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BMD-3 Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Specifications
Alternative Designations N/A
Date of Introduction 1992
Proliferation At least 1 country
Description 
Crew 3
Troop Capacity 4 (+3) passengers
Combat Weight (mt) 12.9
Length Overall (m) 6.00
Height Overall (m) 2.25
Width Overall (m) 3.13
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) 0.32 (wide track) / .48 (standard track)
Automotive Performance 
Engine Type 450-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 500
Speed (km/h) 
Max Road 70
Max Off-Road 45
Average Cross-Country INA
Max Swim 10
Fording Depth (m) Amphibious
Radio R-173
Protection 
Armor, Turret Front (mm) "Antibullet" (7.62)
Applique Armor (mm) N/A
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) Available
Active Protective System N/A
Mineclearing Equipment KMT-8 plow or -10 roller
Self-Entrenching Blade N/A
NBC Protection System Collective
Smoke Equipment Smoke grenade launchers, 3 x each side of turret Vehicle engine exhaust smoke system (VEESS)
ARMAMENT 
Main Armament 
Caliber, Type, Name 30-mm automatic gun, 2A42
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 550 cyclic in bursts/ 200-300 practical
Loader Type Dual-belt feed
Ready/Stowed Rounds 500/ 360
Elevation () -5 to +74
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapons 
Caliber, Type, Name 30-mm automatic grenade launcher, AG-17
Mount Type Bow left side
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,700
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 1,200
Night N/A
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 60-100 practical in short (< 5 rds) or long (6-10 rd) bursts.
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62 x 54R) machinegun, PKT
Mount Type Turret coax
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 1,000
Night 1,000
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 practical / 650 cyclic, 2-10 round bursts
Caliber, Type, Name 5.45-mm light machinegun, RPK-74
Mount Type Bow right side
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,000
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 800
Night INA
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 150 automatic/ 50 semiautomatic
ATGM Launcher 
Name 9P135
Launch Method Tube-launched
Guidance SACLOS
Command Link Wire
Launcher Dismountable Yes
FIRE CONTROL 
FCS Name INA
Main Gun Stabilization 2-plane
Rangefinder Laser
Infrared Searchlight Yes
Sights w/Magnification 
Gunner 
Day BPK-2-42
Field of View () 8
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Night BPK-2-42 II/IR
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Commander Fire Main Gun No
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION 
Caliber, Type, Name30-mm AP-T
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,500
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 1,500
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 4,000
Armor Penetration (mm) 18 (RHA) at 1,500m
30-mm APDS 
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,500
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 2,000
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 4,000
Armor Penetration (mm) 25 (RHA) at 1,500m
30-mm APFSDS-T M929
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,500
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 2,000+
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 4,000
Armor penetration (mm) 55 (RHA) at 1,000m, 45 at 2,000m
30-mm Frag-HE 
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 4,000
Max Effective Range (m) 
Day 4,000
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 4,000
Armor Penetration (mm) INA
Other Ammunition Types 30-mm HEI-T
Antitank Guided Missiles 
Name AT-5B/Konkurs-M
Warhead Type Tandem shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 925 (RHA)
Range (m) 4,000
Name AT-5/Spandrel
Warhead Type Shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 650 (RHA)
Range (m) 4,000



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