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BMP VBCI

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After leaving the MRAV (Multi-Role Armored Vehicle - Multi-Purpose Armored Personnel Carrier) joint program with Germany and the UK, France began to develop its own vehicle to replace the AMX-10P tracked BTR, which is in service with its ground forces. It was planned to build from 700 to 1000 vehicles, including at least 550 infantry combat vehicles and 150 command and control vehicles. In the 2000 year, after the competition, the company Satori Military Vicles (a joint venture between GIAT and Renault) received a contract for the development, production and full logistical support of the vehicle, which is now known as VBCI infantry). The contract provides for the creation and testing of four prototypes. The first production vehicle must be built in the 2005 year, and the first battalion of these vehicles is formed by 2006. The concept of creating a VBCI reflects the desire to reduce financial costs in the development of the machine, and in its further maintenance and support. This was one of the reasons that the wheeled scheme of the car, in which components and assemblies of civilian vehicles were widely used, was chosen. The VBCI BMP has an 8x8 wheel formula, four-wheel steering and a centralized tire inflation system. The layout of the car is standard - in the nose of the driver (left) and the engine compartment (right), followed by the commander, in the middle part of the tower, and in the aft - troop compartment. It accommodates nine fully equipped infantrymen, whose access to the car and dismounting are carried out through a stern ramp with a door.




VBCI is a self-developed UK after it leaves the MRAV program. Germany, together with the Netherlands, continued to work on the MRAV, as a result of which the Boxer armored personnel carrier was created



The main armament of the VBCI is the 25-mm gun



All VBCI infantry fighting vehicles are air conditioned.

For firing by a landing party without leaving the car in boards and a stern there are embrasures and viewing blocks. In the version of the BMP VBCI is equipped with a single tower "Dragar" of the company GIAT with an 25-mm gun and an 7.62-mm machine gun paired with it (ammunition 620 and 1400 ammunition, respectively).



Powerful engine allows you to accelerate VBCI to 100 km / h



The VBCI can be transported by air using an Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.



BMP VBCI in the UN peacekeeping force

The characteristics of the armor protection of BMP VBCI are closed, but it is known that the reservation used provides protection for the machine from the 14.5-mm armor-piercing bullets of the heavy machine-gun KPV range, which is a standard requirement for NATO BMP vehicles, against cumulative anti-tank ammunition weapons RPG-7 type, and medium-caliber armor-piercing shells. On the basis of the VBCI also developed self-propelled anti-tank systems "Erica" ​​and "Milan".

The command and control vehicle weighs a little more than 23 tons, has a crew of two, a headquarters for five people and is armed with an 12.7-mm machine gun on a remote-controlled carriage.

Performance characteristics
Mass: 25.6 t
Crew: 2 person
Landing party: 9 man
Overall dimensions: body length - 7.60 m,
width - 2.98 m
case height - 2.20 m,
case height - 0.50 m
Armor: no data
Armament: M25 811 mm gun, 7.62 mm machine gun
Ammunition: 620 shots, 1400 cartridges caliber 7.62 mm
Propulsion: diesel engine power 404.53 kW (550 HP.)
Overcoming obstacles: a ditch wide 2.00 m,
ford depth 1.20 m (with preparation 1.50 m)
Maximum speed: on the highway - 100 km / h
Power reserve: on the highway - 750 km
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  1. Igor39
    Igor39 14 September 2013 08: 07
    +3
    And we need something like this car
  2. Apollo
    Apollo 14 September 2013 08: 08
    +4
    quote-VBCI is an independent development

    UK after leaving her MRAV program. Germany, together with the Netherlands, continued work on the MRAV, as a result of which the Boxer armored personnel carrier was created

    BTR Boxer Video

  3. Akim
    Akim 14 September 2013 09: 23
    +5
    VBCI is an independent UK development

    VBCI is the French acronym for Véhicule blindé de combat d'infanterie. In principle, you can tie this abbreviation to English, but this is a French car. There are a lot of inaccuracies in the article, starting with a photo that does not even show the Finnish AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle), but its version in the form of the Polish CTO Rosomak.
    Therefore, I did not put the article PLUS. Cons is not my credo at all.
    1. bask
      bask 14 September 2013 11: 46
      +1
      Quote: Akim
      not Finnish AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle), but its version in the form of the Polish CTO Rosomak.

