9P148 ATGM Launcher Vehicle
Gary's Combat Vehicle Reference Guide

Alternative DesignationsBRDM-2/AT-5, BRDM-2 (Spandrel)
Country of OriginCIS (formerly USSR)
RoleAnti-tank vehicle
Date Of Introduction1977
Combat Weight7.7 tons (7.0 mt)
Ground Pressure?
Drive Formula4 x 4 (+ 4 auxiliary wheels)
Length, Overall 18.8 ft (5.73 m)
Width, Overall 7.41 ft (2.26 m)
Height, Overall 7.58 ft (2.31 m)
Engine140 hp (104 kw) gasoline
Range466 miles (750 km)
Road Speed62 mph (100 km/h)
Cross Country Speed?
Swim Speed6 mph (10 km/h)
Fording DepthAmphibious
ArmorTurret front: 0.4 in (10 mm)
Applique ArmorN/A
Explosive Reactive ArmorN/A
Active Protective SystemN/A
NBC Protection SystemCollective
Smoke EquipmentN/A
Type Mount Typical Ammo Load
9P135M3 AT-4/AT-5 ATGM launcher.
SACLOS; wire-guided
Retractable pedestal mount; 5 launch tubes; automated loader 15-20.
AT-4, AT-4B, AT-5, AT-5B
Fire Control SystemN/A
Main Gun StabilizationN/A
Infrared SearchlightN/A


The platform vehicle is a BRDM-2M/GAZ-41-08.

A variety of ATGM mixes have been seen with 9P148, between AT-4 (Spigot) and AT-5-type (Spandrel) ATGMS. The primary benefit of adaptability is increased launcher load and adaptability to user countries' inventories of ATGMs. Most common ATGM is AT-5. As AT-5B is produced, it is likely to replace AT-5 in better-budgeted country inventories.

Reload time for the launcher is 25 seconds.

Russian firms have developed countermeasures, such as encoded-pulse beacons for ATGMs and counter-dazzler adjustments to the 9S451M1 guidance box. Filters can be mounted in front of reticles.

The 1PN66 thermal sight is available for the ATGM launcher. Acquisition range is approximately 2,500 meters.

Russian KBP offers a drop-in one-man turret, called Kliver, with a stabilized 2A72 30-mm gun, a 4 Kornet ATGM launcher, thermal sights, and improved fire control system.


Original launcher vehicle with 5 AT-5 (only) launch rails. This version is fitted with a turret on top of which is mounted five ready to launch missiles. This vehicle is sometimes referred to as the BRDM-3. To the rear of the turret in the top of the hull is a bowed hatch, which is thought to fold into the hull, enabling the launcher to be internally reloaded. The launch tube has a blow-out cap at the front and is flared at the rear and a sight is fitted in the roof of the vehicle on the right side. It is estimated that ten more missiles are carried inside the hull.