BMD-2 Airborne infantry fighting combat vehicle
 
 
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Description
The BMD-2 is an armoured airborne infantry fighting combat tracked vehicle designed by the Russian defense Company Arkadyi Shabalin. The first prototype of the BMD-2 was completed in 1985 and first seen in 1988. Production of vehicles started in 1989 and was originally issued on the scale of nine in each of the three airborne regiments of a Russian air assault division. The BMD-2 was inroduced into the Russian armed forces in 1985. Production of the BMD-2 was undertaken at the Volgograd Tractor Plant. Production of the BMD-2 was completed some time ago. It is now being supplemented by the more advanced airborne infantry armoured vehicle BMD-3.
 
Variants :
- BMD-2K: command version with the same turret but no missile launcher, and equipped with additional radio.
- BMD-2M: upgrade of the basic version. It features a number of improvements including fitting of smoke grenade launchers to the side of the turret
 
 
Technical data
 
Armament
The BMD-2 is fitted with a one man turret armed with a 30 mm 2A42 stabilized cannon, which is also used in the BMP-2 infantry combat vehicle, has an elevation of +75º and a depression of -5º. A coaxial 7.62 mm PKT machine gun is mounted to the right side of the main armament. An AT-4 Spigot or AT-5 Spandrel anti-tank guided missile launcher is mounted on the right side of the turret roof. a second 7.62mm PKT machine gun is mounted at the right side, at the front of the hull.
Protection
The hull and the turret of the BMD-2 is welded aluminium, which provides a protection against firing of small arms calibre and shell splinters of the battle field.
Propulsion
The BMD-2 is motorised with a 5D20 V-6 liquid-cooled diesel developing 240 hp, and manual transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears. The BMD-2 is equipped with an hydro pneumatic suspension either side consists of five small road wheels with the idler at the front and the drive sprocket at the rear. There are four track-return rollers. The independent suspension combines a hydraulic system for altering the ground clearance and maintaining track tension with pneumatic springs, enabling the ground clearance to be altered from 100 to 450 mm.
Accessories
The BMD-2 is fully amphibious, and is propelled in the water by two water-jets at the rear of the hull. Before entering the water a trim vane, which is stowed on the glacis plate when not in use, is erected at the front of the hull.
 
Specifications
 
Armament
One 30 mm gun, two 7.62 mm PKT machine guns, 1 ant-itank missile launcher for AT-4
or AT-5.
Designer - Manufacturer
Arkadyi Shabalin - Volgograd Tractor Plant
Country users
Angola, Azerbadjan, Armenia, Belarus, India, Iraq, Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Crew
3+ 4 soldiers
Accessories
Fire control system, night vision, NBC protection system
Armor
Welded aluminium alloy, 7 mm turret, 15 mm at 78° upper hull, 15 mm at 50° lower hull front, 10 mm rest of the hull.
Weight
8,225 kg
Speed
60 km/h on road, 10 km/h on water
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Range
450 -500 km
Dimensions
Length, 5,91 m; Width, 2,63 m; Height, 1,97 m
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BMD-2 airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information intelligence pictures photos images description identification Russian army Russia tracked military armoured vehicle
 
BMD-2 airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information intelligence pictures photos images description identification Russian army Russia tracked military armoured vehicle
BMD-2 airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information intelligence pictures photos images description identification Russian army Russia tracked military armoured vehicle

BMD-2 airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information intelligence pictures photos images description identification Russian army Russia tracked military armoured vehicle
BMD-2 airborne infantry armoured fighting vehicle technical data sheet specifications information intelligence pictures photos images description identification Russian army Russia tracked military armoured vehicle
 
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