The MT-LB is a Soviet multi-purpose fully amphibious auxiliary armoured tracked vehicle, which was first introduced in the late 1960s. Initially, the vehicle was known as the M 1970 in the west.
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.
Transporter-tractor MT-LB M1B2 designed to perform reconnaissance tasks and escort military convoys and facilities, transport infantry units to the battlefield and effective fire support, the destruction of enemy personnel and lightly armored objectsand also low-flying air targets.
• 30-mm gun 2A42
• 7,62-mm machine gun PKTM
• 30-mm automatic grenade launcher AG-17