BMP with the letter "U": a brilliant decision of the Ukrainian defense industry
I always thought that at least I understand the meaning of most commonly used terms in Russian. After all, the native language. Yes, and teachers in the school were quite good. For example, a pessimist is one who puts the last penny on a rainy day. An optimist, on the contrary, postpones the same penny to a bright future.
My confidence in the knowledge of the Russian language was shaken by the Ukrainian designers of combat vehicles. More precisely, the designers of the state enterprise "Kharkiv Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering named after A. Morozov". Explain to me: who could write this, a pessimist or an optimist?
"Ukrainian State Concern" Ukroboronprom "24 May 2018 of the year, said that the state enterprise" Kharkiv mechanical engineering design bureau. A. A. Morozova ", part of the Ukroboronprom Group of Companies, is working on the creation of a new generation of combat vehicles, which should be adopted by the Ukrainian army in the 2020-s. Designers and engineers of the KMDB are now focused on the creation of BMP-U, a new infantry fighting vehicle, which should replace the BMP-1 and BMP-2. "
Of course, I understand that in most of us, Soviet, the same worm of greatness of the USSR still creeps. We launched a man into space, we won the war, the greatest industrial enterprises built ...
We were the best on this planet. Well, or the second of the best. It already depends on the political views of everyone. This is about that same glass of vodka, in which one still has half a glass, and the second has only half a glass left ...
And these phantom pains do not give rest to Kharkov designers. No, I don’t want to talk humbly about the engineers from this city, they really knew how and could at one time. But the greatness of the Soviet design thought, some are obviously in vain transferred to the great Ukroboronprom, and the Soviet design school to Ukraine. With all the achievements and victories. In vain, I repeat.
And the statement that I quoted is also full of drawings. The new sample of the universal BMP. The drawings are really wonderful. No caricatures are needed. The main thing is that Kharkov designers, more precisely, drawing designers, took into account their wishes. Even the wishes of the Russians! Look carefully.
Remember how much bile you splashed onto a unique tank "Navozets", oh ... "Azovets", because of Chinese-made door eyes? Only lazy then did not speak about the use of these optical devices. And so - please. Instead of these unreliable devices, the perspective model will have well-proven, including in battle, rear-view mirrors from KrAZ.
True, here it is necessary to slightly modify the design. The driver is unlikely to see the right mirror. Here it is necessary to make a mirror or a forward, or to change places of the mechanic drive and the car commander. Yes, and when firing, these mirrors will take their own turn.
I see directly the officer of the SBU, who is responsible for the technical documentation of the new machine.
- Polubatko, check if there are any American spies around!
“Okay, sir ...”
After all, the Americans somehow did not think of it. And we, judging by the fact that I even have a document, have already copied everything.
Yes, KrAZ and one more necessary equipment shared with Kharkiv residents. See how beautiful the rear feet look. Such an infantry fighting vehicle travels along the Kiev-Odessa highway and does not bother anyone. Brake - reds ignited. Decided to turn - orange. Well, and in reverse will go - the little white will burn. In European it.
"BMP-U is designed for transportation and fire support of ground units. It provides reliable crew protection as part of the 3 members and 7 paratroopers. According to calculations, the level of protection of the BMP-U on 10-12% is higher than the BTR-4. In addition, the engine-transmission the compartment is located at the front of the hull, which guarantees a greater level of crew protection. "
Oh cunning Kharkov ... Not at 10-12% percent protection anymore. I think percent on 50-60%. And maybe more. It seems to me that we simply must see the best in everything. True, I know from experience that for a long time it is better not to look closely at this side.
And then someone will think about hitting the projectile in the engine compartment from some ZSU or even from a large-caliber machine gun. The engine will protect the landing, but the car will turn into a target. Marines to jump out under fire on the battlefield is not very comfortable.
Especially when you consider that they will have to jump through the back door exactly where the combat module will be. There is simply no other way. Neatly around all these devices for storing shells, ammunition, all these automatic devices for pointing and turning the combat module and the like, squeezed through - and at the door ... Shmyg ... under the bullets of the enemy.
I again remembered phantom pains. Was in stories Kharkov plant really amazing car. The machine, which, despite its advanced age, is still used in many armies of the world. Motoliga! The famous MT-LB!
