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    GarryB

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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:53 am

    this is BTR-MD Rakushka which is based in BMD-3 chasis

    Yes, and as the title suggests it is the BTR version of the BMD.


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    Nice video of the Rakushka on testing.

    Post  TheArmenian on Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:59 pm

    Nice video of the Rakushka on testing.

    Includes a nice size comparison with the older model.

    I didn't know it had an automatic transmission, but that's what they say in the video.

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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:03 am

    Russian Paratroopers to Get First Advanced Armored Vehicles in 2015

    Deputy Commander of the paratroopers Maj. Gen. Andrei Kholzakov stated that first multi-purpose armored vehicles will be put in service with the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) this year after approval by a state commission.

    MOSCOW, January 15 (Sputnik) – The first multi-purpose armored vehicles will be put in service with the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) this year after approval by a state commission, deputy commander of the paratroopers told Rossiya-24 TV channel on Thursday.

    "The vehicles proved themselves as technology of the future: they roved in differing climatic conditions, airdropped, tested in water, including being redeployed at sea. All of this was noted by the commission, which recommended to supply the VDV [with the vehicles] this year as a result of testing," Maj. Gen. Andrei Kholzakov said.

    Kholzakov added that the decision came as field tests of BMD-4M airborne fighting vehicles and BTR-MD Rakushka armored personnel carriers concluded successfully in 2014.

    According to earlier reports, the planned rearmament of the VDV was set to begin in 2015, with over 1,500 new BMD-4M and 2,500 BTR-MD Rakushka expected to be developed by 2025.

    The 13-ton BTR-MD Rakushka can carry 13 paratroopers, while the BMD-4M can carry six and is equipped with a 100-mm gun.
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    Post  zg18 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:27 pm

    From Russian MoD Facebook page:















    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1569157436660340.1073741836.1492252324350852&type=1
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    Post  TR1 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:36 pm

    From the videos of it testing, they really need to add a small extendable ladder at the end of the engine deck. Soldiers struggle to get in if not offered a hand.

    The entry way is compromised in general, but a small ladder would make it adequate IMO.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:44 am

    BTR-MD Rakuska. 106th Guards Airborne Division

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    Post  TR1 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:54 am

    Still struggling to understand why a ladder or steps were not provided for on the small rear plate.
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:52 pm

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    Post  TR1 on Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:58 am

    http://artofmilitary.livejournal.com/2771.html#cutid1

    An actually impressive photo-report by the MOD. BMD-4M testing.

    Word on the street is the sights and gun stabilization and accuracy are excellent.
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    Post  Mike E on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:05 am

    TR1 wrote:http://artofmilitary.livejournal.com/2771.html#cutid1

    An actually impressive photo-report by the MOD. BMD-4M testing.

    Word on the street is the sights and gun stabilization and accuracy are excellent.
    "Can it be true? TR1 saying something positive about Russian vehicles?"

    In all seriousness that's great to hear.
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    Post  TR1 on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:30 am

    I say positive things about Russian vehicles all the time, the thing is this forum makes Rogozin look like a Russia critic half the time Wink .
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    Post  Mike E on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:57 am

    It was a joke hence the quotations. Yes and no... Of course being a "Russian focused forum" we're gonna be a little bias. My bias for Russia is more a bias against the West.
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    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:14 pm

    TR1 wrote:Still struggling to understand why a ladder or steps were not provided for on the small rear plate.

    These Rakushkas are prototypes or early production units for testing.

    The regular BMD-4M has a small step at the back.
    I am sure they will install one on the Rakushka once full scale production starts.
    Hell, even if they don't: how hard is it for the VDV guys to weld one on the vehicles themselves?
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:08 pm

    BMD-4M testing:

















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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:20 pm

    Landed near Ryazan latest APC BTR-MD Rakushka
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    Post  VladimirSahin on Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:34 am

    BMD-4M will be bought in enough numbers to become standard? If so that is a huge firepower capability, if the BTR-MD would get a grenade launcher that would give squads even more firepower. What would have made me happy is if they can install heaters in those its not fun riding on top a BMD in winter pirat
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    Post  TR1 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:06 am

    Hopefully with BTR-MD they won't have to ride on top, the hull is huge compared to BTR-D.

    Though knowing our guys, they still will Smile .
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    Post  VladimirSahin on Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:29 pm

    Lol probably will.
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    Post  TR1 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:48 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpLMH9RE5oQ

    A thrilling video of Rakushka testing.
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    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:29 am

    Too bad that video is so short.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:18 am

    The first production batch of the new armored vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM in the amount of 24 units passed on Tuesday, March 3, to the Russian Airborne Troops. (12+12)

    http://военное.рф/2015/%D0%92%D0%B4%D0%B27/
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    Re: BMD-4M and BTR-MD Rakushka:

    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:26 pm

    Airborne troops in Russia's Tula region receive new Rakushka armored personnel carriers

    The Russian Defense Ministry is set to continue the rearmament program in the armed forces this year. Infographics by TASS

    MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. The first batch of the new Rakushka armored personnel carriers and BMD-4M airborne carrier vehicles was delivered to the Tula Airborne unit, representative of the Russian Defense Ministry's press service Yevgeny Meshkov said Wednesday.

    The Russian troops received 24 new military vehicles.

    The new BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and advanced multi-purpose Rakushka armored personnel carriers have generally confirmed the needed parameters during the state testing which was completed in 2014. Commander Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov earlier said a total of 64 BMD-4M and more than 20 Rakushka armored personnel carriers are expected to be delivered in early 2015. In 2014, Russia’s Airborne Troops received more than 20 BTR-82A advanced wheeled armored personnel carriers and also around 200 vehicles for various purposes on the basis of KAMAZ.
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    Post  marcinko on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:18 pm

    Do yo have pictures of various BMD`s side by side for size comparison ?

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    Post  TR1 on Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:04 am



    Gunner's position.



    And across from his is the Commander.



    Driver's seat.



    Both have thermal displays.

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