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BMD-2 Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle

The BMD-2 is a variant of the BMD-1 with a new one-man turret with the gunner seated on the left and a single piece circular front-opening hatch cover. Armament consists of a 30 mm 2A42 stabilized cannon, used for ground engagements and in the anti-aircraft/anti-helicopter role, and a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun mounted coaxial to the right. A launcher for an AT-4 Spigot or the longer-range AT-5 Spandrel ATGM mounted on the right side of the turret roof. The BMD-2 has a single 7.62 mm bow-mounted machine gun on the right side, with the machine gun port in the left side of the BMD-1 being eliminated.


Main Armament (caliber, model) 14.5-mm KPVT MG
range, effective (m) 2000 ground, 1400 air
rate of fire (rpm) sustained/maximum 80/600
elevation/traverse (degrees) -5 to 30/360
basic load 500
Secondary Armament 7.62-mm PKT MG
range, effective (m) 1000
rate of fire, cyclic/practical (rpm) 650/250
penetration (mm @ m range) 8 @ 500 m
basic load 2000
vehicle characteristics
night sights
commander IR
driver IR
speed, road/off-road (kph) 80/45/10
range, road/off-road (km) 450
trench crossing (width x height m) 2x0.8
grade x side slope (degrees) 31x17
ground clearance (mm) 475
fording (m) swim
armor, hull/turret (mm) 10/7
weight (mt) 11.5
dimensions (LxWxH m) 7.85x2.8x2.45
crew 2 + 8

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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, October 16, 1999 12:13:22 PM