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BMP - literally "Boevaya Mashina Pekhota" or translated "Battle Vehicle Infantry" (which sounds like a Japanese Anime film to me).

A vehicle designed to allow the infantry section contained within to deploy all their firepower from within the vehicle. This is of marginal utility on the conventional battlefield but it did make sense for use on the post-nuclear strike battlefield the Soviets envisaged at the time it was designed.

See BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3.

See also BMD.