BOV-MThe BOV-M is a 4x4 armoured personnel carrier designed and built in the former Yugoslavia. This eight-man wheeled reconnaissance vehicle, powered by a Deutz six-cylinder diesel engine, was used for internal security duties. The Yugoslav Federal Secretariat for Internal Affairs controlled a federal paramilitary force, the People's Militia, which operated numerous BOV-M armored vehicles equipped with machine guns, water cannons, smoke and tear gas launchers for crowd control and riot situations.
The BOV-1 ("Polo" M-83) is an anti-tank version armed with the 6x9M113 (AT-3) anti-tank guided missile and 7,62mm machine-gun.The BOV-3 is a self-propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) on the BOV-M 4x4 wheeled chassis with a triple mounted M-55 20mm cannon with optical sights in a turret. Though originally designed for anti-aircraft applications, they have been used in the ground role to good effect. The BOV-30, which has two 30mm cannon on a turret, is also fitted with an optical sight.
Crew 4 Length 5.8 meters Width 2.5 meters Height 3.2 meters Combat weight 9,400 kg Engine Deutz F6L-413-F 6-cylinder diesel @ 148hp Maximum road speed 93.4 km/h Maximum road range 500 km Armor 8mm NBC system no Armament BOV-1 : 6x9M113 (AT-3) ATGM BOV-3: 3x20mm M55A4B1, 2x3 smoke granade dischargers BOV-30: 2x30mm M53/59 Sensors/fire controls optical