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PT-76B   BMP-1 Obr. 1970   BMP-1P   BMP-1D    
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BMP-1
Image BMP1
Info
Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Variant(s) BMP-1P,BMP-1D
Cost 15 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 2 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Optics

Poor

Speed 60 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WRD Amphibious 30 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 450 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 600 km
Icon WALB Year 1973
Icon WALB Type Mechanized, Armored
Weapons
ATGM Malyutka (MCLOS)
Main Gun 2A28 Grom (73mm HEAT)

The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. BMP stands for Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty 1 (Russian: Боевая Машина Пехоты 1; БМП-1), meaning "infantry fighting vehicle". The BMP-1 was the world's first mass-produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). It was called the M-1967, BMP and BMP-76PB by NATO before its correct designation was known.

Overview and tacticsEdit

  • The BMP-1 is a considerably cheap unit, however, its weaponry is not very efficient due to accuracy problems, while it can bring numbers and morale damage due massed ATGMs and cannon fire it will be unlike to see them scoring killing points unless facing very light units.
  • The BMP-1s may work decently as screens and meat shields for expensive units, as they are slightly more resilient than BTR-60AIs and have more speed than other candidates for cannon fodder.
  • While cheap when compared to other units BMP-1s are still more expensive than standard infantry and some transports, so, be careful of not wasting them without any real tactical advantage as compensation.
  • BMP-1s do not have any anti-air defense, not even machine-guns, so it is important to give them some AA backup as they might get slaughtered in mass by a single copter with an autocannon.

HistoryEdit

Mechanized infantry tactics during the 1950s were similar to World War II methods in which APCs were used as "battle taxis"; they brought their infantry up to the front line where they then dismounted and fought on foot while the APC retreated to safer areas. BMP-1 were the first Infantry Fighting Vehicles to enter service. BMP-1 and their counterparts in other countries were designed to fight along side their infantry passengers and supporting armor. The BMP-1 first saw combat in the 1973 Yom Kippur War with both Egyptian and Syrian forces.

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

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