Fast & Furious Mode: Russia Airdrop Armored Vehicles With Crew Inside

Fast & Furious Mode: Russia Airdrop Armored Vehicles With Crew Inside 

In the above video, you can see  A BMD-2 airborne infantry combat vehicle took its first manned drop during the drills that the 76th Guards Airborne Division held in the Pskov Region on March 25, 2010.

The vehicles had already been parachuted in 2003 but without paratroopers inside them.

Now Russia is thinking of doing same with BMD-4M.

The head of Russia’s Airborne Forces claims that only Russia has this capability.

 

That’s for good reason: The marginal usefulness of this capability outweighs the sheer dangerousness of it.

The BMD-4M using the Bakhcha-UPDS can drop with seven paratroopers.

The vehicles are being modified to use the new parachute system and new seats for passengers and crew are being installed inside.

In the 1989 invasion of Panama, an M551 Sheridan light tank dropped into the country experienced a parachute failure

Turning a nearly eight-foot-tall tank into a three-foot-tall tank when it hit the ground. Anyone inside would have been killed.

 

Fortunately, U.S. Army regulations specified that the tank crew had to jump separately and link up with their vehicle later.

It’s simply far too dangerous to drop with crews loaded.

In conclusion, If the airdrop goes reasonably well the crew only has to walk a few hundred yards to their vehicle. The crew then removes the parachute, checks the vehicle for damage, mounts up and drives away.

Fast & Furious Mode: Russia Airdrop Armored Vehicles With Crew Inside

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