The Russian BMR-3 is a mine-clearing vehicle based on the T-72 tank chassis. Requiring the need for mine clearing equipment during the Afghan War, the Soviets began developing the “BMR” series of mine clearing vehicles with the BMR-1 & BMR-2, based on the T-54 tank chassis, entering service during the 1980s. The latest version of the BMR mine-clearing vehicle, the BMR-3M, was based on the T-90 tank chassis with added explosive reactive armour (ERA).

The BMR-3 was fitted with KMT-7 mine roller and plough device, that can clear two channels across minefields, and shallow waters. Manned by a crew of 2 or 3, the BMR is armed with a 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun.

Trumpeter Russian BMR-3 Armored Mine-Clearing Vehicle features:

  • Highly detailed kit featuring crisp details and weldlines.
  • Highly detailed slide moulded upper hull.
  • Highly detailed commander’s cupola with 12.7 AA machine gun.
  • Optional front glacis Kontact ERA.
  • Single piece slide moulded belly armour. 
  • Highly detailed KMT-7 mine roller with copper chains and cable.
  • Individual track links.
  • Clear parts for periscopes and vision ports.
  • 1 PE fret.
  • Length of vinyl tube to depict external fuel tank hose.
  • 2 marking options.