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BMD-4 Russian Airborne Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)"
"Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)"
"Russia (RUS)"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Russian Federation"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The BMD-4 (Russian: "Боевая Машина Десанта-4"; Boyevaya Mashina Desanta-4 literally "Combat Vehicle of the Airborne") is an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) originating from post-Cold War Russia. Originally designated as the BMD-3M, the chassis of the BMD-4 is the same as that of the BMD-3 because it was developed on the same basis. This armored fighting vehicle is one of the lightest and one of the most heavily armed in its class, possessing a substantial amount of firepower in comparison to its counterparts. The vehicle was designed to transport Russian Airborne Troops (VDV); increasing its mobility, armament, and protection on the battlefield. Many components of the vehicle, such as the ergonomics and positioning of the passengers, remain relatively unchanged. Primary differences between the BMD-4 and its predecessors lie in its armament. The vehicle is fitted with the Bakhcha-U turret, which consists of: a 100 mm 2A70 low-pressure rifled gun, a 30 mm 2A72 coaxial autocannon, and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun. The 2A70 rifled cannon is capable of firing high explosive fragmentation rounds and laser-guided anti-tank missiles. It also features secondary weapons designed to engage and destroy enemy infantry and armored fighting vehicles. The automated fire control system of the vehicle is advanced with new features that simplify the use of the vehicle's armament by the gunner and commander. The vehicle is designed by the Volgograd tractor factory and the armament was developed by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau unitary enterprise located in Tula. Kurganmashzavod is the official manufacturer of the vehicle. The only operator of the BMD-4 is Russia, where it entered service in late 2004 and has been produced ever since then. In 2008, a modernized version, designated as the BMD-4M, was introduced with significant contributions from Kurganmashzavod; the designer of the BMP."
dateOfIntroduction2004
countryOfOrigin"Russia (RUS)"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, Russian Federation"
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"CFE Treaty"
"Russian Federation"
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name"BMD 4"
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images
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"BMD-4"
name"Type"
value"Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Volgograd tractor factory"
name"Family"
value"BMD-4"
name"Estimated Service Life"
value"40"
units"years"
name"Crew"
value"3"
units"ea"
name"Passenger Capacity"
value"6"
units"ea"
name"Amphibious"
value"Yes, The BMD-4 is amphibious and propelled in the water by two water-jets mounted on both sides at the rear of the vehicle"
name"Note"
value"It is reported that the BMD-4 can cause mission system damage to a MBT sized target at 1,500 meters while afloat."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length (Gun Forward)"
value"6.4"
units"m"
name"Lenght (Hull)"
value"6.1"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.1"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.5"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"13.5 tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"0.45 kg/cm2"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"UTD-29"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"500"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"500"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"70"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"40"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"10"
units"km/h"
name"Gradient"
value"70 %"
name"Side Slope"
value"30 %"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.8"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"1.8"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"Amphibious"
name"Note"
value"The engine remains effective in elevations up to 3,000 m above sea level."
name"Communications"
properties
name"Primary Radio"
value"R-168-25UE-2 (Digital Radio)"
name"R-168-25UE-2 Freauency"
value"30-107,975 MHz range"
name"R-168-25UE-2 Range"
value"17-35"
units"km"
name"Data Transmit"
value"1, 2 or 16 Kbits/s"
name"Antenna"
value"either the R-168TWBA or R-168BBMA antenna"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x 2A70 Cannon"
name"Type"
value"Cannon"
name"Caliber"
value"100"
units"mm"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"10"
units"rds/min"
name"Loader Type"
value"Automatic loader, manual for gun and ATGMs"
name"Maximum Elevation"
value"+60"
units"deg"
name"Minimum Elevation"
value"-5"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"360"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Fire on the Move"
value"Yes"
name"Maximum Aimed Range"
value"5,000"
units"m"
name"Maximum Effective Range (Day)"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Tactical AA Range"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"25mm of RHA"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"9M117M1 Arkan"
name"Type"
value"Laser beam riding missile"
name"Caliber"
value"100"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"3UBK23-3 cartridge"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"330"
units"m/s"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Soft Launch"
value"Yes"
name"Warhead Type"
value"HEAT"
name"Motor Type"
value"Rocket"
name"Penetration"
value"650 mm of rolled homogenous armour (RHA) behind ERA or 750 mm of RHA without ERA and it has a maximum range of 4,000 m"
name"Basic Load"
value"34 total rounds of any Russian 100mm Projectiles"
name"Note"
value"The gunner can issue corrections whilst the missile is in flight."
