From Hand Rails to Eight Wheels: the BTR-60 Armoured Personnel Carrier and its Successors

If you were to casually peep through any book about the Eastern Front in World War 2, dozens of photos of Soviet soldiers clinging to the handrails of T-34 tanks racing to the front line will adorn the pages. A dangerous practice forced on the Red Army by the inability of unarmoured road bound trucks to keep pace with the tanks and…