The BTR-60 is the first vehicle in a series of Soviet eight-wheeled armoured personnel carriers (APCs). It was developed in the late 1950s as a replacement for the BTR-152 and was seen in public for the first time in 1961. BTR stands for Bronetransporter (БТР, Бронетранспортер, literally “armoured transporter”).
Each BTR carried 8 troops ( 1 RPK, 1 RPG , team leader, 1 UGL and 4 infantrymen.
The platoon HQ rode between the platoon vehicles with a company/regiment level HQ riding in its own APC.