The Soviet BMP-1 IFV is an 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.


Item No    05555
Item Name    Soviet BMP-1 IFV
Bar Code    9580208055558
Scale    1:35
Item Type    Static Kit
Model Brief    Length: 191mm   Width: 85mm
Total Parts    460+
Metal Parts    gun barrel
Photo Etched Parts    1 piece
Total Sprues    11 sprues , upper hull , lower hull , turret and track links
Released Date    2012-09
More Features “The kit consists of over 460 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded lower hull , upper hull
>180 individual tracks links
>Photo Etched Parts & Metal gun barrel included”