BMP-2M

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This page is about the squadron Soviet light tank BMP-2M. For other uses, see BMP (Disambiguation).
BMP-2M
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BMP-2M
AB RB SB
8.7 8.7 8.7
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Purchase:1 140 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The BMP-2M is a squadron rank VII Soviet infantry fighting vehicle (light tank) with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Hull break
Low structural strength makes the vehicle susceptible to serious damage
Armourfront / side / back
Hull15 / 15 / 13
Turret20 / 16 / 10
Crew3 people
Visibility70 %

The vehicle's playstyle is relatively similar to the BMP-2's. The fast turret traverse speed, wide field of view, and thermals for the optics combined with a fast-firing 2A42 autocannon and four 9M133 ATGMs makes it an excellent close range combat IFV and good front line scout at open fields. Armour on this vehicle can only protect the crew from 7.62 mm fire at all angles and sometimes 12.7 mm or even 20 mm when being shot from the front. The BMP-2M is prone to hull-break, but sometimes AP rounds such as APFSDS can penetrate the vehicle without significant damage due to its large empty space inside. The hull-break mechanics will mean that even a poorly placed shot may immediately destroy the vehicle. Overall, survivability is poor, and the BMP-2M should use its manoeuvrability to flank opponents and strike before the enemy can locate you and return fire.

  • High hardness rolled armor (hull and turret)
  • Alloy ABT-101 (engine deck)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12 mm (81°) 13 mm Top

15 mm Bottom

16 mm Doors

13 mm Door frame

5 mm

12 mm Engine deck

Turret 20 mm Turret front

25 mm Gun mantlet

12 - 16 mm 10 mm 6 mm
Notes

Mobility

Amphibious
The design allows you to swim and control movement in the water
Speedforward / back
AB72 / 12 km/h
RB and SB65 / 11 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight14.5 t
Engine power
AB687 hp
RB and SB360 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB47.4 hp/t
RB and SB24.8 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 72 12 14.5 465 687 32.07 47.38
Realistic 65 11 265 360 18.28 24.83

With 60 extra horsepower, the BMP-2M has excellent mobility compared to the BMP-2. The acceleration of the BMP-2M in off road conditions is excellent, and it is able to keep up with top tier MBTs like the T-80U, M1A2 Abrams and Leopard 2A5. The reverse speed however is still 10 kilometers per hour and it still has no neutral steering. Its amphibious capabilities can be useful to cross deep water sections to reach places normally unreachable for other vehicles.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 500 → 2 541 Sl icon.png
RB1 840 → 3 116 Sl icon.png
SB4 300 → 7 284 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications280 900 Rp icon.png
440 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 020 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 110 / 140 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
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Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Airstrike
Research:
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Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
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Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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30mm_2a42_AP_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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152mm_9M133FM_3_ATGM_ammo_pack
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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30mm_2a42_APDS_ammo_pack
Research:
15 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
410 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png
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Improved optics
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
440 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

30 mm 2A42 automatic cannon
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition500 rounds
Belt capacity340 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
1.3 → 1.0 s
Fire rate550 shots/min
Vertical guidance-4° / 74°
Main article: 2A42 (30 mm)

As this tank has a similar playstyle to its 8.3 counterpart, the BMP-2, the main armament of the Shipunov 2A42 30 mm Autocannon is a very versatile weapon, considering it's vertical guidance, traverse speed, and large selection of ammo belts.

It is not recommended to engage in long-term combat without ATGMs using only the autocannon with any tank heavier than a light tank or an Anti Tank Missile Carrier unless using the APDS ammo selection. If not using APDS, for heavier tanks it is recommended to cripple it by shooting its tracks and the main armament.

30 mm 2A42 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 500 (340) 550 -4°/+74° ±180° Two-plane 57.1 79.1 96.0 __.__ 112.0 1.3 1.15 1.1 1
Realistic 35.7 42.0 51.0 __.__ 60.0

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · HEF-I
  • 30 mm HE: HEF-I · AP-T · HEF-I · HEF-T
  • 30 mm APT: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-T
  • 30 mm APDS: APDS · APDS · APDS · APDS · HEF-T
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 65 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm HE 65 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm APT 65 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm APDS 82 81 79 75 72 69

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
2 0 (+2) No

Additional armament

9M133 ATGM
Ammunition8 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
26.0 → 20.0 s
Fire rate120 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 10°
Main article: 9M133

Unlike the BMP-2 which only has one ATGM launcher and takes some time to reload, the ATGMs on the BMP-2M are arranged in 4 slots, 2 on either side of the tank. If all 4 are expended, an extra 4 will be able to reload if chosen in the battle start up.

Msg-info.png It is strongly recommended to keybind "Fire from secondary guns" to something different to "Fire from the main calibre gun", or the ATGMs will fire each time you fire the 30mm autocannon, therefore wasting your ATGMs.
9M133 missile Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 8 (4) -5°/+10° N/A N/A 57.1 79.1 96.0 __.__ 112.0 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
Realistic 35.7 42.0 51.0 __.__ 60.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
9M133 ATGM (tandem) 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
9M133FM-3 ATGM-HE 61 61 61 61 61 61
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
9M133 ATGM (tandem) 300 26.00 0.2 0.01 6,160 80° 82° 90°
9M133FM-3 ATGM-HE 300 26.00 0.2 0.01 9,240 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
8 (+1) 0 (+2) No

Additional armament

30 mm automatic grenade launcher AG-30
Ammunition300 rounds
Belt capacity300 rounds
Fire rate401 shots/min
Main article: AG-30 (30 mm)
30 mm AG-30 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 300 (300) 400 N/A N/A N/A 57.1 79.1 96.0 __.__ 112.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
Realistic 35.7 42.0 51.0 __.__ 60.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
VOG-30 VOG* 6 6 6 6 6 6
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
VOG-30 VOG* 185 0.35 0.0 0.1 284.9 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
300 0 (+300) No

