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Wikipedia information:
The BTR-40 (, from , or Bronetransporter, literally "armoured transporter".) is a Soviet non-amphibious, wheeled armoured personnel carrier and reconnaissance vehicle.[3] It is often referred to as the Sorokovka in Soviet service.[4] It is also the first mass-produced Soviet APC. It was eventually replaced in the APC role by the BTR-152 and in the scout car role by the BRDM-1.
The BTR-40's development began in early 1947 at the design bureau of the Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (Gorkovsky Automobile Factory) under the leadership of V. A. Dedkov. The concept was a successor to the BA-64B armoured car which went out of production in 1946. The design team also included L. W. Kostikin and P.I. Muziukin. Two prototypes designated BTR-141 were completed in 1947. The first was armed with two coaxial 14.5 mm KPVT heavy machine guns on a rotatable mount which was protected by armour plate at the front and sides. The second had no fixed armament. Neither one was accepted for service. In 1950 two new prototypes were produced. Those had a different shape of armour including an upright rear armour. Again one prototype had no fixed armament and the second was armed with two coaxial 14.5 mm KPVT heavy machine guns. These were accepted into service as BTR-40 and BTR-40A respectively.[5]
The vehicle's drawbacks, such as its poor cross-country performance and problems with crossing water obstacles, compelled the design team to produce, in late 1954, what was planned to be an amphibious variant of the BTR-40. It received the designation BTR-40P (with the 'P' standing for pławajuszczij - "swimming"). During the design process, the vehicle moved away from the APC concept and became an amphibious armoured scout car. It received a new designation - BRDM.




















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Kirill Simerzin
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Dr. Monster
  November 22, 2013
Great MOC! Nice subject choice and cool figures too.
  November 22, 2013
okay, thanks. i'll see what happens
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  November 22, 2013
Quoting sam the first i love this!! nice build! can you help with rendering files? i tried, but it came up with 'the disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. please remove the write protection from the volume LDD to POV-Ray Includes in drive Device 0000076' when i clicked on run. what does this mean?!
Oh, I'm afraid that I can't help you - but I can render your model:-) - you can contact me: kirillsimerzin@mail.ru
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  November 22, 2013
i love this!! nice build! can you help with rendering files? i tried, but it came up with 'the disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. please remove the write protection from the volume LDD to POV-Ray Includes in drive Device 0000076' when i clicked on run. what does this mean?!
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  November 22, 2013
Quoting Gabor Pauler Excellent proportions again. I especially love your rendering of Kalashnikov assault rifles. Did you use them on earlier models, or it is new? One drawback of BTR-40 was very limited defence against home made incidentary devices. We burned lot of them in urban warfare of Budapest revolt against Soviet rule in November, 1956.
Thanks for the commenting)) This is my hobby - emboding various guns in minifigure scale. Frankly speaking, my variant of "Kalashnikov" seems more like AK-74 (not AKM from 50-60s years) - maybe i'll post later my pack of soviet weaponry:-) It's clear that open-roof APCs are vulnerable from top-points of fire.
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  November 22, 2013
Excellent proportions again. I especially love your rendering of Kalashnikov assault rifles. Did you use them on earlier models, or it is new? One drawback of BTR-40 was very limited defence against home made incidentary devices. We burned lot of them in urban warfare of Budapest revolt against Soviet rule in November, 1956.
 
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