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The BMD-3 in reality.

The BMD-3 "Bakhcha" is an Infantry Fighting Vehicle originating from the Soviet Union, it is fully amphibious and air-droppable with crew inside. It has one 30mm cannon and two 7.62x54mm machine guns and an additional 30mm grenade launcher. It is intended to be a fire-support platform for use by airborne and air assault units. This vehicle is used in the Battlefield: Bad Company series.


  • BMD-3 - Basic type, as described.
  • BMD-3 Bakhcha AA - Anti-aircraft variant, fitted with a ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun and a grenade launcher.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the BMD-3 is the PLA 's light tank.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

In Battlefield: Bad Company's singleplayer campaign, the BMD-3 is quite common, being spotted on many missions, like during Welcome to Bad Company, when the player is required to destroy one as a primary objective. In Crossing Over and Par for the Course, many BMDs can be spotted, along with T-90's while searching for the player in the large open fields, and certain empty and free to be used by the player.

In multiplayer, the BMD-3 is the IFV for the RU team, it's only difference between it and the American counterpart is that it's 2 firing ports are stationed at the sides of the vehicle, and not the back like the M3A3 Bradley.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2Edit

BMD-3 Bakhcha
Vehicle health 1250
Vehicle armor TankArmorBC2
Main weapon 2A72 (IFV 30mm Cannon)
Main weapon damage *30 (impact)
  • 40 (blast, damage drops gradually after 2.5 meter radius up to 5 meters, does not affect heavy vehicles)
  • 30 (base damage against vehicles, impact damage)
  • 60 (special: against other IFVs, impact damage)
Main weapon reload time 3 seconds
Main weapon rate of fire 200 rpm
Main weapon firemode Automatic
Secondary weapon 9M133 Kornet
Secondary weapon damage *525 (impact);
  • 100 (blast, damage drops gradually after 1 meter radius up to 3 meters, does not affect heavy vehicles)
  • 525 (base damage against vehicles, impact damage)
Secondary weapon reload time 10 seconds
Secondary weapon rate of fire 6 rpm
Secondary weapon firemode Single-fire
Passenger weapon KORD
Passenger weapon damage 25-16.7
Passenger weapon rate of fire 550 rpm
Passenger weapon firemode Automatic
Smoke countermeasures effect Smoke Cloud
Vehicle speed Medium
Vehicle maneuverability Medium
Sound(s) Firing the Chain gun Firing the KORD Firing the PKT
"Russian Airborne Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) armed with a 30mm auto cannon and a 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun situated in a secondary turret. Configured to seat 4 it allows 2 passengers to engage targets using side mounted firing ports."
— In-game description

In Battlefield: Bad Company 2's singleplayer, the BMD-3 appears multiple times in the campaign in the levels Upriver, Heavy Metal, High Value Target and No One Gets Left Behind. None of these can be used by the player, but generally an RPG can be found lying about before an encounter with one. 2 hits on any side from an RPG will destroy the tank, or a couple blocks of C4.

In multiplayer, the BMD-3 Bakhcha is the Russians' main IFV. It is affected by all vehicle specializations and is exactly the same as the M3A3 Bradley in performance. It has a slightly more intrusive HUD compared to the M3A3, but this makes aiming easier in woodland-style environments, such as in Laguna Presa, where the green HUD of the M3A3 can be difficult to see. The BMD-3 appears on Panama Canal, White Pass, Laguna Presa and Laguna Alta in the Conquest game mode. It is used by enemy AI on every map in Onslaught mode. Unlike in the campaign, the BMD-3 will be destroyed by three hits to the front by an Anti-Tank weapon, or 2 to the rear. However, the tank will be instantly destroyed by running over an Anti-Tank Mine.







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