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BRM-1 (BMP-R or BMP M1976)

The BRM-1 (BMP-R or BMP M1976) is an armored reconnaissance vehicle that is derived from the BMP Fighting Vehicle (BMP M1976/1) without smoke grenade launchers, added comms (R-130, R-014D telegraph), and Tall Mike radar but with four more passengers. The BMP Ml976 reconnaissance vehicle has the same enlarged two-man turret as the M1975 but mounts the standard 73-mm main gun (without the SAGGER launcher). The BMP M 1976(2) model has a small parabolic antenna on the roof. One of these vehicles is assigned, along with three BMP-1s, to the reconnaissance company of a motorized rifle or tank regiment, and three of them are assigned to the reconnaissance battalion of a motorized rifle or tank division.

The BRM-1K (BMP M1976/2) Armored Reconnaissance Command Vehicle, derived from BMP-1, has a 2-man turret and additional sensors. Two manportable SAM launchers are included. BMP-1 options fit BRM-1 and -1K. Passengers may dismount from BRM-1K and will dismount from BRM-1 to form an alternate reconnaissance post.


Main Armament (caliber, model) 73-mm 2A38 gun
ammunition type HEAT-FS, FE-Frag
range, effective (m) 800
rate of fire (rpm) sustained/maximum 10
elevation/traverse (degrees) -4 to 30/360
basic load 20
Secondary Armament 7.62-mm PKT MG
range, effective (m) 1000
rate of fire, cyclic/practical (rpm) 650/250
penetration (mm @ m range) 8 @ 500 m
basic load 2000
Auxiliary Armament
range, effective (m)
ammunition type
rate of fire, cyclic/practical (rpm)
penetration (mm)
basic load 290
Auxiliary Armament
rate of fire, cyclic/practical (rpm)
penetration (mm @ m range)
basic load 2000
vehicle characteristics
night sights The Russian Alis or Sanoet thermal gunner's sight can be installed.
SENSORS 1PN22M2 sight, 1D8 laser rangefinder, and Tall-Mike battlefield surveillance radar
Radar characteristics operating band I (9.0 GHz); detection ranges 30 km personnel, 12 km vehicles
speed, road/off-road (kph) 70/?/10
range, road/off-road (km) 500
trench crossing (width x height m) 2.2x0.8
grade x side slope (degrees)
ground clearance (mm) 425
fording (m) swim
armor, hull/turret (mm) 10
weight (mt) 12.5
dimensions (LxWxH m) 6.75x2.97x1.98
crew 6

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Updated Wednesday, September 29, 1999 10:41:35 AM