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BTR-50 armored personnel carrier

Country of Origin: Russia


Based on the PT-76 light tank chassis, the BTR-50 was the principal tracked APC in the Soviet army for most of the 1960s and 1970s. It is now been replaced in Russian army service by the BMP-2 and newer BTRs.

The BTR-50 has a short, nearly flat nose and a shallow glacis. The glacis has a driver's position in the center protected by an armored shutter and vision block. To the driver's left is a rounded commander's position that resembles an armored conning tower; it is pierced by...

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