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Tier / Class:
Soviet Union
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
300 (320)
2,608 (2,782)
300 (380) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
15 / 10 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
23 / 23 / 13
Max Speed:
61.20 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.50 (2.10) s
Hull Traverse:
39.90 (42.60) deg/s
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-4.0 / -3.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
25.00 deg/s

The BMD-1 is a tier 3 Armored Fighting Vehicle‏ originating from the Soviet Union, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the PT-85, and leads to the BMD-1P.


  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Adjustable suspension: allows you to adjust ground clearance manually.
  • Amphibious: this vehicle can remain longer under water.
  • Troop Compartment : allows you to repair modules and capture points faster, and gives access to mechanized infantry.

Player Recommendations[]

Low, agile, and deadly, the BMD-1 is perfect for close range hit and run tactics, relying on its camouflage and low profile to sneak up behind targets, then fire a cannon double shot and missile into an unsuspecting enemy vehicle. Able to use low hills and rocks the way other larger vehicles cannot, the BMD-1 can easily maneuver around a flank to wreak havoc.

Pros and Cons[]


  • Low profile
  • Gun/missile combination offers a large amount of burst fire, compared to other vehicles.
  • Good mobility


  • Zero effective armor
  • Poor gun depression
  • Low muzzle velocity on 73mm cannon
  • very low swap speed between cannon and ATGM (over 3s stock)

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Upgrading to the 5D20 Diesel Engine will improve mobility around the battlefield, to better complement the vehicle's low stature and high camo rating. Upgrading to the "Malyutka" ATGM will further increase firepower, allowing for rapid fire missile and cannon salvos.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

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


BMD-1 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Stock Stock ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown ? mm (vs AP)
? mm (vs HEAT)
Unknown N/A N/A% (vs AP)
N/A% (vs HEAT)
As a minimally protected troop transport, the BMD-1 offers little resistance against even the lightest of autocannon fire.


73mm 2A28 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
73mm PG-15VS HEAT HEAT Stock 300 0m 300mm 0.17° 1050 m/s 6.90s
73mm OG-15VM HE HE 1,755 300 0.50m 24mm 0.18° 400 m/s 6.90s
73mm PG-15VS1 HEAT HEAT 2,470 320 0m 380mm 0.17° 650 m/s 6.90s

Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
"Malyutka" ATGM HEAT 3,540 550 400mm 115m/s 13.00s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 4.62rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


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 61.20km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.50s {{{0-max}}} 39.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}

BTM 5D20-300 Diesel Engine 390 16,465 61.20km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.10s {{{0-max}}} 42.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}


BMD-1 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
3D6M Smoke Grenades 935 39,510 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.

Improved Gunner Sight 1,710 72,025 Improves overall accuracy by 10%.

Special Abilities[]

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


Class: Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1964-1967
Service: 1968+
Vehicles Built: 3800
Operators: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and several other post-Soviet countries, allegedly a few others (mostly phased out by now)

This Soviet-designed infantry fighting vehicle was created for the VDV (airborne) divisions of the Soviet Army as a lightweight alternative to the BMP-1, providing the same level of firepower at a considerably lower weight, making it deployable by parachute. Manufactured between 1968 and 1987, the BMD-1 entered service is still in use to this day, although most attempts to deploy it in modern conflicts have resulted in heavy losses. The BMD-1 is simply too fragile. In Russian service, it was mostly replaced by the BMD-2 and its successors.

See also[]

External Links[]

Vehicles in Focus: BMD-1