BMD-2

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BMD-2
BMD-2
Details
Tier / Class:
5 AFV
Nation:
Soviet Union
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
135,300
Cost:
1,920,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
35
DPM:
8,807
Penetration:
80 (125) mm
Hit Points:
1,590
Hull F/S/R:
15 / 10 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
7 / 7 / 7
Max Speed:
62.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.93 (2.36) s
Hull Traverse:
38.20 (41.00) deg/s
Camouflage:
35%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.18°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -2.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
56.10 deg/s

The BMD-2 is a tier 5 Armored Fighting Vehicle‏ originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the BMD-1P and leads to the BMD-4.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Adjustable suspension: allows you to adjust ground clearance manually.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

At its core, this vehicle has a distinct difference from the previous BMD models: a 30mm autocannon, instead of the low velocity 73mm gun. Instead of two large damage hits, the BMD-2 relies on a single large damage hit from its ATGM launcher, and a burst of low damage hits from its 30mm. This makes it important to flank heavily armored vehicles, even more so than with the BMD-1 and BMD-1P.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Low profile
  • Good mobility
  • Excellent gun depression, compared to BMD-1 series

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Zero effective armor
  • Poor penetration on 30mm forces you to get behind targets
  • Stock engine can feel sluggish

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the 5D20-300 Diesel Engine will improve mobility on the battlefield, compared to the stock engine. The BPK-2-42 Sight, Improved Ammo Feeder, and respective ammunition upgrades will significantly increase the firepower of the vehicle.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

BMD-2 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 15/10/10 Military Aluminum 7/7/7 Military Aluminum None
The BMD-2 is only a firepower upgrade from the previous design, and as such provides negligible protection against even light autocannon fire.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

30mm 2A42 Auto. with ATGM
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
30mm 3UBR6 APBC AP Stock 35 80mm 970m/s 0.18° 0.24s 90 {{{reloadm}}}s 250.00rd/min
30mm 3UBR8 APFSDS AP 12,575 35 125mm 1,120m/s 0.18° 0.24s 90 {{{reloadm}}}s 250.00rd/min


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
9M111-2 "Fagot" ATGM HEAT Stock 525 430mm 186m/s 12.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 5.00rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


9M113 "Konkurs" ATGM HEAT 17,290 585 600mm 200m/s 14.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 4.28rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
BTM 5D20-240 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 62.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.93s {{{0-max}}} 38.20deg/s {{{firechance}}}


BTM 5D20-300 Diesel Engine 2,515 42,595 62.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.36s {{{0-max}}} 41.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

BMD-2 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 6,035 102,230 Provides a total of eight smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.


BPK-2-42 Sight 8,800 149,085 Enhanced accuracy on the move by 20%.


Improved Ammo Feeder 20,435 346,090 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Adjustable Suspension
Ability Suspension.png
0.25 s 0 s 0 s Two suspension modes with different setings of acceleration, traverse speed, spotting range, camouflage factor, and accuracy decay rate. -


Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops


Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
1 s N/A s N/A s The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics. Deploy 1 Sniper


Mortar squad drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1983-1985
Service: 1985+
Vehicles Built: cca 1000 (estimates vary)
Operators: Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

This Soviet-era airborne IFV was developed as an update and replacement for the BMD-1. The relationship between BMD-1 and BMD-2 is similar to the one between the BMP-1 and BMP-2 variants. The original 73mm gun was large, but it had serious flaws and was not really effective against tanks. Additionally, one of the lessons learned from the war in Afghanistan was that in order to be effective in cities and mountains, Soviet AFVs need more gun elevation. And, last but not least, when facing the AirLand Battle doctrine, the Soviets found themselves in need of additional anti-helicopter firepower. As a result, the 73mm 2A73 Grom cannon was replaced by a 30mm 2A42 autocannon with excellent gun elevation. The BMD-2 took part in several conflicts along with the Russian Airborne forces, but, unlike the BMD-1, it wasn't really widespread and retained its problematic combat value in asymmetric warfare due to its thin armor. Despite this flaw, it remains in service in Russia to this day.

Variants[edit | edit source]

The BMD-2 WOLF, a Premium variant that was purchasable during March and April 2016
BMD-2 ACE
  • BMD-2 WOLF
  • BMD-2 ACE

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]