Quite by chance I stumbled on this following video on youtube again, shows some interesting interior details on the BTR-70 APC.
Good song there too.
Anyway I started reading up a bit on the BTR-70 on Wikipedia and there were a couple of surprises in store in that alone.
Firstly, that the BTR-70 still had a troublesome powerplant. I had always got the impression that this was one of the reasons why the BTR-70 was designed in the first place as an attempt to remedy that same issue that apparently plagued the earlier BTR-60? Evidently not...
A so-called BTR-70D is a Ukrainian variant apparently outfitted with a 300hp diesel engine and full-size BTR-80-style hull side doors. That's a fairly comprehensive upgrade really!
Finally, the Wikipedia entry on the related BTR-90 vehicle claims that the vehicle was actually in low-rate production between 2004-2011. This is quite a surprise to me! I've always read prior to this that the BTR-90 had a few tech demonstrators/prototypes but had been cancelled before achieving production status (at the same time that the T-95 was cancelled). So is there much truth to the Wikipedia article or...?
Edited by Gavin-Phillips, 15 May 2019 - 1500 PM.