Kurganmashzavod BREM-K

     Notes: This is an armored recovery vehicle based upon the BTR-80.  It is designed to recover and repair BTR-series and light tracked vehicles, with specific attention to the BTR-80 and its derivatives.  It is also designed to assist light vehicle crews in performing BDAR and repair. It has the secondary role of battlefield surveillance.

     The BREM-K has an A-frame which is fitted to the front of the turret when required, tow bars, a stowage platform on the rear deck and stabilizers that may be lowered under the glacis.  There is a large selection of tools, including electric and standard tools, and excavation tools, as well as basic/tracked vehicle/wheeled vehicle tools, an air compressor, and an arc welder.  There is also a temporary tire puncture repair kit; this will allow a BTR-series vehicle go 200 kilometers over off-road terrain at half-speed on a punctured tire. 500 kilograms of spare parts are normally carried, including two spare wheels and tires.

     The BREM-K has an elevated spotlight at the commander's position. The driver and commander have hatches that open sideways; the commander's hatch is to the right side of the small turret.  This turret is as the BTR-80 turret, but is armed only with a PKT machinegun. The commander normally mans the turret, but another crewmember may man it instead, allowing the commander to survey repair efforts or conduct battlefield surveillance.  A third crewmember operates the crane and winches; he has a hatch on the roof behind the commanderís hatch.  There is seating for five inside the BREM-K, but it usually carries only one more crewmember.  The extra seats may be for specialists or spare mechanics, but are also often used to carry the crew of a damaged vehicle.

     The turret acts as the carrier of the drums for the A-frame crane. The crane is normally carried folded along the left side; it takes 20 minutes to install or break down the crane.  It is a jib crane, and can lift up to 1.2 tons. An alternative jib crane has a capacity of 800 kg and is manually operated.  It can be traversed over the whole of the vehicle. It has 50 meters of usable cable. This takes 20 minutes to set up and 23 minutes to break down.  If both cranes are operated manually, they may combine their lifting forces. Inside the vehicle's body is a winch that can be led out the front or back.  It has a capacity of 6 tons, though this may be increased to 24 tons using block and tackle. Two earth plows steady the vehicle during heavy operations.  The cargo platform of a BREM-K is not capable of carrying a BTR-series powerpack; it can carry only 500 kilograms.

     The BREM-K, for its battlefield surveillance role, has enhanced vision devices and several pairs of high-powered binoculars.  It also carries an extra long-range radio, which is data-capable.  It also has inertial navigation, and a small computer allows it to map its route and report positions of enemy troops. There are two clusters of four smoke grenade launchers on the BREM-K.

     The engine is a KamAZ-7403 turbocharged diesel with 260 horsepower.  Transmission is manual. The BREM-K is amphibious, with preparation (it takes about 2 minutes to prepare the vehicle).  It can tow a vehicle if it too is amphibious.  This is slow, however; it only allows a Travel Move of 11. The BREM-K has run-flat tires and an 8x8 drive.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$799,644

D, A

2.5 tons

14.5 tons

4+4

7

Passive IR (D), 2nd Gen Image Intensification (C), Thermal Imaging (C), WL Spotlight (C)

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

158/80

44/22/3

300

96

CiH

W(4)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF5  HS3  HR3*

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

Basic

PKT

1500x7.62mm

*The BREM-K has a floor AV of 4Sp.

 

Kurgan KMM

     Notes:  This is a treadway bridge layer based on the Zil-157 truck chassis.  The KMM is long out of service in Russia, but some members of the former Warsaw Pact still use them, as well as China and Egypt.

     The bridge sections have five trackways that are best suited for dismounted troops or wheeled vehicles, especially as they are MLC 12. These are short bridges that may span 6 meters, or be joined into up to 5-bridge-long spans, forming a bridge of 34 meters.  Laying 5 spans takes about 45-60 minutes in daylight, or 60-80 minutes in the dark, with an average-trained crew.  One span takes 15 minutes. The bridge section has adjustable trestles, allowing a 1-3 meter rise in height. The trestles must be adjusted before the bridge is laid. Like the TMM-3, the KMM's bridge can be laid underwater to reduce the possibility of detection; this takes about 50% longer than normal, and may be used with logs or piles of rocks and sand.  The capacity of each span is about 12 tons. 

