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    Post  GarryB Sun May 31, 2020 7:37 am

    Them and their predecessors. Like everything else they have put on a little weight over time.

    The newer ones are much better protected and probably have more headroom than the older models... so I rather suspect the soldiers in the field prefer fat bitches...  Twisted Evil

    I am quite large myself so I think I would too... the older smaller vehicles looked hard to get in to...
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    Post  George1 Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:23 am

    A new battalion set of next-generation BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicles and BTR-MDM ‘Rakushka’ armored personnel carriers will arrive for paratroopers stationed in Pskov in Russia’s northwest in June, the Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.

    https://tass.com/defense/1168125
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    Post  George1 Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 pm

    The 234th Airborne Assault Regiment of the Pskov Airborne Division received the second BMD-4M battalion


    According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on June 19, 2020, on the territory of the [234th] Guards Airborne Assault Division of the Pskov Guards Airborne Forces (76th] Airborne Troops Division of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces) ) under the leadership of the deputy commander of the armament guard Colonel Alexei Zaitsev, a solemn ritual of the transfer of the latest military equipment to the personnel of the military unit took place. The battalion equipment kit for the Pskov paratroopers includes about 40 new generation BMD-4M and BTR-MDM "Rakushka" combat vehicles.

    In a festive atmosphere with the participation of command and servicemen of the guards, as well as veterans of the unit, the new equipment was handed over to the personnel of one of the airborne assault battalions of the famous regiment.

    As noted in his speech, the deputy commander of the Pskov Guards, Colonel Alexei Zaitsev, the combat vehicles created by the designers increase the power of the Airborne Forces, which guard the national interests of Russia.

    Equipping the troops with modern equipment and controls helps to increase the combat capabilities of the Airborne Forces, and the implementation of the tasks of the state defense order in the interests of the Airborne Troops can increase the share of new and modernized models.

    All servicemen of the air assault battalion, who received new equipment, underwent a two-month training and retraining course for new weapons in Omsk at the 242nd training center (training of junior specialists of the Airborne Troops).

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    we indicate that this is the second battalion set of BMD-4M airborne assault vehicles and BTR-MDM "Shell" airborne armored personnel carriers transferred to the 234th guards air assault regiment of the 76th guards air assault division in Pskov. The first battalion set BMD-4M and BTR-MDM was transferred to the 234th regiment on January 17, 2020.

    The BMD-4M and BTR-MDM battalion set transferred to the 234th regiment on June 19 became, according to well-known data, the ninth battalion set of these vehicles, transferred by the Airborne Forces from industry. The battalion kit now includes 31 BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and eight BTR-MDM Rakushka airborne armored personnel carriers (previously, in some battalion kits, the number of BTR-MDM was 16 units).

    Deliveries of battalion sets of new BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles (including BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers) to the Russian Airborne Troops have been carried out since 2016. In addition to the 234th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment of the 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division, two battalion sets of these vehicles have so far received another 104th Guards Airborne Assault Red Banner Regiment of the same 76th Guards Airborne Assault Division in Pskov (kits handed over in February 2018 and March 2019), 137th Guards Parachute Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division, stationed in Ryazan (in September and December 2016). and the 31st Guards Separate Air Assault Brigade in Ulyanovsk (in April and August 2017). In addition, apparently, in the spring of 2020, without a special ceremony, due to the coronavirus pandemic, one BMD-4M battalion set received the 108th guards air assault regiment of the 7th guards mountain assault airborne division in Novorossiysk.

    In early 2017, the BMD-4M company kit (ten vehicles) received the 242nd Airborne Training Center in Omsk.

    Series production of BMD-4M (Object 960M) is carried out by Volgograd Tractor Plant JSC, and BTR-MDM (Object 955) by Kurgan Machine-Building Plant JSC (KMZ). The delivery of serial BMD-4M and BTR-MDM is carried out as part of a long-term contract concluded by the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2014.

