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    BMP-1 and BMP-2 in Russian Army

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    Post  franco Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:39 am

    Russian 201st military base in Tajikistan is reinforced with BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles

    Against the background of the current situation in Afghanistan, despite all the promises of the Taliban (the movement is prohibited in Russia), the Russian Ministry of Defense decided to strengthen the 201st military base in Tajikistan. According to the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, the base's motorized riflemen will receive a batch of BMP-2M.

    As part of the reinforcement, as well as to replace the already obsolete models of equipment, motorized rifle units of the military base will be armed with 17 BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles. The equipment will be delivered to Tajikistan by military transport aircraft by the end of July. It is planned that the new infantry fighting vehicles will significantly increase the combat capabilities of the Russian military base.

    BMP-2 is one of the most massive infantry fighting vehicles. It was put into service in 1980 and produced until 1990. Currently, the Russian army is in service with more than 5 thousand BMP-2.

    In the course of modernization to the level of BMP-2M, the vehicles receive the latest devices for "panoramic" aiming and observation, which have the functionality of night vision, and a new radio station is installed. The vehicle is equipped with a two-seat combat module "Berezhok", which is a classic BMP-2 turret, but with new weapons.

    The BMP-2M is armed with Kornet anti-tank guided missiles, a 30-mm automatic cannon, a 7.62-mm machine gun and an AG-30M 30-mm automatic grenade launcher with an independent vertical guidance drive and a 300 grenade feed magazine.

    https://topwar-ru.translate.goog/185165-rossijskuju-201-ju-voennuju-bazu-v-tadzhikistane-usilivajut-boevymi-mashinami-pehoty-bmp-2m.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=ajax,elem,se

    NOTE: there were also reports last year that some BMP-2M's had been deployed here. Perhaps this will complete a battalion??

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    Post  George1 Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:21 pm

    A batch of modernized BMP-2M entered service with the Taman motorized rifle division

    https://en.topwar.ru/185643-partija-modernizirovannyh-bmp-2m-postupila-na-vooruzhenie-tamanskoj-motostrelkovoj-divizii.html

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    Post  Russian_Patriot_ Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:26 am

    Batch of upgraded BMP-2M entered service with the motorized rifle brigade of the Western Military District. 

    A batch of upgraded BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles with the Berezhok combat module entered service with the motorized rifle brigade of the Western Military District. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

    According to the report, the motorized infantry units stationed in the Leningrad region received 10 upgraded BMP-2M vehicles. It is noted that the equipment was delivered as part of the state defense order. The press service of the Western Military District explained that by the end of the year, the district will be replenished with another 30 BMP-2M, but they did not specify in which parts they will be delivered.

    The BMP-2 is the most massive infantry fighting vehicle adopted by the Soviet and Russian armies. Currently, BMP-2ms are being delivered under a contract signed last year to upgrade 124 BMP-2s to the BMP-2M level, and the contract is due to be completed by the end of 2022.

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    Post  limb Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:23 pm

    By BMP2M they mean the one with 4 kornets, not the version with 2 ataka launchers.
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    Post  Hole Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:38 pm

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    BRM-1K with new turret.

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    Post  GarryB Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:22 am

    That radar is interesting... when I first saw it I thought it might be part of the new command detonation equipment... but that is a recon vehicle not a troop transport.
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    Post  limb Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:19 pm

    Hole wrote:Taking a bath

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    Why was this version put into service when the berezhok is superior?

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    Post  franco Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:49 pm

    Possible this is an unit upgrade as opposed to the factory upgrade of the Berezhok dunno
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    Post  GarryB Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:10 am

    Might be cheaper and have been used for testing.

    With very different locations around the place sometimes systems and weapons are not ideal in some places but better in others.

    I rather suspect that will be the laser beam riding version of ATAKA, which has been in production for quite some time... using that missile instead of Kornet would mean you could share stores with a helicopter unit perhaps, or they had production capacity that they wanted to use and this missile gets the job done too.
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    Post  d_taddei2 Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:54 pm

    going through some old documents and came across info on the BMP-1 i never knew that the main gun and coax MG gun had a dead space between 10 and 11 o'clock position. is this common knowledge?
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    Post  GarryB Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:02 am

    Yes.

    The BMP-1 has the driver in the front and the commander directly behind him in the hull on one side with the engine on the other side.

    The dead fire area is because the commanders position has an IR light they can use from their position, though in practise often the commander would kick the gunner out of the turret so they could get a better view of the battlefield in the turret.

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    Post  Hole Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:42 am

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    Modified BMP-2 taking part in exercises in Tajikistan

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    Post  d_taddei2 Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:11 am

    Hole wrote:BMP-1 and BMP-2 in Russian Army - Page 11 Fd0ir910
    Modified BMP-2 taking part in exercises in Tajikistan

    That's some serious protection for a BMP-2, nice
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    Post  GarryB Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:47 pm

    Quite interesting... it looks like the upper side cage armour on the hull is carrying ammo in tubes, but certainly not 30mm ammo... more like tubes for 100mm rounds in fact, and the cage armour over the front of the hull looks like a shelf for carrying storage items as well... interesting.

    Some of the new add on armour for lighter and heavier vehicles looks like canvas bags, but this seems to be using the volume created by the cage structure for extra storage... are they old ammo cannisters with sand or water inside them or something or is it carrying ammo for a mortar team...

    So many questions...

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    Post  d_taddei2 Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:23 pm

    GarryB wrote:Quite interesting... it looks like the upper side cage armour on the hull is carrying ammo in tubes, but certainly not 30mm ammo... more like tubes for 100mm rounds in fact, and the cage armour over the front of the hull looks like a shelf for carrying storage items as well... interesting.

    Some of the new add on armour for lighter and heavier vehicles looks like canvas bags, but this seems to be using the volume created by the cage structure for extra storage... are they old ammo cannisters with sand or water inside them or something or is it carrying ammo for a mortar team...

    So many questions...

    i agree i was thinking this myself, although i didnt think they were carrying ammo, but rather the latter, using old ammo tubes to fill with sand, mud, concrete, if there are ones at the rear you could use to store drinking water (as long its clean lol) to act as additional armour. the front part you mentioned the shelf, this would be ideal to stack some some bags, and be used as additional protection in transit, they could off load the sandbags use them for protection for a machine post or ATGW post, no need to start filling sand bags when you already have then.
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    Post  GarryB Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:04 pm

    If they are old ammo tubes then they would be water tight so give them a quick rinse and fill with fresh water would be very handy when you stop.

    A few might be damaged and leaking but the odds of them all being damaged is unlikely.

    You could put rations or extra fuel or other useful things in them, and that front shelf could have foam rubber mats to put under your sleeping bags for the troops when you stop or possibly bundles of sticks you can attach to the tracks to improve traction on very soft ground, or a range of other things you might want or need operationally.

    Carry extra boxes of PKM ammo or rifle calibre ammo for the troops, or even disposable rocket launcher tubes... if you are going to carry them it would be better outside the armour than inside... and it would be extra stuff so if it gets damaged it is not the end of the world.

    Even just netting to put over the whole vehicle when you stop...

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