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Missile and artillery reconnaissance vehicle: the Azerbaijani version of the modernization of the BRDM-2

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Not all countries have a developed defense industry. Therefore, they have to either buy weapons and military equipment of foreign production, or upgrade existing products on their own. A few days ago, Azerbaijani engineers showed the first prototype of a combat reconnaissance and patrol vehicle, which is a development variant of the BRDM-2. A considerable number of such vehicles remain in service with the Azerbaijani army and the new project is designed to raise their combat potential, bringing it in line with the requirements of the times.




First of all, it should be noted that the designers and industry of Azerbaijan have not the first time taken to modernize outdated armored vehicles built in the times of the Soviet Union. A few years ago, they demonstrated the BRDM-2 with an Israeli-made combat module installed on it. This time, the modernization, the name of which is still unknown, implies significantly larger changes.

The armored case of the base machine has undergone great alterations The shape of its frontal part, sides and aft has changed. Some elements of the updated armored hull with their appearance may indicate that a certain additional booking has been set over the base’s own armor. In addition, as it is easy to see, the Azerbaijani designers removed additional wheels from the machine under the bottom. This made it possible to equip it with a V-shaped bottom, diverting the energy of a mine explosion to the sides. Also, after upgrading the car lost its characteristic windshields with armored casings. Now the driver and commander must monitor the environment through the viewing devices placed directly under the hatch. In addition to the viewing instruments, the machine is equipped with several video cameras located in different parts of the body. The signal from the cameras is transmitted to the monitors in the control room. In the aft hull of the hull there are two hatches for access to the units of the engine compartment. Allegedly, the improved armor case of the combat vehicle withstands the hit of large-caliber armor-piercing bullets.

In the existing photos it is clear that the updated BRDM-2 as a whole has retained the old layout. In front of the armored hull, the control compartment is still located, in the middle one, the fighting compartment, and the stern part is used for the engine and transmission units. However, new equipment was added to the old layout. The car received a diesel engine with 155 horsepower. With the help of a hydropneumatic transmission with a five-speed gearbox, torque is distributed to all four wheels. Such a power plant allows a vehicle with a combat mass of about 8150 kg to accelerate on a highway to a speed of about 110 km / h. On a dirt road, the maximum speed drops to 60-70 km / h. The 150-liter fuel tank allows you to travel up to 800 kilometers without refueling. When upgrading, the BRDM-2 lost not only the extra wheels, but also the jet propulsion unit. Apparently, after modernization, the combat vehicle lost the ability to swim across water obstacles.

To improve the working conditions of the crew in the hot climate of Azerbaijan, the combat reconnaissance and patrol vehicle received an air-conditioning system. The main unit of the air conditioner is located in the engine compartment, at the left side. This placement of the air conditioner raises serious doubts about the effectiveness of its work. It is unlikely that this device will be able to work normally, being in a closed volume (no ventilation grilles can be seen) near the hot engine. To provide electricity to the air conditioner and a number of other systems, the upgraded machine is equipped with a separate diesel generator with a power of 5 kilowatts.

Missile and artillery reconnaissance vehicle: the Azerbaijani version of the modernization of the BRDM-2





Dramatic changes have undergone a set of weapons reconnaissance and patrol machine. Azerbaijani engineers installed double-barreled in the modified tower aviation gun GSH-23L 23 mm caliber. A gun with a rate of fire of up to 4 thousand rounds per minute is designed to provide the combat vehicle with high firepower. At the same time, a high rate of fire is associated with an increased consumption of ammunition. The capacity for laying shells was not called. Probably, the updated armored vehicle is capable of transporting no more than a few hundred 23-mm ammunition. The barrel weapons complex also includes a 17 mm AQS-30 automatic grenade launcher (Azerbaijani version of the Soviet / Russian AGS-17 Flame) and a 7,62 mm PKT machine gun. Finally, the updated BRDM-2 is equipped with a package of four guides for unguided missiles S-5 or S-8. At the back of the tower there are smoke grenade launchers.