    The first 17 serial BMD-4Ms and 12 BTR-MDMs were delivered to the Ministry of Defense in the first half of 2015. According to well-known data, they received the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command Order of the Suvorov twice Red Banner School named after Army General V.F. Margelova. The delivery of the first BMD-4M battalion set was also originally planned for 2015, but was eventually postponed for a year due to the “need to finalize production documentation,” and this first battalion set was handed over to the 137th Guards Airborne Regiment in Ryazan only in September 2016 year.

    In total, it is estimated that up to now 320 BMD-4M and up to 180 BTR-MDM have been manufactured. BMD-4M and BTR-MDM vehicles were officially adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in April 2016.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4065141.html
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    Post  Isos Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:07 pm

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RALee85/status/1299809933941248001

    Not really accurate. Low velocity guns are hard to use precisely because to hit 2km away you need to point towards the skies. Bmp 1 gun was just as bad.
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    Post  GarryB Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:38 am

    Not sure how you can suggest that... to know how accurate they are you need to know where each was aiming and how far away the shells that landed were from the point of aim.

    A 120mm mortar bomb does not need to be pin point accurate... and its relative low velocity is still predictable... the general flight path of the round can be calculated and taken into account with the ballistics computer...

    They were lined up to fire and their shells struck roughly in a line.... I don't think they were all aiming at the same thing or the explosions would be closer together...

    They do have laser guided missiles if precision is critical, but they are gun/mortars for artillery support.

    If you want more precision the BMD-4 has a 100mm gun that is direct fire and carries quite a HE punch too...
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    Post  Isos Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:45 am

    I was sharing the video of bmd 4m firing with their 100mm gun. Not the 120mm mortars.
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    Post  Hole Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:11 pm

    Main purpose of the 100mm gun is to fire laser-guided missiles, mostly against tanks, or HE-Frag grenades against foot soldiers in the open. That scenario was simulated here. The accuracy is more then enough for the splinters of the grenades to kill ore harm anyone in a wide area.
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    Post  GarryB Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:04 am

    I was sharing the video of bmd 4m firing with their 100mm gun. Not the 120mm mortars.

    the video I saw was of a T-80 using its gun barrel to draw a tank.

    I scrolled down through the videos and the first video I saw of a group of vehicles was a group of Nona firing, so I assumed that is what you wanted us to look at.

    Video number 38...

    I guess you were meaning video number 40... where the round landed just behind a vehicle which I assume it was aiming at... being a HE round the shrapnel would have damaged most light vehicles but armoured vehicles would not have had much effect except kill any crew with their heads sticking out or sitting on the vehicle for a ride.

    Considering the target type I would think a bomb would be lofted at it but before the bomb hit it could have peppered the vehicle with 30mm cannon shells.

    I suspect firing a HE round at such a target was for them to get a range on the target, because a guided missile or 30mm AP would make more sense against an armoured target.

    Main purpose of the 100mm gun is to fire laser-guided missiles, mostly against tanks, or HE-Frag grenades against foot soldiers in the open. That scenario was simulated here. The accuracy is more then enough for the splinters of the grenades to kill ore harm anyone in a wide area.

    Agree, the fact that the 100mm HE round was selected suggests the target was not armour but soft infantry targets nearby.
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    Post  George1 Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 pm

    Loading of BMD-4M on Il-76 aircraft for landing during the active phase of the Kavkaz-2020



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    Post  Hole Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:59 pm

    New BMD-4M and BTR-MDM accepted into service at the 7th Guards Mountain Air Assault Division.

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    Post  calripson Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:11 am

    Is this the first or second battalion set for the 7th Guards?
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    Post  franco Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:50 am

    calripson wrote:Is this the first or second battalion set for the 7th Guards?

