BMD-1P Supporting an Infantry Assault
BMD-1P Supporting an Infantry Assault Moldova 2004.
The BMD-1P is an air droppable Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle. It is equipped with a 73mm low pressure gun with 7.62mm coaxial MG. It also has two bow mounted 7.62mm MGs. The suspension can be raised for use, as here, or lowered for air drop. The Soviets are alleged to have experimented, unsuccessfully, in dropping the vehicle with a crew inside!
Having brought its passengers to the assault line, the BMD-1P is supporting them.
Picture added on 20 April 2011 at 10:09