BMD-4

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BMD-4
BMD-4
Details
Tier / Class:
6 AFV
Nation:
Russia
Dealer:
Marat Shishkin
Reputation:
270,300
Cost:
4,000,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
425
DPM:
3,828 (4,210)
Penetration:
33 mm
Hit Points:
1,750
Hull F/S/R:
70 / 50 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
80 / 35 / 16
Max Speed:
70.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.83 (2.33) s
Hull Traverse:
41.60 deg/s
Camouflage:
33%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.15°
Max Cannon Depression:
-6.0 / -1.7°
Turret Traverse Speed:
55.00 deg/s

The BMD-4 is a tier 6 Armored Fighting Vehicle‏‎ originating from Russia, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the BMD-2 and leads to the BMD-2M.

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]

Continuing the BMD tradition of high firepower on a light frame, the BMD-4 improves on these qualities, with some added benefits. Faster than most other BMD models thanks to an improved engine, and having a versatile 30mm/100mm combination, the BMD-4 remains a mobile flanker, capable of dealing significant damage to the sides and rears of unsuspecting vehicles.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • High mobility
  • Low profile
  • Powerful ATGM

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • 100mm cannon can only fire HE shells
  • 30mm autocannon is ineffective against all but the rears of most vehicles.
  • Minimal armor

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrading to the UTD-29 Diesel Engine will heavily improve the acceleration of the BMD-4, allowing for easier flanking maneuvers. The Improved Fire Control System, Improved Thermal Sights, and Improved Autoloader will heavily increase effective firepower, so should be researched early.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • 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-4 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 70/50/10 Military Aluminum 80/35/16 Steel None
The BMD-4’s aluminum chassis, which comes from the BMD-3, has marginal frontal protection against light autocannon fire, while its steel turret provides slightly better protection.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

100mm 2A70 with 30mm Auto.
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
100mm 3UOF17 HE HE Stock 425 1.50m 33mm 255m/s 0.15° 6.66s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.00rd/min
30mm 3UBR6 APBC AP Stock 35 0m 80mm 970m/s 0.15° 0.20s 900 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/min
30mm 3UBR8 APFSDS AP 18,425 35 0m 125mm 1,120m/s 0.15° 0.20s 900 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/min


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
3UBK10-3 ATGM HEAT Stock 400 600mm 300m/s 6.66s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


3UBK10M-3 "Kan" ATGM-TH HEAT 30,360 400 700mm 300m/s 6.66s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.00rd/min 0m {{{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
ChTZ 2V-06-2 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.86s {{{0-max}}} 41.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}


BTM UTD-29 Diesel Engine 3,350 49,650 70.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.33s {{{0-max}}} 41.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

BMD-4 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 5,360 79,440 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


3D6M Smoke Grenades 8,040 119,155 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 Fire Control System 11,305 167,565 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Thermal Sight 17,275 256,000 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 15%.


Improved Autoloader 38,105 564,750 Increases reload speed by 10%.


Improved Suspension 2,930 43,440 Improves handling on rough terrain by 20%.


Retrofits[edit | edit source]

Proven
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Improved Turret Drive v2 33,790 750,000 Improves turret traverse speed.


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


Variants[edit | edit source]

  • BMD-4 Joker
The BMD-4 Joker, a Premium variant that was purchasable during June 2017

History[edit | edit source]

Class: Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1998-2004
Service: 2004+
Vehicles Built: estimates vary from 14 to 60
Operators: Russia

This is the last of the airborne IFVs, developed for the Russian Airborne forces. Facing heavy combat losses in Chechnya as well as other conflicts, the Russians naturally realized that the BMD-1 and BMD-2 IFVs were far too fragile for what they were used. At the same time, they were too small to be upgraded with more armor and heavier weapons, resulting in a development of a larger chassis, which would become the BMD-3 IFV. THe BMD-3 was, however, expensive and only available in very limited numbers in the 1990s. It was also only armed with the same firepower as the BMD-2, which is why, as the next step, its firepower was increased by replacing the 30mm weapons module with a 100mm gun and 30mm autocannon combination installed in a new combat module called "Bakhcha-U". This version received the BMD-4 designation and while the firepower improved compared to its predecessor, the BMD-4 suffered from a large number of teething issues and the Airborne was never really happy with it, leading to, once again, very small production numbers.

See also[edit | edit source]