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"Wolf" from Belgrade

"Wolf" from Belgrade

Now, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is thinking about modernizing the BRDM-2 and transferring it to the Airborne Forces instead of the UAZ. The vehicle must have a combat module instead of a turret and a troop compartment for an 5-6 person. This decision makes it possible to abandon the launch of the Dozorov-B, which many consider to be still a “raw” machine.

Option BRDM-2 with the module "Ingul"

However, this idea came to mind the Ukrainian military is not the first. The fact is that Serbia has taken the same path of modernization.
Serbia is a lot like Ukraine. A country with a high scientific base, glorious history The military industrial complex successfully develops armored vehicles and armament, but only a handful of them enter the army. Everything is mainly exported. The difficult economic situation in the country allows only to modernize the existing equipment.

"Wolf" ("Kurjak") - Modification BRDM-2
One of the projects of the company Jugoimport SDPR was the creation of an armored reconnaissance vehicle '' Wolf '' through the modernization of the BRDM-2. The originally shown prototype version had minor changes. One of the biggest changes was a new turret with a built-in 20-mm gun, it was also planned to install a module made of 12,7 mm, 7,62-mm machine guns and 30-mm automatic grenade launcher in its place.

The combat compartment of the armored car was rebuilt, primarily by removing the central auxiliary wheels and wheel arches, so that in addition to the permanent crew members from 4, people can receive an infantry landing force - a reconnaissance detachment from 4 people. Special attention was paid to the increase in armor protection. As an option, installation of new, more modern diesel engines 128kW (174 hp), which significantly increased the dynamic characteristics of the machine. Vehicle speed increased to 110 km / h. The car retained the ability to move on water. There is a version where, due to an increase in the effective volume, they abandoned the water cannon, replacing it with two external propellers. You can also see the most notable changes, which includes multitouch surveillance devices - TOMS. In combination with the commander’s and GPS monitoring system, this device allows you to expand the visual observation of the battlefield during daylight hours, as well as the possibility of observing at night and in difficult meteorological conditions.

Such modifications may be primarily of interest to countries with BRDM-2 and modest defense budgets. For a relatively small amount of capital investment, you can get a more modern intelligence armored car or a rapid response vehicle.

However, some obvious drawbacks are noteworthy, primarily the Harrow cannon ammunition. The store supply, on 10 (!) Shells, moreover, it is located behind the defense of the tower, from the outside. Due to the small ammunition (total 100 shells in 10 stores), the gun is not able to duel with a sudden enemy. We tried to fix this flaw by installing a drum magazine on 60 projectiles. However, the drum is a good target.

The tower with the 20-mm gun was removed and replaced by the installation of a telescopic mast on which the TOMS surveillance device was installed.

This allows her to raise it to a height of up to 4 m above the vehicle and thus increase the field of observation, with a total height of more than 6 meters, without exposing the BRM to detection.

Defensive weapons shifted to the cabinet on the right. Significant changes have affected the commander. He had integrated the remote control 12,7 mm machine gun and opto-electronic unit, which constitute a single sighting device, with a thermal imaging channel and a laser rangefinder. Ammo 200 ammo.

Frontal projection ballistic protection is on the STANAG 3 4569 level. Number of crew - 3 + 5 people. The landing is carried out through side doors, which were reinforced in protection to the 3 STANAG 4569. Engine AMG V8 6.5 128kW (174 hp).

At the end of the year 2009. A PR-15 short-range radar reconnaissance station was installed on the mast.
Radar can detect, under favorable weather conditions:
Man - up to 7 km.
Car in motion on 15 km.
A subsonic air object at a distance of 20 km, at an altitude of 1000.
Recently, the question of installing anti-tank guided missiles with a separate sighting channel was considered.

TOMS - a complex of observation and measurement.

TOMS includes a laser range finder, two cameras, and a thermal imaging device.
The basic idea is that several different sensors are being combined, which work in several types of optical spectrum and, accordingly, increase the possibility of target detection. All sensors are placed in a metal case that provides ballistic protection at a distance of 250 m from 7,62 X54mm.
The two main modes of TOMS: preparatory and working. In the first version, TOMS carries out the procedure for determining relative to its own coordinate system. The second generation also makes it possible to determine the positioning of a target in space, plotting it on an electronic map.
TOMS allows you to:
- automatic camera selection (TV (1,2) or thermal imager);
- search and track the selected target.
The positions of the device can be from the combat and viewing platform when it rises to 50, see TOMS consists of several "smart" subsystems that allows you to process data and, if necessary, transfer them to the command centers of batteries or battalions. TOMS can be used on various armored vehicles, small boats, etc.

