Belarus continues to develop its own military equipment. Another novelty was presented by the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT), developed armored personnel carrier BTR-V2.
MZKT announced the demonstration of the new Belarusian armored personnel carrier BTR-V2 at the MILEX-2021 exhibition, which will take place in Minsk with 23 by 26 June. As reported on the website of the Goskomvoenprom, The armored personnel carrier is an initiative development of the enterprise in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus and in the future should replace the existing fleet of BMP-1 and BMP-2, as well as BTR-70 and BTR-80, in service with the Belarusian army.
The press release states, that the Russian BTR-82A was used as a prototype for the BTR-V2, the machine was created taking into account the requirements for modern armored vehicles and with the maximum use of Belarusian components.
Gross weight of a new car – 19.900 kg, diesel Weichai Power WP13.480А0 power 480 HP. with hydromechanical 6-speed gearbox provides highway speed – to 110 kmh, afloat - to 10 kmh. For movement on water, two water jet propellers are installed. Crew of three people + landing 8 human. Protection against small arms and weapons of mass destruction declared.
In the basic version, an armored personnel carrier is equipped with a combat module with a 30-mm 2A42 automatic cannon with two-tape power supply, coaxial machine gun PKT caliber 7,62 mm and installation of ATGM. However, the armament may vary depending on the customer., provides for the installation of a remotely controlled module or other weapons.