Of particular interest is the guidance system available weapons. It is proposed to direct the double-barreled cannon and machine gun on the target by turning the turret and turret mechanisms. Grenade launcher and package guides have a different guidance system of the original design. They are placed on the outer surface of the tower and also rotate in the horizontal plane along with it. For vertical guidance of a grenade launcher and rockets there is a system of metal rods, connecting the "external" weapons with the "internal" and simultaneously tilting all the weapons in the vertical plane. Thus, all the available weapons of the combat vehicle are aimed at the target simultaneously. Apparently, the same sight is used for targeting.

The modernization project of the BRDM-2 was allegedly completed and implemented as the first prototype solely by the industry of Azerbaijan. Given the state of the Azerbaijani defense industry, one should not be surprised at how strange, unusual and in a certain sense the new development looks doubtful. At the same time, ambiguous applied solutions, such as air conditioning in a closed space, a strange composition of weapons and a no less strange system of its guidance, can not hide the most important feature of the new Azerbaijani project. The fact is that the Transcaucasian state does not have a developed defense industry, but at the same time seeks to improve the state of its armed forces. The result is strange, ambiguous, but interesting and probably viable projects.


On the materials of the sites:
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  1. Apollo
    Apollo 23 September 2013 09: 21
    0
    quote-The result is strange, ambiguous, but interesting and probably viable projects.


    Would add plus kickbacks.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 September 2013 12: 17
      +3
      Quote: Apollon
      quote-The result is strange, ambiguous, but interesting and probably viable projects.

      Would add plus kickbacks.


      To be honest - tired of this fuss with the glorification of advanced military-technical ideas of Azerbaijan. They would take advantage of the quiet one because the god of the ambassador would not go into the eyes ...
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 23 September 2013 13: 18
        +1
        Quote: Geisenberg
        To be honest - tired of this fuss with the glorification of advanced military-technical ideas of Azerbaijan.


        I get the impression that you do not speak Russian,

        Quote: Apollon
        Would add a plus kickbacks.


        where I sang, I wrote about kickbacks, which means this word I hope I do not have to decipher.
      2. smersh70
        smersh70 23 September 2013 13: 18
        -4
        Quote: Geisenberg
        Would use in quiet


        // no ... the old is not good for us ...... smile
        Quote: Geisenberg
        Would take advantage of the quiet that the god of the ambassador

        ..in the quiet are not some of our neighbors ..... fellow
        Quote: Geisenberg
        would not get into your eyes.

        .... so put on your glasses .... and also sunglasses laughing
  2. Strashila
    Strashila 23 September 2013 09: 22
    +4
    A road of any range begins with the first step ...
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 23 September 2013 09: 32
      -1
      Azerbaijani version of modernization of the BRDM-2
      Today,

      Excellent article. Very high-quality and modern modernization of the BRDM-2. Conducted by Azerbaijani engineers.
      The Russian army has no such option, modern modernization of the BRDM-2.
      And this machine is far from exhausting its patent. Not only as a reconnaissance, but also a multi-purpose armored car.
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. DuraLexSedLex.
        DuraLexSedLex. 23 September 2013 10: 16
        +3
        Admin, why deleted koment, ......? I don’t remember him now ...
        In the Russian Federation, people did not bother and reinvent the wheel, and the same TIGER sawed off the BRDM-3. The base remained the same as the bulletproof booking (in some respects the tiger was better than the BRDM-2 in terms of armor). But the mess is certain +, this is the presence of additional wheels, a full-fledged tower, and a water cannon, which a tigrin cannot boast of. Yes, and people let us start by calling the BRDM machine it is a Combat Reconnaissance and Patrol Machine, that is, reconnaissance and security. If it does not impose the duties of a full-fledged APC or BMP , then the modification is clearly doubtful, for psheki, ho s and psheki, but we managed to make on the basis of BRDM-2 is quite a normal car pickup art.
        1. cosmos111
          cosmos111 23 September 2013 11: 55
          -3
          Quote: DuraLexSedLex.

