The AFU uses Romanian TAV-71M armored personnel carriers, a modified version of the Soviet BTR-60PB
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have spotted TAV-71M armored personnel carriers in their hands.
Here's What We Know
This was told by military analysts Oryx. It is not yet known how many of these APCs are in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Also there is no exact information who handed them over. It could be Romania, Croatia or Moldova.
Answering The Call: Heavy Weaponry Supplied To #Ukraine????????- Oryx (@oryxspioenkop) November 18, 2022
- TAB-71M APCs [Delivered by Romania, Croatia or Moldova]
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The TAV-71M is the Romanian modification of the Soviet BTR-60PB. The armored personnel carrier began production in the early 1970s at the Fabrica de Masini Grele Speciale plant in Bucharest. In the 90s it was taken out of production. The APC differs from the Soviet version in that it has two more powerful French-made Saviem 797-05 engines and a slightly different design of the rear of the body. On one tank the TAV-71M can travel up to 500 km. The APC can swim. It is equipped with two machine guns.