Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Vehicles Built: 20000 in the Soviet Union, 17000 in Czechoslovakia, total est. 40000+
Operators: Cca 50 countries in total, including the Soviet Union, the entire Warsaw Pact, China
Much like the T-55 Medium Tank, the BMP-1 became one of the symbols of Soviet military might. When it was introduced, it was the most heavily armed IFV in the world and outclassed western designs so much that it started a revolution, resulting in various heavier NATO IFVs such as the Marder or the Bradley. The production in the Soviet Union ran between 1964 and 1983, in Czechoslovakia it was produced until 1987. It was used by the entire Warsaw Pact, widely exported and used in pretty much all conflicts around the globe. Despite the design being more than 50 years old by now, thousands are still in active service, mostly in poor third world countries. Like the BMD series, however, their combat value is low.
Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
Designate Target: This vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within its line of sight. Designated targets are marked to other players and take increased damage.
Recon Package: This vehicle's set of advanced optics provides an improved vision range when stationary.
Amphibious: This vehicle is more resistant to taking on water, allowing it to traverse wider rivers or lakes.
Troop Compartment: This vehicle features a troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster and to capture objectives more effectively.