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Ukrainian Air Assault Forces armed with captured BMP “Basurmanin”

Ukrainian Air Assault Forces armed with captured BMP “Basurmanin”

Air Assault Armed Forces of Ukraine Armored vehicles Occupants elimination Ukraine War with Russia

Ukrainian paratroopers have armed themselves with captured Russian BMP-1АМ “Basurmanin.”

The captured vehicle was reported by the 95th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The military demonstrated video of its testing.

The Russian BMP-1АМ “Basurmanin” was captured by the warriors of the 1st Battalion of the 95th Air Assault Brigade.

Air Assault Brigade`s soldiers said that during the battle, the Russian invaders had simply abandoned the vehicle, saving their lives.

Ukrainian fighters emphasize that the trophy “Basurmanin” IFV turned out to be brand new and in perfect condition.

“At the moment, the Zhytomyr paratroopers will “run in” and test the IFV and soon it will work for the victory of Ukraine,” the 95th Air Assault Brigade said.

BMP-1АМ “Basurmanin” is a modern Russian modernization of obsolete Soviet-era BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles.

First demonstrated in 2018, the armored vehicle has received a new weapons complex, new electronics and a UTD-20S1 engine from BMP-2.

The retrofitted by ​Uralvagonzavod Russian infantry fighting vehicle is equipped with a BTR-82А combat module with a 30mm autocannon, a 7.62mm PKTM machine gun and a Tucha 902В system, which allows you to install aerosol curtains for visual camouflage on the battlefield. The combat vehicle module was equipped with a modern guidance system and thermal imager.

БМП-1АМ “Басурманин” російський військових під час війни з Україною. Весна, 2022 рік. Фото: ЗМІ РФ

The modernized BMP-1АМ is designed for transportation of personnel by land and afloat, its fire support during the battle, fighting enemy manpower and lightly armored targets on the battlefield.

БМП-1АМ «Басурманин» під час публічної демонстрації у 2018 році

Despite the upgrade, the ballistic and mine protection of the “Basurmanin” hull remained at the level of the basic Soviet BMP-1.

The Ukrainian military has repeatedly neutralized and captured such Russian modernized infantry fighting vehicles.


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Air Assault Armed Forces of Ukraine Armored vehicles Occupants elimination Ukraine War with Russia