    Seems to be the first although it was reported to have already happened and the second will apparently go to the 247th in December.
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    Post  Hole Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:53 pm

    There were 60 vehicles delivered, so more then one batallion set.
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    Post  calripson Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:10 pm

    Do all three battalions in a regiment operate these type of vehicles? In every case, no more than 2 battalions have been re-equipped with BMD-4M and BTR-MD. Are they only utilized in airborne assault battalions and not airborne battalions?
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    Post  franco Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:19 pm

    calripson wrote:Do all three battalions in a regiment operate these type of vehicles? In every case, no more than 2 battalions have been re-equipped with BMD-4M and BTR-MD. Are they only utilized in airborne assault battalions and not airborne battalions?

    Typically in a regiment or brigade of the Ground Forces or Airborne, 2 battalions are made of contract soldiers and the 3rd battalion are conscripts with contract NCO's. The conscripts are not sent into action unless it is total war. This is what they mean when they say each regiment or brigade makes 2 BTG's (Battalion Tactical Group or battalion with combat support attachments to make a combined arms unit). Doesn't make much sense to equip a unit of conscripts, that are not front line, with your most advanced equipment.
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    Post  George1 Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:52 am

    Official entry into service of the BMD-4M in the 108th Guards Airborne Assault Regiment


    According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on November 25, 2020, on the territory of the 7th Guards Airborne Assault (Mountain) Division in Novorossiysk, under the leadership of the Deputy Commander of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces) for logistics, Major General Nariman Timergazin held a solemn ritual of transferring the latest samples of military equipment to the personnel of the 108th Guards Kuban Cossack Airborne Assault Regiment. The battalion set includes about 40 new-generation BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers.

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    In a solemn atmosphere with the participation of representatives of the command of the Airborne Forces, servicemen of the guards unit, the administration of Novorossiysk, as well as veterans of the unit, the new equipment was handed over to servicemen of one of the airborne assault battalions of the famous regiment.

    All servicemen of the unit, which received new equipment, underwent a two-month course of training and retraining for new models of weapons in Omsk on the basis of the 242nd training center (training of junior specialists of the Airborne Forces).

    From the bmpd side, we will point out that this is the first battalion set of BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and BTR-MDM "Rakushka" amphibious armored personnel carriers, transferred to7th Guards Airborne Assault (Mountain) Division in Novorossiysk. In fact, the transfer of this kit to the 2nd Airborne Assault Battalion of the 108th Guards Kuban Cossack Airborne Assault Regiment of this division was launched back in April, and on June 24, 2020, several BMD-4M vehicles of this kit took part in the military parade in Novorossiysk, but the official ceremony of the transfer of the equipment has only now taken place.

    The battalion set BMD-4M and BTR-MDM, now officially transferred to the 108th regiment, became, according to known data, the ninth battalion set of these vehicles transferred to the Airborne Forces from industry. The battalion kit now includes 31 BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and eight BTR-MDM "Rakushka" amphibious armored personnel carriers.

    "Until December 15, one more battalion set will be transferred to the 247th Airborne Assault Regiment of the 7th Mountain Airborne Assault Division, "Major General Nariman, Deputy Commander of the Airborne Forces for Logistics, said during the arms transfer ceremony in Novorossiysk on November 25 Timergazin.

    Battalion sets of new BMD-4M airborne assault vehicles (including also BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers) have been delivered to the Russian Airborne Forces since 2016. By now, the 137th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division, stationed in Ryazan, has received two battalion sets of these machines (the sets were transferred in September and December 2016of the year), the 31st Guards Separate Airborne Assault Brigade in Ulyanovsk (the kits were transferred in April and August 2017 ), and the 104th Guards Airborne Assault Red Banner Regiment (the kits were transferred in February 2018 and March 2019 ) and the 234th guards air assault regiment (kits transferred in January and June 2020) of the 76th guards air assault division in Pskov.

    At the beginning of 2017, the BMD-4M company set (ten vehicles) received the 242nd Airborne Forces training center in Omsk.

