BREM-84
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modified: Nov 10, 2012
BREM-84 is a Ukrainian armored recovery vehicle developed at Kharkov. The prototype was built at the Malyshev Plant. It is similar to the Russian BREM-80U. However, it is powered by a 1,000hp 6TF diesel engine and the crane is fitted on the right side of the superstructure.


The main mechanical winch is provided with 130m of cable and has a maximum traction force of 250kN. Cable winding and unwinding speed is 10m/min. The hydrostatic auxiliary winch is provided with 260m of cable. It has a maximum traction force of 9kN.

A hydraulically-operated crane is mounted on the right side of the hull. It can be traversed through 360° and lift 25 tonnes. The jib has a maximum radius of 6.8m and can be used from 0 to 75° in elevation with hook lowering, and hoisting speed ranges from 0.2 to 6m/min. The crane lays along the side of the hull when not required.

A hydraulically-operated dozer blade is mounted at the front of the hull. It is 3.38m wide and can be used as a stabilizer while the crane or winch is being used in addition to its earth-moving role. It can dig to a maximum depth of 30cm and can move 120m3 of soil an hour in clay terrain.

A 1.2 x 1.90m loading platform is provided that can carry 1.5 tonnes. A welding set is also installed which operates on a current of 300A with the electrode having a maximum diameter of 5mm.

BREM-84 can ford to a depth of 1.8m. With preparation, it can cross rivers up to 1,000m wide with a maximum depth of 5m.

A 12.7mm NSVT machine gun is mounted on the roof. Eight 81mm electrically operated smoke grenade launchers are mounted on the front-right side of the hull. A smoke screen can also be generated by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust.

Standard equipment includes NBC protection, and night vision equipment.


References: JAA5, TST