BA-64 PTRS: This is a very unique and rare vehicle, but it does exist with photographic proof! It is lucky that I found it.
In 1941, the only light armoured car in service of the USSR was the BA20M, and it was getting obsolete. Seeing the success of the Sd.kfz 221/222’s , it needed a replacement. So GAZ developed an armoured car based on the GAZ 64 car. The original BA-64 only had a 7.62mm machine gun which was quite lacklustre, so there were attempts to up arm the vehicle, for example the SG-43 machine gun, the DShK 12.7mm heavy machine gun and the PTRS-41 anti-tank rifles. The PTRS has shown promise in defeating lightly armoured vehicles, even some medium tanks, but production attempts were halted due to the development of the BA-64D and only a very few amount of BA-64 with PTRS were tested. There were also some unofficial field modified BA-64s to carry the anti-tank rifles.
Playstyle and In-game stuff:
The BA-64 PTRS (from now will be called PTRS car for sake of simplicity) will fit perfectly at br1.0 rank 1. The PTRS car can penetrate about 49 mm of armour at point blank range, which is even better than the T-60. With High speed and 7.62mm proof armour, the PTRS car can play very well in the flanking role. High fire rate makes it able to engage on multiple enemies at a time. You can even bring it up to 6.0-8.0 range to hunt down IFV’s and light tanks, see the enemies rage for fun !!
Armour: rolled steel
Front: Hull top- 12mm at 40 deg , Hull middle- 6mm at 84 deg , Hull bottom- 9mm at 30-52 deg.
Sides: Top- 6-9mm at 30 deg , Bottom- 6-7mm at 30 deg.
Back: Top- 9mm at 30 deg , Bottom- 6mm at 35 deg.
Others: Hull roof- 6mm , Hull floor- 4mm.
Turret: all round 9mm, open topped
Weight: 2.36 tons
Mobility: 50 hp GAZ-MM engine , power to weight is 21.19 hp/t , top speed 80 km/h , 4x4 drive
Armour Pen (14.5mm BS-41 armour piercing shell, weighing 70g)
Muzzle velocity: 1020-1060 m/s (sources differ)
Fire rate: 15 rounds/m , 5 rounds in a clip
Shells: B-32 , BS-41 (tracer shell)
gun angles: turret can rotate 360 degrees, elevation 54 deg and depression -13 deg (judging by the increased size of the rifle and its placement)
Crewmates amount: 2 (driver and commander)
The front BA-64 has the PTRS anti tank rifle.
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