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BMP-3

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BMP-3
Country Of origin Soviet Union
Designation Armoured Personnel Carrier
Configuration Tracked
Manufacturer: Kurgan Machine Construction Plant, Kurgan, Russia
Crew: 3 + 7
Length 7.14 m
Width 2.30 m
Height 3.15 m
Weight 20.600 t
Speed 70 km/h
Range 600 km
Primary armament 1 x 100mm Rifled Gun
Secondary armament 2 x 7.62 mm coaxial MG
1 x 7.62mm AA MG
1 x 30mm co-axial cannon
1x AT-10 Anti-Tank Missile
2 x 3 Smoke Grenade Launchers
Power plant 500 BHP
NBC Yes
Night Yes - Commander, Driver and Gunner.

The BMP-3 is the latest in the long line of BMP series APCs following the BMP-1 and BMP-2, albeit a much heavier version. New upgrades and additions include a larger caliber main gun (coupled with a coaxial 30mm cannon) and laser-guided anti-tank missiles.

The powerpack sits to the rear-right with fuel tank in the hull. The seating area for 7 combat-ready troops is also located in the rear complete with roof hatches. Two doors at the extreme rear of the hull allow horizontal access for dismounting troops. Steps are also provided for easy entry/exit to compensate for the BMP-3's above average ground clearance.

Adjustable suspension compliments the full amphibious capabilities of the vehicle, making it a successful update to an already successful line of APC.