- - Target measurement accuracy range: ± 5 m
- - Angle measurement accuracy: 1 degrees - 1,5 degrees
- Rotation angle: 360 hail
- - Declination / elevation angle: from - 10 to + 70 °
- - Wide-angle camera 20 °
- - point camera: 3 °
- - Laser rangefinder wavelength: 1,064 micron.
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  1. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 26 August 2013 11: 33
    And the Poles got the raw "Dozor"
  2. Ka-52
    Ka-52 26 August 2013 11: 47
    Normal article, everything is described in detail.
    BRDM-2 as a reconnaissance vehicle in the mountains will go. Everything else is out of date.
    For the civilian market, there are prospects.
    1. Hleb
      Hleb 26 August 2013 11: 55
      depending on what mountains and conditions. There is neither an armored personnel carrier nor an armored vehicle can climb into slush and icing. and then there is no better MTLB for example
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 26 August 2013 16: 00
        According MTLB I agree.

        And the mountains in Serbia are low up to 2000m high, this is not the Caucasus for you, and the climate
        Serbia is located on the Balkan Peninsula, surrounded by warm seas - the Adriatic, Aegean and Black. Another important factor determining the Serbian climate is the topography. In Serbia, the continental climate prevails in the north, the temperate continental climate in the south and the mountain climate in the mountains. Winters in Serbia are short, cold and snowy, summers are warm. The coldest month is January, the warmest is July. The average temperature is 10,9 ° C. The average annual rainfall is 896 mm. Rains most often fall in June and May.
    2. densh
      densh 26 August 2013 23: 52
      Maina has worked well both in Chechnya and in South Ossetia, especially in narrow battles.
      streets. Do not rush to bury her.
  3. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 26 August 2013 13: 09
    Well, the "mess" is now being modified by all and sundry. To the list of modifications on the wiki:
    BRDM-2M (A) - a modernized version of the BRDM-2. Manufacturer - Arzamas Engineering Plant. The machine is lightened - the on-board wheel mechanisms for increasing patency are removed, instead of them there are trapezoidal doors from the BTR-70. The suspension is unified with the BTR-80. Instead of a gasoline engine, a D-245.9 turbo-diesel engine with a capacity of 136 hp was installed. The BRDM is equipped with a BPU-1 turret armed with a 14,5 mm KPVT machine gun and a 7,62 mm PKT machine gun (moreover, the KPVT shelling angle was increased to + 60 °) and is equipped with modern radio stations R-163 or R-173.

    BRDM-2LD - Ukrainian modernization of the BRDM-2, produced by the Nikolaev Nikolaev Mechanical Repair Plant, by installing the Ukrainian-made SMD-21-08 diesel engine ..

    BRDM-2DI "Khazar" - Ukrainian modernization of the BRDM-2 in 2005, is carried out by the Nikolaev Repair and Mechanical Plant by installing the IVECO diesel engine and a new weapons complex

    BRDM-2DP - Ukrainian modernization of the BRDM-2. The lightweight modification equipped with a diesel engine is produced by PJSC Mayak Plant, Kiev. Armament - a 12,7-mm bow machine gun DShKM and 2 7,62-mm airborne machine guns SGMB. Also, the machine is equipped with a side door for the landing, removable anti-cumulative nets and a device for overcoming trenches and trenches.

    BRDM-2MB1 - Belarusian modernization of the BRDM-2, produced by OJSC 140 Repair Plant. Dismounted water jets and additional wheels. Airborne side hatches, a R-173 radio station, a new D245.30E2 diesel engine with a power of 155 hp, an Adunok combat module and a video surveillance system were installed. Armed with a 12,7 mm NSVT machine gun. The crew is increased to 7 people.

