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Turret Traverse Speed of Soviet style IFVs


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According to the technical manual for the BMP-3, maximum traverse speed is 35 deg/sec in automatic mode with "overcharge", and maximum traverse speed in the semi-automatic mode is also 35 deg/sec. Not really sure how they came up with that.


Turret traverse rate for BTR-82 is unknown, sorry. My best guess is that the turret uses the same motors as the BMP-2 and BMD-2, so the max traverse rate could be 30 deg/sec or more.


On 7/5/2017 at 0:08 AM, DogDodger said:

Tankograd says the BMP-2 can traverse at up to 35 degrees/sec if the stabilizer is in the less accurate semi-automatic mode, and 30 degrees/sec in automatic mode.


Automatic mode is the default mode for day to day combat. Semi-automatic is for anti-air only, because it severely degrades accuracy in exchange for faster acceleration and faster top speed. 

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