BMP-1

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BMP-1
ussr_bmp_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.3/7.3/7.3BR
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
13.0 tWeight
5 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
9M14 ATGMWeapon 1
4 roundsAmmunition
120 m/sFlight speed
3 000 mRange
73 mm 2A28 cannonWeapon 2
40 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 30°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm PKT machine gunWeapon 3
1 000 roundsAmmunition
250 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
Economy
160 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 000 / 5 571/3 280 / 6 090/1 400 / 2 599Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 300 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage BMP-1.jpg


The BMP-1 is a Rank V Russian light tank with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/RB/SB). This vehicle was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A.".

Shoot and scoot. Alone, exposed BMP-1 is a dead one. Use your mobility to find reasonable sniping spots (for your ATGM) and only use your cannon if an enemy is close and unaware of your presence. Remember that if ANYTHING sees you, it can kill you, even a .50 cal from an American tank can devastate you.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 7-12 mm (80°) Front glacis
19 mm (56°) Lower glacis
16 mm (3-18°) Top
18 + 4 mm Bottom
16 mm (12°) Top
12 mm (48°) Bottom
12 mm (8-51°) Doors
6 mm
5 mm Engine exhausts
Turret 23 mm (0-53°) Turret front
33 + 26 mm Gun mantlet
13-23 mm (24-37°) 13 mm (23-26°) 6 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 7 mm 7 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 10 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 6 mm thick.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
13.0 N/A 65 (AB)
72 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 465 572
Realistic/Simulator 265 300
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 35.77 44.00
Realistic/Simulator 20.38 23.07

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 2A28 (73 mm)
73 mm 2A28 Cannon
Capacity Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
40 7 N/A N/A  ?
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 11.9 N/A __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 11.9 N/A __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
7.8 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
PG-9 HEAT 300 300 300 300 300 300
OG-9 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Maximum Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Range (m) Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
PG-6 HEAT 665 2.6  ?,000 0.0 0.0 1,250 +0° 25° 18° 15°
OG-9 HE 290 3.7  ?.000 0.05 0.1 735 +0° 11° 10°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) no

Additional armament

4 x 9M14 ATGM

  • Guidance type: MCLOS
  • Firing range: 3 km

4 x 9M113 ATGM (BMP-1P)

  • Guidance type: SACLOS
  • Firing range: 3 km
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
9M14 AGTM 400 400 400 400 400 400
9M113 AGTM 600 600 600 600 600 600
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Maximum Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Range (m) Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
9M14 AGTM 120 11  ?,000 0.0 0.1 3,410 +0°
9M113 AGTM 205 25  ?.000 0.0 0.1 4,860 +0°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
4 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) no

Machine guns

Main article: PKT (7.62 mm)

The BMP-1 comes equipped with a coaxial 7.62 mm PKT machine gun.

PKT 7.62
Coaxial
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
 ?,?00 (?00)  ??? -?°/+??° ±??°

Usage in the battles

The most distinctive features of the BMP-1 is its shape, cannon and ATGM system. The BMP-1 is just a giant box (barn) and is relatively easy to hit, even from long distances. This vehicle utilises a small crew of three (no commander), but is very spacious, so shots from the side are likely only to damage or destroy one module at a time. However, with only 23 mm AT MOST protecting the tank, you can bet hull breaks will be plentiful, especially when facing enemies equipped with APFSDS. Unlike most vehicles, the BMP-1 is equipped with a short-barreled 73 mm gun (an odd calibre) firing exclusively anti-tank grenades. While the drop is extreme (though not worse than a German howitzer) it can be used to great effect at lower (or similar) tiers due to the penetration at any distance is 300 mm. The standard PG-9 ammunition has an explosive mass of about 1.25 kg. The trade-off, in this case, is the low velocity and relatively poor slope characteristics (the penetration drop in half if more than 60 degrees of slope). Finally, as standard, the BMP-1 is equipped with the 9M14 ATGM, capable of penetrating 400mm and carrying an explosive mass of 2.6 kg. It is WASD guided, and therefore somewhat tricky to use at first (and especially difficult to use in high packet-loss or high ping matches). An optional modification for the BMP-1 allows it to use turret-mounted smoke grenades as well as a next-generation missile, the 9M113. The BMP-1 (as of 1.77.2.149) is the earliest vehicle in-game to be able to use a SACLOS (mouse-guided) system for an ATGM. Not only is the missile nearly twice as fast as the 9M14, but it carries a slightly larger explosive payload, and can penetrate up to 600 mm at 90 degrees, at any range.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very mobile, useful in higher rank engagements where armour doesn't matter
  • One of the earliest ATGM vehicle available in-game and the earliest to have access to mouse-guided (SACLOS) missiles at 7.3
  • Devastating HEAT round, with 300 mm of penetration at any distance
  • Amphibious
  • Thin armour doesn't detonate most fuses of armour piercing ammunition
  • Functional in both up-tiers and down-tiers
  • Can face 6.3 vehicles often
  • Reasonably fast turret traverse
  • The BMP-1P's next generation SACLOS (Mouse-Guided) ATGM can be used to great effect in CQB when firing a missile following a shot from the main cannon
  • None of the ammo types (even ATGM) costs SL to replenish, very economical

Cons:

  • Slower reverse speed than most tanks of Rank V
  • SACLOS missiles have to be unlocked, and hinder performance and add a significant repair cost
  • Virtually no armour, can be easily hull-broken
  • No kinetic shell
  • All ammo types have a high sensitive fuse, they cannot be shot through even the most flimsy wooden fence
  • Enemy tanks will more than likely have HEAT-FS or HESH ammo, with one hit easily able to hull-break BMP-1
  • Large, boxy silhouette, making sniping a BMP-1 relatively easy
  • Very little gun depression
  • Without stabiliser, it is rather difficult to shoot accurately in the water
  • Only three crew members
  • Two of the three crew sit behind each other, high potential to be knocked out simultaneously
  • It is possible to kill crew with HMG fire, especially from the sides and top
  • VERY vulnerable to aerial machinegun fire and rockets
  • Anti-air can demolish a BMP-1
  • Bomb shrapnel and artillery can easily penetrate

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USSR light tanks
  T-60 · T-70 · T-80 · T-50 · T-126(SP)
T-26  T-26 mod. 1939 · T-26 (1st Gv.T.Br.) · T-26E · T-26-4
BT  BT-5 mod. 1933 · RBT-5 · BT-7 mod. 1937
Floating  PT-76B · Object 906 · BMP-1 · BMP-2
China  Type-62