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"3OUF19-1"
name"Type"
value"100"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"INA"
name"Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Fuze Type"
value"proximity fuse, designed to detonate the shell 3 meters above ground"
name"Lethal Area"
value"600 m2 against soft targets."
name"Basic Load"
value"34 total rounds of any Russian 100mm Projectiles"
name"Note"
value"This type of projectile is used against entrenched infantry and aircraft, but not heavly protected vehicles."
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"3UOF19 Vishnia HE"
name"Type"
value"100"
units"mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"340"
units"m/s"
name"Penetration"
value"INA"
name"Fragments"
value"The projectile produces over 3,000 fragments in a butterfly pattern"
name"Lethal Area"
value"360 m2 lethal area."
name"Basic Load"
value"34 total rounds of any Russian 100mm Projectiles"
properties
name"Note"
value"The Turret System includes: Bakhcha-U turret with 100 mm 2A70 rifled tank gun, 30 mm 2A72 autocannon, and 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun"
name"Auxiliary Weapon System #1"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x Shipunov 2A72, 30mm Autocannon"
name"Type"
value"Autocannon"
name"Caliber"
value"30 mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Tulamashzavod"
name"Length (Total)"
value"3.027"
units"m"
name"Barrel Length"
value"2,416"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"115"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated"
name"Barrels"
value"1"
units"ea"
name"Max Rate of Fire (Low)"
value"200-300"
units"rds/min"
name"Max Rate of Fire (High)"
value"550-800"
units"rds/min"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"2,000"
units"m"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Feed System"
value"Twin Feed"
name"Traverse Range"
value"360"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"180"
units"deg"
name"Maximum Elevation"
value"+75"
units"deg"
name"Minumum Elevation"
value"-5"
units"deg"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"3UOF8"
name"Type"
value"HEI"
name"Caliber"
value"30"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"30 × 165 mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"960"
units"m/s"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"389"
units"g"
name"Bursting Charge"
value"49"
units"g"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"A high-explosive incendiary round with A-670M nose fuze.The fuze produces a 0.15 millisecond delay on impact, and a self-destruct mechanism detonating the projectile after 7.5 to 14.5 seconds of flight (3900–5300 m distance from muzzle)."
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"M929"
name"Type"
value"APFSDS-T"
name"Caliber"
value"30"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"30 × 165 mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"235"
units"g"
name"Bursting Charge"
value"None"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"1,260"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"A sub-caliber fin-stabilized discarding sabot round with tracer from Belgian Mecar, with tungsten alloy penetrator. Penetration: 50 mm RHA steel at 60 degree impact at 1,000 m range"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"3UBR8"
name"Type"
value"APDS"
name"Caliber"
value"30"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"30 × 165 mm"
name"Projectile Weight"
value"304"
units"g"
name"Bursting Charge"
value"None"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"1,120"
units"m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"A sub-caliber discarding sabot. No tracer. Penetration: 25mm RHA at flat angle of impact, 1500 m range 25mm thick plate at 60 degree impact, 1500 m"
name"Auxiliary Weapon System #2"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x 7.62mm PKT (Kalashnikov's Machine Gun)"
name"Type"
value"General-Purpose Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62 mm"
name"Function"
value"In use as a front-line infantry and vehicle-mounted weapon with Russia's armed forces."
