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The BTR-55 Grizzly is Russia's Tier 0 heavy transport/infantry fighting vehicle. It is bullet-resistant and is capable of carrying two infantry.


By 2049, the Russian Ground Forces had suffered severe casualties in its fleet of armored vehicles. In order to halt the relentless Euro/American advance into Germany, Russia retrofitted old T-55 tanks and transformed them into cheap armored personnel carriers called the BTR-55 Grizzly. The Grizzly sports a 30mm auto-cannon that can be further supplemented with a Kornet anti-tank missile once Assault Armaments has been unlocked, however the compressed space of the T-55 means the Grizzly can only transport two passengers.


Ability Description
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Deploy Smoke Screen
Launch four smoke grenades in front of the vehicle, creating a smokescreen that lasts for 3.5 seconds and make nearby enemies blindly fire at the smokescreen if they are not firing at something else. 30 seconds cooldown.
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Frag Burst
Fires four fragmentation grenades directly around the Grizzly in a rapid succession, each causing 130 to 35 SURRENDER damage over a radius of 65 to 90. 30 seconds cooldown.
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Smoke Grenade Barrage
Launch four smoke grenades at the target location from a distance of 80 to 250, creating a smokescreen that lasts for 3.5 seconds and make nearby enemies blindly fire at the smokescreen if they are not firing at something else. 25 seconds cooldown.

Requires Guided Weapon Systems.


The Grizzly is another one of the APC, comparing the Mauler. The different between the two is that, this vehicle is well-armored and has two transport slots, while the Mauler has a transport slot of six. Unlike its counterpart, it is highly resistance to bullets which can sustain more damage from bullet-based weapons, allowing to survive much longer.

This vehicles is armed with autocannon from the start, and armed with unguided rocket when upgraded with Assault Armaments; the autocannon is used against infantry and light vehicles and the rocket is used to add more splash damage against its target. The autocannon is highly effective against infantry in terms of damage and has splash damage.

Like most of the Russian vehicles, can fire smoke grenades which distract the enemy fire temporarily. Additionally, if the Assault Armaments is installed, it can manually fire smoke grenade barrage, giving more ability to fire smoke grenades.

This unit is a good choice for anti-infantry role, in terms of its heavy armor, unlike the Buratino or Tesla Tank has only light armor. Though they have better armaments.

This vehicle however, cannot cross through water, unlike the Mauler.


The Grizzly is well-armored and resistance to bullets, making ideal for survival in some certain situations. Keep that in mind that this vehicle does not farewell against rocket-based and anti-armor weapons, despite being well-armored.

It can used as a stealth detection vehicle; occupying it with Conscript provided that he has his Infrared googles, granting its ability to detect stealth units nearby. It has two transport slots however.

The autocannon is effective against infantry and light vehicles, which can mow it down with relative ease. If you do needed of eliminating infantries, used this to your own advantage. Of course, when upgraded, will have its own rocket which slightly deals additional damage though.

If your Grizzly vehicle(s) somehow caught in trouble such as taking heavy fire, use smoke grenades to provide distraction from enemy fire, giving a chance to either retreat or fight back. It can also not only give protection but to provide a diversion, given that you can rush your units while the enemy units are distracted.


The Grizzly vehicle has no means of defense against of anti-air, meaning that if doesn't have its unit with anti-air weapons for protection nearby, then it's better to counter it with your air units to finish it off. Do note that this vehicle is purely resistant to bullets, use aircrafts that has missiles or rockets.

Their autocannon is feeble against armored vehicles and structures so they pose little danger to tanks. Use tanks instead of infantries because they will mow down easily by autocannon.

If using hero unit, be weary of these vehicles, especially if they are occupied with conscripts!


  • Highly resistant to bullets
  • Effective against infantry and light vehicles
  • Can use smoke grenades to distract enemy fire
  • Can fire a smoke grenade barrage (when upgraded)
  • Gains an anti-tank rocket attack (when upgraded)
  • Can transport infantry
  • Vehicle wreck can be recovered

  • Can only transport 2 infantry units
  • Not resistant to rockets
  • Rocket launcher and autocannon does less damage to tanks
  • Cannot attack aircraft
  • Slower than the Mauler


The Grizzly is voiced by The_Hunter, the lead developer of Rise of the Reds.

See: Russian unit quotes#Grizzly