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BMP-3



Overview


BMP-3

BMP-3 mechanized infantry combat vehicle on display in 2017.
Source: Vitaly V. Kuzmin - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Mechanized infantry combat vehicle
Entered service
1987
Status
In service
Development
1977 - mid 1980's
Developer
Soviet Union - SKBM
Production
Late 1980's - present
Producer
Soviet Union - KMZ / Kurganmashzavod
Russia - KMZ / Kurganmashzavod
Designations
IFV M1990/1
NATO reporting name
Obyekt 688M
GABTU index

Details


Facts BMP-3
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Mechanized infantry combat vehicle
Crew
3 + 7 (commander, driver, gunner, 7 infantry)
Dimensions
Weight
18.7 t without applique armor
Length
7.14 m
Width
3.2 m
Height
2.4 m
Main armament
Type
100mm 2A70 low pressure cannon
Mount
Turret
Ammunition
40 shells and 8 missiles in total
22 in autoloader, rest stored in hull
Elevation
-5 to +60°, powered
Traverse
360°, powered
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Coaxial autocannon
Type
30mm 2A72 autocannon
Mount
Coaxial with main armament
Ammunition
500 rounds in total
Traverse
Traverse and elevation as main armament
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Coaxial machine gun
Type
7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun
Mount
Coaxial with main armament
Ammunition
2.000 rounds in total
Traverse
Traverse and elevation as main armament
Stabilizer
Yes, both axis
Secondary armament
Type
2x 7.62mm PKT machine gun
Mount
Ball mount on either side of hull front
Operated by infantry seated on either side of driver
Ammunition
4.000 rounds in addition to coax
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 6 roadwheels
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Suspension
Torsion bar
Ground pressure
0.60 kg/cm^2
Automotive
Engine
UTD-29 or UTD-29M four stroke liquid-cooled diesel
Power output
500 hp in UTD-29M
450 hp in UTD-29
Transmission
Hydromechanical, 4 speed
Mobility
Speed
72 km/h on road
45 km/h off road
10 km/h in water
Range
600 km
Power to weight ratio
26.7 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Wall
0.7 m
Trench
2.2 m
Gradient
30 degrees
Fording
Amphibious
Protection
Armor type
Aluminium with steel liner
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
2x3 Type 902V Tucha smoke grenade dischargers
Exhaust diesel injection
Equipment
Night vision
Yes
Radio
R-173

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