      Akim, but it doesn’t matter. At 99%, this is Finnish Patria AMV.
      Quote: Akim
      but this is a french car.

      But the VBCI prototype was broken up together with the Germans.
      VEXTRA
      Crew 3 people
      Landing 7 people
      Weight 34 tons
      Length 7,5 m
      Width-3,0 m
      Engine power-260 l / s.
      Maximum speed on the highway 120 cells / h
      Cruising on the highway-800 CL
      1. lucidlook
        lucidlook 14 September 2013 19: 35
        +1
        Here you can clearly see how similar they are:

        1. bask
          bask 14 September 2013 20: 09
          +2
          Quote: lucidlook
          Here you can clearly see how similar they are:

          Good lucidilook, photo. good
          And according to the performance characteristics, a lot of similarities.
          Only the Germans in Boxser, modularity in design brought to the point of absurdity. Due to the high price ..
          Enough, just a change of combat modules.
          A little off topic, but the Germans created an excellent APC on the GSh G-5, a modular design. Allowing to create a large number of machines for various purposes on this basis. With a different level of reservation in the basic version, both ballistic and mine protection. The weight of the armored personnel carrier is 25 tons, the airborne squad has a volume of 14,5 cubic meters and a payload capacity of 6,5 tons.
    2. zvereok
      zvereok 14 September 2013 20: 45
      +1
      By the way, on account
      For firing a landing party without leaving the car, there are loopholes and observation blocks in the sides and stern.
      Are embrasures not trending today?
  4. zyablik.olga
    zyablik.olga 14 September 2013 12: 40
    +7
    Wheel technology in our conditions is not always applicable.
    1. lucidlook
      lucidlook 14 September 2013 12: 53
      +1
      Well, taking into account exactly where and how the fighting was conducted over the past 20 years, it is more and more applicable and in demand.
    2. Akim
      Akim 14 September 2013 20: 46
      +1
      Quote: zyablik.olga
      Wheel technology in our conditions is not always applicable.

      This is an outdated concept, the advantages of a tracked mover. Moreover, the Germans and the French create equipment "for themselves" under their own conditions. The wheeled chassis is lighter, which means you can hang additional armor to catch up with the weight of the tracked brother.
      1. bask
        bask 14 September 2013 22: 26
        +3
        Quote: lucidlook
        actions of the last 20 years, it is more and more applicable.

        Quote: Akim
        The wheeled chassis is lighter, which means you can hang additional armor to catch up with weight

        For SUSH and NATO, the mobility of armored vehicles comes to the fore, with its high mine resistance.
        And that would fit in the S-130.
        1. Akim
          Akim 15 September 2013 06: 56
          +2
          Quote: bask
          For SUSH and NATO, the mobility of armored vehicles comes to the fore, with its high mine resistance.
          And that would fit in the S-130.

          I gave a translation of an article about the Polish "Wolverine". They specially added it in size and weight to the C-130, but it turns out that the plane is forced to land for refueling and besides the United States, none of the NATO countries has an impressive fleet of transport aircraft for the transfer of equipment. It is also very expensive.
          The French in Operation Serval felt it.
          And for heavier vehicles, if necessary, the A-400M, Il-76, S-17, S-5, An-124 are perfect.
  5. Prohor
    Prohor 14 September 2013 12: 46
    +2
    The ability of the machine to keep around the armor-piercing KPVT bullet is questionable. If I’m not mistaken, she breaks through with 200 m 40 mm armor.
    1. Akim
      Akim 14 September 2013 13: 08
      +3
      Quote: Prokhor
      The ability of the machine to keep around the armor-piercing KPVT bullet is questionable.


