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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* High Maneuverability
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* High maneuverability
* Quick followup with 30mm
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* Quick followup with 30mm armament
 
* Amphibious
 
* Amphibious
 
* ATGM rounds with tandem warheads
 
* ATGM rounds with tandem warheads
 
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* HE rounds have low muzzle velocity
 
* HE rounds have low muzzle velocity
 
* Reload rate for ATGM is slower than HE rounds
 
* Reload rate for ATGM is slower than HE rounds
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==

Latest revision as of 15:34, 31 October 2019

BMP-3
ussr_bmp_3.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
3 peopleCrew
79 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
60 / 43 / 13Hull
50 / 43 / 43Turret
Mobility
18.7 tWeight
954 hp500 hpEngine power
51 hp/t27 hp/tSurface density
77 km/h forward
22 km/h back
69 km/h forward
20 km/h back
Speed
Armament
100 mm 2A70 cannonMain weapon
48 roundsAmmunition
4.0 sReload
-6° / 60°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
30 mm 2A72 automatic cannonSecondary weapon
500 roundsAmmunition
1.0 / 1.3 sReload
300 roundsBelt capacity
330 shots/minFire rate
-6° / 60°Vertical guidance
verticalStabilizer
7.62 mm PKT machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
700 shots/minFire rate
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10 980 / 18 819/6 570 / 11 260/4 530 / 7 764Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
× (232) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 1.8 Sl icon.png× 1.5 Sl icon.png× 1.5 Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage BMP-3.jpg


The BMP-3 is a rank VII Soviet light tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

General info

Survivability and armour

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.

Mobility characteristics
Weight (tons) Add-on armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
18.7 N/A 78 (AB)
70 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ???  ???
Realistic/Simulator  ??? 500
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic/Simulator  ??.?? 26.74

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 2A70 (100 mm)
100 mm 2A70
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
48 -6°/+60° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
 ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??

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
3OF32 HE 31 31 31 31 31 31
3OF70 HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
9M117 ATGM 600 600 600 600 600 600
9M117M1 ATGM 750 750 750 750 750 750
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
3OF32 HE 250 15.6 0.1 N/A 2602.6 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
3OF70 HE 355 15.8 0.1 N/A 3542 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
9M117 ATGM 370 18.8 N/A 0.1 3000  ?.?° 80° 82° 90°
9M117M1 ATGM 370 18.8 0.2 0.1 3000  ?.?° 80° 82° 90°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
48  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ?? (+??)  ??

Optics

BMP-3 Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X7.4 X8.0
Comparable optics  ???

Additional armament

Main article: 2A72 (30 mm)
30 mm 2A72
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
500 -6°/+60° N/A Vertical
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
 ??.??  ??.??  ??.??  ??.??

Ammunition

  • 30 mm HE (Default): HEF-I · AP-T
  • 30 mm HE: HEF-I · AP-T · HEF-I · HEF-T
  • 30 mm AP: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-T
  • 30 mm HVAP: HVAP · HVAP · HVAP · HVAP · HEF-T
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
30 mm APT 64 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm HE (Default) 64 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm HE 64 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm HVAP 100 95 80 72 62 50
Shell details
Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
AP-T 970 0.4 N/A N/A N/A -1.0° 47° 60° 65°
HEF-I 960 0.389 0.2 0.1 49 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°
HVAP 1,120 0.304 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
HEF-T 960 0.385 0.2 0.1 11.6 +0.0° 79° 80° 81°

Machine guns

Main article: PKT (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm PKT
Coaxial mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
2,000 (250) 700 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive NVD Laser rangefinder
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike 9M117M1
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism Smoke grenade 30 mm APT
IV Transmission Engine ESS Artillery Support Improved optics 30 mm HVAP

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High maneuverability
  • Quick followup with 30mm armament
  • Amphibious
  • ATGM rounds with tandem warheads

Cons:

  • Large profile
  • HE rounds have little penetration
  • HE rounds have low muzzle velocity
  • Reload rate for ATGM is slower than HE rounds

History

In the late 70s, the Kurganmashzavod factory started developing a new infantry fighting vehicle to replace the BMP-1. The vehicle got a new experimental light tank chassis. The first models were supposed to be equipped with a 30mm cannon as its primary weapon, as well as grenade launchers, machine guns, and ATGM launchers. The military considered the vehicle’s armament to be insufficient and said that it offered no real advantage over the BMP-1. In order to correct the situation, the Tula-based engineers suggested a new turret with the following armament: a rifled 100mm semi automatic cannon (also an ATGM launcher), a 30mm automatic cannon, and a PKT machine gun.

The vehicle successfully underwent testing in this state, and in 1987, was accepted into the Soviet Army with the designation BMP-3. Since then, this combat vehicle has been used by the Russian Army and over ten other countries, with especially large quantities being purchased by the United Arab Emirates where the vehicle was chosen over the Bradley and Warrior. The BMP-3 is constantly being upgraded and is still considered one of the best combat vehicles of its class in the world.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


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 · BT-7 (F-32)
BMP  BMP-1 · BMP-2 · BMP-3
Floating  PT-76B · Object 906 · Object 685
China  ▂Type 62