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    BMP-3 in Russian Army

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    Post  GarryB Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:39 am

    LMFS wrote:
    franco wrote:Read an article in the past couple of days in which it was stated there were 150 of these ordered.

    Is there already an official version name for this vehicle? Does it have the engine at the front as the Manul?

    The dark thin rectangle above the rear road wheel and rear sprocket looks like the engine exhaust which indicates a rear mounted engine...
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    Post  LMFS Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:56 am

    GarryB wrote:The dark thin rectangle above the rear road wheel and rear sprocket looks like the engine exhaust which indicates a rear mounted engine...

    It is confusing, the rectangle is there also in the Manul and Dragun with forward mounted engine...
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    Post  George1 Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:36 am

    The delivery of more than 100 new machines was planned for the year
    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12287923@egNews

    The annual delivery plan was completed ahead of schedule in September
    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=538050&lang=RU

    in September, the 467th training center received a batch of cars


    In December, three motorized rifle battalions of the 103rd motorized rifle regiment of the 150th motorized rifle division completed the development of new BMP-3 vehicles (more than 100 pieces of equipment)

    https://function.mil.ru/for_media/events/details.htm?id=6475@morfSimpleEvent

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4211202.html

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    Post  lancelot Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:54 am

    A nice addition until Kurganets enters production.
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    Post  GarryB Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:50 am

    Those smoke grenades launched at the end seemed to go off rather too high up in the air... perhaps they are intended to be used to hide from airpower?

    Or they were not angled properly?
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    Post  Cheetah Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:38 am

    I recall seeing a video, circa 2015. It was one of the performances at the Russian Arms Expo. I think it was either a T-90 or T-72 that fired the smoke canisters in a very similar fashion, at a similar angle, but instead of providing a small puff of smoke that hung in the air and floated away, it sent a generous curtain of smoke streamers downwards, obscuring everything between the detonation point and the ground, with a decent bit of left-to-right coverage as well. My guess would be that that's what this was supposed to do... but didn't.
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    Post  calripson Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:17 am

    lancelot wrote:A nice addition until Kurganets enters production.

    What is the status of Kurganets? No contracts yet?

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