          In Russia, people did not bother and reinvent the wheel, and the same TIGER washed down the BRDM-3. The base remained

          BRDM-1.2 suspension on bridges.
          The SMP-2 Tiger, BTR-rovsaka.
          And all BRDM-ki swim.
          1. self-propelled
            self-propelled 23 September 2013 12: 05
            +4
            Quote: cosmos111
            BRDM-1.2 suspension on bridges.

            a little wrong. BRDM-2а (m). independent suspension (BTRovskaya)
            1. bask
              bask 23 September 2013 15: 03
              +1
              Quote: self-propelled
              a little wrong. BRDM-2а (m). independent suspension (BTRovskaya)

              Self-propelled, do not mislead members of the forum.
              Cosmos111, right BRDM -2 on the GAZ 66 bridges.
              The engine torque was transmitted through the gearbox and transfer case to the rear and front drive axles, as well as to the water cannon drives.

              Quote: self-propelled
              a little wrong. BRDM-2а (m). independent suspension (BTRovskaya)

              On BRDM-2a, I agree torsion.
              "" BRDM-2A significantly surpasses the basic product BRDM-2 in mobility, power reserve and ergonomic indicators. In the process of modernization, the body is being modified for the installation of a diesel power unit D245.30E2-678, side doors, independent torsion bar suspension of all wheels, axles and gearboxes unified with the BTR-80. "" [media = http: //81btrz.ru/uslugi/kapitalnyj-remont-i-moderni
              zaciya-btvt /]
              1. self-propelled
                self-propelled 23 September 2013 23: 23
                +3
                Quote: bask
                Self-propelled, do not mislead members of the forum

                I beg your pardon recourse gave not a "detailed" answer. meant that there are modifications (modernization options) of the BRDM-2, where instead of continuous axles on a leaf spring suspension, an independent torsion bar suspension on wishbones (similar to the BTR-80) is installed in the chassis. wheel reducers are also armored personnel carriers.
                Quote: bask
                At BRDM-2, I agree torsion bar
                - It was this modification that was meant.
                1. bask
                  bask 23 September 2013 23: 35
                  +2
                  Quote: self-propelled
                  gave not a "detailed" answer. meant that there are modifications (option

                  I already understood Samokhod. Sam hurried with a comment. hi
                  But the modernization of the BRDM-2A deserves close attention.
                  But special attention must be paid to mine protection.
                  Either the reinforced 2nd bottom, or the V-shaped as in the Azerbaijani modification.
                  1. self-propelled
                    self-propelled 24 September 2013 00: 28
                    +1
                    Quote: bask
                    But the modernization of the BRDM-2A deserves close attention

                    The Arzamas Machine-Building Plant (namely, the BRDM-2A, his brainchild) relied on the unification of the "mess" with the "eighty" (BTR-80). as already wrote, instead of a spring suspension based on the components and assemblies of the GAZ-66, they installed a suspension from the BTR-80 (the car's track became wider, which had a beneficial effect on lateral stability, and also the ground clearance increased almost one and a half times (up to 475 mm)). The V-shaped 2-cylinder YaMZ-6 diesel engine installed on the BRDM-236A is also unified with the BTR-80 (V8 YaMZ-238) engine. water jet propulsion from BTR-80. the armament tower is also taken from the "eighties".
                    there is an option of modernization from the "Muromteplovoz" BRDM-2M. it is equipped with a more modern diesel engine YaMZ-534 (this is the one used on Tigers). It is proposed to equip the BRDM-2M with a new MA1 turret armed with a 14,5 mm KPVT machine gun and a 7,62 mm PKTM machine gun. Additionally, an AG-30 17-mm automatic grenade launcher is installed on the outer side of the left side of the turret.
                    The MA2 turret, equipped with an 23-mm cannon and coaxial machine gun of the 7,62-mm caliber, is also proposed for installation; or the MA4 tower with an 23-mm gun, an 7,62-mm machine gun and an 30-mm automatic grenade launcher
                    1. bask
                      bask 24 September 2013 00: 43
                      0
                      Quote: self-propelled

                      The Arzamas Machine-Building Plant (namely, the BRDM-2A is his brainchild) relied on the unification of the "mess" with the "eighty" (BTR-80)

                      Everything is fine, but we need a series of .And the troops.
                      BRDM-universal armored vehicle.
          2. self-propelled
            self-propelled 23 September 2013 12: 15
            +3
            BRDM-2A (M)
            here you can see better
            1. Lone gunman
              Lone gunman 23 September 2013 16: 32
              +1
              How cool it looks! Is he already in the army? And is there not enough information? Well, there is a Bet-82A ...
        2. cdrt
          cdrt 23 September 2013 15: 29
          +1
          In the Russian Federation, people did not bother and reinvent the wheel, and the same TIGER washed down the BRDM-3

          How does the BRDM-3 based on the BTR-80A relate to the Tier?
          The fact that they and the Tiger have similar suspension nodes?

