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BTR-40 2018-12-08

Post War Soviet Apc

  1. MatteM
    From Wikipedia:

    "The BTR-40 is a Soviet non-amphibious, wheeled armoured personnel carrier and reconnaissance vehicle. It is often referred to as the Sorokovka in Soviet service. It is also the first mass-produced Soviet APC. It was eventually replaced in the APC role by the BTR-152 and in the scout car role by the BRDM-1.

    The BTR-40 began to enter service with two other Warsaw Pact members in late 1949, namely East Germany and Poland, where it was used as a standard APC until more advanced vehicles like the BTR-152 were available. The last BTR-40s were withdrawn from Warsaw Pact countries in the early 1970s. The vehicle was also sold to many Arab and African nations in the late 1950s and early 1960s."

    Textures included are Israeli, Desert, Jungle, Soviet and one version I dedicated to Mali, not sure how realistic but looks good.

    BTR-40 Preview.jpg

    Credit to Walter Hawkwood whose M113.nif I rigged the model on.