Painful Birth of the BMP-2

object_680_in_kubinkaOver at Armored Warfare, they have published a two-part article on the history of the BMP-2 IFV.

“The concept of an infantry fighting vehicle (also known as the IFV) is not a new one. It evolved from the original armored personnel carriers that in turn appeared – in some cases – even before WW2. It was however only much later before this class of vehicles became prominent on the battlefield, thanks to its massive use by NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. There are many vehicles of this class both in and outside of NATO and the former Warsaw Pact countries, but there are two vehicles representing the teething issues of this vehicle class very well – and those are the Bradley IFV and the Soviet BMP.”

To read the complete article, please click on Part 1 and Part 2.

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