessed through large aft door. Crew is three, driver, gunner, and a commander who also leads the infantry section carried in the IFV model BTR-260. The gunner controls the vehicle as the commander supports the troop section. The initial variant of the BTR 260 mounts a turret equipped with 27MM autocannon and “Punisher” 10 MM gatling weapon. Carries 350 rounds of 27MM, and 12,000 10 MM rounds. Conceptually the 27MM is loaded with armour piercing rounds, while the 10 MM is reserved for anti-infantry use. Lacks dedicated anti-tank system, however 27 MM is significant threat to most light armoured vehicles. 10 MM is capable of very high RPM and well regarded as reliable and accurate. Turret also mounts active countermeasures system, capable of firing smoke, or “Hornet” anti-missile munitions.
The BTR 260 A is now on sale at www.ArmiesArmy.com
The resin and metal vehicle will be £6.50 with a limited time offer of £6.00 for the first few weeks.
Thanks to Paul Volkert for providing some of this excellent background. This will be available in the near future in full for several of my vehicles 🙂