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The BMP-2 (Russian: "БМП-2" "Боевая Машина Пехоты-2" English: Infantry Fighting Vehicle 2) is a Soviet Union/Russian infantry fighting vehicle armed with a 30mm cannon and a coaxial 7.62x54mm PKT machine gun. It also has a powerful Spandel Anti-Armor rocket launcher usually mounted as a secondary weapon. It has seen extensive service in the Soviet War in Afghanistan and is used by a number of Middle Eastern and Eastern European armies to this day.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat[edit | edit source]
In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the BMP-2 is used by the Middle Eastern Coalition on a few maps in multiplayer as their light tank. It is armed with an autocannon for the driver and an anti-tank launcher for the secondary gunner, as well as two fire ports - one on each side - the sides of the vehicle for passengers.
Battlefield 3[edit | edit source]
— Battlelog description
Singleplayer[edit | edit source]
The BMP-2M is used by the People's Liberation and Resistance and the Russian VDV in singleplayer. The player engages them during the mission Thunder Run. The BMPs only appear during the attack on the PLR encampment and take one HEAT shell to destroy. They are very ineffective against the player's Abrams tank, and can only really do any damage if ignored for a long period of time.
Co-op[edit | edit source]
The first being Operation Exodus, appearing after a wave of PLR soldiers charge the convoy. One will spawn down the road after the first wave, the second will spawn in an alleyway and the final one after you defeated most of the third wave on the right side of the intersection. Two FGM-148 Javelin missiles or three AT mines will destroy one. The BMP-2M has to be taken out rapidly if the players wish to protect the Humvees.
The second mission is Fire from the Sky. Two will spawn in the compound, two will spawn at the same time after you secured the compound with Technical's and two will spawn alongside a 9K22 Tunguska near the end of the mission. They can be destroyed by two Guided Missiles from the gunner or a few rockets. Like Tunguska, the BMP-2M will target the AH-1Z Viper controlled by the players first.
Multiplayer[edit | edit source]
It is amphibious like the LAV-25, allowing occupants to cross rivers and lakes, though unlike in previous installments, it is much slower when in water. The second passenger uses the KORD machine gun on top, and is still completely protected. Other passengers may fire light machine guns with unlimited ammo (but may still overheat) through the firing ports. One of the features that is unique to the BMP is that there is a small LMG facing rearward that a passenger can control. This feature gives the BMP a slight advantage over the LAV-25 in terms of defending the rear from potential infantry flanking attacks.
An experienced BMP driver with Reactive Armor is very likely to beat an LAV-25 with identical vehicle specializations in direct combat. This is because the tracked BMP can easily rotate broadside if its frontal armor is destroyed, whereas the wheeled LAV cannot, giving the BMP a much larger armor buffer than its counterpart.
Vehicle Unlocks[edit | edit source]
- 800 points - IR Smoke
- 2,300 points - ATGM Launcher
- 4,700 points - Belt Speed
- 8,300 points - Coaxial LMG
- 13,100 points - Thermal Optics
- 19,200 points - Proximity Scan
- 26,900 points - Zoom Optics
- 36,000 points - Maintenance
- 47,000 points - APFSDS-T Shell
- 60,000 points - Thermal Camo
- 74,000 points - Guided Missile
- 90,000 points - Reactive Armor
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Battlefield 4[edit | edit source]
The BMP-2M is featured in Battlefield 4's singleplayer campaign. It is reintroduced as an unusable vehicle employed by the People's Liberation Army and Russian Army. PLA BMP-2s appear in the mission Singapore where they attack Tombstone Squad in their M1 Abrams. In the mission Tashgar, two Russian BMPs must be destroyed with explosives.
The BMP-2 is far weaker than multiplayer IFVs, and can be destroyed in as little as two hits with an anti-tank launcher or tank gun. It does not appear in multiplayer as it is replaced by the ZBD-09 and BTR-90, respectively.