          Well, in my opinion, the BRDM-2 should be renewed (i.e., a new hull, suspension units common with the BTR-80, a diesel engine from the same Urals-4320, for example, a V-shaped hull, a remote control system with a CPV, a mast with an RBM - and now it is happiness.
          1. bask
            bask 23 September 2013 17: 28
            +2
            Quote: cdrt

            Well, in my opinion, the BRDM-2 should be renewed (i.e., a new hull, suspension units common with the BTR-80, a diesel engine from the same Urals-4320, for example, a V-shaped hull, a remote control system with a CPV, a mast with an RBM - and now it is happiness.

            amers, so modernized their own, Commando.. Up to the level of protection of the MCI and multi-purpose armored vehicles - M1117 Guardian.
            V-shaped bottom, M1117 is able to withstand five kg. In t / e under the bottom.
        3. combat192
          combat192 23 September 2013 17: 09
          +2
          Quote: DuraLexSedLex.
          Yes, and people, let's proceed from the name of the BRDM machine. This is a Combat Reconnaissance and Patrol Machine.

          BRDM - Armored Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle, this is how the abbreviation is correctly disclosed.
    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 23 September 2013 09: 36
      +5
      Some in the MNP depict "violent activity", giving out strange products "on the mountain". There are, of course, interesting samples, but you need to talk about some of them with their projectors and project managers in the offices of the relevant services.
      1. newnutella
        newnutella 23 September 2013 09: 42
        +9
        On the left in the stern is there air conditioning or something like in residential apartments?)
        1. DuraLexSedLex.
          DuraLexSedLex. 23 September 2013 09: 44
          +4
          No, industrial is needed here, except for jokes.
      2. Apollo
        Apollo 23 September 2013 09: 44
        +4
        Quote: xetai9977
        Some in the MNP depict "violent activity", giving out strange products "on the mountain".


        This is all because they combine business with pleasure, robbed by the principle of robbery. Transparency of spending-0.
        1. xetai9977
          xetai9977 23 September 2013 12: 57
          +4
          Yes, the catch phrase "bob saw cut" refers not only to Russia. It is the "property" of all CIS countries.
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 September 2013 12: 17
      +7
      Quote: Strashila
      A road of any range begins with the first step ...


      ... and ending with sponsorship money.
      1. smersh70
        smersh70 23 September 2013 13: 20
        -1
        Quote: Geisenberg
        and end with sponsorship money.


        ... have their own and are found .. fellow ... we do not look with hope in the pocket of the owner of the outpost .... wassat
    4. Sirocco
      Sirocco 23 September 2013 16: 17
      +6
      Quote: Strashila
      A road of any range begins with the first step ...

      That's for sure, here is our answer, and what our craftsmen can do without the involvement of specialists from Israel. If anything, gentlemen, engineers from AZ, please contact)))) laughing
      1. smersh70
        smersh70 23 September 2013 18: 23
        0
        Quote: Sirocco
        contact

        ... "we invite you to visit us, to the Kolyma", no really ... thanks, you'd better come to us " laughing
  3. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 23 September 2013 09: 29
    -3
    Interesting mashyn))) I saw him in comments, from members of the forum from that warm country, I could add that thing on the basis of Toyota, or about this separately article)))
    And so the one who cannot afford to buy something new dodges as he can, because something is better than nothing)
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 23 September 2013 09: 59
      0
      from TOYOTA Helix did just such a thing .... mainly for border guards .... bulk weapons .. the truth is security is a little lame ...... something recently Arab carts have come into fashion smile
  4. smersh70
    smersh70 23 September 2013 09: 38
    0
    ..... truly not confessed defense paths .... laughing the main thing is that they put a diesel .... gasoline was no good ... besides it is the first model ... it’s still going to be run-in by the troops .... we still need to see the engine .. in the conditions of Nagorno-Karabakh, where there is high altitude, power the motor is of great importance ... plus the ability to stand mines in protecting personnel ... the Armenians, as soon as they could not withstand the attacks, immediately switched to total mining ..... the main thing in this matter is the opinion of those who will fight on this technique hi
  5. drell
    drell 23 September 2013 10: 14
    +4
    Front looks like a car from Bandits wink
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 23 September 2013 10: 35
      0
      Quote: drell
      Front similar


