Is BMP-3 amphibious?

It is a tracked, armoured, amphibious vehicle designed to engage armoured ground and air targets while stationary, on the move and afloat. In 2007, the Russian Army placed an order with Kurganmashzavod for a number of new-build BMP-3 vehicles.

Is the BMP amphibious?

The BMP-1 is amphibious, propelling itself in the water using its tracks, assisted by hydrodynamic fairings on the track upper side covers.

When did the BMP-3 come out?

The resulting BMP-3 was developed in the early 1980s and entered service with the Soviet Army officially in 1987.

What is the armament of a BMP 3?

BMP-3 armament. The main armament of the BMP-3 is a 100mm 2A70 semi-automatic rifled gun / missile launcher, which is stabilised in two axes and can fire either 3UOF HE-FRAG rounds or 3UBK10 anti-tank guided missiles. Effective range for the HE-FRAG round is 4,000m.

What is the range of a 100mm gun?

The 100 mm gun is able to fire K116-3 “Basnya” and 9M117 AT-10 Stabber ATGMs, as well as a full range of conventional ammunition for this weapon, including the 3OF32 High Explosive – Fragmenting (HE-Frag) shell. The ATGMs have a range out to 6000 meters and the 100 mm gun has a range out to 4000 meters.

What does A190 stand for?

A190, also known as AK-190 and A-190, is a modernized lightweight version of AK-100 developed by Burevestnik Central Scientific Research Institute that first entered service in 1997. Deliveries started to the RF Navy to replace the AK-176 gun mount in 2012 and more than 30 systems with a firing range of more than 20 km were delivered as of 2020.

What can the new BMP-3M shoot?

The BMP-3M will also be able to fire ammunition types including new 100mm laser-guided projectiles, new 100mm HE-FRAG (high-explosive fragmentation) rounds and new 30mm APSDS (armour-piercing discarding sabot) rounds. Additional passive armour protection is effective against 12.7mm armour-piercing rounds from a range of 50m.