That’s true, but the main threat is the ATGMs and RPGs. The BMPT will be better equipped then tanks to fight against these threats.
A tank has APS and also soft kill options to defend from the actual weapons themselves.
From the RPG operators and ATGM teams right in close is a problem... more than 500m however a tank has its coaxial MG and of course a 125mm HE shell.
Generally the protection of a tank from hand held AT weapons was a screen of infantry that operated in front of the tanks that picked off the enemy threats before they could engage the armour.
In places where dismounted infantry is not safe and neither are IFVS, then the BMPT becomes the solution.
Its better protection and IFV/SPAAG type armament make it effective.
No, IFV should dismount the troops before go into fight with enemy IFV. Hit in our IFV will kill too many soldiers. That’s way we need BMPT for infantry, 4 crewmen, a lot of ammo, and the right guns.
That is what I said... The IFVs will engage enemy IFVs and
targets that threaten their dismounted infantry
In other words the IFV deploys its infantry... if that infantry comes up against a concrete bunker with MGs and sniper fire the IFV opens up with its 100mm rifled gun and blows it up. If enemy infantry starts engaging your dismounted infantry then the IFV will offer fire support with 30mm cannon and 30mm grenade launcher fire. If there is an enemy APC present then your IFV will engage it using either 30mm cannon (for a light APC like an M113) or 100mm missiles for enemy IFVs.
The BMPT would not add anything new except that it is another armoured vehicle that did not bring any infantry and can't take any infantry with it.
Tanks cann't fight everything and cann't see everything, that's way we have the BMPT to help the tanks so the tanks can concentrate on there main job.
No armoured vehicle can see everything, but certainly the tank will be manouvering to engage enemy tanks at max range where possible. BMPTs on the other hand will be looking for threats in the middle distance and also close in.
The problems urban areas create is to allow enemy forces to sneak up close and it is the role of infantry and BMPT to deal with such situations.
The thing however is that when the enemy is up close in urban combat against guerilla forces it is fairly rare for the enemy to have tanks, so the question becomes do you need tanks in such situations?
The tank is a powerful gun platform that is useful for supporting infantry in urban combat, but its limitations in elevation are covered by the addition of the BMPT which has serious firepower and none of the elevation limits of the tank. The result is a fire support vehicle designed to support tanks suddenly becoming a viable replacement for a tank in certain situations. Tanks are good at engaging tanks and medium armoured vehicles, but if the enemy has no armour I would suspect the BMPT could replace the tank in the infantry support role in urban combat.
you need to send foot soldiers, BMP-I, 120mm mortar, Tos, D-9 very important, there is enough power with out sending tank to the streets.
By BMP-I you mean a tank based troop transport, then the correct designation would be BTR-T, or heavy armoured personel carrier, and in this case really what you are doing is trading the tank with an IFV.
A standard BMP-3M would not be something you would send into urban combat against a well equipped enemy.
The difference between sending in a BTR-T and BMPT is that the latter will carry weapons and equipment optimised for the job... because that is what it is for. With the BTR-T the armament would be relatively light, perhaps a 30mm cannon plus a 30mm grenade launcher and maybe a few Kornets, because in a tank based vehicle there wont be enough room for a BMP-3M type armoury and troops.
For the job in an urban area, the 120mm is overkill, that might hit our soldiers too, and take a lot of space and reduce the ammo for the gun. I think the 100mm is more than enough.
In a tank based IFV there wont be room for a BMP level of armament, it will be more like the armament on the BTR-82A.
A direct fire 120mm round would be very accurate and should be able to take out rooms of buildings very effectively without hurting friendlies.
Of course if friendlies are very close then a burst of 23mm gatling rounds or 40mm grenades might be more appropriate, though a delayed fuse 120mm round exploding inside a large building will do a lot of damage inside without destroying the neighbourhood.
The thing with protection like sand bags is that it works both ways... it stops fragments getting in from external explosions, but with internal explosions it stops the fragments getting out too.
The concept for the BMPT was created before the idea of armata tank based family vehicles was decided upon and I think there is enough overlap to justify a separate BMPT armata based vehicle that will compliment and sometimes replace a tank. In the role of convoy protection an AD vehicle might be the best solution but its lack of armour means you need a few tanks there too and perhaps some BMPs. With a BMPT you don't need the tanks or the BMPs because it has both the firepower and the protection level. If we add armata based vehicles however then having some troops might be useful so an IFV armata plus BMPT becomes an option as well, but then you could say mobility could be an issue so then you start looking at Boomerang-25 wheeled vehicles might be better suited with the boomerang-25 BMPT and IFV...