BMP-3

The BMP-3 is a Soviet and Russian infantry fighting vehicle, successor to the BMP-1 and BMP-2. The abbreviation BMP stands for boevaya mashina pehoty (боевая машина пехоты, literally "infantry combat vehicle").[3][4][5]

BMP-3
BMP-3
TypeInfantry fighting vehicle
Place of originSoviet Union
Russia
Service history
In service1987–present
Used bySee Operators
WarsFirst Chechen War
Second Chechen War
Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Production history
Designed1975–1987
ManufacturerKurganmashzavod
No. built2,000+
Specifications
Mass18.7 tonnes (18.4 long tons; 20.6 short tons)
Length7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)
Width3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Height2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Crew3 (commander, gunner, driver)
7 troopers (+ 2 additional seats)

ArmorAluminium alloy + steel, 35mm+ frontally, all around small arms fire protection up to 12.7mm
Main
armament
2K23 turret with 100 mm gun/launcher 2A70 (able to fire shells or the 9M117 Bastion ATGM), 30 mm autocannon 2A72 and 7.62mm PKT machine gun or Bakhcha-U turret (2A70, 2A72, PKMT machine gun, and a new fire control system) or B05Ya01 Berezhok turret with 2A42, AGS-30 grenade launcher, Kornet-EM, and PKT machine gun[1] or AU-220M Baikal remote weapon station turret with 57 mm BM-57 autocannon and 7.62mm PKMT machine gun[2]
Secondary
armament
2 × 7.62 mm PKT machine guns
EngineUTD-29M diesel
500 hp (375 kW)
Power/weight27 hp/tonne
Suspensiontorsion bar
Operational
range
600 km (370 mi)
Maximum speed 72 km/h (45 mph) (road)
45 km/h (28 mph) (off-road)
10 km/h (6.2 mph) (water)

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