     The Zil-157 base vehicle has a gasoline engine with 109 horsepower. The stats below are for one truck with one trackway.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$43,149

G, A

500 kg

8.8 tons

3

8

Headlights

Open

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config*

Susp

Armor

121/61

33/17

215

58

CiH

W(3)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF1  HS1  HR1

*The Crew-in-Hull designation denotes the bridge and machinery carried.  If the bridge is deployed, the Configuration changes to Stnd.  When in CiH Config, crewmember hits in a turret are ignored.

 

Arzamas RKhM-4-01

     Notes: The RKhM-4-01 is an engineer reconnaissance vehicle, designed for checking for chemical and radiological contamination, with a secondary role of general route reconnaissance.  It is designed to operate day and night, and in adverse weather.  It has never been put up for export sales, and is used only by Russia.  It is based on the BTR-80 APC; externally, it looks almost like a standard BTR-80.  Internally, it is filled with electronic and chemical equipment, long-range radios, and room for a small team of specialists. The RKhM-6 is a new version of the RKhM-4-01, with more advanced NBC and surveillance suites, a more powerful engine and transmission.

 

The RKhM-4-01

     The RKhM-4-01 has a Geiger counter, two dosimeters, an automatic chemical contamination alarm, devices for determining what agent is causing chemical contamination, and devices to analyze general weather conditions, especially wind direction and speed.  A defect in the RKhM-4-01 is that it cannot detect beta radiation from inside the vehicle; at least one specialist must dismount with a hand-held device to detect beta particles.  Gamma and alpha radiation can be detected and analyzed from within the vehicle.  For this reason, the RKhM-4-01 has four special suits to protect the dismounting specialists from radiation.  The RKhM-4-01 has special arms on one side of the vehicle to take samples and bring them into a special compartment for analysis. The RKhM-4-01 can detect most types of chemical contamination used or stockpiled today. The arm is dexterous enough (assuming the operator is dexterous enough) to take in leaves, earth, and reach up to two meters into a tree or other surface to take materials for analysis.  The RKhM-4-01 can also take air samples and analyze them. It can also detect some types of biological contamination, such as bacteria and food poisoning. On the rear and sides of the RKhM-4-01 are six warning flag dispensers, each with 30 flags.  They can be deployed from within the vehicle or set to deploy automatically at a certain interval, and come in different colors to denote radiation and chemical contamination. The RKhM-4-01 has an eight-barreled signal flare launcher, which may be manually triggered or set to fire automatically upon detecting chemical or radiological contamination.  The RKhM-4-01 carries a complete set of reloads for the flare launcher, but they must be reloaded manually from the outside roof.  The RKhM-4-01 has inertial navigation and a small computer to act as a mapping module, advise the commander of the proper routes, and convert areas to map coordinates. The RKhM-4-01 also conducts general route reconnaissance, and can note condition of roads, bridges, and areas of high water and put them on the map. The RKhM-4-01 has one short-range and two long-range radios, which are data-capable, for transmitting its findings to higher headquarters.  On each side, the RKhM-4-01 has a cluster of four smoke grenade launchers.

     The RKhM-4-01 has an NBC Overpressure system, with a vehicular system as a backup. It also has twice the radiation shielding as normal. It carries 3 sets of MOPP suits and filters for the crew.  The RKhM-4-01 retains the BTR-80ís turret, but it has no hatch; the vehicle has a stand for a gunner, and the commander normally sits up front next to the driver.  The driver and commander have overhead hatches, and are behind large windows to the front of them.  An armored shutter with a vision block can be lowered over both windows.  The driver has vision blocks to the front and left side; the commander has vision blocks to the front and right side.  Their front blocks have a night channel.  The turret also has a night vision device, as well as wide-angle vision blocks to the front, sides, and rear.  The RKhM-4-01 has no firing ports, but retains the vision blocks for the firing ports.  It has an automatic fire detection/suppression system, and an alarm that goes off if contamination is inside the vehicle or the NBC Overpressure system has failed.  The RKhM-4-01 retains the side hatches, and has two hatches on the roof.

