BMD-3 with Berezhok weapon system – Russia

БМД-3 с комплексом вооружения “Бережок” (BMD-3 with Berezhok weapon system turret)

Berezhok weapon system is modular system and could be used on almost all modern Russian fighting vehicles and personnel carriers

Berezhok weapon system has day-night automatic fire control system with automatic target tracking capability

Berezhok weapon system is capable to work from static position, drive and afloat. The fire range is 5500 m

The system contains: 30-mm 2A42 gun, 30-mm grenade launcher AG-30, 4 ATGM Kornet-E, 7.62 machine gun

30-mm 2A42 gun


30-mm 2A42 gun – The 30 mm 2A42 cannon has a dual feed; one would normally be for HE-T and the other for AP-T rounds, both with a muzzle velocity of 1,000 m/s. The gunner can select one of two rates of full automatic fire, low at 200 to 300 rds/min and high at 500 rds/min. According to the manufacturer, effective range when engaging ground targets such as light armoured vehicles is 1,500 m while soft-skinned targets can be engaged out to 4,000 m. Air targets can be engaged flying at low altitudes of up to 2,000 m at subsonic speeds and up to a slant range of 2,500 m. Source

7.62mm PKT (6P7)

Specifications: Machine-gun: 7.62mm PKT (6P7) Length: 1,098 mm Weight (empty): 10.5 kg Barrel length: 722 mm Barrel weight: 3.23 kg Direct fire range: 650 m (at running target) Effective range: 1,500 m Maximum range: 4,000 m Rate of fire: 700 .. 800 (250 practical) rds/min Ammo box: 250 rounds Ammo box weight: 9.4 kg Total ammo allowance: 2000 rounds (T-72B(M), T-72BK, T-90) 1250 rounds (T-80U, T-80U(M)) 750 rounds (T-80UK) Cartridge type: 7.62x54R model 1908/1930 Ammo types: AP Enh.AP Tracer API Designation round 57-N-323S 7N13 7T2 7BZ3 bullet T-46 B-32 Muzzle velocity, m/s 855 855 824 834 Penetration 6mm @535m 6mm @680m ? 10mm @200m Disp. R50 @300m, cm 9 9 15 15. Source


The AGS-30 fires 30 mm VOG-17M, VOG-30, and GPD-30 fragmentation grenades. Ammunition feed is from a 29-round metal bell stored in an ammunition box attached to the right side of the receiver (ammunition belts and boxes are totally standardized with those of the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher).

The VOG-17M, also known as the 7P9M is an HE-FRAG (High Explosive – Fragmentation) grenade with a nose-mounted VMG-K point detonating impact fuse incorporating a self-destruct mechanism functioning 14 to 19 seconds after firing. The fuse is armed after a distance of 10 to 40 m from the launcher muzzle and is claimed to function even when impacting upon soft surfaces such as snow, swamp and water. Fragmentation is augmented by a number of small steel spheres packed around the main explosive payload of 34 gof RDX/Wax 94/6, producing a casualty radius of 6 to 7 m. The rimless steel cartridge case employed for the VOG-17M is 28.2 mm long. Muzzle velocity is 185 m/s and maximum range 1,730 m.

The new VOG-30 HE-FRAG shell have a lethal radius of 6m and develops a maximum chamber pressure of 1250kg/cm², the fuse arms between 10 and 60m and self-destructs after 27seconds.

The GPD-30 fragmentation round was developed for the AGS-30 by KBP Instrument Design Bureau and extends the firing range to 2,100 m.  Source


4 ATGM Kornet-E

Kornet: Details 

Panoramic commander sight is on the left, AG-30 grenade launcher is on the front and combined gunner sight is on the right


Berezhok weapon system

BMD-3 Standard model

The BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta, Russian “Боевая Машина Десанта”, literally “Combat Vehicle of the Airborne”) is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) originating from the former Soviet Union. This armored fighting vehicle is one of the lightest in its class and is intended to be a fire support platform for use by airborne and air assault units. The primary armament is a 30 mm 2A42 autocannon capable of firing different types of ammunition which include high-explosive and armor-piecing. The BMD-3 possesses multiple secondary weapons such as the 9M113 Konkurs missile and the AGS-17 grenade launcher to defeat a wide range of targets from enemy infantry to other armored fighting vehicles.

Designed in the 1980s, the vehicle was manufactured by the Volgograd tractor factory under the industrial index Object 950. The BMD-3 entered service with the VDV in 1990 with only 137 vehicles being produced due to the economic depression. The operators of the BMD-3 are Angola and Russia. As of 2013, 123 BMD-3s and 60 BMD-4s are in service with the Russian Airborne Troops. Source

Entered service 1990
Crew 2 men
Personnel 5 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 12.9 – 13.2 t
Length 6.36 m
Hull length 6.1 m
Width 3.11 m
Height 2.45 m
Main gun 30-mm cannon
ATGW AT-5 Spandrel
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm, 1 x 5.45-mm
Grenade launchers 1 x 40-mm
Engine 2V-06 diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 10 km/h
Range 500 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 1.8 m
Fording Amphibious

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