Soviet/Russian BMD Series

Note: Object is Объект in Russian if you want to Google the net for more designs. Be sure to have the latest internet explorer, a decent antivirus program, firewall, and god knows what else; since the Russian corner of the internet is full of viruses, et al.

BMD-1 Family

Object 915 (BMD-1)

Adoption: 1969
Production:
1968-
Combat Weight: 6,700 kg
Main Gun: 73mm Smoothbore Gun 2A28 “Grom” (40 rounds of PG-15V)
Coaxial: 7.62mm PKT (2,000 rounds)
ATGM: 9M14M (4 rounds)
Auxiliary: 2 x 7.62mm PKT in ball mounts controlled by Machine Gunner and Commander (1,000 rounds each gun)
Crew: 2
Passengers: 5
Engine: 5D20 V-6 Diesel (240 hp at 2,400 RPM)
Internal Fuel: 280 liters
Note: Armor protects only from 7.62mm and shell fragments. Also the first time the Soviets applied aluminum armor to any combat vehicle.

(BMD-1K)

Production: 1971-
Main Gun: 73mm Smoothbore Gun 2A28 “Grom” (40 rounds of PG-15V)
Coaxial: 7.62mm PKT (2,000 rounds)
ATGM: 9M14M (4 rounds)
Auxiliary: 7.62mm PKT in ball mounts controlled by Machine Gunner (1,000 rounds)

(BMD-1P / БМД-1П)

Acceptance: 1978
Combat Weight: 7,600 kg
Main Gun: 73mm Smoothbore Gun 2A28 “Grom”
Coaxial: 7.62mm PKT (1,950 rounds)
Notes: Modernized version of BMD-1

Object 924 (2S2 “Violet” / 2С2 «Фиалка» Self Propelled Howitzer)

Produced: 1968
Length (Gun Forward): 5,765mm
Width:
2,650 mm
Height:
2,180 mm
Ground Clearance:
100 to 400 mm
Combat Weight: 10,000 kg
Crew: 4
Main Gun: 122mm 2A32 Howitzer with 40 rounds (+/- 15 degree traverse, -3 to +70 degree elevation), maximum range of 15.2 km
Engine: 5D-20 Diesel (240 hp)
Maximum Road Speed: 62 km/h
Maximum Swimming Speed: 10 km/h
Maximum Range (Road): 500 kilometers
Ground Pressure: 0.55 kg/cm2
Maximum Vertical Obstacle: 700 mm high
Maximum Trench Obstacle: 2 meters wide
Frontal Protection: 7.62mm B-32 AP Round at 350-400m possibly.
Note: Three prototypes were produced in February 1968, and tests were carried out that year which revealed that the BMD-1 chassis could not stand the recoil of the 122mm 2A32 howitzer. As a result, further testing was suspended in December 1968.
(Possibly the only photograph easily available of this)

BMD-2 Family

Object 916 (BMD-2)

Adoption: 1985
Production:
1984-?
Crew: 2
Passengers: 5
Main Gun: 30mm Autocannon 2A42
Length: 5,970mm
Width:
2,700mm
Combat Weight: 8,200 kg
Notes: Original plans to simply use the same turret as the BMP-2 foundered and significant overruns in costs and time were encountered in designing a new turret with specialized equipment.

BMD-3 Family

(BMD-3 / БМД-3)

Production: 1990-?
Crew: 2
Passengers: 5
Length: 6,360mm
Width:
3,134mm
Combat Weight: 12,900 kg
Main Gun: 30mm Autocannon 2A42

(BMD-4)