     Being a subtype of the BTR-80, the RKhM-4-01 has a KamAZ-7403 turbocharged diesel engine with 260 horsepower, and a manual transmission.  The drive is 8x8, on run-flat tires. The RKhM-4-01 is amphibious, with preparation (it takes about 2 minutes to prepare the vehicle).

 

The RKhM-6

     The RKhM-6 is only now beginning its service, and only six have been built as of early 2016.  These are being distributing around units for training purposes. Originally, full production and issue was to begin in early 2016, but budgetary difficulties have scaled this back to LRIP and issue to early 2017.

     The largest difference between the RKhM-4-01 and RKhM-6 is its more advanced NBC laboratory. On the RKhM-6, this is almost totally computerized, and this allowed the specialist team to be scaled back to one person.  Most chemical and radioactive detection is automatic and constant, with alarms going off inside the vehicle if any such contamination is detected. The RKhM-6ís sensors can detect all kinds of radioactive contamination from inside the vehicle, and the crewmember does not need to dismount to test for beta particles.  The special suits for dismounting in a radiation environment are not carried on the RKhM-6, though the three sets of MOPP suits and filters are retained.  The arms for detection of the outside are a little more dexterous and easier to use than the RKhM-4-01, and after use, a special chemical bath sterilizes the arms to keep from skewing results of later investigations. The chemical detection devices are optical devices, and are analyzed via computer. The RKhM-6ís biological sensors are more general, and can detect some viruses. The flare launcher is reloaded from inside the RKhM-6.  The RKhM-6 has a BMS and navigates using GLONASS, with an inertial navigation backup.

     The RKhM-6 carries a more advanced meteorological suite, with its sensors able to cover four square kilometers or pinpoint direction up to six kilometers, measuring wind speed and direction, air samples, weather conditions, and rain or snow and whether they are contaminated. (Hail must be picked in one of the arms to be analyzed.) As the RKhM-6 also conducts route reconnaissance and more general reconnaissance, the RKhM-6 has sensors that include advanced image intensification with a six-kilometer range.  The night vision is also better, with a FLIR replacing the short-ranged passive IR system.

     The engine is borrowed from the BTR-82, and is a 300-horsepower turbocharged diesel.  The transmission is automatic.  The RKhM-6 also borrows the advanced armor of the RKhM-5, with spaced and heavier armor to the front, and alternating aluminum/steel plates on the sides and turret. The roof is strengthened, and there is more mine protection.  There are more radios on the RKhM-6, and they are all data-capable.  The internals of the RKhM-6 are smaller, giving the RKhM-6 about the same weight despite having heavier armor, and allowing more ammunition to be carried. The crew is in the same places, but there is a firing port on each side near the front, as well as other vision blocks.  The side hatches are larger and more genuinely useable.  The RKhM-6 has an automatic smoke grenade launcher, and can block visual, IR, and has a 50% chance to be able to block lasers.  Double amount of smoke grenade launchers are carried, with more smoke reloads carried inside the vehicle (though they must still be reloaded from outside the vehicle).

     The rest of the RKhM-6 is otherwise the same as the RKhM-4-01 for game purposes.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

RKhM-4-01

$246,684

D, A

400 kg

13.5 tons

5

15

Passive IR (D, G, C)

Shielded

RKhM-6

$1,534,671

D, A

500 kg

13.5 tons

3

13

Passive IR (D), 2nd Gen Image intensification (C), FLIR (G, C)

Shielded

 

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

RKhM-4-01

147/74

41/21/3

300

91

CiH

W(4)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF5  HS3  HR3*

RKhM-6

176/88

49/25/3

300

111

CiH

W(4)

TF6  TS6  TR6  HF8Sp  HS6  HR4**

 

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

RKhM-4-01

+1

Basic

KPV, PKT

500x14.5mm, 1500x7.62mm

RKhM-6

+1

Basic

KPV, PKT

550x14.5mm, 1800x7.62mm

*The RKhM-4-01 has a floor AV of 4Sp.

**The RKhM-6 has a floor AV of 5Sp, and a roof AV of 5.

 

Omsk TMM-3

     Notes:  This is a treadway bridge layer mounted on a 6x6 KrAZ-255B truck chassis.  The bridges have three trackways and have MLC 30. The truck for the bridging can be identified by the spare tire atop the cab, and the lack of any bed. It is used not only by the military; civilian uses include disaster relief, humanitarian operations, and in the oil, gas, and mining industries. The TMM-3 was produced in large quantities and used by Russia and the Warsaw Pact, as well as China, Nicaragua, and Yugoslavia.  In addition, the Indian Sarvatra bridgelayer is very similar to the TMM-3, but uses a domestically-produced truck (of similar performance). It remains in service, but is no longer produced.

