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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

"The Iranian defense industry has unveiled a new 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier based on a Soviet-made BTR-60PB , called Heidar-7 or Heydar-7. The BTR-60PB is Soviet-made 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) which was developed in the late 1950s to replace the BTR-152 6x6 APC and was first seen in public in 1961…"


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Apache 610 Oct 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

The article states it's equipped with reactive armor. The basic BTR-60 armor is so thin, that 'normal' reactive armor would effect the vehicle and crew.

I'm surprised they did not add a 'mid-ship' crew door, like BTR-70 and later. Looks like the passengers still debus from top side?

Interesting that the Iranians seem to have 'cloned' the US Desert MarPat camouflage uniform.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa10 Oct 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Yeah, I wondered about the reactive armour, but my knowledge is less than upto date.

ScoutJock11 Oct 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Those are cereal boxes…

SouthernPhantom11 Oct 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

New? It's an early Cold War-era design with armor it may or may not be able to use without killing its crew. That's not new, just poorly thought-out.

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