MT-LB APC of Bangladesh

TypeArmored personnel carrier
Place of origin Soviet Union
Weight11,900 kg (26,235 lb)
Length6.45 m (21.2 ft)
Width2.86 m (9.4 ft)
Height1.865 m (6.1 ft)
Crew2 (+ 11 passengers)

Armor14mm max.
7.62mm PKT machine-gun
2,500 rounds
EngineYaMZ 238, V-8 diesel
240 hp at 2,100 rpm
Power/weight20 hp/tonne
SuspensionTorsion bar
500 km (310 mi) (road)
Speed61 km/h (38 mph) (road)
30 km/h (19 mph) (off-road)
5 to 6 km/h (in the water)


The crew, a driver and a commander/gunner sit in a compartment at the front of the vehicle, with the engine behind them. A compartment at the rear enables up to 11 infantry to be carried or a cargo of up to 2,000 kg. A load of 6,500 kg can be towed. The vehicle is fully amphibious, being propelled by its tracks in the water.
A small turret at the front of the vehicle fits a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun with 360 degree manual traverse and an elevation of -5 to +30 degrees. The vehicle is lightly armoured against small arms and shell splinters with a thickness of 3 to 10 mm of steel. The infantry compartment has two hatches over the top, which open forwards. There are 4 firing ports - two in the both sides of the hull, the other two in the rear twin doors of the infantry compartment.
The driver is provided with a TVN-2 infra-red periscope, which in combination with the OU-3GK infra-red/white light search light provides a range of about 40 m. All vehicles include an NBC system.


  • bangladesh army has 80+ MT-LB (Captured during Op. Desert Storm & are ex-Iraqi and after that many were bought)

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