      ... why do we need a regular buffer. why is it needed ...... in our mountains, on the way to a position, sometimes drivers remove the Kamaz buffer directly on the road to turn around on a mountain road .. smile
  6. gych
    gych 23 September 2013 11: 11
    -3
    somehow I came across an article brdm-2 armed with gsh-23, tests were carried out in the temporary USSR, but for some reason this instance did not go into the series. I wanted to see how the "mess" from gsh-23 would be conducted at firing. I have a positive attitude towards this modernization, even if so what will they cut into metal or just rot! but this is the beginning, let's see what else they can surprise
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 23 September 2013 11: 27
      0
      Quote: gych
      but it’s a start we’ll see what else they can surprise



      ... and this was created on the subject of bombs ....
      Azerbaijan began to provide its army with new bombs of its own production. FAB-type air bombs differ from their counterparts produced in the post-Soviet space by a greater destructive force and transportation safety. The Ministry of Defense Industry (MOS) of Azerbaijan is working to supply the Armed Forces with high-precision bombs and large destruction force.
      According to APA, local bombs are currently producing aerial bombs and training bombs.
      At the exhibition "Azerbaijan - 10 years" information will be presented on air bombs produced at local enterprises.
      According to a specialist of the Ministry of Defense, air defense bombs of the FAB type differ from their counterparts produced in the post-Soviet space in their greater destructive power and safety of transportation. In addition, air bombs were adapted for transportation on various helicopters (MI-17, MI-35M), combat and training aircraft.
      Improved 50, 100 and 250 kilogram training bombs (TABs) differ from their foreign counterparts in the length of their life and accuracy. Several countries have already shown interest in the products of our military plants.
  7. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 23 September 2013 13: 00
    +4
    In fact, let them experiment. Maybe something interesting is needed. Although unlikely, judging by the air conditioner. bully
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 23 September 2013 13: 27
      -3
      Quote: Asan Ata
      Maybe something interesting

      .... and this will do fellow
      1. self-propelled
        self-propelled 23 September 2013 13: 38
        +9
        Quote: smersh70
        .... and this will do

        will go. just tell me, what contribution did Azerbaijani designers make to the development of this machine?
        In the photo Marauder - an armored vehicle with mine protection developed by the South African company Paramount Group. Issued at a joint venture in Azerbaijan.
        1. xetai9977
          xetai9977 23 September 2013 14: 09
          +5
          Yes, even a screwdriver assembly (like the "Lynx"), but still better than this "product". You see, over time they would have learned something worthwhile from the South African people. And so, in vain to spend people's money (for the benefit of themselves), the labor of workers for the sake of a tick ... I would say that decency does not allow ..
        2. bask
          bask 23 September 2013 15: 20
          +4
          Quote: self-propelled
          , and what contribution did Azerbaijani designers make to the development of this machine?

          Not what did not make. Screwdriver assembly.
          But the Azerbaijanis chose the MRAP armored vehicles of a world level.
          South Africa ,, Matador, Marader ,,, this is not Italian bullshit ,,,, Iveco-Brys ,,
          You can copy advanced South African technology.
          The Chinese in this matter are not shy. In 2012, the Chinese introduced their MPAPCS / VP3. Developed by Poly Technologies. CLONE of the South African RG-31.
        3. smersh70
          smersh70 23 September 2013 18: 26
          0
          Quote: self-propelled
          Issued at a joint venture in Azerbaijan.

