​Invaiders Found "Original" Way to "Artisan" Stamp a Replacement for BMP-1 IFV

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MT-LB with turrets of BMP-1 IFV, photo from open sources
MT-LB with turrets of BMP-1 IFV, photo from open sources

It seems that the russian occupiers have developed a new "sport" - to assemble turrets from their own infantry fighting vehicles that were previously disposed of by the Ukrainian military

The Ukraine Weapons Tracker Twitter profile published a video of a kind of "Frankenstein" created by militants in the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region. The separatists installed a turret from the BMP-1 IFV on the chassis of the MT-LB tractor, and that's how they got an "artisan" combat vehicle, the armament of which is a 73 mm cannon and a paired 7.62 mm machine gun.

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In the comments to this post, other users of social networks added photos that indicate that it is a fairly common practice among russians to "sculpt" turrets from the BMP-1 on the MT-LB chassis.

From this we can draw two conclusions:

The first is that the Russians have run out of "regular" infantry fighting vehicles, such as the BMP-1 or BMP-2 to replenish the losses in units of the "1st and 2nd Army Corps", so they have to "stamp such Frankensteins".

The turret from the BMP-1 is mounted on the MT-LB chassis, Invaiders Found "Original" Way to "Artisan" Stamp a Replacement for BMP-1 IFV, Defense Express
The turret from the BMP-1 is mounted on the MT-LB chassis, photo from open sources

The second is that the Rashists have a new "sport" - collecting turrets from their own infantry fighting vehicles that were previously disposed of by the Ukrainian military. Otherwise, it is impossible to explain where the separatists collected so many turrets from BMP-1 "in marketable quantities".

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