The BMP-2 (GBTU index — Object 675) is a Soviet and Russian tracked infantry fighting vehicle designed to transport personnel to the front edge, increase their mobility, armament and security on the battlefield in conditions of the use of nuclear weapons and joint actions with tanks in battle.
The main difference from the BMP-1 is a larger turret and equipped with a different set of weapons. The tower accommodates two people: the squad commander (on the right) and the gunner-operator. The main armament is an automatic 30 mm 2A42 cannon manufactured at the Tula Machine-Building Plant. The BMP-2 was adopted by the Armed Forces of the USSR in 1980 on October 15. For the first time, an infantry fighting vehicle was demonstrated to the general public in Moscow at a parade on Red Square on November 7, 1982