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Ukraine civil war spawns new BTR-4 variant

30th October 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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Lessons learnt from Ukraine's bloody civil war in the east has influenced the development of yet another variant of the BTR-4 wheeled 8x8 IFV, which now appears to offer enhanced combat survivability, 

Manufactured by Ukraine’s Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau, the new BTR-4MV1 was demonstrated earlier this month with an all-new forward hull. 

In previous BTR-4 variants the driver and commander are accommodated side by side and have armoured windows and individual side doors. The new BTR-4MV1, however, has a redesigned front lacking windows and side doors with the driver entering via a hatch instead.

This version also boasts improved

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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