Having been in the British army, and been in a mechanised battalion, i was wondering what people thought of the BTR 60/70/80/82A vs western wheeled APC's?
I personally thought that the Russians and other ex soviet nations using the BTR 60/70/80, had the better vehicle, and now with upgrades like the BTR 82A, this made the series a lot better and a very capable wheeled APC on the battlefield. When i was in the British we used the Saxon (brought into service in the early 80's) which to be honest wasnt up to the job, was really only suitable for riot control in N. Ireland. The Saxon was terrible for overturning and wasnt the greatest off road and the armour could handle upto 7.62mm providing it was beyond 100m, and the only weapon it had was a 7.62mm GPMG.
Compaired to the BTR 60 which came out in 1959, same armour protection, but more space, better off road capability, fully amphibious, and had a 7.62mm and 14.5mm all this for a vehicle 20yrs older than the Saxon.
So whats everyone elses view on the BTR 60/70/80/82A compaired to other western wheeled APC's?????????