He told about this on Espresso.
An expert in armored vehicles commented on the main points of the enemy’s typical tactics in the operation of BMPs and armored personnel carriers over the past six months on the battlefield.
“Six months of war have shown several things. First, in terms of tactics of use. At all times, the infantry fighting vehicle (IPV) is usually used to support the infantry advance or to cement the enemy’s defenses, that is, as a means of fire to help the infantry hold positions. In those times , when BMPs were planned to be used as an armored fist when overcoming the territory on which a nuclear weapon was struck, faded into oblivion,” explained the retired lieutenant colonel.
Mykola Salamakha noted that, at the same time, tank support combat vehicles (BMPT), which Russia used for the first time on the territory of Ukraine during the last two months, showed that there is a future for armored combat vehicles of this class of protection.
“That is, the enemy faced the fact that the protection of BTR-80, BTR-80A, BTR-82A, BMP, BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3 armored personnel carriers, as well as the landing combat vehicle (BMD-4) and BMD-4M – they are not sufficiently protected in order to use them to break through the defense of the enemy who uses modern anti-tank means. This is actually the new thing that we have seen in the last six months,” Salamakha explained.
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