Designation:

BMD-1

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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.

VARIANTS

BMD-1

1969. Original production model. See data above.

Recognition features:

  • 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

  • Amphibious

  • Boat-shaped hull

BMD-1K

Command IFV (CIS), with added R-126 and R-107 transceivers.

BMD-1M

Variant with improved ventilation and road wheels.

BMD-1P

Widely fielded IFV with AT-4/5 replacing AT-3.

BMD-1PK

Company commander variant (CIS) of BMD-1P.

BMD-2

Widely fielded variant with a 30mm automatic gun and with AT-3 replaced by AT-4/5.

BTR-D / BMD M1979

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.



Has folowing part:
Total Amount
2A42 (Gun)
1
9K11 Malutka/AT-3 Sagger (Anti-tank guided missile launcher)
1

BMD-1 quantities:
Country Qnt
ANGOLA ANGOLA
10
ARMENIA ARMENIA
10
AZERBAIJAN AZERBAIJAN
41
BELARUS BELARUS
142
INDIA INDIA
10
IRAQ IRAQ
5
MOLDOVA MOLDOVA
54
UKRAINE UKRAINE
61
UZBEKISTAN UZBEKISTAN
131
Qnt:
464

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