It is beyond any doubt that at its finest hour the Eastern bloc dominated technologically above any other country in the field of the armoured carriers. Simple, light, quick and reliable, the BMP-1 (BVP in the Czech designation), the BRDM-2 (SPW-40 in the German Democratic Republic's classification), the OTs (OT-62: a BTR-50 with a turbo engine), OT-64, OT-65 FUG), and the BTRs are still in use in the post-communist countries. As proved over and over again, in many respects, notably concerning their driving skills, the historical armoured personnel carriers exceed even the most modern western production. Moreover, designed with a universal simplicity, all post-soviet, Russian and Czechoslovak armoured vehicles can be driven and maintained with an ease incomparable to that of their NATO concurrence. Last but not least, coming from Central Europe, massively produced, the Eastern bloc's armoured cars' purchase price, maintenance costs and spare parts expenditures are substantially lower compares to the former enemy's production. Thus, Eastern and Central European military armoured material represents an ideal buy for any military collector and fan interested not only in having a vehicle but in really driving it. MORTAR INVESTMENTS sells armoured vehicles of all types, mainly USSR's, Russia's, Czechoslovakia’s, Czech, Slovakia's, Poland's or Hungary's armoured carriers.

When deciding which of the military vehicles to buy, you might consider the following criteria:

To buy a wheeled or a tracked carrier?

To prefer a diesel- or a gasoline-engined armoured vehicle?

Shall I buy my vehicle with or without a turret?

Do I prefer a tank or a BMP rather than a personnel carrier?

I am more intersted in a truck, a jeep or a motorbike?