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BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 Strela/

SA-9 Gaskin SAM System Vehicle

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and many other countries)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1968
Manufactured by: Molotov GAZ Plant: Gorky, Russia
Crew: 3?
Armament: (4) Surface To Air Missiles in Launcher; (2) Spares.  The types of missiles used changed as newer models were introduced.  The missiles fielded on this vehicle were the Strela 1, Strela 1M, Strela 1M2 and Strela 1R
Engine: GAZ V8-Cylinder Petrol Engine
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle was derived from the BRDM-2 scout car series and was primarly built on the second production version of the BRDM-2, although some were built using the third version. There are some slight differences when compared to than the original scout cars, including the removal of the "belly wheels" to help reduce weight.

SA-9 "Gaskin" was NATO's designation for this vehicle.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 SAM System Vehicle Photo (And Above)  Please note that vehicle pictured is missing three missile launch boxes. Rob van Kan - Italy

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 Strela SAM System Photos and Information Federation of American Scientists Website
BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 Strela SAM System Photos and Information Military Factory Website
BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 Strela SAM System Photos and Information Army Recognition Website

Printed

Reference Author
"BRDM-2 Scout Car" (March 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (Fourth Edition) Christopher F. Foss
Russian Armored Cars (1930-2000) James Kinnear (Greenhill Books)
Soviet Wheeled Armored Vehicles Steven Zaloga (Concord Publications)
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SA-9 Gaskin SAM System Model Kit (3515) DML/Dragon 1/35 Plastic
BRDM-3 (SA-9) Scout Car Model Kit  (TPA20014) Verlinden/Trophy Models 1/35 Resin; Out of Production
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BRDM-2/3 Sagged Wheel Set (DW35019) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Dragon series of model kits
BRDM-2 "Russian Type" Wheel Set 35035) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Dragon/Revell of Germany Series of Kits.
BRDM-2 "Polish Type" Wheel Set 35037) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Dragon/Revell of Germany Series of Kits.
BRDM-2 "Russian Type 1" Wheel Set (35120) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Series of Kits.
BRDM-2 "Russian Type 2" Wheel Set (35121) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Series of Kits.
BRDM-2 "Mitas" Wheel Set (35122) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Series of Kits.
BRDM-2 "Polish Type" Wheel Set (35123) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Series of Kits.
BRDM-2 Wheel Set (35040) MiniArm 1/35 Resin.
BRDM-2 Tire Set (35A305) Panzer Shop 1/35 For Dragon/Revell of Germany Kits
BRDM/BTR Early Wheel Set (SKP093) SKP Models 1/35th Resin.

BRDM-2 Light Lenses (SKP135)

SKP Model

1/35

Resin and Photo Etch Brass; For Dragon Models Series of kits.

BRDM Wheel Set (TX0106) Trakz 1/35 For BRDM-1 and BRDM-2 Models

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider