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.
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