When conducting trendy amphibious operations, the requirement of “over-the-horizon touchdown” is turning into prevalent for escort know-how. The BMP-3 amphibious infantry combating automobile have confirmed themselves throughout a few years of operation within the Russian and overseas navies as fight automobiles able to efficiently fixing such duties. The BMP-3 (Boevaya Mashina Pekhoty 3, infantry fight automobile 3) is a Soviet and Russian infantry combating automobile, successor to the BMP-1 and BMP-2. The automobile has an unconventional structure. The engine is behind the automobile to the suitable. The water-jet propulsion unit is single-stage, axial, auger-type.

BMP-3F is a specifically designed for operations at sea, with improved seaworthiness and buoyancy, functionality to maneuver afloat at sea state 3 and hearth with the required accuracy at sea state 2. In comparison with the essential mannequin, the automobile design options modifications growing floatability and automobile stability: the self-entrenching gear is omitted, a light-weight anti-surge vane and an air consumption tube are launched; the BMP-3F turret can also be protected by anti-surge vanes. Water jet propellers develop a velocity of 10 km/h when afloat. The BMP-3F design permits the automobile to come back ashore underneath tough sea situations and to tow the same-type automobile.

And the most recent BT-3F armored personnel service, created not so way back at Kurganmashzavod along with the Particular Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering, has supplemented this line. BT-3F is an amphibious model based mostly on BMP-3F with the unique turret changed by a smaller distant weapon station with both 7.62, 12.7 or 14.5mm machine gun. BT-3F retains the engine and transmission of the BMP-3. It may well accommodate a crew commander, driver, gunner, and 14 troops, and might use optionally available ERA armor. This model can endure steady amphibious operation for seven hours with the working engine.

Amphibious fight automobiles BMP-3F infantry combating automobile and BT-3F armored personnel service are able to leaving amphibious ships at a distance of 40-60 km from the coast, which considerably reduces the probability of huge losses of fight automobiles earlier than and on the time of touchdown. In tandem, the automobiles present the marines not solely with supply to the place of the fight mission, but additionally with hearth help. Every has an influence reserve on the water for as much as 7 hours, together with in tough seas as much as three factors, in addition to the power to go to an unprepared shore.