BTR-94

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BTR-94
BTR-94.jpg
A BTR-94 being transported to Iraq as a donation from the Jordanian government, 2004
Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin Ukraine
Service history
Used by Jordan, Iraq, Ukraine
Wars Iraq War
Specifications
Weight 13.6 tonnes
Length 7.65 m
Width 2.90 m
Height 2.80 m
Crew 3 +10 passengers

Armor Classified
Main
armament
twin 23x152mm 2A7M cannon
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm PKT machine gun
Engine diesel engine
300 hp
Suspension wheeled 8×8
Ground clearance 475 mm
Fuel capacity 300 litres
Operational
range
600 km
Speed 85 km/h, 9 km/h swim

The BTR-94 is a Ukrainian amphibious armoured personnel carrier (Bronetransporter), a modification of the Soviet eight-wheeled BTR-80. The BTR-94's turret BAU-23x2[1] is larger than the BTR-80's BPU-1 and is fitted with a twin 23x152mm gun 2A7M with 200 rounds, a coaxial KT-7.62 machinegun with 2,000 rounds, six 81 mm smoke grenade launchers and a combined optical sight 1PZ-7-23. Each 2A7M gun has a max. rate of fire of 850 rds/min. The same gun is mounted on the ZSU-23-4. The BAU-23x2 module can also be mounted on other armoured vehicles like the BTR-70 or Ratel IFV.

Jordan ordered 50 BTR-94's in 1997, the first vehicles were delivered in 2000. Iraq has 50 BTR-94's donated by Jordan in 2004 for use by the Mechanized Police Brigade.[2]

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