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"Berezhok": the capabilities of the combat module on the BMP-2

"Berezhok": the capabilities of the combat module on the BMP-2

If a militant car stuffed with explosives rushes into position, how can it be hit in a timely manner?

In such a situation, a grenade launcher will not become a suitable weapon, since the jihadmobile has a high speed, which guarantees it will be avoided from a direct hit by a grenade. Another conversation - ATGM, which will not leave a chance to such a machine.

Russian developers decided to combine a grenade launcher, anti-tank missile system, cannon and machine gun in a single combat module. And this module - to install on the platform of the modernized BMP-2 (this version is about half a ton heavier than the classic version of the BMP-2). So it turned out an armored car with BM "Berezhok", which is often referred to by the name of the installed combat module.

In the commercial of Zvezda shopping center, the host of the Military Acceptance talks about what constitutes such a complex, for which targets it is most effective for hitting.

The plot demonstrates the conduct of firing, including firing using the cannon on the conditional enemy’s armored vehicles on the Berezhka. Shooting was carried out by tank, which was delivered to the landfill as one of the targets for BM weapons.

Video analysis of the combat module in the plot of the TV channel "Star":


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  1. Yrec
    Yrec 17 February 2020 10: 38
    "Kurganets" does not yet fit into the framework of the "war economy" and will it? "Berezhek" is certainly cool, but overloaded with weapons, will the poor turret cope with it in battle? It would be nice to hear the opinion of a real tower (not an officer) about this.
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 17 February 2020 10: 49
      I do not see any difficulties) management of an automated display is most likely informative. the operator has no particular difficulties, I think. used to lift a cheburashka and forth) and now optics and information are all before your eyes)
    2. Same lech
      Same lech 17 February 2020 10: 49
      It would be nice to hear the opinion of a real tower worker (not an officer) about it.

      We must send our special forces to Syria ... then we will see its real effectiveness and combat value.
      1. 17 February 2020 12: 32
        In the presence of the ACS, only the choice of weapons remains. There is only one problem - there are enough weapons, but there is only one target channel.
        If one day they put an ATGM "fire and forget" - there will be two channels.
        But, in the BMP, it is still necessary to survive before the defeat of the second target.
        There is a question of tactics, the right choice of position.
        If this is an ambush or a second line of attack, it is quite possible to have a lot of things to do, and if escorting a column is at the forefront, then at least 10 target channels will not help.
  2. mark1
    mark1 17 February 2020 10: 47
    Damn, forgot the flamethrower again! And I propose to increase the power of the laser rangefinder to 30-50 KW, so that you can "measure" so "measure"!
  3. Yrec
    Yrec 17 February 2020 10: 54
    Quote: carstorm 11
    I do not see any difficulties) management of an automated display is most likely informative. the operator has no particular difficulties, I think. used to lift a cheburashka and forth) and now optics and information are all before your eyes)

    Have real experience managing such systems even in field training mode? The opinion of the practitioner is important, not the theoretical research.
  4. knn54
    knn54 17 February 2020 10: 57
    The combat power of the vehicle with the "Berezhk" is equivalent to at least three "base" BMP-2.
  5. fiberboard
    fiberboard 17 February 2020 11: 21
    In any case, armor is armor. Better than behavioral tarpaulin KAMAZ or Ural. Cope, probably tested at the training ground. 2A42 is a good thing, started a short one, looked where they lay down, slightly corrected and shoot. Another thing needs to be better prepared. And then they will imprison a person, but he has no idea how to work. A lot of crystals were lit up. And still in great deficit were the backlight grids of the reticle.
  6. Strashila
    Strashila 17 February 2020 11: 33
    Progress does not stand still, they should take into account the Syrian experience, install on the car an analogue of the Syrian "mirages", common people "birdhouse", at least for some part.
    1. Andrey.AN
      Andrey.AN 17 February 2020 14: 28
      if we take into account the progress, it is better to integrate the remote fuse programmer into the LMS, the anti-aircraft gun with this progress will not hurt.
  7. senima56
    senima56 17 February 2020 17: 37
    Everything would be fine ... Only this "Berezhok" module is five to six years less than the BMP-2 itself! It was invented at KBP long ago and offered for modernization. But while they were deciding and resolving, it is already morally obsolete! Now the idea of ​​installing the "Baikal" module with a 57-mm gun is more relevant! hi
    1. Protos
      Protos 17 February 2020 20: 16
      How is "Berezhok" outdated?
      By the way, it was originally developed as a stationary submersible combat module wink
      And why is 57 mm so good, except for expensive ammunition with a radio fuse ?!
      1. senima56
        senima56 17 February 2020 21: 36
        At least a cannon with 30 mm ammunition, the "power" of which is in doubt. Note that 30 mm rounds from AGS-17 (30) grenade launchers have also ceased to suit the military and they are waiting for the 40-mm Balkan grenade launcher to be armed. And where did you get the "expensive" ammunition for the 57 mm gun?
    2. Sarcasm
      Sarcasm 18 February 2020 00: 14
      In the "Military Parade" there was one of the first mentions of "Berezhok" more than 10 years ago, but the idea of ​​the designer, the prototype and the sample ready for mass production are not the same, several years pass until each element is worked out and tested separately, then everything will be tested and more than once in a complex.
      BMP-2 with "Berezhok" can serve quietly for another 15-20 years. In my opinion, there is no point in mass production of new heavy infantry fighting vehicles, only if the pants of the industry are supported by their small but stable order, and to ensure employment and continuity, so as not to lose technology, personnel and production. I do not think that all those samples that rode on Red Square have a future, they will most likely become an intermediate link or stage and serve as a basis for the development of more advanced machines in the future, after the BMP-2 has served its purpose and run out of resources, both technical and modernization. , and we got from the USSR more than one thousand units.
  8. SID
    SID 18 February 2020 11: 40
    The host of the program is something with something ...
  9. Nameless
    Nameless 9 March 2020 16: 19
    So I'm wondering - why are they still bothering with these "mass infantry graves" with cardboard armor that does not hold fire from SVD and PKM? Well, they will change the combat module on it to a more modern one - will it cease to be a "grave" from this?
    Wouldn't it be more reasonable for modern realities to create a bmp \ btr based on the tank chassis?