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Russia: The BMD-4M put through EXTREMES by Airborne Forces00:54

Russia: The BMD-4M put through EXTREMES by Airborne Forces

Russian Federation, Ryazan Region
January 28, 2015 at 12:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

The armoured BMD-4M was put under the spotlight as paratroopers took it through its paces in sub-zero conditions at the Dubrovichi Proving Ground in the Ryazan Region on Wednesday. The amphibious infantry fighting vehicle was put through a pre-designed course for the live-firing manoeuvres with troopers on board. The APC was deployed in harsh winter so troops could get to grip with the transport in the most testing of conditions.

Based on the BMD-4, the new model has been almost completely rebuilt with a new chassis, larger troop compartment, and a new engine. It can be used both amphibiously and parachuted into combat which was seen as necessary for the variety of challenges presented to contemporary airborne troops.

The BMD-4M is a modernized version of BMD-4 an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle and can be parachuted into combat. The heavily reworked APC differs from its predecessor principally in that it can carry more troops after the removal of its cannon, a remodelled outer body, new engine, and chassis. Its armament consists of: 2A70 (34 high-explosive projectile) 100-mm gun, 30-mm automatic cannon 2A72 (with 500 shots); coaxial 7.62 mm general-purpose Kalashnikov machine-gun with 2,000 rounds and an anti-tank missile Arkan.

Russia: The BMD-4M put through EXTREMES by Airborne Forces00:54
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The armoured BMD-4M was put under the spotlight as paratroopers took it through its paces in sub-zero conditions at the Dubrovichi Proving Ground in the Ryazan Region on Wednesday. The amphibious infantry fighting vehicle was put through a pre-designed course for the live-firing manoeuvres with troopers on board. The APC was deployed in harsh winter so troops could get to grip with the transport in the most testing of conditions.

Based on the BMD-4, the new model has been almost completely rebuilt with a new chassis, larger troop compartment, and a new engine. It can be used both amphibiously and parachuted into combat which was seen as necessary for the variety of challenges presented to contemporary airborne troops.

The BMD-4M is a modernized version of BMD-4 an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle and can be parachuted into combat. The heavily reworked APC differs from its predecessor principally in that it can carry more troops after the removal of its cannon, a remodelled outer body, new engine, and chassis. Its armament consists of: 2A70 (34 high-explosive projectile) 100-mm gun, 30-mm automatic cannon 2A72 (with 500 shots); coaxial 7.62 mm general-purpose Kalashnikov machine-gun with 2,000 rounds and an anti-tank missile Arkan.

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