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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.


  • 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[]

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[]


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


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

Upgrade Suggestions[]

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[]

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

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

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


BMP-3 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 60/50/50 Military Aluminum 50/25/25 Military Aluminum None
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 Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
20,150 322,210 60/50/50 Military Aluminum 50/25/25 Military Aluminum Light ERA
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.


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 0.12° 0.20s 90 {{{reloadm}}}s 300.00rd/min
30mm 3UBR8 APDS AP 20,990 35 0m 125mm 1,120m/s 0.12° 0.20s 90 {{{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 29,820 400 700mm 300m/s 6.66s 1 {{{reloadm}}}s 9.00rd/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 UTD-29 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 73.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.20s {{{0-max}}} 37.90deg/s {{{firechance}}}

KMDB 3TD-4 600 hp 3,810 61,020 73.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.66s {{{0-max}}} 39.60deg/s {{{firechance}}}


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%.


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

Special Abilities[]

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
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: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1980-1986
Service: 1987+
Vehicles Built: cca 2000
Operators: Soviet Union, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka

Unlike the BMP-2, this vehicle from the late 1980s was a true replacement for the BMP-1 and BMP-2, not just an upgrade, featuring a new 2K23 turret armed with a combination of a 30mm autocannon and a 100mm gun. Unfortunately for it, the fall of the Soviet Union severely limited its development funds as well as its production orders and, to this day, only about two thousand have been built. Nevertheless, it is the current main IFV of the Russian Federation and took part in several major conflicts, including the First Chechen War and the ongoing war in Yemen.

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