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This is an improved version of the BVP type vehicle (international acronym: BMP). Another type of track is used together with a new design of running gear shock absorbers. It is designed to attack armoured targets including tanks, combat helicopters and manpower. In addition to the basic BVP (BMP) type, it enables the crew to conduct fire from small arms during movement, and it is capable of air transport. Weapons include the 30mm cannon and coupled 7.62mm PKT machine gun.

BVP-2 is a combat amphibious armored vehicle variant of the Soviet BMP-2 transporter that was produced in Czechoslovakia under a license. BVP-2 was produced in Czechoslovakia seriously from 1987 to 1989. Between 1987 and 1989, 344 BVP-2s were produced in Czechoslovakia in the basic version.

The first thirty vehicles of BVP-2 (or BMP-2 ) were introduced into the equipment of the 3rd Motorized Regiment in Louny from 1983, it was machines produced in the Soviet Union. The serial production of the BVP-2 in the Czechoslovak license did not take place until 1987. Other units equipped with this type were the 79th and 63nd Motorized Regiment. As of July 1, 1988, 41 pieces of BVP-2 were in the CSLA armament. In 1989, BVP-2 was delivered to the 67th Motorized Regiment, a year later, the re-assembling of the 11th Motorized Regiment, but this has not happened. As of October 31, 1990, the Czechoslovak army recorded a total of 252 BVP-2 vehicles. A total of 280 copies of the BVP-2 were introduced into the Czechoslovak troops' equipment.

As of 31 December 1997, there were a total of 186 pieces of these vehicles in the army of the Czech Armed Forces. As part of the reorganization of the ACR in 2003, the BVP-2 cars were included in the 4th Brigade of Rapid Deployment and 7th Mechanized Brigade . After re-arranging the first volume on KBVP Pandur II CZ machines at the turn of the first decade of the new millennium, the main operator of BVP-2 machines in the Czech army is the 71st Mechanized Battalion, the 72nd Mechanized Battalionand a mechanized 73th tank battalion from the 7th Mechanized Brigade.

The machine is designed to increase the mobility and firepower of mechanized units and to destroy armor targets and enemy's live force. The armament consists of automatic cannon 2A42 caliber of 30 mm, which is intended to destroy enemy lightly armored vehicles, machine gun PKT 7.62 mm and launchers antitank missile audition. The BVP-2 has an installation to protect the crew against pressure waves, penetrating radiation, radioactive fall and chemical weapons. It is also equipped with a 902V smoke grenade launcher system (6 pcs).

The combat space is located in the center of the vehicle behind the engine and driver's compartment. Armament, ammunition, observation and targeting devices, control boards for individual systems and jobs for commander and shooter operator in the turret are deployed in this section.

To fight enemy means including tanks and combat helicopters, he is armed with a 30mm automatic 2A42 cannon stabilized in two planes and a 7.62mm PKT tank machine gun . Kanon is primarily designed to combat lightly armed targets within 1 500 m. Air targets at low altitudes can be shot at a distance of 2 000 m. Maximum range 2A42it is 10,300 m. The gun can be shot by individual wounds and a dose. The rate of firing with a small cadence is 200 to 300 beats per minute, with a large cadence of 500 beats per minute. Three types of ammunition are used to fire: the bullet is a punchy light, a shining shining and a burst-bursting burnt. The fire diameter is stored in two hub strips that are placed in the cartridges and shifted by the cannister feed system. Charging training is designed to charge the school.

The PKT guns allow fire to live at a distance of 1,500 m. The tower features 9P135M launcher on 9M111 anti-tank missiles and Fagot 9M113 Konkurs, which allows you to shoot without the need for the crew to get out of the vehicle. Inside, a portable device is conveyed, allowing the 9M111 and 9M113 missiles to be shot off the vehicle after mounting the control panel . Anti-tank missiles make it possible to fight enemy tanks at a distance of 4000 m. The cadence of missiles is 2 to 3 missiles per minute. The minimum shooting distance is 75 m.

Water barriers can overcome the BVP-2 by swimming. The machine is equipped with equipment to protect crew and swarm against the effects of pressure waves and radiation penetration, to protect against chemical agents and to protect against radioactive dust while driving in the infested area. To create a smoke screen, the vehicle is equipped with a sinking device and a set of projectors located on the turret.

Crew3 + 6 persons (commander, driver, gunner-operator +
6 infantry
Combat Weight:14000 kg / 30865 lb
Overall Length:6720-6735 mm / 22ft 1in
Overall Width:3150 mm 10ft 4in
Overall Height:2450 mm 8ft 0.5in
Ground Clearance:420 mm 1ft 4.5in
Armor:5 - 19 (23) mm 0.2 - 0.7 (0.9) in
main weaponstabilized cannon 2A42 caliber 30 mm (stabilizer 2E36-1 (4))
Secondary weaponscoupled 7.62 mm PKT machine gun, 9P135M missile-assisted missile set 9K111 Fagot (AT 4 Spigot), 9K111M Fagot-M, 9M113 Concurrent (AT 5 Spandrel)
Drive6-cylinder engine UTD-20S1 with BFP 220,65kW (300k)
Suspension2 rows of camshafts, front with shock absorbers, one row at the rear. Each sprocket is sprung by means of a torsion bar.
Max. speed65 km / h on the road, 7 km / h in water
Range550-600 km


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