Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
BTR-80 (GAZ-5903) - Base Series Designation for wheeled armored personnel carrier.
BTR-80M - Improved BTR-80 APC; new tire style; fitted with DMZ-238M2 series engine delivering 240 horsepower; lengthened hull; appearing in 1993.
BTR-82 - Improved armor protection; night vision capable; 300 horsepower engine; GPS navigation; BTR-80A-style turret; prototype appearing in 2009.
BTR-80K (GAZ-59031) - Command Vehicle; increased communications equipment; identifiable antenna mast.
BTR-80A (GAZ-59034) - Infantry Fighting Vehicle; fitted with 30mm 2A72 cannon in turret; day and night sights.
BTR-80S - Based on the BTR-80A but with 14.5mm KPVT heavy machine gun armament.
BTR-80AK - Command Vehicle of the BTR-80A model; single firing port on hull right side; two "whip antenna" at rear hull corners.
BRDM-3 - Reconnaissance Vehicle; based on the BTR-80AK; day/night sighting.
BTR-82A - Improved armor protection; night vision capable; GPS navigation; engine of 300 horsepower output; prototype appearing in 2009.
2S23 "Nona-SVK" - Fire Support Vehicle; fitted with 120mm 2A60 mortar system.
BREM-K (GAZ-59033) - Armored Recovery Vehicle
BTR-80 PBKM (KM-80) - Command Vehicle with increased radio communications equipment.
RKhM-4 - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Vehicle
RKhM-4-01 - Improved RKhM-4; modernized
RKhM-4-02 - Upgraded RKhM-4
RPM-2 (NKR) - Radiological Reconnaissance Platform; appearing in 2000.
R-149BMRA - Command and Signals Vehicle
R-439-BK1 - Satellite Communications Platform
"Tajfun" - Proposed Variant for base security forces; 7.62mm armament; Kredo-1 radar system.
ZS-88 - Psychological Operations Vehicle; fitting loudspeaker system.
ZS-96 - Psychological Operations Vehicle; fitting loudspeaker system.
K1Sh1 (GAZ-59032) (UNSh) - Command Post Variant; enlarged hull; sans armament in turret.
BMM-80 "Simfoniya" (GAZ-59039) - Battlefield Ambulance Series; up to nine wounded or two medical litters.
BMM-1 - Battlefield Ambulance; first aid / MEDEVAC
BMM-2 - Battlefield Ambulance; battalion-level in-the-field treatment
BMM-3 - Battlefield Ambulance; mobile field hospital
E-351BrM - Mobile Power Station; fitted with diesel-electric generator for portable power.
PU-12M6 (9S482M6) - Battery Command Vehicle
PU-12M7 (9S482M7) - Improved PU-12M6 Model
1V152 - Command and Forward Observation Platform; fitted with navigation, rangefinding and vision devices.
R-149BMR - Signals Platform
R-165B - Short-Wave Signals Platform
R-439-MD2 - Satellite Communications Vehicle
R-439-BK "Legenda 2BK" - Satellite Communications Vehicle
P-240BTZ - Switchboard Platform
BTR-80 "Caribe" - Columbian Designation; 12.7mm heavy machine gun armament
BTR-80M - Hungarian Designation; upgraded BTR-80 APCs; fitted with day/night sights; additional stowage on hull; improved NBC suite; Hungarian radio suite.
BTR-80 GKKO - Hungarian Designation; proposed prototype; sans turret; fitted with observation equipment.
BTR-80 MPAEJ - Hungarian Designation; Battlefield Engineering Vehicle; sans turret.
BTR-80 MPFJ - Hungarian Designation; sans armament; obstacle clearance vehicle.
BTR-80 MVJ - Hungarian Designation; repair and recovery vehicle
BTR-80 SKJ - Hungarian Designation; Battlefield Ambulance; enlarged passenger compartment.
BTR-80 VSF - Hungarian Designation; NBC vehicle
TAB Zimbru (B33) - Romanian Designation; fitted with Model 1240 V8-DTS series engine of 268 horsepower; Romanian radio suite; additional 12.7mm ammunition storage.
Zimbru 2000 - Romanian Designation; proposed prototype; improved TAB Zimbru model; enlarged hull; fitted with Deutz BF6M 1013FC engine of 285 horsepower; Allison-MD 3060 PR transmission system.
Saur 1 - Romanian Designation; proposed prototype; all-new hull design; fitting Cummins 275 horsepower engine; rear entry/exit doors on hull; original turret replaced; appearing in 2006.
Saur 2 - Romanian Designation; proposed improved form of the Saur 1.
BTR-80UP - Ukrainian Designation; improved BTR-80 model; fitted with all-new engine of 300 horsepower output; improved armor protection; air conditioner installed.
BTR-80UP-KB - Ukrainian Designation; Command Vehicle (Battalion Level)
BTR-80UP-KR - Ukrainian Designation; Command Vehicle (Company Level)
BTR-80UP-S - Ukrainian Designation ; Staff Vehicle
BTR-80UP-M - Ukrainian Designation; Battlefield Ambulance
BTR-80UP BREM - Ukrainian Designation; Armored Recovery Vehicle
BTR-80UP-R - Ukrainian Designation; Dedicated Reconnaissance Platform
BTR-80UP-T - Ukrainian Designation; Dedicated Cargo Transport Model
BTR-94 - Ukrainian Designation; Amphibious Armored Car
BTR-3U "Okhotnik" - Ukrainian Designation; armored personnel carrier based on BTR-80; indigenous Ukrainian design; appearing in 2001.
KShM "Kushetka-B" - Ukrainian Designation; Command Vehicle based on K1Sh1.