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BMP-3
Image BMP3
Info
Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Cost 35 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 3 / Side 2 / Rear 2 / Top 1
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Optics

Medium

Speed 70 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WRD Amphibious 33 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 500 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 600 km
Icon WALB Year 1987
Icon WALB Type Mechanized, Armored
Weapons
ATGM Arkan (SALH)
Main Gun 2A70 (100mm)
Autocannon 2A72 (30mm)

The BMP-3 or Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-3 (Боевая Машина Пехоты, literally "Infantry Combat Vehicle") is a Soviet amphibious infantry fighting vehicle, successor to the BMP-1 and BMP-2.

HistoryEdit

The design of the BMP-3 or Obyekt 688M can be traced back to the Obyekt 685 light tank prototype with 100 mm gun 2A48-1 from 1975. This vehicle didn't enter series production but the chassis, with a new engine, was used for the next-generation infantry combat vehicle Obyekt 688 from A. Blagonravov's design bureau. The Ob. 688 weapons configuration—an externally-mounted 30 mm gun and twin Konkurs ATGM launcher—was rejected; instead the new 2K23 armament system was selected. The resulting BMP-3 was developed in the early 1980s and entered service with the Soviet army officially in 1987. It was shown for the first time in public during the 1990 May Day parade and was given the NATO code IFV M1990/1.

The BMP-3 is designed and produced by the Kurgan Machine Building Plant (Kurganmashzavod - KMZ), some variants however are build by the Rubtsovsk Machine Building Plant (RMZ), for example the BRM-3K

Its 100mm main cannon doubles as a missile launcer - high explosive rounds are meant for use against light targets, while guided anti-tank missiles can be used against enemy tanks or heavily armored vehicles. This is similar in principle to the guns mounted on the Sheridan and M60A2.

Overview and tacticsEdit

  • The BMP-3s primary strength is its high firepower as an APC, arguably the most of any APC in the game. Its main weakness are its high cost and that it has thin armor making it fairly vulnerable to enemy fire.
  • It mounts three weapons. It has a cannon that is an effective and highly accurate and long-range anti infantry weapon. For use against other vehicles, it can use an ATGM launcher that possesses decent accuracy and  has high armor-piercing value. Its third weapon is an accurate 30mm cannon, giving it a well-rounded weapon to use against any target type, and some anti-air capability.
  • Unlike most APCs, the BMP-3 mounts a stabilizer, which, while much less effective than the ones found on many late era tanks, is still the best stabilizer available to any APC-type vehicle.
  • It has a tiny speed advantage over the BMP-1 and BMP-2 designs, but identical range.
  • It is the most expensive APC in the PACT arsenal at 60 deployment points.
  • It only carries 6 ATGMs. As a result, like with most other ATGM reliant units, it needs constant supplies to keep fighting effectively against heavily-armored opponents.
  • Keep into consideration that, for its cost, its armor is thin but still on a similar level to other APC units. As a result it has to be used more cautiously than other APCs as it represents a large but fragile deployment point investment.

WeaponsEdit

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon Arkan WRD Icon 2A70 WRD Icon 2A72
Type ATGM Autocannon Autocannon
Name Arkan 2A70 2A72
Caliber SALH 100mm 30mm
Ammo x 4 x 22 x 510
Range Ground = 2800 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = 1750 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 50% 45% 40%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 35% 25% 30%
AP Power 21 N/A 3
HE Power N/A 3 1
Icon WALB Suppression 150 115 69
Rate of fire 6 s r/min 10 r/min 374 r/min

GalleryEdit

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