Machine guns

7.62 mm PKT machine gun (coaxial)
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity250 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate700 shots/min
Main article: PKT (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm PKT
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,000 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

During the stock grind, the vehicle is best played as a scout/SPAA platform, as the stock ammo with the exception of the ATGMs is poor. Once it is spaded, the vehicle is basically a complete lineup in itself, as it can play the part of a light tank, with excellent manoeuvrability, the ability to scout and repair, and the fast-firing autocannon to flank and destroy light to medium armoured targets, and mark the heavily armoured targets for allies or eliminate them with ATGMs. If played cautiously, it can also be played as a true IFV, supporting MBTs in CQB. However, when playing like this, it is a SUPPORT vehicle, and should not engage in frontal brawls with MBTs, as it will quickly be destroyed. Everything that is a .50 cal or of larger caliber will absolutely shred the BMP-2M to pieces. The BMP-2M also has hullbreak, so it is best not to be shot at all. It can be played at long range, using its scouting ability and ATGMs to know out targets at long range. However, beware that your ATGMs have a lower velocity than the common APFSDS and HEAT-FS round that your enemies will fire. So if you and your enemy fire at the same time, you will most likely be killed first. Once the laser rangefinder is unlocked, one can use APDS rounds at range as it can easily pen the side and roofs of most enemies it will face, and the high volume of rounds will quickly disable if not destroy the target. This vehicle can also be played as an SPAA, with its fast firing 30 mm autocannon and proximity fuse ATGMs.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 2A42 autocannon can punch through most vehicles at its battle rating from the back, side and sometimes front
  • Fast turret traverse speed, 35, 42, and 60 degrees per second at stock and full modifications respectively
  • High-resolution thermal optics, wide field of view and 2.5 to 12 times zoom for gun sight, suitable for combat at any range
  • 1,200 mm penetration power for the standard 9M133 missile, highest in the game; can fire and guide all four missiles simultaneously while on the move
  • Can equip 9M133FM-3 HE missile with proximity fuses, useful for SPAA purposes
  • Amphibious ability can be useful for crossing the water to areas hard-to-reach for other vehicles
  • Very cheap repair cost means easy Silver Lions profit from combat
  • Roof-mounted grenade launcher can clear obstacles that typically machine guns can not
  • Relatively easy stock grind
  • Can be played as a light tank, long range tank, CQB support vehicle, or SPAA

Cons:

  • Missiles mounted on the turret has a chance to explode from shrapnel if too close to any form of explosion
  • Chassis can only protect the crew from 7.62 mm and with limited 12.7 mm or bigger calibre ammunition protection from the front
  • No neutral steering, the slow reverse speed maxes out at 10 kilometres per hour
  • While driving, thermal optics vision to the left of the chassis at 30 to 50 degrees are obscured from the engine exhaust gas
  • Grenade launcher has only 6 mm of pen and generally can't destroy opponents, instead being used against obstacles and clearing ERA at close range, sometimes damaging tracks or exposed ammo racks (eg ATGMs) at very close range
  • ATGMs require discipline to use, as the urge to fire all four of them on contact is near irresistible. While firing all four ATGM ensures that the target tank is absolutely annihilated, it is a waste of ammunition if operator does not re-direct remaining missiles away from already destroyed tank towards next target

History

In 2017's, the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract with KBP Instrument Design (Konstruktorskoe Buro Priborostroeniya) for the modernization of BMP-2 and BMD-2 to the BMP-2M ICV "Berezhok" and "Bereg" (not to be confused with the BMP-2M made by Kurganmashzavod. The M is the general designator for modernized units). It is meant to be a cost-effective update which will augment a clear sophistication compared to the BMP-3 It equipped the B05Ya01 Berezhok turret keeping the same autocannon of the BMP-2, the 2A42 30mm autocannon, a PKTM 7.62 coaxial machine gun (tank version of the PKM), an AGS-30 30mm grenade launcher, 2 B05S011 guided weapon system which made the BMP-2M capable of firing 4 9M113M Kornet ATGM (2 launchers per turret side), new NVD from the BMD-4, 1PZ-13 commander's periscope, the BPK-3-42 gunner's primary sight (GPS), PL-1 laser illuminator, a 370-horsepower UDT-23 engine, new armament stabilizers, ballistics computer and a laser rangefinder. The "Berezhok" variant was prefered by Algeria while the Russian MoD decided for the BMP-2M made by Kurganmashzavod. Currently, the production of the BMP-2M is still kept with the first 18 units being delivered in 2020.

Devblog

In the early 2000's, aside from the development of the new BMP-3, the Russian military had been looking into modernization of the widespread BMP-2 combat vehicles to face the challenges of the time. Amongst other projects proposed to the Russian Ministry of Defense under this program, an idea was raised to install the Berezhok combat complex on the BMP-2 chassis. Berezhok was a combat module created on the basis of the BMP-2 turret, but significantly increasing the overall fire potential of the vehicle. The main changes that Berezhok brought were the modern fire control system, the new highly capable Kornet ATGM, and the 30mm automatic grenade launcher on the top of the turret. The BMP-2M with the Berezhok module was produced for export to the Algerian army, and also purchased by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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See also

  • BMP-2: Base variant for the BMP-2M.

External links


USSR light tanks
T-26  T-26 · T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-26-4
BT  BT-5 · RBT-5 · BT-7 · BT-7 TD · BT-7 (F-32)
BMP  BMP-1 · BMP-2 · BMP-2M · BMP-3
Other  T-50 · T-60 · T-70 · T-80 · T-126
  BA-11 · PT-76B · Object 685 · Object 906
China  ▂Type 62

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