name"In Service"
value"1961-present"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Degtyaryov plant"
name"Proliferation"
value"1 Million +"
name"Length (Overall)"
value"1,203"
units"mm"
name"Length (Barrel)"
value"605"
units"mm"
name"Weight (Gun Only)"
value"9"
units"kg"
name"Weight (Tripod Only)"
value"7.7"
units"kg"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, open bolt"
name"Max Rate of Fire"
value"650"
units"rds/min"
name"Effective Rate of Fire"
value"250-300"
units"rds/min"
name"Effective Firing Range (With Sight Adjustments)"
value"100-1,500"
units"m"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"4,000"
units"m"
name"Feed System"
value"Non-disintegrating metal 50 round belts in 100 and 200/250 round ammunition boxes"
name"Sights"
value"Iron Sights"
name"Note"
value"The 7.62 PKT can be controlled remotely and is slaved to the main gun,"
name"Ammunition (Option 1)"
properties
name"Name"
value"57-N-323S"
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"855"
units"m/s"
name"Muzzle Energy"
value"3,509"
units"J"
name"Accuracy of fire at 300 m"
value"90"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,500"
units"ea"
name"Ammunition (Option 2)"
properties
name"Name"
value"7N13 (AP)"
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"855"
units"m/s"
name"Muzzle Energy"
value"3,436"
units"J"
name"Accuracy of fire at 300 m"
value"90"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,500"
units"ea"
name"Ammunition (Option 3)"
properties
name"Name"
value"7BZ3 (API)"
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"7.62"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"7.62×54mmR"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"834"
units"m/s"
name"Muzzle Energy"
value"3,613"
units"J"
name"Accuracy of fire at 300 m"
value"150"
units"mm"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,500"
units"ea"
name"Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (ATGW)"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x 9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel)"
name"Type"
value"Soviet SACLOS wire-guided anti-tank missile."
name"Manufacturer"
value"Tula Machinery Design Bureau (Tula KBP) – Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod"
name"In Service"
value"1974-Present"
name"Proliferation"
value"Algeria– used by mechanized infantry units Armenia Azerbaijan Egypt – mounted on Fahd armoured personnel carriers purchased in 1990s Belarus The launcher is been locally produced and upgraded. Bulgaria Croatia Cuba – not confirmed Czech Republic Eritrea[ Finland – known as PstOhj 82M, fired from 9P135M-1 launchers (withdrawn from service) Georgia Guinea Hungary Indonesia – mounted on BVP-2 infantry fighting vehicles operated by the marine corps India – 15,000 Konkurs-M, ordered in 2008 for Rs 1,380-crore. Another 10,000 Konkurs-M ordered for US$250 million in 2012. A new contract was signed in 2019 for USD 110 mln. Iran– produced domestically as Tosan-1 Iraq Ivory Coast (reported) Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Morocco[ Mongolia Moldova– used on BRDM-2 North Korea – produced domestically Pakistan – Used on Viper infantry fighting vehicle Peru Romania Russia – about 300 Konkurs-M complexes delivered annually in the last years (2014) Slovakia Turkmenistan Turkey Syria Ukraine Houthis – Tosan version"
name"Varaints"
value"9M113M,Towsan-1, Tosan, Towsan, or M113, 9N131M1, 9N131M2-1"
name"Length"
value"1,150"
units"mm"
name"Diameter"
value"135"
units"mm"
name"Weight (Missile)"
value"14.6"
units"kg"
name"Weight (9P135 Launching Post)"
value"22.5"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"2.7"
units"kg"
name"Detonation Mechanism"
value"Contract"
name"Engine"
value"Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Wingspan"
value"468"
units"mm"
name"Maximum Operational Range"
value"4"
units"km"
name"Minimum Operational Range"
value"70"
units"m"
name"Speed"
value"208"
units"m/s"
name"Guidance system"
value"Wire-guided SACLOS"
name"Steering system"
value"Two control surfaces"
name"Launch platform"
value"Individual, vehicle"
name"Penetration"
value"600mm of RHA"
name"Basic Load"
value"1 x 9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel)"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"1V539M FCS"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes"
name"Battle Management System"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"Yes, 1PZ-3 with a TNP-165A designator"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"Yes, BPK-1-42 with a TNPT-1 designator and a TKN-3B binocular sight"
name"Driver Sight"
value"TVNE-1B periscope for night driving"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"2E52 electro-mechanical stabiliser."
