Description: The BMP-3 is a tracked, NBC-protected, Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) designed to transport infantry troops protected under armor and to engage on the move enemy troops, armored vehicles, low-flying helicopters, materiel and fortifications. The BMP-3 is the last member of Soviet BMP family of armored vehicles. The BMP-3 features enhanced cross country mobility and a water jet propulsion system (with two water jets) for amphibious operations. Its lightweight hull design enables BMP-3 to be airlifted easily by C-130 Hercules- or Antonov An-12-sized military tactical transport aircraft.
The BMP-3 powerplant is located in the rear compartment, gunner and commander are located in the turret, the driver is in the front compartment with 2 infantry troops and the remaining infantry troops are accommodated in the rear compartment separated from the engine compartment by a bulkhead. Doors and hatches are located to allow quick mounting and dismounting the vehicle. Its hull is made of armored aluminum plates with spaced steel-aluminum in the frontal sector.
The Derivation is a modified version of the BMP-3 armored vehicle equipped with an unmanned turret and a 57mm automatic cannon, basically a derivative of the AU-220M unmanned turret. The BMP-3 Derivation is intended to provide increase firepower to armored units of the Russian Army and export customers worldwide. The Derivation was unveiled at the Russian Arms Expo (RAE) exhibition on September 9, 2015.
BMP-3 Derivation Specifications
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Troops: 7 Dimensions Height: 3.57 meter (141 inch)
Length: 7.20 meter (283 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 57 millimeter
Width: 3.15 meter (124 inch) Power Power: 660 hp (492 kW)
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