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Modern Russian Armor

BMP-1 with Kliver TKB-799 Turret

Russian Federation (1996-1999) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – At Least 2 Prototypes Built The Soviet BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle is a historically very significant vehicle, responsible for popularizing the IFV concept on a massive scale worldwide. The vehicle itself remains to this day the most produced infantry fighting vehicle in history, with about 40,000 produced in […]

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Modern Russian Armor

BMP-1-30

Russian Federation (1997) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 1 Prototype Built The Soviet BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle is a historically very significant vehicle, responsible for popularizing the IFV concept on a massive scale worldwide. The vehicle itself remains to this day the most produced infantry fighting vehicle in history, with about 40,000 produced in total in […]

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Has Own Video Modern Greek Armor

BMP-1A1 Ost in Greek Service

Greece (1992-Present) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 501 Purchased, Around 100 Currently In Service The BMP-1 is the most produced infantry fighting vehicle in history. Introduced by the USSR in the 1960s and widely exported to Soviet allies during the Cold War, the collapse of the Eastern Bloc and USSR gave Western-aligned countries access to surplus […]

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Has Own Video Modern German Other Vehicles

BMP-1A1 Ost and BMP-1 in Reunified German Service

Federal Republic of Germany (1991-1994) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 764 BMP-1 Operated, Around 580 Upgraded Into BMP-1A1 During the Cold War, the two German states, the FDR/Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) in the west and the GDR/German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik/DDR) in the east, stood as two foot soldiers of NATO and the […]

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Modern Russian Armor

BMP-1AM

Russian Federation (2018-Present) Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 37 originally ordered The Red Army’s Surplus The Russian Federation is the largest and most powerful out of all the successor states of the Soviet Union. Because of this status, it inherited most of the very large fleet of armored vehicles which the Soviet Army had during the […]

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Modern Russian Armor

BMPT Terminator

Russian Federation (2002) Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle – 15-20 Built BMPT Terminator being showcased at an expo. Philosophy of a Russian heavy IFV The BMPT Terminator (the name “Terminator” is not an official designation, but used by the designers for publicity reasons) is a support combat vehicle which is mainly meant to be used in urban […]

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Cold War Spain Prototypes

Vehículo Blindado de Combate de Infantería VBCI-E General Yagüe

Spanish State (early 1960s) Armored Personnel Carrier/Infantry Fighting Vehicle – Paper Project Spanish military authorities have always strived to create military designs for the local production of armored fighting vehicles. Often, financial instability or political turmoil have prevented this from happening. Both, to different degrees, would condemn the Vehículo Blindado de Combate de Infantería VBCI-E […]

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Malian armor

Type 62 in Malian Service

Republic of Mali (1981-Present, No Longer in Active Use) Light Tank – 18 Purchased The Republic of Mali has been a traditional customer of Soviet hardware ever since its independence in 1960. Over its history, in total, the country has purchased four different types of tanks. Of these, one stands out as somewhat of an […]

Kingdom of Sweden (Modern)

Armor Swedish Armored Vehicles at the End of the Cold War Thanks to its location on the periphery of the European continent, in combination with the leverage provided by its indiginous industry and resources, Sweden was able to avoid direct involvement in World War II. The conflict was, however, never far away, and Sweden constantly […]

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Malian armor

T-54B in Malian Service

Republic of Mali (Likely 1970s-Present) Main Battle Tank – 12 Operated The Republic of Mali is one of a myriad of African states which broke free from France at the turn of the 1950s to 1960s. Soon after independence, it became one of the most Soviet-aligned states in West Africa. This logically led to the […]