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History: Armoured Personnel Carrier OT-64

This armoured wheeled amphibious carrier is a combat and transport vehicle used in mechanised, signal and special units. It was constructed in 1959 and jointly manufactured in Czechoslovakia and Poland, and was introduced into both of these armed forces in 1964. The carrier has been in use in many versions in terms of its weapons and additional equipment.

Originally, the carrier was equipped with a 14.5 mm KPVT machine gun with a coupled 7.62 mm SGMT machine gun, which was later replaced by the 7.62 mm PKT tank machine gun. On some later versions of the OT-64A, the KPVT machine gun was replaced by a 12.7 mm NSV anti-aircraft machine gun. At present, the carrier is being downsized in the Czech military.

OT-64 Versions

  • OT-64 – without weapons, used as a medical evacuation version
  • OT-64 A – with weapons
  • OT-64 DTP – repair and maintenance vehicle

Signal and Command Vehicles

  • OT-64R2 R105
  • OT-64R2 R108
  • OT-64R2M
  • OT-64R3MT
  • OT-64R4MT

Basic Technical Data

Type OT-64

  • Combat weight: 13,000 kg
  • Crew: 2 + 18
  • Height: 2,400 mm
  • Width: 2,500 mm
  • Length: 7,450 mm
  • Maximum speed: 94 km per hour
  • Maximum floating speed: 9 km per hour
  • Fuel tanks capacity: 330 litres
  • Operation range: 740 km
  • Maximum width of trench to cross: 2,000 mm

Type OT-64A

  • Combat weight: 13,500 kg
  • Crew: 2 + 8
  • Height: 2,700 mm
  • Width: 2,500 mm
  • Length: 7,450 mm
  • Maximum speed: 94 km per hour
  • Maximum floating speed: 9 km per hour
  • Fuel tanks capacity: 330 litres
  • Operation range: 740 km

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