Gameicon WRD
Boyevaya Mashina Desanta
Боевая Машина Десанта
InALB BMD1 Original
Signature used by several forum members to convince Eugen Systems to add the BMD-1.
Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Variant(s) BMD-1P
Cost 15 Supply
Armor Front 1 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium


Speed 80 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WRD Amphibious 40 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 600 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 320 km
Stabilizer 5%
Icon WALB Year 1969
Icon WALB Type Airborne
ATGM Malyutka (MCLOS)
Main Gun 2A28 (73mm HEAT)

The BMD-1 is a modified version of the BMP-1 that appears in Wargame: Red Dragon, available to the Soviet Union Airbourne deck only.

The BMD-1 is a Soviet airborne amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle, which was introduced in 1969 and first seen by the West in 1970. BMD stands for Boyevaya Mashina Desanta (literally "Combat Vehicle of the Airborne").

It can be dropped by parachute and although it resembles the BMP-1 it is in fact much smaller. The BMD-1 was used as an IFV by the Soviet Army's airborne divisions. An improved variant of BMD-1 was developed, the BMD-2. The BMD-1 also provided a basis for the BTR-D airborne multi-purpose tracked APC.


In the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis the army was instructed to consider putting more emphasis on means to project power outside of the normal sphere of Soviet influence. As a result there was a major effort to develop the VDV (Soviet airborne forces) as a rapid deployment force. Soviet studies of airborne operations had shown that lightly armed paratroops were unable to deal with armoured forces. Also in early 1960s a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle was being developed. Before the BMP-1 entered service in 1966, Soviet Army high command decided to equip the newly created airborne divisions with similar vehicles.


The BMD-1 is very similar to BMP-1 in terms of firepower. It has a 73mm main gun which is effective against infantry albeit limited against armoured vehicles due to low accuracy and AP power, it is best to be used only as a self defence; it is never meant to be put against armoured vehicles anyway. However, the ATGM it carries is quite good against tanks when caught by surprise

Due to lack of machine guns, BMD-1 is helpless against helicopters. Always support them with gunships or else it will die quickly if that happens

Weapons Edit

Weapons WRD Icon Malyutka WRD Icon 2A2B Grom
Type ATGM Main Gun No Weapon
Name Malyutka 2A28 Grom
Caliber MCLOS 73mm HEAT
Ammo x 3 x 40
Range Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 1575 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 35% 35%
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A 5%
AP Power 13 12
HE Power N/A 2
Icon WALB Suppression 150 84
Rate of fire 10 s r/min 9 r/min


See alsoEdit

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