Author Topic: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)  (Read 10222 times)

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2014, 09:28:32 PM »
Yes, 4 Yak-38s were trialled in Afghanistan in 1980.

Here is a photo supposedly showing one:

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And if you watch this video there is some footage of them operating (its around the 10:00 mark):

SMOTR: Yak-38 in Afghanistan! (English subtitles)


WOW, on unimproved ground. wonder if they claim to have solved that...thank you for posting GTX. 

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2014, 11:02:07 PM »
No idea:




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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2014, 12:10:53 AM »
I wonder why the vehicles have ticks sprayed on them? ???
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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2014, 03:09:31 AM »
probably means they've been checked for unsafe ammo, booby-traps & contaminants etc.

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2015, 05:33:50 AM »

This is the Obyekt (Object) 19 experimental configurations hybrid 'wheeled _ tracked' BMP-1 prototype.



More images of this early BMP-1 contender:





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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2015, 12:28:07 PM »
One would think that, given the showings BMP-1s and BMP-2s gave on battlefields throughout their history, those who plan to keep them would try to make them better-protected.

Few seem to have tried even though those older BMPs still seem to be here to stay......
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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2015, 01:34:41 PM »
Some have tried:



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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 03:02:43 AM »
Another upgraded one:

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2017, 02:48:09 AM »
No comment:

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2017, 07:51:57 AM »
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 ;D  Still, someone is going to have to do a PE set for that one!
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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2017, 05:42:49 AM »
Up armoured BMP-1:


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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2017, 04:46:29 AM »
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If it's stupid but it works, it's not stupid.

Still, the crew should rig it with Christmas tree lights.

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2018, 11:31:01 AM »
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The hull of the Boragh armored personnel carrier is similar in many respects to that of the Russian BMP-1 and its Chinese copy, the Type 86, infantry fighting vehicle. The main difference is that the Boragh has a simple 12.7 mm machine gun cupola and its road wheels are similar to those of the US M113 APC, which is used in large numbers in Iran. The Boragh is produced by refurbishing older BMP-1 hulls.

   It is claimed that the Boragh is even better protected than the BMP-1. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection system. Some sources claim that its add-on armor withstands 30 mm armor-piercing projectiles. The vehicle can lay its own smoke screen by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust outlet.

   The Boragh is armed with a shielded 12.7 mm machine gun.

   The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left side with the engine compartment to his right. The commander/machine gunner is seated in the center of the hull with the troop commander at the rear. The troops are seated down the center of the vehicle facing outwards and enter the vehicle via two doors in the hull rear. Firing ports and associated vision devices allow the troops to fire their weapons from within the hull.

   This armored personnel carrier is fitted with a more powerful engine, than its predecessor. Presumably it is a Chinese powerpack of the Type 86, developing 330 hp. The Boragh has a reduced weight comparing with Russian and Chinese IFVs, as its turret has been removed. This APC is fully amphibious with the minimum of preparation, being propelled in the water by its tracks. Before entering the water a trim vane is erected at the front of the hull and bilge pumps are switched on.

Variants

   Anti-aircraft version, fitted with twin 23 mm anti-aircraft guns mounted on the roof, completed with protective shielding for the gunners. Extra ammunition is carried at the rear of the hull roof.

   Infantry fighting vehicle, fitted with a complete 30 mm turret of the BMP-2. Externally this version is very similar to the BMP-2. It seems that this version never reached production.

   ATGW carrier, fitted with Toophan anti-tank guided weapon system.

   Mortar carrier, armed with a 120 mm mortar. It has a raised rear roofline. Secondary armament consists of a 12.7 mm machine gun.

   Ammunition resupply vehicle. It has a larger can and open-topped rear area, covered with a canvas roof. It seems that this version did not reached production.

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Re: BMP Family of Vehicles (BMP-1, BMP-2, BMP-3, BMP-XXX, etc.)
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2018, 03:30:27 PM »
BMP-2 with Bakhcha-U turret (the same one as used on the BMP-3).

In exchange for the greater firepower, the vehicle is no longer amphibious and now carries a five-man dismount team.
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