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BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Spain (Also used by Egypt, Peru and Saudi Arabia)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1979
Manufactured by: General Dynamics European Land Systems (Originally ENASA)
Crew: 2+10
Armament: 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun (IFV)
Engine: (6) Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle also shares many of the same parts and components as the VEC Cavalry Scout Vehicle.  Upgraded Versions are referred to as BMR-M1 (sometimes referred to as the BMR-2) and were equipped with better armor and an upgraded Scania DS9 Diesel engine (from the Pegaso 9157/8 Turbo-Diesel). Spain is the only user of the M1 vehicle.

Besides the basic APC/IFV, many other versions of this vehicle were also developed to fulfill tasks including ambulance, anti-tank, artillery control, command, communications, electronic warefare, engineering, EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), fire support, mortar carrier, NBC reconaissance and recovery/repair.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photo (Peruvian Marines) Lewis Mejia - Peru
BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Photos (Iraq-2004) Luis Pitarch - Spain
    BMR-AMB Medical Vehicle Photos (Iraq-2004) Luis Pitarch
BMR-EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal Vehicle Photos (Kosovo-2002 & Iraq-2004) Luis Pitarch
BMR-PM Mortar Carrier Photos Luis Pitarch
BMR-PT Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos Luis Pitarch
BMR-VCZ Engineer Vehicle Photos (Iraq-2004) Luis Pitarch

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.com
BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists
BMR-600 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information and Photos Military Today.com

Printed

Reference Author
Blue Helmets Under Fire, The (Concord Publications) Samuel Katz & Yves Debay
Ejercito de Tierra: Vehicles of the Modern Spanish Army (Tankograd Publications) Antonio J. Candil Munoz
IFOR: Vehicles of the Multinational IFOR Peace-Keeping Operation (1995-96) (Tankograd Publications) Carl Schulze
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (4th Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Landing Zone Lebanon: UNIFIL 2006 (Blue Steel Books) Moustafa Assad

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BMR-600 IFV Vehicle Model Kit (3521) Nimix 1/35 Resin with Photo Etch Brass Details

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider