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Type Armoured Personnel Carrier
Place of origin Yugoslavia
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designer VTI
Manufacturer TAM
Weight 9.1 tonnes (20,062 lbs)
Length 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
Width 2.53 m (8 ft 4 in)
Height 2.33 m (7 ft 8 in)
Crew 2+8[1]

Armor 10-15mm of steel
7.62 mm or 12.7 mm
Engine Deutz F6L413 diesel engine[1]
150 hp (110 kW) at 2650 rpm[1]
Power/weight 25 hp/t
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
500 km (300 mi)
Speed 95 km/h (59 mph)

The BOV (Borbeno Oklopno Vozilo), literally "Combat Armored Vehicle", is an all-wheel drive armoured vehicle manufactured in the former Yugoslavia.[2]


The BOV has a capacity of 10, including a driver, gunner and eight infantrymen.[1] The vehicle has a four-wheel drive and is powered by the Deutz type F 6L 413 F six-cylinder diesel engine developing 150 hp (110 kW) at 2650 rpm.[1]

Service history[edit]

The BOV was used for internal security and military duties. It was most commonly used by territorial defence units, in several variants equipped with machine guns, water cannons, smoke and tear gas dispensers for crowd control and riots.


  • BOV-1 - anti-tank vehicle armed with 6x AT-3 missiles. Also known as POL M-83.[3]
  • BOV-3 - air-defence version with triple M55A4B1 20mm cannon and 1,500 rounds.
  • BOV-30 - prototype air-defence vehicle with twin mounted 30mm guns.
  • BOV-M - armoured personnel carrier for the Milicija. This version is armed with smoke-grenade launchers and a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun.
  • BOV-SN - ambulance version.
  • BOV-VP - armoured personnel carrier for the military police. Also known as M-86.

New developed[edit]

  • BOV M10 - armored vehicle for artillery systems command and control.
  • BOV M11 - armored reconnaissance vehicle.
  • HS M09 BOV-3 - hybrid air-defense system based on BOV-3 with 8 x Strela 2 SAM's mounted on turret.
  • MRČKB BOV-3 - mobile radio communication for battalion commander integrated in to BOV-3 vehicle.


  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina - 42 BOV-VP and 39 BOV-3
  •  Croatia - 40 BOV-3, 37 BOV-1 and 54 BOV-VP(used mainly for peacekeeping) also 36 BOV-M are used by the Police.
  •  Serbia - 86 BOV-VP, 86 BOV-1 and 85 BOV-3
  •  Slovenia - 16 BOV-VP and 28 BOV-M (reserve status)

Former BOV(APC) Operators[edit]


See also[edit]