    Serial production of BMD-4M ("Object 960M") is carried out by JSC "Volgograd Tractor Plant", and BTR-MDM ("Object 955") - JSC "Kurgan Machine Building Plant" (KMZ). The delivery of serial BMD-4M and BTR-MDM is carried out under a long-term contract concluded by the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2014.

    The first 17 serial BMD-4M and 12 BTR-MDM were delivered to the Ministry of Defense in the first half of 2015. According to known data, they were received by the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command of the Order of Suvorov twice Red Banner School named after General of the Army V.F. Margelova. The delivery of the first battalion set of BMD-4M was originally also planned for 2015, but in the end it was postponed for a year due to "the need to revise production documentation", and this first battalion set was transferred to the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment in Ryazan only in September 2016 year.

    In total, according to estimates, up to 320 BMD-4M and up to 180 BTR-MDM have been manufactured to date. The BMD-4M and BTR-MDM vehicles were officially adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in April 2016.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4198650.html

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    Post  George1 Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:13 am

    High-speed driving of BTR-MDM "Shell" at the training ground near Ulyanovsk

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    Post  George1 Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:49 pm

    Russian equipment for the Airborne Forces begins to advance to the world arms market

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    Russia begins to promote amphibious equipment to the world market - the BMD-4M airborne combat vehicle and the BTR-MDM armored personnel carrier. This was reported by the press service of the NPO High-Precision Complexes.

    As the message says, which leads TASS, Rosoboronexport has already issued an advertising passport for Russian equipment for the landing. High-precision complexes together with Rosoboronexport are promoting BMD-4M and BTR-MDM on the foreign market.

    It is noted that Russian BMD and armored personnel carriers have aroused great interest among foreign countries that have airborne units in their armies. At the same time, it is possible that BMD-4M and BTR-MDM will be purchased for special army units or the police. A technique with excellent characteristics is suitable for many tasks.

    BTR-MDM Rakushka is a Russian airborne armored personnel carrier. The vehicle weighs 13,2 tons and is armed with two machine guns. The crew consists of two people, the landing - 13 people. BMD-4M is an upgraded version of the BMD-4. The main armament is a 100-mm cannon, four Arkan guided missiles, a 30-mm automatic cannon and a 7,62-mm machine gun.

    The serial production of BMD-4М ("Object 960М") is carried out by JSC "Volgograd Tractor Plant", BTR-MDM ("Object 955") is made by JSC "Kurgan Machine-Building Plant" (KMZ).

    https://en.topwar.ru/182019-rossijskaja-tehnika-dlja-vdv-nachinaet-prodvizhenie-na-mirovoj-rynok-vooruzhenij.html
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    Post  franco Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:00 pm

    In accordance with the state program of equipping the formations and military units of the Airborne Troops (VDV) with the latest models of weapons, military and special equipment (VVST), the Guards paratrooper-assault Caucasian Cossack Regiment of the Novorossiysk Guards paratrooper-shtum mountain formation of the VDV received a battalion set of military equipment.

    The battalion set of combat vehicles of the new generation BMD-4M and BTR MDM "Shell" — the tenth in a row, which entered service with the Airborne Forces over the past few years. The new equipment will be transferred to the military personnel of the amphibious assault battalion stationed in the city of Stavropol.

    Today, a ceremony of awarding equipment was held on the territory of the military camp — 39 units were received by the crews. The guards were handed forms from 31 BMD-4M and 8 MDM APCs.

    The crews of combat vehicles for two months passed a refresher course to work with equipment on the basis of the training center (training of junior specialists) Airborne troops in the city of Omsk, where they received the appropriate class qualification.

    "Today is a truly significant event for the servicemen. By the decision of the commander of the Airborne Troops, Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, a set of the latest combat vehicles will be handed over to the servicemen of the airborne assault battalion in the city of Stavropol. For the Guards paratroopers in the south of Russia, this is the second set of the latest combat vehicles. At the end of 2020, the first set of equipment was delivered to the Guards airborne assault regiment stationed in Novorossiysk. By the end of this year, according to the program of rearmament of the Airborne Troops, the delivery of three more sets of combat vehicles is planned," said the Deputy Commander of the Airborne Forces for Armament, Major General Alexey Ragozin, in his address to the servicemen.

