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BMD-2 airborne combat vehicle

Country of Origin: Russia


The BMD-2 (boevaya mashina desantnaya) airborne combat vehicle is almost identical to the BMD-1 except that it is fitted with a smaller turret, search lights and additional side-view periscopes.

It is unclear if the BMD-2 is a new vehicle, or simply a conversion of the BMD-1. The BMD-2's main armament is a single Type 2A42 30-mm stabilized cannon, the same used on the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle.

Secondary armament is provided by a single 7.62-mm PKT machine gun mounted...

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