Russian BTR-60PB UPGRADED
A model of the brand Trumpeter the kit: Russian BTR-60PB UPGRADED – Trumpeter 01545.
Features : The kit consists of over 570 parts -the kit w/refined detail -multi-slide moulded lower hull , upper hull -main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern -Photo-etched fret included
The BTR-60 is the first vehicle in a series of Soviet eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers. It was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the BTR-152 and was seen first time in public in 1961. An order to enter the BTR-60P into Soviet Army service was issued on 13 December 1959. However production started in 1960. First BTR-60Ps were delivered in 1960. It first entered service with the Soviet Army and later the Soviet naval infantry. In early 1960s it replaced the BTR-152 in the role of the basic APC. BTR-60P was first seen by the West in 1961. BTR-60PA entered service with the Soviet Army in 1963 , BTR-60PB did in 1966. As the newer models of BTR-60 appeared the older ones were gradually withdrawn from front-line service. A number of old BTR-60Ps were converted into repair vehicles.
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