Russian Ministry Of Defence Unveils BRDM-2MS Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (Russian MoD, Minoboron) unveiled new footage of Airborne Troops’ (Vozdushno-desantnye voyska Rossii, VDV) modernised BRDM-2MS armoured reconnaissance automobiles in motion for coaching mobilised personnel in particular army operation space. It differs from its predecessors in elevated manoeuvrability and improved armament system with fashionable aiming and goal designation techniques that enables its operators to conduct a fight each at day and night time time. The Russian forces that had been just lately mobilized are at present been educated with these new automobiles for potential deployment in Ukraine.
The BRDM-2 (Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina, actually “Fight Reconnaissance/Patrol Automobile”) is an amphibious armoured scout automotive utilized by states that had been a part of the Soviet Union and its allies. It was additionally identified below the designations BTR-40PB, BTR-40P-2 and GAZ 41-08. This car, like many different Soviet designs, has been exported extensively and is in use in at the least 38 nations. It was meant to interchange the older BRDM-1, and has improved amphibious capabilities and higher armament in comparison with its predecessor. BRDM-2MS is an improved model of BRDM-2. The modification made for the armed forces of Myanmar, Serbia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.
The BRDM-2MS is fitted with new armor plates mounted across the hull to supply extra safety in opposition to anti-tank guided missiles and RPGs (Rocket-Propelled Grenades). With the assistance of recent hinged armor, the car can face up to successful of 14.5 mm KPV machine gun ammunition at distances of 300 meters, aspect – from 12.7 mm, rear – 7.62. The ground of the car has additionally been strengthened to supply safety in opposition to mines and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Gadgets) blasts. The overall weight is diminished to 6900 kg. New engine with 150 hp. permits to develop most velocity on the freeway as much as 100 km/h, on filth roads as much as 50 km/h. The machine retained the flexibility to swim throughout water obstacles.
The BRDM-2MS retains the unique turret and the armament of the BRDM-2, however the roof of the turret is fitted with optics and commentary techniques. The brand new fireplace management system has a stabilized three-channel panoramic commandier sight that may spot the enemy as much as 5 km throughout the day and as much as 3,5 km at night time. For the all-round view, six cameras are mounted, permitting round the clock monitoring of the terrain on 4 multifunctional panels. The armament is a 14.5 mm KPVT heavy machine gun with a coaxial 7.62 mm PKT general-purpose machine gun as a secondary weapon, each in a small conical BPU-1 turret mounted on the hull in a central place above the stomach wheels.
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