The BTR-90 is an 8 x 8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier developed in Russia.

The BTR-90 is an 8 x 8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier developed in Russia. Designed in 1993, and first shown publicly in 1994.

It is a larger version of the BTR-80 vehicle, fitted with a BMP-2 turret. Armour protection is improved compared with the BTR-80, giving protection from 14.5 mm projectiles over the frontal arc.

The BTR-90 has been developed with the combat experience gained on the BTR-80 armoured vehicle. A heavier armour has been provided to achieve enhanced survivability on the battlefield. The powerplant is located in the aft, the combat compartment in the front and the troops compartment in the middle of the body.


The gunner and the commander are accommodated in the turret, and the driver and seven infantryman in the middle of the body. Top and side hatches have been provided to facilitate mount/dismount operations.

The BTR-90's turret accommodates all the weaponry. The weapon package includes the 30mm 2A42 automatic gun, the 30mm AGS-17 grenade launcher, and one coaxial 7.62mm machine gun.


An integrated fire control system ensures target kill on the move and in adverse weather conditions. A Kornet anti-tank missile launcher system can be integrated on the turret.

BTR-90 Specifications
Type Eight wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier
Manufacturer Arzamas machinery Construction Plant
Crew 3 + 7 troops
Armament 30mm cannon, 7.62mm machine gun, AT-5 anti-tank guided weapon
Length 7.6m
Height 3m
Width 3.2m
Weight 21 tonnes
Powerplant Turbocharged multi-fuel engine producing 510hp (380kW)
Performance Max speed 100km/h road, 9km/h water, range 800km