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Innovation Day of Southern Military District: infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3

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One of the most popular types of armored vehicles in the Russian army is the infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3. Production of this technology started in the late eighties, and since then the armed forces have received several hundred of these machines. BMP-3 can not be called a new machine, but it is still of interest to the general public. The recent exhibition "Innovation Day of the Southern Military District" reaffirmed this.


The main task of the infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3 is to transport personnel and provide fire support during the battle. For this technique has armor that protects the crew and landing from small weapons and small-caliber artillery, as well as a complex armament, which includes several types of weapons. All this allows with high efficiency to solve various problems in different conditions.

To protect against shelling, the machine is equipped with spaced armor based on aluminum and steel sheets. This design holds bullets of small arms during shelling from any angle. Frontal projection is protected from projectiles 30-mm automatic guns. Previously proposed projects equipping BMP-3 systems of dynamic and active protection.



In the tower of the combat vehicle set of various weapons. "Main caliber" - gun launcher 2А70 caliber 100 mm. This weapon allows you to attack targets with the help of several types of projectiles, and can also be used to launch guided missiles. The standard gun ammunition includes 40 shots of various types and 8 guided missiles.

The 2-mm 70-30 automatic cannon is mounted on the same installation with the 2А72. With this weapon, it is proposed to destroy unprotected or lightly armored vehicles, as well as manpower: purposes for which the power of the 2А70 cannon is excessive. A PKT machine gun paired with guns can also be used to attack unprotected targets.

Additional armament consists of several smoke grenade launchers on the turret and two PKT machine guns in the nose installations of the hull. With their help, it is proposed to bombard manpower in the sector in front of the car.

The BMP-3 is equipped with a UTD-29 diesel engine with 450 horsepower. With a combat weight of the vehicle at the level of 18,7, this engine allows speeding up to 70 km / h on the highway. In addition, water jet propulsion is provided for movement on water. These devices accelerate the car to 10 km / h.

The crew of an infantry vehicle consists of three people: a driver, a commander, and a gunner operator. The first is located in front of the case, in the center, the other two - in the tower. The landing sites are distributed over the entire habitable volume of the hull. Two of them are located in the front of the case, on the sides of the driver. The paratroopers on these seats also control the course guns. Two more seats are mounted behind the crew compartment, at the sides of the hull. On the rear wall of the habitable compartment are mounted three main and two additional seats.

Due to the stern location of the engine, landing is dismounted through two special tunnels in the rear of the vehicle. For the landing, their upper covers are raised, and the doors of the stern sheet open. When disembarking paratroopers protects the tower, raised top covers and aft doors.

On the basis of the BMP-3 were developed several types of vehicles for other purposes. Based on a successful tracked chassis, the BRM-3K “Lynx” combat reconnaissance vehicle, the 2СXNNXX “Vienna” self-propelled artillery gun, the BREM-L repair and recovery vehicle and other equipment, both serial and experienced, were built. At the recent exhibition Russia Arms Expo 31, two versions of the modernization of the BMP-2015 were presented under the names “Derivation” and “Dragoon”. The first project involves the use of the combat module AU-3M with 220-mm automatic cannon. The purpose of the second was to change the layout of the machine with the transfer of the engine in the front of the case.

Currently, the armed forces have several hundred infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 and other equipment based on them. In addition, a large number of similar machines were purchased by foreign armies. The operation of this technology continues, and will last at least a few more years.

The infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3 is not a novelty, but, as before, attracts the attention of the public. A sample of such an armored vehicle was demonstrated at the Innovation Day of the Southern Military District exhibition. We present a photoreview of this car.


General view of the BMP-3



Manhole and viewing equipment driver



Rearview mirror for easy driving



The hatch and periscope of the right place of the paratrooper



Place the paratrooper to the left of the driver



Autonomous machine gun installation, port side



Machine gun starboard



Wave deflector and its lifting mechanism



Starboard view





Body Feed



Doors for landing



Caterpillar and water jet



Exhaust device






Chassis. The suspension balancers and additional shock absorbers are clearly visible.




Left drive wheel. Traces of long life are noticeable.



Tower with weapons



Tower, rear view



Gun mount. From left to right: 2А72, 2А70, PKT



Muzzle of the guns



Smoke grenade launchers




Tower spotlights


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  1. cosmos111
    cosmos111 20 October 2015 07: 22 New
    +4
    One of the most popular types of armored vehicles in the Russian army is the infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3.

    with my, my negative attitude towards BM with 100 mm gun on the BMP-if it was so, it would be just EXCELLENT !!!
    BUT, the main fleet in the army is presented, not upgraded BMP-1 / 2, so that the 3 BMP is NOT the most massive BMP ...

    continue its release, in the modification "Dragoon" with BM AU-220M with 57-mm automatic gun (I repeat)
    or a cheaper option, steel armor and upgraded BM from BRM-3K "Rys" ...
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    2. gjv
      gjv 20 October 2015 08: 53 New
      +6
      Quote: cosmos111
      The main fleet in the army is represented by non-modernized BMP-1 / 2, so that the 3-BMP is NOT the most massive BMP ...

