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BMP Marder 1A3: Germany is going to transfer them to Ukraine

BMP Marder 1A3: Germany is going to transfer them to Ukraine

After the obvious successes of the RF Armed Forces in the Donetsk direction, the Western patrons of the Kyiv authorities decided to raise the stakes and start transferring NATO armored vehicles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In particular, at the beginning of this month, the German Ministry of Defense announced its intention to supply Ukraine with 40 units of Marder infantry fighting vehicles.

It is worth noting that the aforementioned car is, to put it mildly, not new. Its mass production started in 1969 and since then it has undergone a number of upgrades.

According to some reports, the version of the Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicle, which entered service with the Bundeswehr in 1989, should be transferred to the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. However, this upgrade is not the last.

One of the main differences between the Marder 1A3 and previous versions was the reinforced armor, which German engineers considered necessary after the appearance of the BMP-2 with its 30mm cannon in the USSR.

In part, such an upgrade was justified, as the security of the vehicle increased (frontal armor 45 mm). At the same time, it also comes with some disadvantages. In particular, the absence of spherical shooting embrasures and an increase in the combat weight of the Marder 1A3 to 33,5 tons.

The Marder 1A3 is armed with a 20 mm automatic cannon, 1 machine gun and ATGM "Milan 2" (6 missiles). The machine is capable of speeds up to 65 km / h. The power reserve is 520 km. Despite the impressive weight, one of the advantages of the "Marten" (the name of the car in translation into Russian), experts call its maneuverability.

The crew of the German BMP consists of three people, landing, starting from the third version - 6 people (in the first two there were 7).

It is difficult to say what kind of threat to our troops the Marder 1A3, which Germany is going to transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, will be able to pose. The car, by and large, was practically not used in hostilities. In any case, on the battlefield, she is able to deliver, to put it mildly, a lot of trouble.

Since 2010, the more modern Puma infantry fighting vehicles began to replace the Marder in the Bundeswehr.

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  1. svp67
    svp67 16 January 2023 17: 25
    Well "armored" and "toothy" "animal". Let's see how he will show himself in real combat conditions.
    1. cold wind
      cold wind 16 January 2023 17: 54
      A good BMP, the question is how they will put it with or without modernization. In theory, the forehead can withstand the installation of remote sensing, grilles can be installed from the sides, and if they put the extreme version of Milan or Tou-2, then with all these upgrades it will be very bad for us. All this is done in any workshop.
      1. svp67
        svp67 16 January 2023 18: 26
        Quote from cold wind
        if they put the extreme option Milan

        This is standard for shipping...they come with them
      2. Wildcat
        Wildcat 16 January 2023 19: 22
        There are 2 unpleasant surprises in Marder:
        1- sight with a thermal imager. In principle, for the NATO night tactics "2 go - 2 fire from a place" is very unpleasant. IMHO, our analogues begin with tanks, even on ATGMs "night lights" are not visible.
        2- on Marders is now put instead of Milan MELLS ("nee" - Spike). They can leave the old Milans, by the way, they are also standard with a thermal imager, IMHO. But Scholz can also become generous with Spikes, they are not Israeli, but his own, made by Eurospike.
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  3. shish
    shish 16 January 2023 17: 39
    What's this? Not participating in hostilities! We can then, without participating in hostilities, drop a nuclear bomb on the Reichstag !!!
  4. Mikhail Maslov
    Mikhail Maslov 16 January 2023 17: 51
    It's time to call a spade a spade. Why does the author write "patrons", but no, these are enemies. And the attitude towards Germany should be like an enemy state. summer company.
  5. Igorash
    Igorash 18 January 2023 12: 47
    A capricious car .. A lack of 2-3 liters of antifreeze stops it due to engine overheating ... Maintenance in the fields without special equipment, even ordinary open-end wrenches are not suitable, is impossible ... The average speed over rough terrain is inferior to ours and BMP -1 and BMP - 2 and the T-90M tank ... Heavy, not floating ... It will be hard for her in the mud of Ukraine ... 2-3 months of operation and problems will begin .. If they survive .... And again the question is for our command, why not supply routes are being cut off?
  6. Sergei N 58912062
    Sergei N 58912062 24 January 2023 09: 04
    It is difficult to say what threat to our troops the Marder 1A3, which Germany is going to transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, will be able to pose.
    BMP "Marder" in version 1A3 with its 20-mm automatic cannon and ATGM "Milan 2" is a threat to all our BMPs and even to some outdated modifications of our tanks.