Home > Armored Vehicles > BRDM-3


Armored reconnaissance vehicle


It is unknown if the BRDM-3 armored reconnaissance vehicle is in service with Russian Army

Entered service ?
Crew 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 14.5 t
Length 7.7 m
Width 2.9 m
Height 2.76 m
Main gun 30-mm cannon
Machine guns 1 x 7.62-mm
Ammunition load
Main gun 300 rounds
Machine guns 2 000 rounds
Engine KamAZ-7403 diesel
Engine power 260 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 9 - 10 km/h
Range 700 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 2 m
Fording Amphibious


   The BRDM-3 armored reconnaissance vehicle is intended to operate up to 120 km behind the enemy lines. It is based on the BTR-80A armored personnel carrier. It is unknown if this vehicle was accepted to service with Russian army. It is worth mentioning that some sources incorrectly refer the name for the ATGM carrier variant of the BRDM-2. In 2012 eight of these reconnaissance vehicles were delivered to Kenya.

   Armor protection of the BRDM-3 is similar to that of the BTR-80A armored personnel carrier. Front arc provides protection against 12.7-mm rounds, while all-round protection is against 7.62-mm rounds and artillery shell splinters. Vehicle is also fitted with NBC protection system.

   The BRDM-3 is armed with remotely controlled 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun. Its 30-mm cannon has a range of effective fire of 2 km at daytime and 800 meters at night.

   Unlike other modern reconnaissance vehicles the BRDM-3 do not carries sophisticated reconnaissance equipment.

   Vehicle has a crew of 6, including commander, gunner, driver and three scouts. Troops enter and leave the vehicle through side doors or roof hatches. The BRDM-3 carries some reconnaissance equipment.

   The BRDM-3 is powered by a KamAZ-7403 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 260 horsepower. Engine and transmission are mounted in one module for easier replacement in field conditions. The BRDM-3 has a central tyre pressure system and is fitted with run-flat tyres. This reconnaissance vehicle is fully-amphibious without any preparation. On water it is propelled by a single waterjet.





Home  Home     Aircraft     Helicopters     Tanks     Armored Vehicles     Artillery     Trucks     Engineering Vehicles     Missiles     Naval Forces     Firearms     |     Contact Us

ARG 2006 - 2017