The BMP-1 is a Soviet infantry fighting vehicle from the 1960s. Ours was captured during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and has been on display at IWM Duxford for over 30 years. Yet vehicles just like It are still being used by both sides in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War, with heavy losses. So why are museum pieces being fielded in a 21st century war? And how are they performing? IWM's free photography display 'Ukraine: Photographs from the Front Line' opens at IWM London on 3 February: 🤍🤍iwm.org.uk/events/iwm-london-ukraine-exhibition Licence the clips used in this film: 🤍film.iwmcollections.org.uk/mycollections/index/2740 For information about licensing HD clips please email filmcommercial🤍iwm.org.uk Creative Commons Attributions: Russian footage by Mil.ru (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ukrainian footage by armyinform.com.ua (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ BMP-1UM at the exhibition «The Power of unconquered» on the Day of the defender of Ukraine by Artemis Dread (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cadets of the Military Academy (Odesa) improve their skills in driving armored vehicles in extreme situations by Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (CC BY 2.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Ukrainian BMP-2 IFV during the Independence Day parade in Kiev, Ukraine by Parade 🤍 Kiev (CC BY 3.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ BMP-2 by 🤍vitalykuzmin.net (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle by 🤍vitalykuzmin.net (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ BMP-3 IFV by 🤍vitalykuzmin.net (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Scimitar Mk 2 CVR by MOD (OGL v1.0) Destroyed BMP by armyinform.com.ua (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ukrainian Mastiff by armyinform.com.ua (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Ukrainian HIMARS by Mil.gov.ua (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Lithuanian M113 by Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania (GNU v1.2) 🤍🤍gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.en.html Ukrainian M777 Howitzer by Mil.gov.ua (CC BY 4.0) 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
these combat vehicles were intended primarily for that strategy of war, when, after the use of nuclear weapons, it is necessary to transfer soldiers through the zone of nuclear contamination. These machines have all the necessary air filtration and radiation protection systems. And also these vehicles are intended for the delivery and support of infantry in the battlefield. But in the modern conflict in Ukraine, these machines began to be used as the main combat vehicles, and often without cover, which led to their massive losses.
It is also worth knowing that all these combat vehicles (infantry fighting vehicles, airborne combat vehicles, armored personnel carriers) can swim. And for a zone of military conflict with many rivers, this is one of the options for a possible quick crossing of rivers without the need to build a crossing.
If someone is pointing a brown bass in my face, I'm not going to criticise their choice of firearm.
Nor will I turn down "some" for of armoured fire support if I'm forced into urban fighting for some reason.
A sock with half a brick in it is better than going bare handed.
Place of this neanderthalism is in museum to remind that it’s 21 century and war is as well abstraction invented by human. I’m sure Ukrainians would be glad to leave it there but they can’t because Russia performs terrorist attack on their country.
Such knowledgeable insight, and then out of the blue "fall of Soviet Union in 1989". FYI USSR desintegrated in 1991.
I'd wager the BMP-1 still makes an adequate APC, even if it's no longer a competitive IFV.
...Which is why I welcome all Russian efforts into trying to make their old BMP stock work on a contested battlefield.
Comme on dit chez les commando, rusticité, efficacité... Autrement dit, si tu as le choix entre une jeep Mercedes neuve full équipées avec siège chauffant ou un BMP1 tu prends le BMP1
An IFV/AFV is always vulnerable as it has less armour protection than any MBT.
Same with M113, It belongs in a museum, what is it doing in Ukraine ?
If I was a soldier and I could choose how to cross a large field that is being constantly shelled by artillery, I would rather be in BMP1, than walk on foot.
it has a gun, its fast, and can move people. russians are stupid and desperate.
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Maybe because fire power
1960s!!!!!!!! A museum piece OMG!!!!!
It is as bad as the M113
Russian equipment has always been junk
Well done Ukraine ❤
It's lighter !!!!
old tank is better than no socks
Well the answer is it produced in massive quantity so they need to get it out of their storage so they can manufacture new equipment and get rid of these old equipment.
If you put in the museum well there's a thousand of it
They are great as battlefield taxis, particularly in the muddy season. Would you rather walk carrying a heavy load, or ride to the battlefield inside or in top of a BMP?
They are cheap, they work, and they have the parts and trained mechanics to keep them running.