BMP-3F IS A MARINE FIGHTING VEHICLE
BMP-3F is a marines fighting vehicle designed and manufactured by Russian company Kurganmashzavod, for more sustained amphibious assault operations. The vehicle features a flexible design to operate under difficult sea conditions, and offers increased firepower, manoeuvrability and protection of the marines over its base model, the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, which was first produced in the late 1980s. Other variants in the BMP-3 family of vehicles include BMP-3K command post vehicle and the BRM-3K combat reconnaissance vehicle. The marines vehicle features higher floatability reserve factor and stability and can be afloat at sea state three and do firing with necessary accuracy at sea state two. The vehicle is operated by a crew of three and accommodates seven soldiers. It has a length of 7.14 m, width of 3.5 m and height of 2.5 m, while the weight is 1,8,700 kg. The vehicle is equipped with a light weight anti-surge vane and an air intake tube.
The BMP-3F marines fighting vehicle is equipped with a 100mm semi-automatic 2A70 gun / missile launcher serving as the primary armament. The launcher, stabilised in two axes, can fire 3UOF HE-FRAG rounds or 3UBK10 anti-tank guided missiles. The vehicle is also armed with a 30mm 2A72 automatic gun, which is also stabilised in two axes. The automatic gun fires 3UOR-6 and 3UOR-8 rounds. A 7.62mm PKTM coaxial machine gun, two 7.62mm bow machine guns and an 81mm smoke grenade launcher are also fitted.