Russian BMP Actively Engaging Ukrainian Position Gets Hit by Grenade

A Russian BMP that is actively engaging Ukrainian positions in an unknown part of Ukraine gets roof-knocked by a Ukrainian drone dropped munition. The grenade appears to have no direct effect on the armored vehicle.


It's likely that the Ukrainians were hoping they may cause the sympathetic detonation of something on the outside of the vehicle, or they were hoping for a partial penetration on the thin top armor of the vehicle. Either way, the direct hit likely served to let the Russians know they were in serious danger, because where there is one drones dropping munitions there are more.


If I had to make a wager, shortly after this drone dropped munition struck the top of the vehicle, the crew probably made the decision to retreat to a position with better top cover. If they didn't do that, then they'd have to understand the risks associated with indirect fire weapon systems in the area targeting them courtesy of the drone's entirely unobstructed view of their exact location.


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A Russian BMP that is actively engaging Ukrainian positions in an unknown part of Ukraine gets roof-knocked by a Ukrainian drone dropped munition. The grenade appears to have no direct effect on the armored vehicle.


It's likely that the Ukrainians were hoping they may cause the sympathetic detonation of something on the outside of the vehicle, or they were hoping for a partial penetration on the thin top armor of the vehicle. Either way, the direct hit likely served to let the Russians know they were in serious danger, because where there is one drones dropping munitions there are more.


If I had to make a wager, shortly after this drone dropped munition struck the top of the vehicle, the crew probably made the decision to retreat to a position with better top cover. If they didn't do that, then they'd have to understand the risks associated with indirect fire weapon systems in the area targeting them courtesy of the drone's entirely unobstructed view of their exact location.


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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