PRP-3 (BMP M1975) Artillery Reconnaissance Vehicle,Indian Army

PRP-3 (BMP M1975) Artillery Reconnaissance Vehicle,Indian Army

PRP-3 (BMP M1975) Artillery Reconnaissance Vehicle,Indian Army

PRP-3 is a BMP-1 converted into an artillery reconnaissance vehicle. It entered service with the Soviet Army in 1970.It act as a Battlefield Surveillance system in Indian Army.

The vehicle was fitted with two R-123M or R-108 radios and optical devices which enabled it to function in the artillery/guided missile target indication, fire adjustment and/or artillery/mortar locating roles. It was armed with one PKT machine gun in a ball mount in front of the new, bigger, two-man turret which was positioned further back than in a normal BMP-1.

PRP-3 (BMP M1975) Artillery Reconnaissance Vehicle,Indian Army

PRP-3 (BMP M1975) act as a Battlefield Surveillance system in Indian Army.

The turret had two single-piece hatches which opened forward. Both hatches had periscopes for observation and a large optical device in front of each hatch. A shuttered housing held an optical device on the right hand side of the turret.

It had a rectangular folding antenna for the 1RL126 “Small Fred” counterbattery/surveillance radar mounted in a circular hatch cover on the left of the rear of the turret which operated in the J-band and had a detection range of 20 km and a tracking range of 7 km. It also had 1V44/1G13M/1G25-1 navigational systems, a 1D6/D6M1 laser range finder, a 10P79 vision device, a 1PN29 night vision device and a 90 mm 2P130-1 launcher with 20 9M41 illumination missiles.

PRP-3 (BMP M1975) Artillery Reconnaissance Vehicle,Indian Army

PRP-3 was armed with one PKT machine gun in a ball mount in front of the new, bigger, two-man turret which was positioned further back

The crew was increased from 3 to 5 men. One PRP was assigned to an artillery/guided missile battalion (towed or self-propelled) and to the target acquisition battery of an artillery regiment. It was also known as BMP-SON. NATO gave it the designation BMP M1975

 

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