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BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle

Country of Origin: Russia


The BMP-3 (boevaya mashina pekhota or infantry fighting vehicle) is part of a series of Russian armored infantry fighting vehicles that combine the functions of an armored personnel carrier (APC) with an anti-tank capability. It is the most powerfully armed APC in service and is one of the heaviest Russian APCs. Many Western analysts believe it may have been developed in an attempt to compensate for the loss of main battle tanks under the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE)...

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