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BMD-3 airborne combat vehicle

Country of Origin: Russia


The BMD-3 (boevaya mashina desantnaya) airborne combat vehicle is similar to its predecessors, the BMD-1 and BMD-2, but with better amphibious capabilities. Production was limited to fewer than 140 vehicles.

The BMD-3 can be airdropped with a crew of seven inside. An Il-76 cargo aircraft can carry three BMD-3s aloft for air drops.

The BMD-3 can carry five fully equipped troops. In an emergency, eight troops can be carried.

The BMD-3 features an all-welded aluminum hull that protects...

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