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Kamysh
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Faction CSAT
Type Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Seats 11 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
  • 8× Passengers
Item capacity Max: 3000 kg
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed 91 km/h
Fuel capacity 45 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× CTWS Cannon 30 mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 4× Titan ATGM

Coaxial:

  • 1× Coaxial MG 7.62 mm

Defensive:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants ZSU-39 Tigris
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The BTR-K Kamysh is a tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle used by CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

The Kamysh is tied with the ZSU-39 Tigris as being one of the fastest tracked vehicles in ArmA 3, with a top speed of 91 km/h.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Troop transport
    • Fire support
« The infantry fighting vehicle BTR-K Kamysh and its anti-aircraft cousin ZSU-39 Tigris share the same vehicle platform. Developed by Russia with a pinch of undeniable inspiration from Israeli IFVs, they serve in the OPFOR army as a prime example of a leveling of the technology field with the West. The Kamysh is equipped with a CTWS turret fitted with a 30mm cannon, coaxial machinegun and 2 guided AT missiles, making the vehicle significant in the infantry support role. The Tigris is fitted with a 35mm autocannon and 4 Titan AA missiles.
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Design Edit

The BTR-K is a highly manoeuvrable infantry fighting vehicle designed to be a troop transport that can engage armoured ground and low-flying aerial targets while stationary, and as an armoured reconnaissance vehicle.

It is fitted with a 30 mm autocannon that is capable of firing both high-explosive and armour-piercing rounds at ranges of up to 1,500 metres. In addition to its primary cannon and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, the BTR-K has anti-tank guided missiles that are capable of defeating or at least disabling heavily armoured vehicles.

The standard loadout of the BTR-K gives it 280 rounds of multi-purpose (MP-T) explosive rounds and 120 armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T) shells for the main gun. Each munition type feeds from either 140- or 60-round "magazines" respectively (MP/APFSDS). The coaxial MMG comes pre-loaded with a single 200-round belt and has a further 7 belts in reserve.

The adjacent launcher pod on the other hand, has 2 infrared-guided Titan anti-tank missiles stored in it, and can toggle between direct fire and top-attack flight modes. The launcher pod can be reloaded once, which gives the BTR-K a total of 4 missiles.

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The BTR-K's ATGMs can make short work of other armoured vehicles.

Unlike its tracked NATO counterpart, the BTR-K is well equipped to be able to support its dismounts with direct fire and destroy light-medium armoured vehicles, though care should still be taken as it is vulnerable to the 40 mm shells of its wheeled NATO counterpart and other heavier weaponry.

The turret in particular is completely unarmoured and can be easily disabled by either sustained small arms fire, grenades, or other small explosives.

The BTR-K has a seating capacity of eleven personnel including the crew. The crew includes the driver, gunner and commander.

Camouflage Edit

  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments. Changes any applied camo nets to use a two-tone desert camouflage pattern.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage. This is used in heavily forested and tropic environments. Attached camo netting will use a two-tone woodland camouflage pattern

Components Edit

  • Slat Cage (Hull): Attaches slat cages around the entire hull; excluding the turret but including the rear passenger compartment hatch. Slat cages will protect the BTR-K from non-AP munitions but can be destroyed after multiple hits.
  • Camo Net (Hull): Drapes the entire hull with camouflage netting (the turret is not covered). Partially conceals covered sections from thermal sensors.

Trivia Edit

  • The Kamysh's chassis is loosely based on the Belarusian-made "BM-2T Stalker" but is combined with a Samson RCWS-30 turret (which is also used by the real-world "Pandur II" IFV that is represented in-game as the Gorgon).
  • The overall design and armament loadout of the Kamysh is also similar to that of the "BMPT Terminator".
  • The BTR acronym (Russian: Bronetransporter) is a designation used for wheeled Russian armoured personnel carriers.
    • This is a misnomer however, as the Kamysh is clearly a tracked IFV. Tracked vehicles of this category are typically designated as BMP (Russian: Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty) instead, therefore a more appropriate designation for the Kamysh would actually be BMP-K Kamysh.

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