The BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle entered production in the late 1980s. About 120 BMP-3 vehicles are in service with the Russia Army and over 900 have been exported to a number of countries, including United Arab Emirates (600 vehicles), Cyprus (40), Indonesia (30), Kuwait (110) and South Korea (70).
UPDATE - FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017: Final pre-SALUTE update.....
Better late than never, I guess.... only one day now before SALUTE, I'm heading down to ExCel this afternoon to set up.... for those of you making your way there tomorrow, we will be in pretty much the same place as the last couple of years - stand TE02. If you turn left as you come in from the queueing area, we're at the end of the second row of tradestands. There are quite a few new releases, including 15mm ones for the Brethren, PAU, CDF, FSE, Xar, Islamics, Kra'Vak and more - PLUS some new FULL THRUST codes for the Crusties - some really lovely new fighters and strikeboats, all 3D designed by MMG!
Oh, and we now have a new stock of the FT STARTER GAME BOXES, so these will be on sale again at a SPECIAL SHOW PRICE but will also be available again to mailorder next week.
I will have SOME stock of all the new items at the show, but a few of them will be in very small quantities only, so if you want to get them before they are sold out then please make us one of your first stops when you get into the hall!
Hope to see lots of you tomorrow, safe travels to the show......
The tracked IFV known to the British Army as the Warrior was originally known as MCV-80. It was intended to replace the old FV432 armored personnel carrier. This vehicle was developed from the 1970s onwards. A series of pre-production prototypes built in the early 1980s. Production by GKN Defence commenced during 1986. The Warrior has been in British Army service since 1988, seeing combat in the Gulf in 1991 and during Iraq war. Production of this armored vehicle ceased in 1995. The original order was for over 1 000 units but Army reorganizations reduced that to 789 of all types sufficient to equip seven Mechanized Infantry battalions. The British Army plans to operate these armored fighting vehicles until 2035.
The M2 Bradley, or Bradley IFV, is an American infantry fighting vehicle that is a member of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family. It is manufactured by BAE Systems Land & Armaments, which was formerly United Defense.
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)