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Who is BMD-3 Russian armored vehicle

 

Who is BMD-3  Russian armored vehicle




Brief

The BMD-3 is a Russian air- transportable and air-droppable infantry fighting vehicle introduced in 1985 as a replacement for the BMD-1 , which it did not fully replace due to the collapse of the USSR in 1989. It is in service with the Airborne Troops of the Russian Federation . Its main characteristic is to be able to be parachuted by air drop .

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BMD-3
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Service characteristics
TypeAir- transportable and air-droppable infantry fighting vehicle
Service1990-present
UsersFlag of Russia Russia
Production
Production1985-1997
Units produced143
Main Features
Crew3
Length6,36 m (canon avant)
6 m (chassis)
Lenght3,13 m
Height2,45 m (maximum)
2,17 m (minimum)
Ground clearancecm
Mace in battle12.9 tons

Operators

Current operators:
 Angola
Angolan Armed Forces – 10 delivered, quantity unknown still in service in 2012 3 , 4

Russia
Russian Federation Airborne Troops – About 100 BMD-3s in active service in 2012 5 . More than 60 BMD-4s, raised to BMD-3 standards or newly built are in active service 

Additional information

Variants
BMD-3K – command variant of the BMD-3 adopted by the Russian army in 1996. No mass production.
2S25 (Object 952) – tank destroyer entered service in 2005.
BTR-MD “Rakushka” (Object 955) – multi-role vehicle for transporting troops, fuel, ammunition, and ambulance, as well as self- propelled mortar
BTR-MDM – modernized version of the BMD-4M 1 .
RKhM-5 (Object 958) – Chemical reconnaissance introduced in 2011 2
BMD-4 (Object 960)
BMM-D – Command post and military engineering vehicle .

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