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General Characteristics (BMP-2)
Length: 6.7 m
Width: 3.1 m
Height: 2.4 m
Weight:14.3 tons
Speed: 65 km/h (road)
45 km/h (off-road)
Range: 600 km
Primary armament: 30 mm automatic gun
AT-5 Spandrel
Secondary armament: 7.62 mm machinegun
Power plant: 300 hp Diesel
Crew:3 (+ 8 passangers)

The BMP-1 is a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle which was first introduced in the early 1960s. In the 1980s a improved version called the BMP-2 was introduced.

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Production History The BMP-1 first appeared in November 1967 and was the first Soviet infantry fighting vehicle. It was armed with the AT-3 Sagger ATGM giving it greater firepower compared with its western APCs. It replaced the BTR-50[?] in motorized infantry units. In the early 1980s an improved version called the BMP-2 was produced. It had a new two man turret with an 30 mm automatic gun and had the capability to use AT-4 Spigot or AT-5 Spandrel ATGMs.

Variants

  • BMP-1
  • BMP-1K - Command variant
  • BMP-1P - AT-4 Spigot ATGM
  • BMP-2 - Improved version of the BMP-1 early 1980s

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