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"The old BVP has become scrap metal": the Czech army complains about the local version of the BMP-1

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Maintenance of the Czech BVP infantry fighting vehicles, which is the local version of the BMP-1, is becoming more and more difficult and time consuming.


I don't need to explain to anyone that the old BVP has become scrap metal

- stressed General of the Army Aleš Opata at a recent command meeting of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces.

However, the machine must continue to operate and perform tasks until it is replaced by a new product. To date, BVPs are in service with only one brigade, which includes the 71st Mechanized Battalion, which is part of the NATO Rapid Reaction Force.

His [battalion] must be kept ready for eventual deployment with fully operational equipment. However, it costs a lot of effort.

- writes the edition CZDefence.

This year, the preparation of equipment for the summer season took six weeks.

BVPs are older than the soldiers who train and repair them. Their maintenance and care becomes more complex and time consuming. Fortunately, drivers help each other solve problems. Often up to ten technicians try to fix the problem. Thanks to this enthusiasm, everything works.

- says technician Roman Shima with the rank of sergeant, complaining about the condition of the vehicles.

"The old BVP has become scrap metal": the Czech army complains about the local version of the BMP-1


CZDefence contacted the 71st Battalion spokesman, Captain Radek Hampl, in an attempt to assess the state of the BVP fleet. According to him, preparing a BVP for seasonal operation, during which a huge amount of work is being carried out, can be very stretched. According to the regulations, the entire crew must participate in this, but due to the busy schedule of troops engaged in exercises and other events, training is mainly carried out only by the driver and gunner. The age of the technology also has a significant impact. As a result, the work can take up to two months.

Recently, extraordinary repairs caused by wear of individual components have become more frequent. A problematic situation has arisen with BVP engines, which are subject to overhaul after 10 years of service.

Some machines have exhausted their useful life and are still working. I'm not even talking about the age of the cars. How many people have veterans at home?

- the captain asks rhetorically, noting that in recent years, engine overhauls have not been carried out.
At the same time, there are enough spare parts for equipment.

We are the last brigade at BVP, and there are still some stocks of components and equipment from the previous period in the warehouse, but they are also decreasing.

- explained the captain, pointing out that much more problems arise with special equipment, for example, with the BVP-VPV repair and recovery vehicle, - work on it is carried out in a limited volume due to the lack of spare parts.

Photos used:
The website of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic
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  1. Cananecat
    Cananecat 18 May 2021 19: 24
    +6
    I don't need to explain to anyone that the old BVP has become scrap metal

    - stressed General of the Army Aleš Opata at a recent command meeting of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces.

    And the general does not want to get into a knee-elbow position and lick the boot of some Stars and Stripes general with a quickdraw? You look and throw something fresher ... from safekeeping.
    1. xorek
      xorek 18 May 2021 19: 34
      +3
      And the Czechs, after all, in the 30s were one of the leaders in the production of weapons in Europe and Germany surrendered without a fight .. Their weapons (armored vehicles, etc.) in 1941 destroyed our cities and villages by the Germans .. And even in May 45th their factories continued to work for the Wehrmacht ..
      It's good that they have it now, as well as in Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic states .. Let them whine!
      1. knn54
        knn54 18 May 2021 19: 48
        +13
        Slovakia adopted the PsVI and BVP-M - modernized BMP-1 and BMP-2: delivered an uninhabited Turra 30 combat module with a 30-mm 2A42 automatic cannon and a coaxial 7,62-mm PKT machine gun, two launchers of 9M113 Konkurs ATGM And also a set of reconnaissance equipment, new communication and navigation equipment, a weather sensor.
        To maintain buoyancy (the weight of the vehicles increased), additional floats were installed.
        NOT ONE of the Slovak generals have complained yet!
      2. Cananecat
        Cananecat 18 May 2021 22: 56
        0
        Quote: xorek
        And the Czechs, after all, in the 30s were one of the leaders in the production of weapons in Europe.

