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BRDM-2 (BTR-40P-2)
Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle

Alternative Designations GAZ 41-08
Date of Introduction 1963
Proliferation At least 45 countries
Crew 4
Troop Capacity 0 (for this configuration)
Combat Weight (mt) 7.0
Chassis Length Overall (m) 5.75
Height Overall (m) 2.31
Width Overall (m) 2.75
Ground Pressure (kg/cm 2 ) INA
Drive Formula 4 x 4 (+ 4 auxiliary wheels)
Automotive Performance  
Engine Type 140-hp Gasoline
Cruising Range (km) 750
Max Road Speed (km/h) 95
Max Off-Road INA
Average Cross-Country INA
Max Swim 10
Fording Depths (m) Amphibious
Radio R-123
Armor, Turret Front (mm) 10
Applique Armor (mm) N/A
Explosive Reactive Armor (mm) N/A
Mineclearing Equipment N/A
Self-Entrenching Blade N/A
Active Protective System N/A
NBC Protection System Collective
Smoke Equipment N/A
Main Armament  
Caliber, Type, Name 14.5-mm Machinegun KPVT
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 150 practical/600 cyclic
Loader Type Belt feed
Ready/Stowed Rounds 500/0
Elevation () -5 / +30
Fire on Move Yes
Auxiliary Weapon  
Caliber, Type, Name 7.62-mm (7.62x 54R) Machinegun PKT
Mount Type Coax
Maximum Aimed Range (m) 1,500
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 1,000m / 400-500 on the move
Night N/A
Fire on Move Yes
Rate of Fire (rd/min) 250 practical / 650 cyclic in 2-10 round bursts
ATGM Launcher N/A
Firing Ports INA
FCS Name N/A
Main Gun Stabilization N/A
Rangefinder N/A
Infrared Searchlight INA
Sights w/Magnification  
Day PP-61AM
Field of View () 23
Acquisition Range (m) 2,000
Night N/A
Field of View () INA
Acquisition Range (m) INA
Commander Fire Main Gun No
Caliber, Type, Name  
14.5-mm API-T  
Maximum Aimed Range (m) INA
Max Effective Range (m)  
Day 2,000
Night INA
Tactical AA Range 1,400
Armor Penetration (mm) 20 at 1,000 m/30 at 500 m
Other Ammunition Types 14.5-mm API, I-T, HE-T Type MDZ

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