    The solemn event on the territory of the Guards airborne assault Caucasian Cossack regiment was attended by representatives of the command of the Airborne Forces, the Novorossiysk airborne assault mountain compound, representatives of the Stavropol regional administration, veterans of the unit and the Airborne Troops, schoolchildren and unarmeytsy.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12365753@egNews

    NOTE: this is the 247th Guards Air Assault regiment and it was talked about occurring the first of the year. Apparently now operational.

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    Post  George1 Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:32 pm

    does anyone has info about the number of total BMD-4M and BTR-MDM units delivered so far?
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    Post  franco Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:06 am

    George1 wrote:does anyone has info about the number of total BMD-4M and BTR-MDM units delivered so far?

    from your November 2020 post after the 9th battalion set so add this delivery...

    The battalion set BMD-4M and BTR-MDM, now officially transferred to the 108th regiment, became, according to known data, the ninth battalion set of these vehicles transferred to the Airborne Forces from industry. The battalion kit now includes 31 BMD-4M airborne combat vehicles and eight BTR-MDM "Rakushka" amphibious armored personnel carriers.

    "Until December 15, one more battalion set will be transferred to the 247th Airborne Assault Regiment of the 7th Mountain Airborne Assault Division, "Major General Nariman, Deputy Commander of the Airborne Forces for Logistics, said during the arms transfer ceremony in Novorossiysk on November 25 Timergazin.

    Battalion sets of new BMD-4M airborne assault vehicles (including also BTR-MDM Rakushka armored personnel carriers) have been delivered to the Russian Airborne Forces since 2016. By now, the 137th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 106th Guards Airborne Division, stationed in Ryazan, has received two battalion sets of these machines (the sets were transferred in September and December 2016of the year), the 31st Guards Separate Airborne Assault Brigade in Ulyanovsk (the kits were transferred in April and August 2017 ), and the 104th Guards Airborne Assault Red Banner Regiment (the kits were transferred in February 2018 and March 2019 ) and the 234th guards air assault regiment (kits transferred in January and June 2020) of the 76th guards air assault division in Pskov.

    At the beginning of 2017, the BMD-4M company set (ten vehicles) received the 242nd Airborne Forces training center in Omsk.

    Serial production of BMD-4M ("Object 960M") is carried out by JSC "Volgograd Tractor Plant", and BTR-MDM ("Object 955") - JSC "Kurgan Machine Building Plant" (KMZ). The delivery of serial BMD-4M and BTR-MDM is carried out under a long-term contract concluded by the Russian Ministry of Defense in 2014.

    The first 17 serial BMD-4M and 12 BTR-MDM were delivered to the Ministry of Defense in the first half of 2015. According to known data, they were received by the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command of the Order of Suvorov twice Red Banner School named after General of the Army V.F. Margelova. The delivery of the first battalion set of BMD-4M was originally also planned for 2015, but in the end it was postponed for a year due to "the need to revise production documentation", and this first battalion set was transferred to the 137th Guards Parachute Regiment in Ryazan only in September 2016 year.

    In total, according to estimates, up to 320 BMD-4M and up to 180 BTR-MDM have been manufactured to date. The BMD-4M and BTR-MDM vehicles were officially adopted by the Russian Armed Forces in April 2016.

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:44 pm

    BTR-MDM "Rakushka" is a natural armored bus, according to the location of the seats.
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    Post  flamming_python Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:36 pm

    Russian_Patriot_ wrote:BTR-MDM "Rakushka" is a natural armored bus, according to the location of the seats.
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    Wouldn't it be less cramped if the seating arrangement was instead something more like this?

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