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 stabilized 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 model 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. commander gunner driver 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