Lazar BVT

The Lazar BVT is a Serbian mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP), manufactured by Yugoimport. Named after Prince Lazar Hrebeljanovic, a 14th-century ruler of Serbia.


Lazar BVT
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Yugoimport SDPR
Origin Yugoslavia (Serbia)
Country Name Origin Year
Yugoslavia (Serbia) 2008
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Yugoslavia (Serbia) View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Yugoimport SDPR View

Lazar is a vehicle conceived for use in urban and rural anti-infantry patrol and transport role, a supplementary vehicle meant to prevent exposure of even basic infantry units to enemy fire as well as to run support of heavier vehicles in convoy situations. The chassis is started as a simple redesign of the TAM-150 truck but evolved to include a completely modified hull, 4x4 and 8x8 configuration, added armor and dozens of structural improvements. Special attention was given to a high acceleration rate, stability (due to high center of gravity), hardiness and reliability in many types of environments (fire, snow, ice, rain, mud etc.). During testing, the vehicle outperformed every parameter except the weight requirement, which was exceeded in full armor and armament load-out, although the report excused this by saying that the extra weight does not degrade vehicle function.

Type MRAP
Place of origin  Serbia
Production history
Designer SDPR
Designed 2008
Manufacturer Yugoimport SDPR
Specifications
Weight 16.3 t empty basic (with applique 28 t)
Length 7.25 m (23 ft 9 in)
Width 1.5 m - 2 m
Height 2.45 m (up to armored hull roof)
Crew 3 + 10 passengers
Armor Basic Lv.III, Applique Lv.V
Main
armament
20x110 mm autocannon M55
Secondary
armament
7.62mm gun, 30mm grenade launcher
Engine diesel
440 hp
Suspension 2x2 tandem axles
Operational
range
600 km before refueling
Speed 90 km/h (56 mph)

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