USSR / Successional Countries USSR (SOV)
During the first combat deployment of BMP-1, all its shortcomings became apparent. Complaints from Arab users were mostly attributed to poor deployment, poor training and discipline. However, there were also voices from the Soviet army that the combat value of this vehicle was questionable.
The development of an infantry fighting vehicle that would not suffer the vices of its predecessor was a long and full intrigue on the part of the GRAU. In the end, the officials were convinced of the effectiveness of the new armaments. However, it was not won yet.