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BMP-2 Fighting Vehicle


Specifications
Alternative Designations Yozh (Russia), Sarath (India)
VARIANTS
  • BMP-2D: with add-on plate armor, but cannot swim
  • BMP-2E: with 6-mm steel plates added and track skirts
  • BMP-2K: Command variant with additional radio
  • BVP-2: Czech production BMP-2
Date of Introduction 1980
Proliferation At least 20 countries
Description  
Crew 3
Troop Capacity 7 passengers
Combat Weight (mt) 14.3
Chassis Length Overall (m) 6.72
Height Overall (m) 2.45
Width Overall (m) 3.15
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) 0.63
Automotive Performance  
Engine Type 300-hp Diesel
Cruising Range (km) 600
Speed (km/h)  
Max Road 65
Max Off-Road 45
Average Cross-Country 35
Max Swim 7
Fording Depth (m) Amphibious
Radio R-123M transceiver or R-173
Protection  
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 23-33
Applique Armor (mm) On BMP-2D
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) Available
Active Protective System N/A
Mineclearing Equipment KMT-8 mine plow available
Self-Entrenching Blade N/A
NBC Protection System Collective
Smoke Equipment 6 smoke grenade launchers, 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 500/0
Elevation () -5 to +74
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapon  
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62x 54R) machinegun, PKT
Mount Type Turret coax
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 2,000
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 1,000
Night INA
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 practical/650 cyclic, 2-10 round bursts
ATGM Launcher  
Name 9P135M1/M3
Launch Method Tube-launched
Guidance SACLOS
Command Link Wire
Launcher Dismountable Yes
Firing Port 4 on left side, 3 on right side 1 in left rear door
FIRE CONTROL  
FCS Name BPK-1-42 or BPK-2-42
Main Gun Stabilization 2-plane
Rangefinder Laser
Infrared Searchlight Yes
Sights w/Magnification  
Gunner  
Day BPK-1-42 or BPK-2-42
Field of View () 8
Acquisition Range (m) 2,500-4,000 (est)
Night BPK-1-42 or BPK-2-42 II/IR
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Commander Fire Main Gun No
MAIN ARMAMENT AMMUNITION  
Caliber, Type, Name  
30-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, 60) at 1,500 m
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/ 2,500 point target
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-5/SPANDREL
Warhead Type Shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 650 (RHA)
Range (m) 4,000
Name AT-5B/Konkurs-M
Warhead Type Tandem shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 925 (RHA)
Range (m) 4,000
Name AT-4/SPIGOT
Warhead Type Shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 480 (RHA)
Range (m) 2,000
Name AT-4B/Factoria
Warhead Type Tandem shaped charge (HEAT)
Armor Penetration (mm) 550 (RHA)
Range (m) 2,500






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