BTR-60PB in Syria

BTR-60PB is an armored personell carrier (APC) Instead of tracks it has wheels like the Stryker. It is armed with the heavy 14.5mm machine gun and additional 7.62mm machine gun. It can withstand small arms fire, but heavy caliber machine guns can knock it out. Because of it's light armor, it is not recommended to use it in heavy fighting. The APC can be found in the games Combat Mission: Shock Force and Combat Mission: Afghanistan.

Technical informationEdit

  • 14.5mm KPVT heavy MG mounted in the turret
  • 7.62mm MG mounted in the turret
  • Steel armor
  • 2xGAZ-40P 6-cylinder gasoline engine
  • Weighs 10.3 tons
  • Ammo:
    • 14.5mm AP-I (200 rounds)
    • 7.62mm (200 rounds)
  • Crew: 2 (gunner, driver)
  • Passengers: 9

Variants in the gameEdit

Base game (CMSF):

  • BTR-60PB: The BTR-60 is the first vehicle in a series of Soviet eight-wheeled armored personnel carriers. It was developed in the late 1950s and was mass produced in the 1960s through mid 1970s. The welded steel boat-shaped hull protects against small arms fire and shrapnel. The BTR-60PB is the last modification of the BTR-60 series, featuring a small turret fitted with an unstabilized KPVT 14.5 mm heavy machine gun with an improved sighting system. Syria has around 600 in use with Regular and Reserve formations.
  • BTR-60PBK: The command version of the standard BTR-60PB is the BTR-60PBK. It is identifiable by the extra radio antennas mounted on the top hull. Otherwise, it is no different than a standard BTR-60PB.

Base game (CMA):

  • BTR-60PB: As the first eight-wheeled APC in the Soviet Armed Forces, the BTR-60 was designed in the late 50’s and was mass produced in the 60’s. It went through a few iterations, eventually ending at the PB variant (amphibious, with turret) with a closed hull and armored turret, equipped with a 14.5 KPVT machinegun paired with a 7.62mm PKT machinegun. The passenger  compartment has a capacity for 9 solders. Its armor can protect from small caliber bullets and shrapnel.


  • Combat Mission: Shock Force game manual version 1.20
  • Combat Mission: Afghanistan game manual
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