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​Defenders of Ukraine Received BMP-1AM Basurmanin IFV As a Trophy In Result of russians' Unsuccessful Assault

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The russian BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle / Open source illustrative photo
The russian BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle / Open source illustrative photo

The 58th Motorized Brigade named after Ivan Vyhovsky of the Ukrainian Ground Forces obtained almost undamaged occupiers` infantry fighting vehicle, which russians abandoned on the battlefield to save their lives

This was reported by the Operational Command "North".

"The armored vehicles` fleet of the brigade has been replenished with a trophy infantry fighting vehicle. The occupiers left it almost unscathed during the shameful ‘meat assault’," the statement reads.

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The BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is russian modernized project of the BMP-1. The standard turret of the Soviet infantry fighting vehicle of the 1st generation is replaced by a remote controlled weapon station of the BTR-82A APC with a 30-mm 2A72 autocannon. It is also equipped with a PKT machine gun, a 9K115 Metis anti-tank guided missile system as well as the 902A/B Tucha smoke discharger system, which allows to deploy smoke screens. The armament was stabilized in two plains, new torsion springs and new tracks were installed as well. The R-168-25U-2 radio station has been updated too. The crew contains of 3 people and the troop compartment can place up to 8 people. The Basurmanin began to enter the inventory to russians in February last year.

Defenders of Ukraine Received BMP-1AM Basurmanin IFV As a Trophy In Result of russians' Unsuccessful Assault, Defense Express
The trophy BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle / Open source photo

The Ukrainian warriors reported that they had been able to seize the vehicle during an attempted russian offensive. While Ukrainian soldiers were successfully repelling the assault, the driver of the IFV jumped out of it and fled. The vehicle crushed into a tree, but remained intact.

"Our soldiers have repeatedly faced BMP-1AM Basurmanin IFV in battles and successfully destroyed it. This is the first time that a modernized IFV has been delivered to the brigade in good technical conditions," the statement reads.

Defenders of Ukraine Received BMP-1AM Basurmanin IFV As a Trophy In Result of russians' Unsuccessful Assault, Defense Express
The trophy BMP-1AM Basurmanin infantry fighting vehicle / Open source photo

The BMP-1AM Basurmanin IFV will continue to serve after the necessary maintenance checks, but "on the side of good" as part of the 58th Motorized Brigade.

Earlier Defense Express reported about Losses of russian Armored Vehicles in the Battle for Staromaiorske.

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