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Type Armoured Personnel Carrier
Place of origin  Yugoslavia
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designer VTI
Manufacturer TAM
Weight 9.1 tonnes (20,062 lbs)
Length 5.7 m (18.70 ft)
Width 2.53 m (8.30 ft)
Height 2.33 m (7.64 ft)
Crew 2+8[1]

Armor 10-15mm of steel
7.62 mm or 12.7 mm
Engine Deutz F6L413 diesel engine[1]
150 hp (110 kW) at 2650 rpm[1]
Power/weight 25 hp/t
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
500 km (300 mi)
Speed 95 km/h (59 mph)

The BOV (Borbeno Oklopno Vozilo) is a wheeled 4x4 armoured personnel carrier designed and built in the former Yugoslavia.



BOV has a crew of 2, a driver and a commander, and can transport up to eight fully equipped infantrymen.[1] The vehicle has a four-wheel drive and is powered by the Deutz type F 6L 413 F six-cylinder diesel engine developing 150 hp (110 kW) at 2650 rpm.[1]

Service history

BOV was used for internal security and military duties. The Yugoslav Federal Secretariat for Internal Affairs controlled a federal paramilitary force, the People's Militia, which operated numerous BOV-M armored vehicles equipped with machine guns, water cannons, smoke and tear gas launchers for crowd control and riot situations.


  • BOV-1 - anti-tank vehicle armed with 6x 9M14 "Malyutka" missiles. Also known as POLO M-83.
  • BOV-3 - air-defence version with triple M55A4B1 20mm cannon and 1,500 rounds.
    • HS M09 - hybrid air-defence system of BOV-3 with 8x Strela-2 SAM's.
  • BOV-30 - prototype air-defence vehicle with twin mounted 30mm guns.
  • BOV-M - armoured personnel carrier for the Milicija. This version is armed with smoke-grenade launchers and a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun.
  • BOV-SN - Ambulance version.
  • BOV-VP - armoured personnel carrier for the military police (Vojna Policija). Also known as M-86.


  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina - 34 BOV-VP and 39 BOV-3
  •  Croatia - 44 BOV-3, 37 BOV-1 and 54 BOV-VP(used mainly for peacekeeping)
  •  Serbia - 58 BOV-VP, 84 BOV-1 and 65 BOV-3
  •  Slovenia - 12 BOV-VP and 28 BOV-M (reserve status)
  •  Yugoslavia - Passed on to successor states


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