From NSwiki, the NationStates encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is incomplete because it is pending further input from participants, or it is a work-in-progress by one author.
Please comment on this article's talk page to share your input, comments and questions.
Note: To contribute to this article, you may need to seek help from the author(s) of this page.

[img here|300px]]
General characteristics
Crew 3 (commander, gunner, driver)
6 passengers
Length 7.14 m (24 ft)
Width 3.7 m (12 ft)
Height 2.4 m (8 ft)
Ground clearance 46 cm (18 in)
Track 426 x 53 cm;
links per track
Weight 19 tonnes (21 short tons)
Power plant Turbocharged Diesel,
500 hp (375 kW)
Transmission Diesel-electric 5-gear transmission
Suspension Dual torsion bar at 1, 3 & 6 road wheel positions
Road speed 68 km/h
Cross-country speed 59 km/h
Acceleration 0 to 32 km/h in 2.9 seconds
Power/weight 26.32 hp/t
Ground pressure 0.42 kg/cm²
Mileage 1.089 L per km
Fuel capacity 653 L
Range 588 km
Armour and armament
Armour See Armour
Main armament 2A74 30mm ETC autocannon (1500 rounds)/2A78 100mm ETC gun (18 rounds)
Secondary armament 3x GSh-6-32 7.62mm minigun
AGS-50 50mm GMG

Production history

The BMP-5, introduced in 2009, is an evolution of the BMP-3 and BMP-4 produced by Russia. It is was designed and is constructed by the Ohlopkov-Galagan Design Bureau, at their main plant in Vladivostok.


  • BMP-5B: 100mm conventional smoothbore instead of 30mm chain gun.
  • BMP-5C: Turret replaced with two four-missile 9M311 launchers.
  • BMP-5D: 30mm chain gun deleted; .50-cal takes its place. Internal space expanded for battlefield hospital, holding four standardised stretchers.
  • BMP-5E: Turret replaced with extensive sensor suite for artillery support.
  • BMP-5F: Two minelayer systems mounted on rear.
  • BMP-5G: Turret deleted and replaced with 120mm mortar launcher.
  • BMP5-H: Radar and various other sensors added to the turret.
  • BMP-5I: Two tandem 9M123 Khrizantema launchers added to turret.
  • BMP-5K: Command variant; includes additional radios.


Steel/aluminum behind Kontakt-7 ECA

Armour rating, mm RHAe:

  • Turret
    • Front: 290mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 240mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)
    • Side: 200mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 125mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)
    • Rear: 50mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 15mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)
    • Top: 80mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 15mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)

  • Hull
    • Front: 265mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 210mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)
    • Side: 165mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 100mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)
    • Rear: 15mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 10mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)
    • Top: 40mm RHAe vs. CE (w/ ECA), 30mm RHAe vs. KE (w/ ECA)