name"Main Gun Stabilization Modes"
value"Three modes of operation: utomatic; semi-automatic; and guidance."
name"Periscopes"
value"TNPO-170A periscopes and the TNPO-350B night vision periscope."
name"Laser Rangfinder"
value"1D16-3 LRF"
name"GLONASS System"
value"Yes"
name"Gyrocompass"
value"GPK-59 gyrocompass"
name"Note"
value"The 1V539M FCS can process five ballistic setterings and calculate fire solutions at a mazimum distance of 5,000 meters."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Hull: Welded Aluminum Alloy with Ceramic plates. Protection to stop up to 12.7mm rounds fired at the hull and 7.72mm rounds fired at the sides"
name"Turret Armor"
value"Turret: welded aluminium Protection to stop up to 12.7mm rounds fired at the hull and 7.72mm rounds fired at the sides"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"Yes, 902 toucha smoke grenade launchers"
name"IR Signature"
value"INA"
name"Fire Suppression System"
value"Yes"
variants
name"BMD-4K"
notes"The commander variant featuring an additional radio station."
name"BMD-4M"
notes"A variant with a modular unification with the BMP-3."
name"BMD-4M Sinitsa"
notes"A variant with further modular unification with the BMP-3 and Sinitsa turret."
name"BTR-MDM Rakushka"
notes"A armored personnel carrier based on BMD-4M. It can carry 3 crews and 12 troops."
name"2S25 Sprut-SD-"
notes"A new order for 2S25 replacement 125 mm tracked self-propelled guns were made in 2013. These tank destroyers are planned to be made using the chassis of the BMD-4 with the turret being replaced by the 2A46M-5 125 mm gun; the same smoothbore gun used on the T-90"
name"2S42 Lotus"
notes"A self-propelled 120 mm mortar based on BMD-4M"
name"Ptitselov"
notes"A self-propelled airdroppable SAM system with twelve 9M337 missiles based on BMD-4M"
name"BMD-4M"
notes"The BMD-4M was unveiled by Kurganmashzavod in 2008. This vehicle retains the Bakhcha-U turret with a number of other innovations. Overall bulletproof crew protection is ensured. Special lightweight and durable alloys make this possible without the vehicle losing its ability to swim or be airdropped. The more powerful and compact engine of the BMP-3 is integrated into the BMD-4M; providing 500 hp.In general, the unification of units, plants, and systems of the modernized BMD-4 chassis with the same units, plants and systems of BMP-3 is 80%. This decreases the expenses of the airborne assault vehicle servicing in the army allowing a significant reduction of service maintenance of airborne combat vehicles in the army."
name"BMD-4M Sinitsa"
notes"The BMD-4M Sinitsa was unveiled in 2017. This vehicle has the Sinitsa turret combat module fitted with a top-mounted panoramic sight with a thermal imaging channel and housing a 100 mm 2A70 tank gun/ATGM launcher, 30 mm 2A72 autocannon and a 7.62mm PKMS medium machine gun. The original power unit and transmission system are changed to the parts used in the BMP-3 to standardise production and spare parts supply."
name"Kornet-D1"
notes"In January 2019, the Russian MoD announced it would begin state trials of the 9P163 Kornet-D1 anti-tank missile system, a version of the BMD-4M chassis modified to fire Kornet ATGMs."
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