BVP M-80AB1 (2016)

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BVP M-80AB1 (2016)

History and Description

In 2016, the Military Technical Institute (VTI) of Serbia revealed an upgraded version of the BVP M-80A tracked IFV, called the BVP M-80AB1. The vehicle is actually a BVP M-80A/98 from 2004 with added armor and modern optics, as well as the famous Malyutka 2T5 missiles. Therefore, the overall design remained the same. The driver is located at the front left of the hull with the engine to his right, the one-man turret is placed in the middle, and the troop compartment is at the rear of the vehicle. The BVP M-80AB1 is upgraded with additional armor mounted on the hull and turret. It protects against 30 mm AP rounds from the front, 14.5 mm from the side, and 7.62 mm from the back. Consequently, the vehicle lost its amphibious capability and experienced a substantial drop in mobility. The IFV is fitted with an M91E I/II turret armed with a stabilized Zastava M86 30x210B autocannon. On top of the turret is a 7.62 mm machine gun and two launchers for Malyutka 2T5 missiles. Compared to their predecessors they are faster, have a longer range, and penetrate up to 1000 mm of RHA behind ERA. Unlike older wire-guided variants, these feature radio guidance. Additionally, a thermal sight was installed in place of the old gunner’s day/night sight.

Specifications

  • Essentials
    • Length; 6.42 m
    • Width; 2.9 m
    • Height; more than 2.20 m
    • Mass; ca. 17.5 t
    • Crew; 3
  • Protection
    • Armor;
      • Hull;
        • front: 14 mm + additional armor (protects from 30 mm rounds)
        • sides: 9 mm + additional armor (protects from 14.5 mm rounds)
        • rear: 9 mm + additional armor (protects from 7.62 mm rounds)
      • Turret: 25 mm front, 13 mm sides, 8 mm rear + additional armor
    • APS; N/A
    • ERA; N/A
    • Smoke; 4x BDK M79 smoke grenades, ESS
  • Mobility
    • Engine; OM-403, 135 kW, 320 hp
    • Power/weight; 18.3 hp/t
    • Top speed; 65 kph
    • Amphibious; No
  • Firepower
    • Main; M91E I/II turret
      • Zastava M86 30x210B autocannon
        • Stabilizer; Yes
        • Thermal imager; Yes
        • Laser rangefinder; Yes
        • Vertical guidance; -7° / 65°
        • Traverse; 360°
        • Turret rotation speed; 80°/s
        • Fire rate; 650-730 shots/min
        • Belt capacity; 200 rounds
        • Ammo in storage; 200 rounds
        • Penetrationa at 1000 m; 60 mm
    • Secondary;
      • Zastava M86 7.62 mm machine gun
        • Fire rate; 700-800 shots/min
        • Belt capacity; 2000 rounds
        • Ammo in storage; 2000 rounds
        • Penetration at 10 m; 10 mm
    • Supplementary; U-10 ATGM launcher
      • 9M14-2T Malyutka (SACLOS)
        • Penetration; 800 mm behind ERA
        • Speed; 120 m/s
        • Max firing distance: 3000 m
        • Weight; 12.9 kg
        • Warhead caliber; 120 mm
        • Wire-guided
      • 9M14-2F Malyutka (SACLOS)
        • Explosive mass (TNT equivalent); 8 kg
        • Speed; 120 m/s
        • Max firing distance: 3000 m
        • Weight; 12.5 kg
        • Warhead caliber; 120 mm
        • Wire-guided
      • 9M14-2T5 Malyutka (SACLOS)
        • Penetration; 1000 mm behind ERA
        • Speed; 200 m/s
        • Max firing distance: 5000 m
        • Weight; 26 kg
        • Warhead caliber; 142 mm
        • Radio-guided

Gallery

BVP M-80A/98, which received additional armor and upgrade

BVP M-80AB1 on parade in Novi Sad in 2016

Thickness of additional armored plates on the rear

Thickness of additional armored plates on the roof of the hull

BVP M-80AB1 on display at the “Partner 2017” military fair.

BVP M-80AB1 at military training grounds in Nikinci

BVP M-80AB1 on display at the “Partner 2019” military fair.


Sources

https://www.armyrecognition.com/partner_2017_news_online_show_daily_coverage/bvp_m-80ab1_modernized_version_bvp-m80_ifv_yugoimport_serbia_partner_2017_11507173.html
Army Guide - Íà âûñòàâêå Partner 2017 ïðåäñòàâëåíà ìîäåðíèçàöèÿ ÁÌÏ BVP M-80AB1
https://web.archive.org/web/20170910111605/http://www.janes.com/article/72021/serbia-showcases-upgraded-bvp-m-80ab1-ifv?from_rss=1
BVP M-80AB1 :: Digitální Cestovatel
https://www.mycity-military.com/
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Look forward to using it alongside the M-84AS1 🤙

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