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BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle

Country of Origin: Russia


The BMP-1 (boevaya mashina pekhota, or infantry fighting vehicle) was one of the first armored vehicles to combine the functions of an armored personnel carrier (APC) with an anti-tank capability in a single infantry combat vehicle.

As is the case with many Russian ground combat vehicles, the BMP-1 has a low silhouette. Its hull is based on the PT-76 amphibious light tank, having a straight top line and a shallow glacis. Under the glacis are the engine and the driver, who sits to...

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