KAMAZ-43269 "Vystrel" (BPM-97) on Russian Expo Arms 2009 in Nizhny Tagil
|Type||Wheeled armored personnel carrier|
|Place of origin||Russia|
|In service||1999 - present|
|Used by||Russian Border Guard|
|Manufacturer||Kamskiy avtomobilny zavod|
|Produced||1999 - present|
|Number built||50± |
|Weight||10.5 metric tonnes|
|Height||2.3 m (1.83 m without armament)|
|Crew||2 + 8 -12 passengers  |
2 + 6 passengers (BTR-40B)
|Engine||KAMAZ 740.10-20 240 hp V8 diesel|
240 hp 
|Suspension||4x4 wheel, leaf spring|
|Ground clearance||400 mm|
|Fuel capacity||270 l|
|1100 km on roads|
The BPM-97 (Boyevaya Pogranichnaya Mashina - "Battle Vehicle of the Border Guard") or Выстрел (Vystrel) is the Russian military designation for the KAMAZ 43269 Vystrel 4x4 wheeled mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle. It is still in the prototype phase and only two being produced were fitted with several different turrets like the one of the BTR-80A. The vehicle is based on the KAMAZ-43269 and as the name suggests was designed for the Russian Border Guards. The latest model has bulletproof side windows and no gun turret. It has been ordered by Kazakhstan and by the MVD Internal Troops, Federal Prison Service and EMERCOM.
History[edit | edit source]
Development began in 1997 at the initiative of the head of the Russian Border Guard Service Andrei Nikolaev. Armored vehicle meant to replace the main transport border guards the GAZ-66. But after a government funding default in 1998 and the much delayed public funding of the project finally stopped. In order to offset the cost of the development in the absence of government orders, machines were allowed to be sold to civilian companies. The armored vehicle was used for the transportation of explosives, money and valuable goods. After receiving permission in 2005, some cars were sold to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Production of the "Vystrel" is ongoing at the JSC "Remdizel" plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. Where the armoured body and KAMAZ 4326 truck chassis are integrated.
Description[edit | edit source]
The hull is made of welded Aluminium alloy - The upper part of the shell withstands hits from a 12.7x108mm - NSV machine gun at a distance of 300 metres, the lower part from 7.62x54mmR SVD rifles at a distance of 30 m.
The vehicle is divided into the engine compartment and separate crew areas. The body has both side and rear doors, and roof hatches for exiting.
Armament[edit | edit source]
Armament varies, the BPM-97 is available with pintle mounted or turret mounted 7.62 mm, 12.7 mm machine guns such as the Kord 12.7mm, 14.5 mm KPV heavy machine guns in a BTR-80 type turret, and a combination turret fitted with a sighting device with 30 mm cannon and 30 mm AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers.
Variants[edit | edit source]
An upgraded KAMAZ-43269 Vistrel with new windscreen and wipers, updated air intake and NBC protection system was introduced during 2011 Exhibition of military vehicles at Bronnitsy test range.
Users[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Jane's Armour and Artillery 2005–2006.
- "Pancerni 2"
- Nikolai Mordovtsev "Vystrel" gryanet ... Driving № 2 2006 g.
See also[edit | edit source]
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to BPM-97.|
- Official Kurganmash website (Russian)
- Official Remidzel Factory site (Russian)
- Article at Legion
- Pics at Military Photos
- the Vystrel in service.
- Video of BPM-97
- KAMAZ-43269 Vistrel walkaround
- Upgraded KAMAZ-43269 Vistrel walkaround
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