|Manufacturer:||VMK Volgogradsky Tractor Plant - VgTZ|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Airborne combat vehicle|
"Boyevaya Machina Desantnaya" (BMD).
Vehicle can be parachute landed with airborne troops onboard. Height can be lowered.
Russian KBP offers a drop-in one-man turret, called Kliver, with a stabilized 2A72 30mm gun, a 4-Kornet ATGM launcher, thermal sights, and improved fire control system. The Russian Volgorod Tractor Plant offers the B30 turret (a drop-in one-man turret with 2A42 30mm gun, 7.62mm coax MG, and a 9P135M launcher for AT-4/-5 ATGM). A Russian AG-17 30mm automatic grenade launcher is available for BMD-1.
Other options are spall liners, air conditioning, and a more powerful engine. A French SNPE explosive reactive armor (ERA) kit and others are available for use on the BMD-1. However, during dismounted troop movement, ERA would be a hazard. Thus, passive armor is more likely; and ERA application is doubtful. For amphibious use, additional armor application is unlikely.
The Slovenian TS-M ATGM thermal night sight has a detection range of 4,500m and a recognition range of 2,000m.
1969. Original production model. See data above.
- Tracked vehicle
- Five evenly spaced road wheels with four support rollers
- Rear crew compartment
- Flat turret set forward on hull
- Diver's hatch mounted under main gun
- Boat-shaped hull
Command IFV (CIS), with added R-126 and R-107 transceivers.
Variant with improved ventilation and road wheels.
Widely fielded IFV with AT-4/5 replacing AT-3.
Company commander variant (CIS) of BMD-1P.
Widely fielded variant with a 30mm automatic gun and with AT-3 replaced by AT-4/5.
Stretched (6 road wheels) armored multipurpose transporter variant, with two 7.62mm MGs but no turret. This chassis has been used for a variety of other airborne vehicles.
Commencement of Series Production of BMD-4 (04.09.2006)