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A detailed description of the Russian designed BMP-1 is given under the Russian Federation and Associated States.


The main differences between the Pbv 502 and the BMP-1 are as follows:

  • Removal of the launcher rail for the Koloma KBM 9K11 Malyutka (NATO AT–3 ‘Sagger’) over the 2A28 73 mm gun and its associated control box inside the turret
  • Weapon monitor circuits include devices inhibiting the use of weapons when the hatches are open
  • Removal of asbestos elements in certain parts of the vehicle and their replacement by harmless material, while retaining the original functions. This includes brake linings, the main clutch lining as well as sealing and insulation
  • Installation of a new fire detection and suppression system that does not contain Freon and can be operated manually or automatically
  • External lights, including indicators, now conform to NATO standards
  • Sockets for external starting, preventive charging of batteries and connection of devices are unified in accordance with NATO regulations
  • Camouflage system corresponds to NATO regulations
  • The accumulator batteries are now stored in a hermetic box ventilated outside of the vehicle space
  • Observation devices are ftted with protective covers
  • New footsteps, handles and non-slip coverings are installed to ensure safe movement of the crew on the hull
  • Holders for Swedish weapons including sub–machine guns, machine guns and ammunition
  • Installation of an independent crew heater
  • Improved exhaust outlet
  • Additional radio installation

Weight: Total 13 000 kg
Dimensions: length x width x height 6,740 x 2,940 x 2,070 mm
Crew: commander, driver, gunner, 6 soldiers
Driving parameters: max. speed 70 km/hod.
climbing ability 34°
grade 25°
operating range 500 km
swimming speed 7 km/hod.
specific pressure 0,60 kPa
Engine: Type UTD 20
model diesel
start by compressed air, electrical
cylinder volume/td> 15,9 l
power 220 kW
max. torque 980 m/Kpm
weight 700 kg
heater 170 – 210 MJ
Gearbox: number of gears 5 forward, 1 reverse
Communication radio station R 123
range 20 km
Armament: main gun 73 mm, 2A 28
loading manual
machine gun 7.62 mm, m/95
Ammunition: 73 mm 40 pcs
effective range 800 m
7.62 mm 2000 pcs
Turret: drive system electrical (and mechanical)
setting angles 360° horizontally -4° to +30° vertically
Sight: day magnification 6 x
night magnification 6.7 x (night vision)
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