BMP3-BMD4 infantry fighting vehicle

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To categorize is the most diffucult thing for BMP-3 and BMD-4. With their 100mm gun they are like a FSV, with 30mm gun IFV, or sometimes they are just APC.
For me personally, the most inspiring gun system and turret is BMP3 and BMD4s turret.
If I were able to built a armoured car, i would stick there this turret. :) Its just emotional acknowlegment.


BMP-3

The BMP-3 is a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle, successor to the BMP-1 and BMP-2. The abbreviation BMP stands for Boevaya Mashina Pehoty (Боевая Машина Пехоты, literally "Infantry Combat Vehicle").

The design of the BMP-3 or Obyekt 688M can be traced back to the Obyekt 685 light tank prototype with 100 mm gun 2A48-1 from 1975.[2]This vehicle did not enter series production, but the chassis, with a new engine, was used for the next-generation infantry combat vehicle Obyekt 688[3] from A. Blagonravov's design bureau. The Ob. 688 weapons configuration—an externally mounted 30 mm gun and twin Konkurs ATGM launcher—was rejected; instead the new 2K23 armament system was selected. The resulting BMP-3 was developed in the early 1980s and entered service with the Soviet Army officially in 1987. It was shown for the first time in public during the 1990 Victory Day parade and was given the NATO code IFV M1990/1.

The BMP-3 is designed and produced by the Kurganmashzavod ("Kurgan Machine Building Plant") some variants however are built by the Rubtsovsk Machine Building Plant (RMZ), for example the BRM-3K.

In May 2015, the Russian Defense Ministry signed a three-year contract to receive "hundreds" of BMP-3 vehicles to maintain its armored vehicle force until its replacement, the Kurganets-25, completes research and development. In the process of the BMP-s serial production, the vehicle's design underwent 1,500 amendments.

In the Army-2017 show, the Russian Defence Ministry signed a contract covering the first deliveries of an unspecified number of BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) fitted with the Epocha turret.


Service history
In service
1987–present
Used by See Operators
WarsFirst Chechen War, Yemeni Civil War (2015)
Production historyManufacturerKurganmashzavod
No. built 2,000+
Specifications
Weight
18.7 tonnes
(18.4 long tons; 20.6 short tons)
Length 7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)
Width 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Height 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Crew 3 (commander, gunner, driver)
7 troopers (+ 2 additional seats)

Armor Aluminium alloy + steel, 35mm+ frontally, all around small arms fire protection
Main
armament

100 mm gun/launcher 2A70 (able to fire shells or the 9M117 BastionATGM), 30 mm autocannon 2A72
Secondary
armament

3×7.62 mm PKT machine gunsEngine UTD-29M diesel
500 hp (375 kW)Power/weight 27 hp/tonneSuspension torsion bar
Operational
range

600 km (370 mi)Speed 72 km/h (45 mph) (road)
45 km/h (28 mph) (off-road)
10 km/h (6.2 mph) (water)
 
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BMD-4


The BMD-4 (Russian: "Боевая Машина Десанта-4"; Boyevaya Mashina Desanta-4 literally "Combat Vehicle of the Airborne") is an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) originating from post-Cold War Russia.[1][2] Originally designated as the BMD-3M, the chassis of the BMD-4 is the same as that of the BMD-3, because it was developed on the same basis. This armored fighting vehicle is one of the lightest and one of the most heavily armed in its class, possessing a substantial amount of firepower in comparison to its counterparts. The vehicle was designed to transport Russian Airborne Troops (VDV); increasing its mobility, armament, and protection on the battlefield.[1]

Many components of the vehicle, such as the ergonomics and positioning of the passengers, remain relatively unchanged. Primary differences between the BMD-4 and its predecessors lie in its armament. The vehicle is fitted with the Bakhcha-U turret which consists of: a 100 mm 2A70 low-pressure rifled gun, a 30 mm 2A72 coaxial autocannon, and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun. The 2A70 rifled cannon is capable of firing high explosive fragmentation rounds and laser guided anti-tank missiles. It also features secondary weapons designed to engage and destroy enemy infantry and armored fighting vehicles. The automated fire control system of the vehicle is advanced with new features that simplify the use of the vehicle's armament by the gunner and commander.



TypeInfantry fighting vehicle
Place of originRussia
Service historyIn service 2004–present
Used byRussia
Production history
Designed
1990s
ManufacturerVolgograd tractor factory
Produced 2004–present
VariantsSee Variants
Specifications
Weight
13.6 t (15.0 short tons; 13.4 long tons)
Length 6.36 m (20 ft 10 in) (gun forward)
6.1 m (20 ft 0 in) (hull)
Width 3.11 m (10 ft 2 in)
Height 2.45 m (8 ft 0 in)
Crew 3
Passengers 5
Armor Turret: Steel
Hull: Aluminum alloy
Main
armament

100 mm 2A70 rifled cannon gun
30 mm 2A72 autocannon
Secondary
armament

7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun
5.45 mm RPK machine gun
Konkurs ATGM
Engine BMD-4: 2V-06-2 water-cooled diesel engine
BMD-4M: UTD-29 multi-fuel diesel engine
BMD-4: 450 hp (331 kW)
BMD-4M: 500 hp (368 kW)
Power/weight BMD-4: 33.1 hp/tonne (24.3 kW/tonne)
BMD-4M: 37.0 hp/t






 
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