      No doubt - holds. On the French forum, I saw a photo of shelling a frontal projection with a 20 mm Hispano without additional armor. This is a heavy wheeled infantry fighting vehicle and, with additional reservation, it withstands a feathered core from a 25 mm shell.
      1. lucidlook
        lucidlook 14 September 2013 20: 40
        +2
        And if / when Czechs and Jews (with the French) finish their options for active defense and reach the cherished 85% weakening, then the APC will hold not only RPG-7, but also BPS, and this is serious. In the upper hemisphere, of course, they will not be able to protect, but the sides - easily.
        1. Akim
          Akim 15 September 2013 12: 01
          0
          Quote: lucidlook
          then the armored personnel carrier will hold not only the RPG-7, but also the BPS, and this is already serious.

          And I propose to return a shortened 37x155 mm ammunition and a cannon based on the NS-37. It practically fits into the dimensions of the modules under 2A42. You can convert the 2A42 / 72 to this caliber. But the BOPS released from it will be 1,5 more powerful and it will not care about the armor of all BMP / armored personnel carriers, except for the Namer.
          1. Bagatur
            Bagatur 24 September 2013 22: 08
            0
            And is this 37x155 ammunition still in production? If not, then avay then 40 mm Bofors and you're done ...
  6. bublic82009
    bublic82009 14 September 2013 15: 38
    +3
    the car has a high stability point. the machine may roll over when the chassis is tilted. or undermining under the wheel. still bad wheels in the front projection are not protected. Yes there are special inserts. but if you hit with large-caliber trunks, then the wheels can be shredded into snot.
    1. castle
      castle 14 September 2013 18: 33
      +2
      And the geese can be shredded. The caterpillar is even worse - it hit once and the BMP was undressed. And then you need to get 4 times.
    2. bask
      bask 14 September 2013 19: 37
      0
      Quote: bublic82009
      bad front projection wheels are not protected

      A side projection is not necessary to protect.?
      1. lucidlook
        lucidlook 14 September 2013 20: 23
        +3
        Reasoning clearly leads to the Puma:

        1. bask
          bask 14 September 2013 20: 55
          0
          Quote: lucidlook
          Reasoning clearly leads to the Puma:

          There is no to the side, perfectly protected ,, Cougars ,,.
          Quote: bublic82009
          bad front projection wheels are not protected

          How on a wheeled armored personnel carrier / infantry fighting vehicle to technologically protect side projections?
          The most protected in the front projection of an American armored personnel carrier, GPV (clone-Pars) 4 / 4,6 / 6,8 / 8 (two models), 10/10.
          GPV BTR Sergeant with a 4/4 wheel formula.
          1. lucidlook
            lucidlook 14 September 2013 21: 17
            +4
            And how much does it "take" the wall in height? ... and in time wink
            Here, after all, the question is - why do I need an armored personnel carrier? For the delivery of infantry to the place of hostilities in conditions the possible light fire reaction. Or to patrol areas with constant guerrilla activity? These are very different tasks and how to solve them within the framework of one machine? Only a modular layout - on the one hand, and compromises - on the other. For example, how to protect the wheels from the side? Put a circular camera with an IR channel and make loopholes for firing. How to solve the issue of extending motor resources? Make armor modules removable. We remove the armor, if / when the situation calms down, the easier the car and increase the service life of components and assemblies. And so on and so forth.

            But so far no one has tried to sacrifice patency. Are Americans again "ahead of the rest"? Something to me this decision doesn't seem right.
          2. Akim
            Akim 14 September 2013 21: 21
            +2
            Quote: bask
            How on a wheeled armored personnel carrier / infantry fighting vehicle to technologically protect side projections?

            The most protected wheeled BMP / BTR is the BMPT-64K. The same tank protection, but because of the wheels, it is almost 64 tons lighter than the BMPT-8!
            1. bask
              bask 14 September 2013 21: 53
              +3
              Quote: Akim
              The most protected wheeled BMP / BTR is the BMPT-64K.

