1/700 Scale Modern Russian BMD-4 Armoured Fighting Vehicles x10.
BMD-4 Armoured Fighting Vehicles
- 10x Russian BMD-4 Armoured Fighting Vehicles
: "Боевая Машина Десанта-4"; Boyevaya Mashina Desanta-4
literally "Combat Vehicle of the Airborne") is an amphibious infantry fighting vehicle
(IFV) originating from post-Cold War Russia
. Originally designated as the BMD-3M
, the chassis of the BMD-4 is the same as that of the BMD-3
, because it was developed on the same basis. This armored fighting vehicle is one of the lightest and one of the most heavily armed in its class, possessing a substantial amount of firepower in comparison to its counterparts. The vehicle was designed to transport Russian Airborne Troops
(VDV); increasing its mobility, armament, and protection on the battlefield.
Many components of the vehicle, such as the ergonomics and positioning of the passengers, remain relatively unchanged. Primary differences between the BMD-4 and its predecessors lie in its armament. The vehicle is fitted with the Bakhcha-U turret which consists of: a 100 mm 2A70 low-pressure rifled gun, a 30 mm 2A72 coaxial autocannon, and a 7.62 mm PKT
coaxial machine gun. The 2A70 rifled cannon is capable of firing high explosive fragmentation rounds and laser guided anti-tank missiles. It also features secondary weapons designed to engage and destroy enemy infantry and armored fighting vehicles. The automated fire control system of the vehicle is advanced with new features that simplify the use of the vehicle's armament by the gunner and commander.
The vehicle is designed by the Volgograd tractor factory
and the armament was developed by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau
unitary enterprise located in Tula
is the official manufacturer of the vehicle. The only operator of the BMD-4 is Russia
where it entered service in late 2004 and has been produced ever since then. In 2008, a modernized version, designated as the BMD-4M
, was introduced with significant contributions from Kurganmashzavod; the designer of the BMP
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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