I found Trumpeter’s 1/35 BTR-60PU R-12on eBay and bought it. I have spare wheels. Anyone have any idea where the spare would be stowed, on a turretless BTR? Thanks!
Perhaps strapped to the engine deck ? Thought I saw something like that on a BTR- 60PU in Afghanistan…… not sure
They normally didn’t carry spare tires. They had a central tire inflation system that could continuously pump air into the tires to compensate for moderate damage until a tire could be replaced. If there was a spare tire the stowage would be ad hoc.
Thanks a lot!
I believe I’ve seen a picture of a vehicle in Afghanistan with a spare wheel on the turret, but I think it was a BRDM, just another option.
Yes, BTRs and BRDMs often carried (carry) a spare on top of the turret. But what if there is no turret? I vaguely recall having seen a pic with a spare mounted to the rear of the vehicle somehow.
Yes I also seem to remember seeing the odd BTR with a tyre on the rear.
Edit: You can see the wheels in this well known pic from Afghanistan.
Another one here.
Hope this helps.
This almost looks like a scene from the movie “Red Dawn!”
Thank you, gentlemen.