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Trumpeter Military Models 1/35 Soviet BMP1P Infantry Fighting Vehicle Kit

Trumpeter Military Models 1/35 Soviet BMP1P Infantry Fighting Vehicle Kit

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The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. BMP stands for Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty , meaning "fighting vehicle of infantry". The BMP-1 was the world's first mass-produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

It was a revolutionary design combining the properties of an armored personnel carrier (APC) and a light tank. The Soviet military leadership saw any future wars as being conducted with nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, where unprotected infantry would soon be either killed or incapacitated by radiation or chemical and biological agents. A vehicle like the BMP would allow infantry to operate from the relative safety of its armored, radiation shielded interior in contaminated areas and to fight alongside it in uncontaminated areas. It would increase infantry squad mobility, provide fire support to them, and also be able to fight alongside main battle tanks.
  • 540+ Parts
  • Exterior surfaces with crisp engraved and raised detail
  • Fully reproduced running gear (individual suspension arms with multi-part wheels and sprockets)
  • Individual link track, optional position hull and turret hatches
  • Single-piece fenders
  • 9M113 wire-guided AT missile launcher
  • Optional position bow plane, clear-molded lenses and periscopes
  • Turned metal gun barrel
  • Photo-etch parts (grilles, brackets, louvers, fine accents)
  • Decals and color painting reference for (2) vehicles: Russian and Finnish Army.

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