      Yes, so BMP-1 order 500 pieces mainly in training for the preparation of mechanical drives and about 7000 pieces in storage. In the combat units, mainly BMP-2 is more than 3000 and about 1500 is in storage. A BMP-3 only about 700 pieces. Representatives of the Ministry of Defense have repeatedly stated that before the mass release of the Kurganets-25, the BMP-3 will be purchased. How much and when? request
    3. Disant
      Disant 21 October 2015 02: 01 New
      +1
      "dragoon" with 57mm is a compromise. 57mm is only against new bmp with enhanced protection. there is no manual drive on AU-220М, as I understand it, only electric (please correct if not right)
      .
      A "melon" - with three calibers, more multifunctional.
      .
      if we are to modernize, then install mounted curtain side screens, strengthen the frontal projection, improve the aiming complex, put a thermal imager. and to teach troops to fire a gun from a gun, and not to suck out modernization from a finger.
      .
      about the complex "lynx" - I do not think that it is cheaper than the "melon" - one radar station of which only costs, a thermal imager the size of a half machine.
      .
      and as a bonus 9 that already exists)
      that we can oppose javelina - so far only a low profile and speed, which is not observed by enemy BMP
      1. cosmos111
        cosmos111 22 October 2015 21: 39 New
        0
        Nexter T40 tower, with gun CTWS40, with telescopic ammunition ...
        4,2 tower weight tons ...


        http://warfaretech.blogspot.ru/2014_08_01_archive.html
  2. Dimon-chik-79
    Dimon-chik-79 20 October 2015 09: 18 New
    +2
    Quote: gjv
    Representatives of the Ministry of Defense have repeatedly stated that before the mass release of the Kurganets-25, the BMP-3 will be purchased. How much and when?

    Next autumn, after eight years! The process is just painful, here again there is a huge number of variations of the "three", but which option will be preferred is not clear.
    Some exhibitions and shows, and the basis of the park are all the same "dvushki". And if tomorrow is war ???
  3. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 20 October 2015 09: 54 New
    +4
    And on it the combat module is not "Bakhcha-U" installed?
    1. qarzu
      qarzu 20 October 2015 10: 16 New
      +2
      Yes, that is right
  4. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 20 October 2015 10: 24 New
    0
    Quote: qarzu
    Yes, that is right

    like a good thing! What do users say about him?
  5. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 20 October 2015 11: 18 New
    +1
    I am very sorry that I do not understand anything about this technique. But, in my opinion, the machine is even "beautiful." To paraphrase ANTupolev's words (of course, not literally): “A beautiful plane is beautiful (i.e. flies well),” it can be said that the BMP-3 in the presented modification will also “work beautifully” for its intended purpose.
    1. goose
      goose 20 October 2015 11: 56 New
      0
      The machine is great. rides great. But for the mass release, I would have removed the machine guns, which are ahead in the corners. I do not see much sense in them.
      100-mm should be left. This is pocket artillery for the department. It is completely atomic. BUT: the level of training of the squad leader and crew must be raised, otherwise it is better to give them a cheap and modest BMP-2. Either raise the standards for the preparation of conscripts to the level of the USSR 70’s sample army, or leave these vehicles only in units of constant composition and constant readiness. The car is not cheap, a little cheaper T-72B.
      1. pv1005
        pv1005 20 October 2015 21: 20 New
        0
        About another sofa expert drew.
  6. glavnykarapuz
    glavnykarapuz 20 October 2015 16: 12 New
    0
    Quote: goose
    The machine is great. rides great. But for the mass release, I would have removed the machine guns, which are ahead in the corners. I do not see much sense in them.
    100-mm should be left. This is pocket artillery for the department. It is completely atomic. BUT: the level of training of the squad leader and crew must be raised, otherwise it is better to give them a cheap and modest BMP-2. Either raise the standards for the preparation of conscripts to the level of the USSR 70’s sample army, or leave these vehicles only in units of constant composition and constant readiness. The car is not cheap, a little cheaper T-72B.

    Where such knowledge on the cost of technology? Or for the "red word" said?
  7. 31rus
    31rus 20 October 2015 21: 33 New
    0
    Here, here is a very modest number, I saw in two years both the teachings and the re-deployment of equipment, different types of troops, so I didn’t see the new technology, I don’t want to draw conclusions, but lately there has been too much PR.
  8. Grigorievich
    Grigorievich 20 October 2015 21: 57 New
    +1
    I'm not special, but in all the chronicles I did not see the movement of the landing force inside the combat compartment, but only on the armor, so why the combat compartment?
    1. Massik
      Massik 20 October 2015 23: 58 New
      +1
      This machine was not designed for pokatushek in columns in the rebellious republics.
    2. Disant
      Disant 21 October 2015 01: 10 New
      0
      just

      - The technique is used for other than its intended purpose - for general combat.

      - the threat of rocket launcher fire in the side

      - faster deployment of the landing force into battle order and assessment of the situation by each commando

      - provides circular observation on the march

      - show off.