          ..this is a new body though .. we are mastering the technology ..... what to do with the BRDM hulls. or the same APCs ..... to cut chtoli .... better let them shoot ..... and whom to shoot .. I hope you know me better ..... fellow
  8. xetai9977
    xetai9977 23 September 2013 13: 03
    +3
    Quote: smersh70
    Arab carts came into fashion

    No kidding. Analogs of "tachanoks" really appeared in not weak armies of the USA, France, Italy. I'm surprised myself. Probably they really have their own niche and it is on them that it is convenient to solve some combat missions.
    1. smersh70
      smersh70 23 September 2013 13: 24
      0
      Quote: xetai9977
      they have their niche

      ..maybetween the fact that in the east there are mainly 1-3 story buildings .... well, they won’t fight among Manhattan .... the arrow will be destroyed from the 9th floor ...
      Quote: xetai9977
      it’s convenient for them to decide

      Quote: xetai9977
      it’s convenient to solve some combat missions.

      including some economic ones ... it’s cheaper than a full-fledged armored personnel carrier. for $ 400000 ...
  9. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 23 September 2013 16: 10
    -1
    As you know, BRDM-2 has long been hopelessly outdated and many countries are attempting to modernize it. Often the cost of such an upgrade is many times greater than the cost of the machine itself.
    A sufficiently toothy modernization was developed in Azerbaijan, the armament consists of a GSH-23L twin airgun with a rate of 3000-4000 rds / min.
    In addition, an automatic grenade launcher and launchers, probably for unguided missiles, are installed on the tower. There is also a thermal imaging sight and a panoramic television sight. In general, it turned out. in my opinion, very good.

    After the modernization of the BRDM itself, little remained, since the hull was completely redesigned, in which the doors appeared in the sides and aft. Yours faithfully! hi
    1. alone
      alone 23 September 2013 18: 44
      0
      the only unnecessary system in this modernization is the 4-barrel NURS. Instead, it could have put ATGMs. Helping with this option would be even more useful.
  10. slacker
    slacker 23 September 2013 16: 16
    +2
    It is clear that it has always been difficult with a technical thought in Transcaucasia ... But in the end, such a "kishlakmobile" is an achievement for this country.
  11. RUSS
    RUSS 23 September 2013 16: 23
    +6
    "I blinded him from what was well, but what was what I got" laughing .
  12. Evgeny_Lev
    Evgeny_Lev 23 September 2013 16: 42
    +6
    And the NURS "Cloud" at the start do not burn to a hair dryer?

    Do not judge strictly, but damn it, a garage-level hack.
  13. Algor73
    Algor73 23 September 2013 17: 15
    +2
    Well, apparently nothing. I don’t know how it is. But regarding tuning. There is a company in Kiev, as BRDM does such - you fall in love! With a TV, fridge, minibar, sofa, upholstery, etc. But the air conditioner, alas, is not installed.
  14. Ivan Ural
    Ivan Ural 23 September 2013 20: 33
    -2
    Well done Azerbaijanis. They are trying to breathe a second life into technology. Why not? Reliable Soviet machine
  15. smersh70
    smersh70 23 September 2013 21: 22
    -1
    .... and this is a modernization of the BMP-2 in Wahhabi .... what did you think of ...Reminds the first tanks ... belay
    1. alone
      alone 23 September 2013 23: 11
      +1
      Hi Vurgun! This is not a modernization. The militants were preparing this BMP-1 to carry out a kamikaze attack. These pipes played the role of a dynamic defense, so that the BMP could reach the point of explosion.
      1. smersh70
        smersh70 23 September 2013 23: 43
        -2
        Quote: lonely
        hi

        GOODNIGHT!!!!!!!
        Quote: lonely
        this bmp-1

        for sure .. bmp-1 ... they just thought of making artificially dynamic protection laughing
  16. albanech
    albanech 24 September 2013 14: 46
    0
    Old friend! Everything has remained from the times of the USSR - they smeared, tinted and money in your pocket, but shouted that everything is new and super - duper! Hitched ears from the donkey and into the battle! Although it’s very good that they didn’t throw it away and ruin it! Not so bad overall!
  17. bublic82009
    bublic82009 24 September 2013 23: 42
    0
    Yes, such an explosive mixture was invented by Azerbaijanis.