        Even now they can, if they want, only who will allow them ...)))
    2. hirurg
      hirurg 18 May 2021 19: 35
      +9
      Ah ah! Was the technical storehouse of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War, a prosperous resort under the USSR blown away?
      There they are dear.
      Amen.
    3. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 19 May 2021 03: 24
      -1
      Quote: Canecat
      And the general does not want to get into a knee-elbow position and lick a boot with a brace
      A general who doesn't understand nifiga in providing troops is only good for licking someone's shoes.
  2. K-50
    K-50 18 May 2021 19: 30
    +4
    What have you done to fix this? It has already been 30 years since the Warsaw Pact and the Union collapsed.
    Having a developed machine-building industry, highly qualified workers and technical personnel, you did absolutely nothing to rectify the situation. fellow
    So why blame the mirror if the face is crooked? belay lol
    1. Graz
      Graz 18 May 2021 20: 54
      +2
      I understand they are now testing several European BMPs. to choose from purchase, askod british, swedish sivi 90. and german links, there are several videos on youtube
  3. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 18 May 2021 19: 34
    -2
    I would not be so worried .. Except for the limitrophes - that's who you won't envy. They will write off without hesitation.

    And for residents of capitals and villages near significant military and infrastructure facilities in Europe, the recommendation is to run into the desert before it starts! Then it will be too late. laughing
  4. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 18 May 2021 19: 38
    +1
    And what happened to the Czech ambition? How can we provide Aloizycha, but how can you help yourself, good people? You are not wearing Shvejk ...
  5. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 18 May 2021 19: 56
    0
    Without maintenance and repair, and even without knowledge of the material part, any equipment will become scrap metal. This is not the fault of technology.
  6. Cat Alexandrovich
    Cat Alexandrovich 18 May 2021 20: 31
    0
    Oppa! The Czechs, it turns out, have battalion press secretaries! Whole captains! How many battalions are there in the Czech Republic? And what is this bunch of media officers doing for a decent salary?
  7. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 18 May 2021 20: 37
    -1
    "The old BVP has become scrap metal": the Czech army complains about the local version of the BMP-1
    I suggest the Czechs buy an BTR-80 or BMP-3 from Russia. good
  8. Normal
    Normal 18 May 2021 20: 47
    +2
    Nothing is eternal under the Moon. Neither that nor who is getting younger. What's so surprising about that?
    Engine overhaul after 10 years of service? In my opinion, it's not even a bad resource.
  9. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 18 May 2021 21: 54
    0
    Let Banderast be sold, inexpensively. They love gay-European scrap metal))) the "battalion press secretary" especially amused))) and in the company, the speaker is put or only the prime minister?)))
  10. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 18 May 2021 22: 41
    +6
    The Czechs have a lot of money to buy new BMPs, and this whining is just window dressing to justify new spending on the army.

    They will most likely buy German infantry fighting vehicles.

    And with the industry, the Czechs are doing fine, they just don't need a lot of BMPs, so it's easier to buy than to develop a new BMP themselves.

    But our BMPs are very outdated, even those that are now going to the troops are much inferior to their competitors. And there is no protection and the crew is uncomfortable in them.

    Kurganets, too, does not seem to be what you need.
  11. Fitter65
    Fitter65 19 May 2021 00: 01
    -1
    I don't need to explain to anyone that the old BVP has become scrap metal
    - stressed General of the Army Aleš Opata at a recent command meeting of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces.
    "It's time to sell them to Ukraine" - but the Czech media decided not to voice this part of the phrase.
  12. isv000
    isv000 19 May 2021 00: 09
    0
    Welcome to the European Union!
  13. prapor55
    prapor55 19 May 2021 06: 04
    0
    Does the Chekhov have a press secretary in every battalion with the rank of captain? good
  14. Yrec
    Yrec 19 May 2021 09: 53
    0
    All serviceable BMP Czech women sold velikoukram.