I will reveal the little secret of what we see in the pictures. In common parlance, this is called "spying the idea." On an industrial scale, a similar machine on the basis of a motor-cart made by the Bulgarians. True, instead of a beautifully named combat module, they installed ZSU 2-23 there.
And in the form that Kharkov craftsmen drew, the cars were in Karabakh. Armenians are handy people. And ZSU installed there, and more weapon. The question is, why it was necessary to force volunteers to suffer with drawings, and only volunteers or pupils of the lower grades at the Fine Arts Institute can draw so beautiful and illiterate when it is easier to ask one of the Armenians to call in Karabakh and send a photo of the car.
No, I understand that in Kharkov the technique is constructed by geniuses. It is always easier to criticize. Well, imagine you will criticize a cow all your life for its inability to climb trees. So she herself will believe that a fool.
And the Ukrainian designers really set themselves great goals. Today we have 2018 year. And here is a quotation from the message: "KMDB has already developed design documentation, and the production of a prototype and the initial set of tests will take place in the 2019 year."
Imagine how now Russian designers are tearing hair on their heads. Two years from drawing to adoption. These are geniuses! I would not be surprised that now somewhere on the "Uralvagon" the windows are urgently hammered with nails, and all piercing and cutting objects are taken away from the specialists. Creative people are so emotional ... Whatever they do to themselves after reading the following quotation.
“To ensure high maneuverability and speed on the battlefield, the BMP-U will be equipped with a 735 hp diesel engine and automatic transmission. Given the mass of the new infantry fighting vehicle at 25-27 tons, the BMP-U specific power is at 27-29 hp / t. This figure significantly exceeds the specific power of the BMP-1 (21-23 hp / t.) and even modern main combat tanks".
I hasten to reassure employees of our defense enterprises. Judging by the fact that the German engine is installed on the Ukrainian BTR-4, unemployment does not threaten you. More years ... a lot.
Yes, I completely forgot about the combat unit.
“A new BM-8 combat module with improved characteristics has been selected for arming the BMP-U. It is equipped with an 30-mm automatic cannon, automatic grenade launcher, machine gun, as well as guided anti-tank missiles Barrier.
Remember the most delicious dish you have ever cooked? Well, when something with something and no one knows how to cook? It's about the same here. Someone will explain where the dead / blind zone of this combat module got to? Naturally, with such an installation on the machine, as shown in the figures. And how is it planned to deploy troops?
Again, no one knows how it is prepared? Although for such a masterpiece of design thought it is uncritical. But unlike the Russian samples. Tseevropa - this is not a Mongol-Tatar horde.
You can figure out something short to figure something to the nose and conclude, will take off or not? Probably you can. Tell yourself the proposal "looked at this future infantry fighting vehicle of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and I realized that it is absolutely not suitable for modern combat." Someone used a word of three letters, one of five, but everyone is right. All right.
But on the basis of this platform, we will see more commander vehicles, command and staff, reconnaissance, medical, evacuation and others. Plans, of course, many.
The reality is somewhat different. But tested and laid out in the space-time continuum. This is especially important when implementing the announced project of the Kharkov plant named after Malyshev. Take the guys body from the BMP-1. Hang on it gum different, and on top will adapt this most combat module BM-8. Weld mirrors and put brake lights even at the level at which the industry of Ukraine is today, will not be a problem.
The modern defense complex of Ukraine already has its own traditions. And traditions must be respected. Just for example, another quote from Ukroboronprom, which perfectly shows the capabilities of its enterprises. In particular, the Kharkov Aviation Plant. “According to the contract, at the beginning of summer we will manufacture and ship to our customer, the Ukrainian Armored Plant (Zhytomyr BTRZ) three sets of trucks, and then another 20. One set is a pair of tracks for one combat vehicle and spare parts,” said the Director of the Production Department KSAMC Vyacheslav Rachinsky.
For the production of this product at the Kharkov Aviation Plant several workshops will be fully loaded during the year.
And with the genius of the Ukrainian designers, the situation is exactly the same as with the legality in their country. What triumphs the victory is legal. What the "experts" in the government drew, it is brilliant. A couple of years ago, we laughed at a schoolboy who taught designers on his cardboard model how to create tanks correctly. Taught, it seems ...
Based on materials DK "Ukroboronprom".
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