This footage, provided by a drone pilot in Ukraine’s 47th Mechanized Brigade, shows a Russian BMP running over a mine near Avdiivka, which promptly transforms the infantry fighting vehicle into charred wreckage.


As we can see in the drone footage, there are actually two detonations which occur here, the first at around 0:09 and the second just before 0:10. There are a couple different schools of thought here. It is possible that the BMP ran over two mines- perhaps an AP mine before the larger explosion from an anti-tank mine, or the smaller explosion was meant to cause a mobility kill. It’s otherwise possible that the second detonation was an internal one set off by the first charge. One thing we know for certain: when you’re duckin’ dodgin’ bullets every day, it’s hard out here for a BMP.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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This footage, provided by a drone pilot in Ukraine’s 47th Mechanized Brigade, shows a Russian BMP running over a mine near Avdiivka, which promptly transforms the infantry fighting vehicle into charred wreckage.


As we can see in the drone footage, there are actually two detonations which occur here, the first at around 0:09 and the second just before 0:10. There are a couple different schools of thought here. It is possible that the BMP ran over two mines- perhaps an AP mine before the larger explosion from an anti-tank mine, or the smaller explosion was meant to cause a mobility kill. It’s otherwise possible that the second detonation was an internal one set off by the first charge. One thing we know for certain: when you’re duckin’ dodgin’ bullets every day, it’s hard out here for a BMP.

About the Author

    Author's Photo    
     

Cole Simms

     

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

   

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