BREM-L Armoured recorver vechicle


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The BREM-L armoured vehicle is intended for evacuation of damaged (faulty) lightweight infantry fighting vehicles from battlefield and for rendering assistance to crews in field repair and technical maintenance of the vehicles. 
The BREM-L vehicle was developed with consideration of all contemporary requirements to recovery vehicles. Due to perfect combination of mobility, protection and ergonomic factors, the BREM-L vehicle ensures effective performance of the crew in various climatic zones (desert, tropics, deep snow, mountainous areas) with the temperature range of -50oC up to +50oC. 

Design of the BREM-L vehicle ensures recover of bogged-in vehicles, self-recovery, towing of controlled and uncontrolled vehicles on various types of terrain and afloat. 
The BREM-L special equipment enables to perform repair operations and works intended for evacuation of damaged vehicles (including electric welding and cutting operations with steel and aluminium alloys), to carry out hoisting operations for half-lifting of vehicles during their evacuation, repair or replacement of units and assemblies (including turrets power packs). 
TheΒ  BREM-L crane and its design peculiarities allow to replace own power pack of the vehicle, to move with a weight on the crane hook (including the turret or power pack) within the repair ground. 

The BREM-L cargo platform transportation of different spare parts of the vehicles. Due to its plow-dozer, the BREM-L vehicle can be used for earth-moving operations when arranging repair grounds, and for ground removing in case of extraction of other vehicles. 
Two water jet propellers enable the vehicle to develop 9 km/h speed afloat and ensure excellent manoeuvrability. Due to the antisurge vane and the telescopic air intake tube, the vehicle stably moves afloat at up to Sea State 3 and tows lightweight vehicles. 

Based on the BMP-3 chassis, the BREM-L recovery vehicle is mostly unified with the standard BMP-3 vehicles. It features similar characteristics of mobility, protection, survivability and ergonomics. All of the above makes the BREM-L vehicle one of the best examples of lightweight recovery vehicles.



Type Light-weight, tracked, amphibious
Combat loaded weight, t 18.7
Crew, persons 3 + 2 (spare)
(commander-expert in special electric equipment,
driver-crane operator, fitter-welder-rigger)
Transportability The vehicle can be transported by rail, trailer, cargo aircraft or vessel
Main overall dimensions  
Length, mm 7640
Width (over tracks), mm 3150
Height (over turret top), mm 2350
Ground clearance, mm 450
Type UTD-29, four-stroke, multi-fuel, liquid-cooled
Gross power, kW (hp) 368 (500)
Movement speed  
Maximum movement speed on highway, km/h:  
forward gears 70
reverse gears 20
Average movement speed on dry unpaved road, km/h 45-50
Average towing speed, km/h 20
Maximum speed afloat, km/h 9
Cruising range, km 600
Negotiable obstacles  
Gradient, deg. 35
Side slope, deg. 20
Trench, m 2,5
Vertical obstacle, m 0,8
Water approach angle, deg. 30
Water departure angle, deg 25
Machine gun (mounted on commander's revolving hatch) PKTM
Number, pcs. 1
Calibre, mm 7.62
Range of aimed fire, m 2000
Ammunition allowance  
Cartridges for machine gun, pcs 1000
Recovery equipment  
Crane Derrick, full-swing
Type of drive Hydraulic, mechanical
Load-carrying capacity, t 5 / 11 (with pulley block)
Maximum swinging radius, m 4852
Pulling winch Mechanical
Type of drive Hudraulic
Maximum pulling force, kN (tf) 140-160
Rope operating length, m 150
Plow-dozer Used for entrenching, earthmoving operations and moving afloat
Blade width, mm 3150
Type of drive Hydraulic
Maximum penetration depth, mm 340
Electric welding equipment Used for welding and cutting of steel and aluminium alloys
Welding methods Semi-automatic electric arc, manual
Cargo platform All-metal, removable, with right-hand and rear flaps
Load-carrying capacity (also afloat), t 0.3