              Naturally, it’s made from the body of the T-64 tank. But do you have infa .. about its running, mine and ballistic tests?
              Quote: lucidlook
              After all, the question is - why do I need an armored personnel carrier? For the delivery of infantry to the place of hostilities in the face of a possible light fire reaction

              These are not leading edge APCs.
              Wheel APCs are designed to deliver fighters under cover of armor to the deployment site-EVERYTHING (from point A to point B, not my words).
              BTR-_T / BMP-T, on a tracked chassis, should go into battle with tanks.
              1. Akim
                Akim 14 September 2013 22: 09
                +2
                Quote: bask
                But do you have infa .. about his running, mine and ballistic tests?

                Only about running. and then a little bit. Dashed off more than 1,5 thousand kilometers, controlled in a tank. The levers, a year ago, were replaced by a helm. Designers say that they hold a 90-mm shell in their forehead, and a 30-mm BOPS on board. Under the bottom (or the wheel I don’t know for sure) put the TM-57.
                To launch it at least for military trials, you just need a political decision.
                Looks no worse than Boxster
                1. bask
                  bask 14 September 2013 22: 29
                  0
                  Quote: Akim
                  Atal more than 1,5 thousand kilometers, controlled in a tank.

                  Thanks for the info hi
                  Quote: Akim
                  Looks no worse than Boxster

                  Suspension BTR-T, with such a mass raises serious doubts. And hydraulic all-wheel drive.
                  1. Akim
                    Akim 15 September 2013 12: 23
                    0
                    Quote: bask
                    Suspension BTR-T, with such a mass raises serious doubts

                    BelAZ has an electric motor for each wheel and hydraulic suspension - it pulls the weight of the locomotive. Here, according to such an approximate scheme, there is a radial-plunger hydraulic motor for each wheel.
                    1. bask
                      bask 15 September 2013 13: 39
                      0
                      Quote: Akim
                      approximately the diagram is a radial-plunger hydraulic motor for each wheel.

                      But this scheme, nowhere in the world on armored vehicles, does not apply.
                      1. Akim
                        Akim 15 September 2013 14: 06
                        +1
                        Quote: bask
                        But this scheme, nowhere in the world on armored vehicles, does not apply.

                        And what needs to be monkeyed for the whole world? Now many countries are trying to switch to electric motors in wheeled armored vehicles, but it really doesn’t work, because electric motors are at least much easier to maintain, but really less reliable in such an operation. Hydromotors were used here and if they dashed off a large mileage, they probably paid off.
                        Personally, the control system bothers me. At low speed, there’s nothing, even a plus due to the small turning angle. But it can accelerate by TTX to 105 km / h, and at such speeds the coefficient of adhesion to the ground is probably small. But those who developed it, of course, know better than to us from the pictures and video
                      2. lucidlook
                        lucidlook 15 September 2013 20: 25
                        0
                        105km / h - this, I suspect, is the maximum maximum, useless in real conditions, and harmful to technology. The average speed of the column on the highway 60km / h, emnip. And the topic with e / m is very interesting. Indeed, the motor traction increases in proportion to the voltage. Those. in fact, you can refuse the gearbox, and this is both weight and reserve volume. And there was already somewhere in the news about a hybrid version based on the BTR-82. Also in a single copy, of course. So it’s not very new, it’s new.

                        In this regard, I would listen to the opinion of a respected bask - It’s not just that the NATO team has not yet adopted the same AHED, although it is already 8 years old, and it has already covered 4.200 km.



                        However, there the issue of cost came to the fore against the backdrop of total savings in the US military budget, so again it was moved to 2018, and even that is in doubt.

                        But the development in this direction, obviously, has been underway for quite some time and quite successfully, so the question of adopting an armored personnel carrier / infantry fighting vehicle with a hybrid installation, as it seems to me, is a matter of time. And it’s important not to miss this time.