    BRDM-2M-96i is a modernized version created in 1997 in Poland. The machine is equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine Iveco Aifo 8040, new brakes
    BRDM-2M-96ik "Szakal" is a modification developed in 2003 in Poland. The car is equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine Iveco Aifo 8040SRC, a new radio station RRC-9500, air conditioning and anti-cumulative lattice screens. Instead of a 14,5 mm machine gun, a 12,7 mm WKM-B machine gun is installed in the turret.
    BRDM-2M-97 "Żbik-B" is a further upgrade of BRDM-2M-96i. Equipped with Iveco Aifo 8040 SRC-21.11 XNUMX-cylinder diesel engine, new transmission and additional equipment.
    Kurјak - a modernized version of the production of Serbia.
    LOT-B is a Czech modernized version.
    LOT-V - Commander version of LOT-B.

    And finally, the Afghan modernization of the BRDM-2 with the installed NURS unit on the tower.

    Yours! hi
  4. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 26 August 2013 13: 27
    Continue: photos of the modernized BRDM-2

  5. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 26 August 2013 13: 38
    BRDM-2M-96ik "Szakal"


    Afghan modification of the BRDM-2 with the NURS unit on the tower
    1. wei
      wei 26 August 2013 20: 45
      Afghan tuning finally killed belay
      thank god they don't release anything
  6. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 26 August 2013 14: 10
    Not the worst option for upgrading the BRDM-2. I think that we have something to ponder in Russia too ...
  7. Akim
    26 August 2013 15: 10
    Author - Akim Translation

    I did not translate, I wrote these khalyaki-malyaki myself. True, he used Serbian and Croatian sites. Translation of a large Polish article when it is checked by a moderator.
    1. smiths xnumx
      smiths xnumx 26 August 2013 17: 08
      Akim, thank you very much for the interesting article! You are not going to write anything new, If you are ready to help in writing articles on the BTT of the DPRK, Romania, and the former Yugoslavia (there are materials on the Croatian armored personnel carriers) Regards! hi
      1. Akim
        26 August 2013 17: 21
        Quote: Kuznetsov 1977
        If that is ready to help in writing articles

        So write. I personally, here I write articles for the soul. No profit. It’s just where I work now - economics and politics. I'm getting tired of this kind of mura. And everyone can write on the walls of Vkontakte and on Twitter, only zero good.
        1. smiths xnumx
          smiths xnumx 26 August 2013 17: 35
          I tried, something did not work, do not tell me how to post the article ... hi
          1. lilit.193
            lilit.193 26 August 2013 19: 11
            Quote: smiths xnumx
            I tried, something did not work, do not tell me how to post the article ... hi

            And especially how to embed pictures. And then the rules say that links to photos from other sites can not be merged, then where and what to give links from? repeat
            1. Akim
              26 August 2013 19: 33
              Quote: lilit.193
              And then the rules say that links to photos from other sites can not be merged

              Copy pictures to yourself in a comp. Make them the same in width and paste them into your article using the button where the FOLDER is drawn. It will be more true.
  8. specKFOR
    specKFOR 26 August 2013 23: 37
    I saw the Polish version in Kosovo. NSV Cliff in the place of KPVT, air conditioning !!! and doors on the sides. All plus stability. Turns over, darling, like HMMWV .. For a sweet soul.
  9. Lustrator
    Lustrator 26 August 2013 23: 45
    "Imperial" equipment is undeservedly blown away by foreign manufacturers. Otherwise, how would they sell their own - newer and more expensive, but often not better? Moreover, you earn more by selling "Dozor" than modernizing "chaos". Which, by the way, differ, in the end, only by the absence of "buns". And with a small defense budget and heaps of mess in warehouses, modernization is the best option.
  10. Vell
    Vell 26 August 2013 23: 54
    I think that in the stage "the MOU is thinking about modernization," everything will remain so.
    1. Akim
      27 August 2013 05: 50
      Quote: Vell
      the MOU thought about the modernization "so everything will remain.

      Most likely .. But it’s too early to give up. The next year is the election. But this is a political plane ...
  11. tankuz
    tankuz 6 October 2013 17: 05
    Dear author, do you have any other photos of this car? Top back? I would be very grateful if you help. I am currently building this machine on a scale of 1; 35
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  13. tankuz
    tankuz 15 November 2013 10: 25
    Well, what is it like? )