     The bridge is a two-section model that can close a gap of 10.5 meters.  Four sections are carried per truck. Several TMM-6s can work together to span a large gap of up to 40 meters. Laying requires 4-6 minutes during the day and 6-8 minutes at night for average quality troops.  The bridge can be laid underwater to reduce the possibility of detection, and several vehicles of the same type may join sections to form long bridges.  The bridge may be laid in up to 3 meters of water; however, laying or recovering the bridge underwater takes twice as long. Each section may hold 30 tons.  Logs and metal plates may be used to support the bridging trestles when the water or other gap is too deep.  The deploying machinery is under the rear of the truckís frame. Alternatively, the bridge may be laid and recovered using muscle power and a large wheel. The rear wheels are jacked up on jacks before the bridge is deployed; once the sections are deployed, the jacks automatically retract into the truck. 

     The engine is a YaMZ M206B diesel developing 205 horsepower, with manual transmission. The cab is lightly armored, but the rest of the truck is not, and the TMM-3 does not have run-flat tires.

     The TMM-3 is to be partially replaced by the TMM-6 starting in 1999.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$592,986

D, A

750 kg

19.5 tons

3

15

Headlights

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config*

Susp

Armor

111/56

31/16

450

75

CiH

W(3)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF2  HS2  HR2

*The Crew-in-Hull designation denotes the bridge and machinery carried.  If the bridge is deployed, the Configuration changes to Stnd.  When in CiH Config, crewmember hits in a turret are ignored.

 

Omsk TMM-6 Gusenita-2

     The TMM-6 Gusenita-2 is based on a MZKT-7930 8x8 truck. (The Gusenita-1 is the MTU-90M, in Russian Tracked Engineer Vehicles.) It is being used by the Russian Army exclusively, and they do not have the money to put into full production.  It remains in LRIP. It is designed to also be used by civilian organizations, but no such orders have been made. It is available for export, but no export orders have been received.

     The bridge sections are some of the highest-capacity bridging sections, being MLC 60 and designed specifically for wide vehicles like tanks and AFVs and LAVs.  A bridge section can span 17 meters; up to six TMM-6s can daisy-chain their bridges, spanning up to 102 meters. Doing this takes 50 minutes. The bridge from an MTU-90 may be put at the end of the chain, extending the bridge to 125 meters. The bridging operation is done completely by controls within the cab, and the crew does not need to leave the cab.  The bridge opens by a scissors-action using truck-mounted machinery carried under the rear end of the truck frame.  The bridge section comes with adjustable trestles, with a height of 2-5 meters. It can also be laid up to 5 meters below the surface of water, to camouflage it; deploying and recovery in this way takes twice as long. To deploy a bridge section takes 5 minutes for an average-quality crew; recovery takes half that time. If necessary (for example, if the engine is not working or the truck is low on fuel), the bridge can be laid without hydraulic power, by the use a large wheel on the side and human muscle power.

     The TMM-6 and its bridges are painted with an equivalent of NATO CARC paint. The cab and the frame are not armored. The cab has an NBC Overpressure system, and they need not leave the cab to lay or recover the bridge.

     The TMM-6 uses a YaMZ-8401 turbocharged diesel developing 650 horsepower, coupled with an automatic transmission.  The suspension is 8x8, with driver-adjustable tire pressure. If needed, extra bridge sections may be carried to the bridging site on specially-outfitted Ural 6x6 trucks; these sections must be offloaded to the TMM-6, and this takes 20 minutes.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$604,992

D, A

750 kg

83.95 tons

3

36

Headlights

Shielded

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config*

Susp

Armor

82/42

22/11

450

241

CiH

W(4)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF1  HS1  HR1

*The Crew-in-Hull designation denotes the bridge and machinery carried.  If the bridge is deployed, the Configuration changes to Stnd.  When in CiH Config, crewmember hits in a turret are ignored.