franco wrote:Militarov wrote:franco wrote:Militarov wrote:GarryB wrote:BTRs have better sea keeping properties than heavier BMPs, plus the naval infantry are the poor second cousins... they will reportedly get their own model Kurganets adapted for sea keeping.
I remember them mentioning first 2-3 years ago how specialised version of BMP3 was made for them, later they stopped talking about it and these modernised BTR80s started appearing instead. Yeah i heard about Kurg 25 based vehicle for them but till it comes they should do something as stopgap solution coz their armor looks quite sad i must admit, they seem always being pushed aside.
Those in the West appear to be getting the BTR82AM first.
Yes, those are refubrished BTR80s to the level of BTR-82A. And their designation is BTR82AM. They are easy to recognise they have welded swim barrier at the front.
Not much sense in making new BTR82's when the Boomerang is almost ready to go into production.
That we shall see, i dont belive anything till i see them rolling from the production line, and even if/when they do, naval infantry will again be the last to get them. What i am saying is that they should deliver them more of these refubrished BTR80 models, coz look what they are using on the video, its kinda sad.