                        Ps in general, it seems to me for a long time that it would be in the interests of the Russian Federation to take all the talented engineers from the Ukrainian design bureaus and transport / entice to themselves. And it is precisely the collectives that need to be saved ... while there is still something to save.
                      3. Akim
                        Akim 15 September 2013 20: 43
                        0
                        Quote: lucidlook
                        in general, it has long seemed to me that it would be in the interests of the Russian Federation to take all the talented engineers from the Ukrainian design bureaus and transport / entice to themselves.

                        Yeah, they are "torn". There are many factors why they do not strive and the question is not only about money.
                        As for hydraulic motors. I did not say that this is a new revolutionary solution. I just explained basky, as in this instance the load is removed.
                        Moreover, the weight of the car is not more than Western. The beginning of the conversation was that this wheeled armored personnel carrier converted from a tank is protected much better than a western novya, and manufacturing costs cheaper than an armored personnel carrier-3/4.
            2. lucidlook
              lucidlook 15 September 2013 08: 50
              +1
              Video in topic
  • Fofan
    Fofan 14 September 2013 16: 37
    +2
    wheeled "BMP" for 4.5 million euros? it's some kind of tin ...
  • kafa
    kafa 14 September 2013 17: 05
    +1
    surprised by the lack of a coffee maker. shaves love smile on the manager there
  • Simple
    Simple 14 September 2013 19: 14
    +2
    The DSEI 2013 exhibition ended just yesterday:


    1. bask
      bask 14 September 2013 19: 35
      +1
      Quote: Simple
      The DSEI 2013 exhibition ended just yesterday:

      It is a pity that at DSEI, there was no Russian armored vehicles.
      VBCI is an independent UK development

      As far as I understand, independent English development of a wheeled armored personnel carrier / infantry fighting vehicle. Rather, BAE Systems, was an RG-41 and RG-41 armored personnel carrier (2).
      1. castle
        castle 14 September 2013 21: 41
        +3
        And what would Russia be able to show? Model 1:72 of what will be released on? Or 3-D computer fantasy? Or a live BTR-94? Well, who will buy it?
        1. bask
          bask 14 September 2013 21: 55
          0
          Quote: hrad
          And what would Russia be able to show? Models

          Modern: KamAZ and Ural, Typhoons, and SMP-3,, Bear.
          1. castle
            castle 14 September 2013 22: 28
            0
            You mean VPK-3924, probably. Yes, this car would be nice to show, but the image of Russian armored vehicles dropped slightly after problems with the BTR-94 in Jordan and Iraq. Now Russia needs to show on the market something really new and ready for sale and something that will blow up the market. KAMAZ and URAL - this is not something, especially if it is made of Western components (parts?): Motor, brakes, gearbox.
            1. bask
              bask 14 September 2013 22: 53
              0
              Quote: hrad
              dropped a lot after problems with BTR-94 in Jordan and Iraq

              You are confusing something. Hrad. BTR-94 Ukrainian development. But not like not Russian. In Russia, the BTR-90, Rostock was developed in the 90s. And today is not a modern armored vehicle.

              BTR-94 was developed in the 1990s. It is a modernization of the Soviet BTR-80. In 1997, Jordan ordered 50 such machines. Deliveries began in 2000, but in 2004, Jordan transferred all of the BTR-94 to Iraq.
      2. maxvet
        maxvet 15 September 2013 09: 38
        +1
        touched by white covers on military equipment
  • castle
    castle 14 September 2013 22: 56
    0
    I apologize for the error
  • castle
    castle 14 September 2013 23: 13
    0
    I apologize for the error.
    I wrote there "dropped a little ...". Towards BTR-90, Rostok ". Now this is also not exactly what should be shown and offered at exhibitions. Hope for" KURGANETS ", although what I saw as a KURGANETS, I recalled an old Swedish (together with BAE) car CV 90. I don’t know, I don’t know.
  • Mechanismoid
    Mechanismoid 15 September 2013 19: 59
    0
    touch display - the very thing to play "birds"! good
    directly on the subject: for me - such an excellent target, especially in the lateral projection! High profile + flat sides. RPG loves these "boxes" laughing
  • phantom359
    phantom359 15 September 2013 21: 38
    0
    A mixture of LAV and striker.