Abandoned BMP-3 Hit by Ukrainian FPV Drone

Drone video of a recent strike against an abandoned BMP-3 has the internet poking fun at the Russians for coping with wooden armor on their vehicle, but they're also totally missing the point of why the Russians have the wood strapped to side of their vehicle.


Here's the thing, that wood strapped to the BMP-3 may act as an initial impact layer for the armor, but I find it highly unlikely that anyone in the vehicle placed it there thinking it was going to save them from anything other than small arms fire. The reality of the situation is that the war has dragged onto the point that lumber is now needed at the front lines to reinforce fighting positions so that troops can go firm for longer periods of time. If you have to transport lumber to the front, your best option is going to be to strap it onto the side of any and every vehicle heading in that direction so that you can drop it off to be used in fortifications.


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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

Published 6 months ago

Drone video of a recent strike against an abandoned BMP-3 has the internet poking fun at the Russians for coping with wooden armor on their vehicle, but they're also totally missing the point of why the Russians have the wood strapped to side of their vehicle.


Here's the thing, that wood strapped to the BMP-3 may act as an initial impact layer for the armor, but I find it highly unlikely that anyone in the vehicle placed it there thinking it was going to save them from anything other than small arms fire. The reality of the situation is that the war has dragged onto the point that lumber is now needed at the front lines to reinforce fighting positions so that troops can go firm for longer periods of time. If you have to transport lumber to the front, your best option is going to be to strap it onto the side of any and every vehicle heading in that direction so that you can drop it off to be used in fortifications.


About the Author

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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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