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  Russian BTR-80 Armored Personnel Carrier - Imperial Guard Troops, Parade Dress (1:72 Scale)
Russian BTR-80 Armored Personnel Carrier - Imperial Guard Troops, Parade Dress

Easy Model Russian BTR-80 Armored Personnel Carrier - Imperial Guard Troops, Parade Dress




 
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Product Code: EM35017

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Easy Model EM35017 Russian BTR-80 Armored Personnel Carrier - Imperial Guard Troops, Parade Dress (1:72 Scale) "By powerful artillery fire, air strikes, and a wave of attacking tanks, we're supposed to swiftly crush the enemy."
- Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov

The BTR-80 is an 8x8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed by the Soviet Union. Production started in 1986 with the intent to replace two previous versions, the BTR-60 and BTR-70, then in service with the Soviet army.

The Soviets modified the truncated cone turret used on the BTR-70 for the BTR-80 by redesigning the mantlet. This allows the 14.5-mm and coaxial 7.62-mm machine guns to be elevated to a maximum of 60 degrees. This high angle of fire is useful in engaging targets on steep mountainsides, such as those in Afghanistan. It may also give the BTR-80 increased air defense capability. The Soviets have also modified the design and positioning of the firings ports; the ports are now round, rather than tear-shaped, and have ball mounts similar to those used on the BMP. The forward firing ports now sit in angled recesses which allow the individual weapons to fire to the front of the vehicle.

The redesigned side doors are split horizontally. The upper portion opens forward; this gives dismounting troops some protection against small arms fire from the front of the vehicle. The lower portion opens down, forming a step. Six smoke grenade projectors are mounted on the rear of the turret.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a Russian BTR-80 armored personnel carrier that served with the Imperial Guard Troops. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches

Release Date: October 2007

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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