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Tier / Class:
Soviet Union
Sophie Wölfli
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
33 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
60 / 50 / 50
Turret F/S/R:
50 / 25 / 25
Max Speed:
73.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.20 (2.66) s
Hull Traverse:
37.90 (39.60) deg/s
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -3.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
35.00 deg/s

The BMP-3 is a tier 6 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the BMP-2, and leads to the BMP-3M.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage.
  • Waterproof: this vehicle can remain longer under water.
  • Recon package: this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision range when stationary.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Heavily armed and fast, the BMP-3's light armor means that it's best suited for flanking and destroying preoccupied targets. While possessing an excellent camo rating and view range, its large size and lack of gun depression mean that finding a suitable, concealed position for spotting and engaging enemies can be difficult.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent burst rate of fire
  • High mobility
  • High camo rating
  • Well protected against HEAT with Kaktus ERA

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Minimal protection against AP
  • Low penetration on all but ATGM

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

As the BMP-3's stock missiles are easily countered by composite or reactive armor, which are very common at and above tier 6, unlocking and equipping the upgraded missiles and autoloader should be a priority, because they are the main means of damage output. Following that, installing the Kaktus ERA kit will increase survivability against HEAT and autocannon fire. As the stock BMP-3 is already very mobile, upgrading the engine can be left for later.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Rashid Al-Atassi, for reduced missile reload times.
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off Road Driving
  • Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter

Armor[edit | edit source]

BMP-3 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 60/50/50 Military Aluminum 50/25/25 Military Aluminum 0/0/0 None 35.00deg/s
Well armored against even 30mm autocannons along most of the front, the BMP-3 sports all-around small arms protection with a mil-spec aluminum hull and steel turret, giving it solid survivability against rival AFVs.

Kaktus ERA
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
20,150 322,210 60/50/50 Military Aluminum 50/25/25 Military Aluminum 55/55/0 Light ERA 35.00deg/s
This comprehensive survival package provides extensive ERA coverage of the lower glacis and hull sides, with cage protection on the real portions. The turret has highly angled pricks covered by ballistic skirts, and a combination of steel appliqué and cage on the rear. The ERA offers a few hundred millimeters of resistance, and the cage offers high ATGM survivability.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

100mm 2A70 with 30mm Auto.
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
100mm 3UOF17 HE HE Stock 1 425 1.50m 33mm 255m/s 9.00rd/min 0.15° 2.50s 6.66s
30mm 3UBR6 APBC AP Stock 90 35 0m 80mm 970m/s 300.00rd/min 0.12° 2.00s 0.20s
30mm 3UBR8 APDS AP 20,990 90 35 0m 125mm 1,120m/s 300.00rd/min 0.12° 2.00s 0.20s

Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
3UBK10-3 ATGM HEAT Stock 1 400 0m 600mm 300m/s 9.00rd/min 100mm 6.66s No

3UBK10M-3 "Kan" ATGM-TH HEAT 29,820 1 400 0m 700mm 300m/s 9.00rd/min 100mm 6.66s No

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
BTM UTD-29 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 73.00km/h 3.20s 37.90deg/s

KMDB 3TD-4 600 hp 3,810 61,020 73.00km/h 2.66s 39.60deg/s

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

BMP-3 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 6,100 97,640 Increases vehicle HP by 150.

3D6M Smoke Grenades 9,160 146,460 Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.

Improved Autoloader 22,770 396,660 Increases reload speed by 10%.

Enhanced Driver 20,310 256,010 Reduces aim time by 10%.

Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint v2 33,790 300,000 Improves camouflage of the vehicle while stopped.

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Designate Target
Ability Designate.png
2 s 20 s 50 s The designated target remains visible and receives full damage. Component saving -10%
Crew saves -10%
Camouflage factor -100%

Deploy AT Squad
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
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
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad

History[edit | edit source]

Created by the Soviet Union, this infantry fighting vehicle serves as a successor to the BMP-1 and the BMP-2. Development of the BMP-3 began in the 1980’s, incorporating parts from the prototypes Object 685 and Object 688.  Entering service in 1987 with approximately 2,000 units produced for both domestic and export markets, the BMP-3 continues to be used by various militaries.

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