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 Russian Airborne Troops Sprut-SDM1, also known as 2S25M1, is an upgraded lightweight tank for airborne units equipped with the Invar-M anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system. The Invar-M adds outstanding lethality against heavyweight tanks such as the M1A2 Abrams at ranges of 5,000 meters as well as the ability to take out helicopters and unmanned air vehicles thanks to a fully integrated digital fire control system. Besides, the upgraded tank is provided with night vision and automatic sight system. The Sprut-SDM1 is equipped with a new machine gun operated by the commander and a more powerful engine allowing increased mobility. The new lightweight tank was carrying out field trials during 2016 with the aim to field the new tank with the Airborne Troops starting in 2017.
Ammunition Load: 40
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7 Dimensions Height: 3.57 meter (141 inch)
Length: 7.20 meter (283 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 125 millimeter
Width: 3.15 meter (124 inch) Performance Main Gun Max Range: 5,000 meter Weight Combat Weight: 18,000 kilogram (39,683 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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