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BREM-L Beglianka

Armored recovery vehicle

BREM-L Beglianka ARV

The Russian BREM-L Beglianka is intended to support BMP-3 series armored vehicles

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service ?
Crew 3 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 18.7 t
Length 7.64 m
Width 3.15 m
Height 2.35 m
Performance
Lifting capacity 11 t
Winch capacity 45 t
Towed load 12 - 15 t
Earth working capacity ?
Armament
Machine guns 1 x 7.62 mm (1 000 rounds)
Mobility
Engine UTD-29 diesel
Engine power 500 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 9 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.8 m
Trench 2.5 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   In 1985 the Soviet Army adopted a BREM-2 armored recovery vehicle, based on the BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle chassis. However shortly after, in 1987, the Soviet Army adopted a new BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle, which was significantly heavier and had a completely different design than the BMP-1 and BMP-2. So a new armored recovery vehicle was required to support the new BMP-3. Development of such vehicle commenced in the late 1980s. It emerged as the BREM-L Beglianka. This Russian armored recovery vehicle is based on the BMP-3 chassis and is intended to support the BMP-3 series armored vehicles. It can also recover other light armored vehicles and military trucks. A some point the BREM-L was adopted by the Russian Army. Though it seems that only a relatively small number of these machines are in service with Russia. It has been exported to United Arab Emirates (around 85 units) and Venezuela. These armored recovery vehicles are newly-built, rather than converted from existing infantry fighting vehicles.

   The BREM-L has similar weight and dimensions as the BMP-3. It lacks turret, but is fitted with a front-mounted dozer blade, recovery winch and hydraulic crane. Main task of the BREM-L is to recover damaged or stuck BMP-3 series armored vehicles from the battlefield. It can tow disabled vehicles to maintenance units. This vehicle can also perform route clearing or earthworking tasks.

   The BREM-L has a hydraulic crane with a 5 t capacity and a maximum reach of 4.85 m. Lifting capacity can be increased to 11 t by using a pulley block, though at a cost of reduced reach. The crane is used for recovery or various lifting operations. It can lift subsystems, turrets, or replacement powerpacks of damaged vehicles.

   There is a 15 t capacity recovery winch. Winching capacity can be increased to 45 t by using pulley block. The winch has 150 m of cable.

   The front-mounted dozer blade is used as a stabilizing anchor for lifting and winching operations. It can be also used to clear routes or for light earthworking tasks. The BREM-L can dig defensive positions for vehicles.

   The BREM-L can tow damaged or uncontrolled vehicles to the nearest assembly points. Maximum towing speed is around 20 km/h. Furthermore it can also tow similar vehicles afloat.

   The BREM-L can carry some of the repair work in the field. This vehicle is equipped with tools for welding and cutting operations.

   There is a cargo are on top of the roof. It can be used to carry various spare parts, and even powerpacks. On land the BREM-L can carry loads with a maximum weight of up to 1.7 t. Though when traveling on water the load carrying capacity is reduced to 300 kg.

   The BREM-L is operated by a crew of 3, including vehicle commander, driver and handler. It can also accommodate 2 additional passengers.

   This armored recovery vehicle has a small turret for the vehicle commander. For self-defense the BREM-L is armed with a single 7.62 mm machine gun with 1 000 rounds of ammunition.

   This armored recovery vehicle is powered by an UTD-29 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 500 hp. Some sources report that this vehicle is powered by an UTD-29T engine, developing 450 hp. Engine is mounted at the rear. It is mated to a manual transmission with 4 forward and 2 reverse gears. This armored vehicle has a hydropneumatic suspension, which can be adjusted to suit the type of ground being crossed. The BREM-L has similar cross-country performance as the BMP-3.

   The BREM-L is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by two waterjets. Before entering the water, a front-mounted dozer blade is raised and acts like a trim vane. Maximum amphibious speed on water is 9 km/h.

  

 
BREM-L Beglianka ARV

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