JAKARTA, -- Russia created the first prototype of the new tracked armored BT-3F (full name - an armored personnel carrier on the basis of the BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicle). The machine was developed by the Special Design Bureau of Machine Building member of Russia`s Tractor Plants Concern (Russian acronym: TZ, Traktornie Zavody).
As stated earlier this year in an interview with "Moscow Defense Brief" Deputy General Director - Head of Export & current planning KTZ Alexey Losev, GTC at its own expense has designed and developed for the BT-3F, and a prototype is planned to show the exhibition of arms "Army 2016". According to him, Indonesia has already expressed interest in this machine.
About the BT-3F is a tracked armored vehicle floating airtransportable, having weapons, armor protection and high maneuverability. Purpose Machine - to increase mobility and protection of the marine units and units of ground forces.
On the roof of the armored conveyor is installed remotely-controlled weapon station ABS-T with a machine gun 7.62 mm. To observe the terrain and sighting combat module is equipped with a body - a thermal imager with a laser rangefinder. In the future, can be installed virtually any remotely-controlled weapon stations with a machine gun 12.7 mm, 14.5 mm and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher.
Large internal volume of the crew compartment can increase the number of transported paratroopers to 14 people or more to ensure a comfortable stay, use BT-3F to transport a large amount of goods, supplies, equipment, and equipment placement when using armored personnel carriers in as a point of control and intelligence.
The prototype of armored BT-3F amphibious and airportable armored personnel carrier.