KMBD & Cockerill BTR-3E (CSE 90LP) - Royal Thai Army’s Heavier Support Vehicle
Hi and welcome to my 27th suggestion, which is about the Thai BTR-3E with CSE 90LP turret, hope you like it.
First of all:
- This is a suggestion for a Vehicle we could see in game at some point in the Future , that doesn´t mean next Patch or somewhere in the near Future
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Originating in 2000, the BTR-3 was tied to a project aimed at meeting the specifications of the UAE’s ADCOM company for their Marine Corps. The first being the BTR-3U “Guardian,” derived from the BTR-94, a modernized version of the old soviet BTR-80.
A collaborative effort ensued involving Ukraine’s KMDB, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Artillery and Small Arms, ADCOM Manufacturing Company Ltd. (UAE), Deutz AG (Germany), and Allison Transmission (USA). The production spanned ten enterprises within the Ukroboronprom concern.
Initially, hull production was linked to Azovmash plant in Mariupol and possibly Lozovsky Forging and Mechanical Plant, later consolidating at the Kiev Armored Plant.
Thailand turned out as a significant client, acquiring lot of BTR-3Es. The Royal Thai Army and Navy invested in these vehicles for many purposes, aiming to create a mobile Infantry regiment. The initial delivery of 96 BTR-3Es included different variants; armored personnel carriers, command vehicles, ambulances, mortar carriers, anti-tank units, and recovery vehicles. Additionally, a handful of units were provided for free by the Ukrainian government, alongside maintenance contracts.
The Royal Thai Marine Corps received a set of BTR-3Es, replacing the aging V-150. Additional orders followed, reflecting Thailand’s high interest in these vehicles. Notably, in 2015, a framework agreement was signed at the Defense & Security-2015 arms exhibition, indicating Thailand’s intention to start local production of BTR-3Es and spare parts.
The BTR-3E1, now fitted with the Cockerill CSE 90LP turret, brings diversity for varying combat needs; according to the manufacturer.
The Cockerill CSE 90LP turret uses the Cockerill CMI 90mm low pressure gun, able to fire APFSDS and HE rounds rounds. With electric gun drives and digital fire control systems, this turret ensures reliability and precision across different scenarios.
The BTR-3E1, powered by the Diesel engine UTD-20 and featuring an 8x8 chassis, showcases robustness with a maximum road speed of 95 km/h and an impressive 850 km range. Safety measures, such as the automatic double-action fire extinguishing system in the engine compartment, bolster its reliability in challenging combat situations.
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