Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Belarus’s infantry fighting vehicle crushes car in Grodno

The BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus crashes Volkswagen Polo near Grodno, the city in western Belarus.

According to the local media, on June 22, at 16:20 the BMP-1’s driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a car.

“Several military vehicles drove through, and then one of them drifted abruptly. There was a collision on my car, “- said the driver of Volkswagen


In the car was, in addition to the driver, his grandson. He did not hurt, the driver – just a scratch on his arm. Nevertheless, he was blocked in the driver’s seat – rescuers got it using a special tool.

More precisely, this was BMP-1KSh Command post and staff armoured vehicle based on the chassis of the BMP-1 tracked armoured infantry fighting vehicle.

The BMP-1 was the first mass-produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of the Soviet Union. The BMP-1 has an all-welded hull and a three-man crew with the driver seated at the front left, the commander to his rear and the gunner at the turret. Combat weight about 14 tons.

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