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BMP-3F
Fighting vehicle

The BMP-3F fighting vehicle is a marine version of the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle that has retained all of its unique properties – it can be used as an infantry fighting vehicle, a tank destroyer, an amphibious APC and a fire support vehicle. The BMP-3F is intended to equip marine units operating on the sea coast and in conditions when the vehicle is used in the water for a prolonged period of time.

The vehicle’s armament suite has remained unchanged: a 100mm gun/launcher, 30mm automatic cannon and a 7.62mm machine gun installed on a common mount, as well as two bow machine guns in the hull front section. The fire control system, too, has not undergone changes: the SOZH-M sighting system with a built-in rangefinder and an integrated missile guidance system, the Vesna-K night sighting system with a thermal imaging camera.

To increase floatability and ensure the capability to conduct effective fire while afloat, the marines fighting vehicle features a number of improvements. The turret is fitted with additional anti-surge vanes to protect the vision block against spindrift. The BMP-3F carries an improved and lightweight anti-surge vane whose design prevents the driver’s visor from flooding. The vehicle is equipped with an elongated telescopic air intake snorkel. Self-entrenching equipment has been removed.

The BMP-3F is capable of performing fire and transportation missions on both land and water. The vehicle can leave a landing ship and return to it directly at sea without approach to the shore. The BMP-3F is able to move afloat in sea point 3 and fire against ground and surface targets in sea point 2.

Main characteristics
Type
tracked, armored, amphibious
Combat weight, t
18,7
Crew
3
Troops
7 (+ two additional seats)
Engine
UTD-29T unsupercharged four-stroke, direct-injection, liquid-cooled, multi-fuel, dry sump diesel
Engine power, hp
450
Maximum speed, km/h:
highway
70
afloat
10
Average speed (dry dirt road), km/h
45
Cruising range (highway), km
600
Armament:
100mm gun/launcher
2A70, semiautomatic, rifled
HE rounds
22 (in automatic loader conveyor)
ATGMs
8
30mm automatic cannon
2A72
rounds
500
7.62mm machine gun
3 x PKTM
rounds
3 x 2,000 (belted)