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BOV-VP
BOV BSD (2).jpg
Type Armoured Personnel Carrier
Place of origin  Yugoslavia
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designer VTI
Manufacturer TAM
Specifications
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
Primary
armament
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
Operational
range
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.

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Description

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.

Variants

  • 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.

Operators

  •  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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