Taking into account the existing need to increase the level of protection of caterpillar armored infantry fighting vehicles, the armor protection of which already lags far behind the armor protection of tanks with which the BMPs should interact, KhMDB developed the heavy infantry fighting vehicle BTMP-84.
BTMP-84 is designed to conduct all types of combat operations in conjunction with tanks and provides motorized rifle units with mobility, security and firepower similar to the tank units.
The BTMP-84 was constructed on the basis of the Oplot tank's chassis, while the tank's structure, designed for the placement of two operators, was retained with a 125-mm cannon and an automatic loading mechanism.
A special feature of the machine is the presence in the stern of the hull of the amphibious compartment intended for the deployment of five infantrymen.
The door in the stern of the car's body opens to the left, a ladder is pulled down, and the hatch in the chassis roof rises above the door, which allows the infantrymen to leave the car quickly.
In both sides of the landing compartment there is an embrasure for fire. In the roof of the amphibious compartment there are hatches.
|Coaxial machine gun||PKT|
|Anti-aircraft machine gun||NSVT|
|Average speed||km/h||35 - 40|
|Operational temperature range:||°C||from -40 to +55|
|On par with modern tanks|