Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Ukrainian kamikaze drone blows up Russian BMD-4 fighting vehicle

Ukrainian a First-Person View (FPV) drone has blown up a Russian BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle after a furious chase.

The FPV drone is used as an improvised loitering munition known popularly as a kamikaze drone.

The BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle suffered a catastrophic explosion after an FPV drone strike of the Ukrainian 47th Brigade in the Zaporizhzhia region.


A team of OSINT analysts from the Ukraine Weapons Tracker said that, apparently, the BMD-4 was carrying additional ammunition and that is why it exploded after a Ukrainian drone hit.

About BMD-4M vehicles: It is a series of air-deployable and amphibious infantry fighting vehicles. The vehicle was designed to provide improved protection and support for the airborne troops.

The BMD-4M armored infantry fighting vehicle was developed by Volgograd Tractor Plant and the Tula KBP Instrument Design Bureau. It is the modernized variant of the BMD-4 with a new engine and running gear, among other features.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more