The new combat vehicle for airborne

Recently, on the proving ground of "Kurgan" the first public demonstration of a new machine for the Airborne Troops — BMD-4M.


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It was the "first sign" in a series of samples of armored combat vehicles, designed and produced by a team of Concern "Tractor plants".


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Airborne combat vehicles produced in Russia at the Volgograd Tractor Plant, and BMD-4, adopted by the Russian Navy adopted a few years ago — is no exception. In fact, the Russian paratroopers still learn new techniques in the army. Notice of the presentation of the new machine landing in Kurgan was somewhat surprised at first, but on the spot, everything fell into place.


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Factories that manufactured in the Soviet Union and the Russian infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and assault (BMD), respectively, of "Kurgan" and LLC "Volgograd engineering company" VgTZ "(IUD" VgTZ "), are now working together. They entered the Concern "Tractor plants" here and now including a "Special Design Bureau of Machine Building" (SKBM), engaged in the development and BMP vehicles based on them. It is within the walls of this company created world-famous BMP-2 and BMP-3.


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Despite the name "modernized BMD-4", this machine is practically new armored vehicles. The main objective of which was put SKBM designers and IUDs, "VgTZ" leadership group "Tractor Plants" and a major customer — the leadership of the Defense Ministry GABTU — the design of this machine, was the implementation of maximum uniformity of systems, components and assemblies BMD and BMP.


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At the presentation on the range of "Kurgan" There were two cars — BMP-3 and modernized BMD-4. Experts on the spot could see that these machines in common and what is not. After all present carefully and meticulously examined two combat vehicles, the crew modernized BMD-4 has demonstrated in its dash some firepower, and then on the tank ranges — and driving performance provided by new items.


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According to the present at the presentation of the BMD-4 airborne commander Lieutenant-General Vladimir Evtukhovich, the new combat system is unique. "It focused all the advanced design and technology solutions. It will allow for the next decade to provide excellence Russian paratroopers over the competition in matters of combat power, speed and flexibility. You will still be the main feature of our "blue berets", parachute landing technique "- said komanduyuschiy.Tak what exactly is the new airborne combat vehicle?


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In developing this model designers first tried to unify the systems, components and assemblies BMD-4 and BMP-3. According to chief designer SKBM Nikonov, in the future they dream of a unified fighting machine in general and for the infantry, and for landing. Opportunities and achievements for it.


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In the modernized BMD-4 are new to the BMD propulsion plant and transmission. This car was a more powerful multi-fuel diesel engine UTD-29 as on the BMP-3. This solution has provided not only an increase in the mobility of the machine performance, but also significantly reduced the volume of the engine compartment BMD-4. The amount saved was used to increase the troop compartment. The car received a new body and that has provided an increase in reserve buoyancy to 41.5%. In addition to increasing the internal volume of the new design allows paratroopers placed at the motor walls, in an emergency to leave the car through its hatches, located above the waterline. In conjunction with the change in hull design has planted it in the car on a paratrooper more than the standard BMD-4, who took on board in addition to the crew of five people.


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In the chassis upgraded machines are also used as components and chassis parts BMP-3. In addition, the increased length of the bearing surface of the caterpillars, which reduced ground pressure and increased permeability of the machine on soils with low bearing surface. Water jets for the machine afloat also borrowed from the BMP-3.


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The weapon modernized BMD-4 remained the same as in the standard BMD-4 — is a unified military branch "Bakhcha" developed by the designers of the Tula "Instrument Design Bureau". "Bakhcha" provides the effective fire on the enemy troops on lightly armored and unarmored targets by day and night, up and in motion (including afloat) at distances up to 3 km. Due to the complex guided missile crew BMD-4 can fight the enemy with modern tanks, and the presence in the fire control system (FCS) automatic target tracking provides an effective fight against low-flying air targets of the enemy and a high probability of hitting a moving ground targets.


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Despite the somewhat increased combat weight, upgraded BMD-4 can parachute from aircraft military transport aircraft parachute with a crew inside her car. This method of landing combat vehicles remains the prerogative of only the Russian Navy.


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In the very near future will begin preliminary factory testing modernized BMD. After graduation followed by full-scale government and military tests, the results of which will be evaluated by a joint commission of experts which GABTU Ministry of Defense and Navy. It is expected that the test be completed by the end of this year. In case of positive results of these tests in the shortest time may be decided on the adoption of a new model for service and the beginning of the Russian Airborne Troops of its serial production.


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