BMP-2M

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RANK 4 FRANCE
Somua SM PACK
BMP-2M
ussr_bmp_2m.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.7/8.7/8.7BR
3 peopleCrew
70 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
15 / 15 / 13Hull
20 / 16 / 10Turret
Mobility
14.5 tWeight
687 hp360 hpEngine power
47.4 hp/t24.8 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
72 km/h forward
12 km/h back
65 km/h forward
11 km/h back
Speed
Armament
9M133 ATGMSecondary weapon
8 roundsAmmunition
20 / 26 sReload
4 roundsBelt capacity
120 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 10°Vertical guidance
30 mm automatic grenade launcher AG-30Rocket
300 roundsAmmunition
300 roundsBelt capacity
401 shots/minFire rate
30 mm 2A42 automatic cannonMain weapon
500 roundsAmmunition
1 / 1.3 sReload
340 roundsBelt capacity
550 shots/minFire rate
-4° / 74°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
7.62 mm PKT machine gunCoaxial weapon
2000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
Economy
520000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1140000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5000 / 8470/1860 / 3150/1530 / 2591Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1020000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
140 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the squadron Soviet light tank BMP-2M. For other uses, see BMP (Disambiguation).

Description

GarageImage BMP-2M.jpg


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

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.

Mobility

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.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 2A42 (30 mm)

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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 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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

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Additional armament

Main article: 9M133
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 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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

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Additional armament

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 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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

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Machine guns

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. It can be played at long range, using its scouting ability and ATGMs to know out targets at long range. 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.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Airstrike Horizontal Drive 30 mm APT
II Suspension Brake System FPE NVD Adjustment of Fire 9M133FM-3
III Filters Laser rangefinder Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism 30 mm APDS
IV Transmission Engine ESS Smoke grenade Artillery Support Improved optics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 2A42 autocannon can punch through any vehicle 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

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Media

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See also

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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 (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

USSR squadron ground vehicles
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