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|Type||Armored personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Finland|
|In service||1943 - ?|
|Wars||World War II|
|Crew||2 - 10|
The BT-43 was a Finnish armored personnel carrier prototype, designed during the Second World War. It was developed from the Soviet-made BT-7 tank, which had been captured in large quantities during the Winter War and early Continuation War.
In May 1943, a request was made for an armored personnel carrier capable of carrying 20 men. It was decided to convert some BT series into BT-43 carriers. The prototype was not a great success and no further development took place. The BT-43 appeared clumsy and with a high profile, it did not look like a standard armored personnel carrier. The turret was removed, and a wooden platform was located on the modified hull. The result was more suited for the role of an armored supply carrier. It was not considered a front line type vehicle.