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BMD-1

 

The Russian armored infantry fighting vehicle BMD-1

 

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BMD-1

 

    The BMD-1 is a Russian armored infantry fighting vehicle destined for paratrooper units. It was developed in the Soviet Union during the 80’s by Kourganmachzavod. The BMD-1 was put into service in 1985.

     The BMD-1 is developed to equip paratrooper units with an armored vehicle of identical capabilities to the BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The BMD-1 can be dropped by parachute.

 

 

Armament

Gun : 73 mm 2A28 Grom
Coaxial machine gun : 7.62 mm PKT
Bow machine gun : 2 x 7.62 mm PKT
Missile BMD-1 : 9M14 Malyutka/AT-3 Sagger
Missile BMD-1P : 9M111 Fagot/AT-4 Spigot, 9M113 Konkurs/AT-5 Spandrel


Specifications

Crew : 3 + 7
Powertrain : 5D20, 240 hp
Speed : 60 km/h
Water speed : 10 km/h
Weight BMD-1 : 7.2 t
Weight BMD-1P : 7.6 t


Dimensions

Length : 5.40 m
Width : 2.63 m
Height : 1.97 m

 

 

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BMD-1. Photo: Russian Army

 

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BMD-1, PRSM-925 Reaktavr parachuting system. Photo: A.V. Karpenko

 

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BMD-1. Photo: Vitaly Kuzmin

 

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BMD-1. Photo: Russian Army

 

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BMD-1. Photo: Russian Army

 

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BMD-1P, 7.62 mm PKT bow machine gun. Photo: Maxim Prikhodko

 

 

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