Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
BRDM-1 - Base Series Designation
BRDM-1 Model 1957 (BTR-40P) - Open-Topped Crew Compartment.
BRDM-1 Model 1958 (BTR-40P) - Closed-Top Crew Compartment; fitted with roof hatches.
BRDM-1 Model 1959 (BTR-40P) - 1 x 7.62mm machine gun at front roof
BRDM-1 Model 1960 (BTR-40P) - 3 x 7.62mm machine guns at front roof and sides of superstructure.
BRDM-1U (BTR-40PU / BRDM-U) - Command Vehicle; fitted with specialized communications equipment; distinguished by four antennas.
BRDM-1RKh (BTR-40P Rkh) - Radiological / Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle; distinguished by two rectangle-shaped components at rear.
2P27 - Tank Destroyer; fitting 2K16 launcher for 3 x 3M^ "Shmel" (AT-1 "Snapper") anti-tank guided missiles.
2P32 - Tank Destroyer; fitting 2K8 launcher for 4 x 9M11 "Falanga" (AT-2 "Swatter") anti-tank guided missiles.
9P110 - Tank Destroyer; fitting 9K14M launcher for 6 x 9M14 "Malyutka" (AT-3 "Sagger") anti-tank guided missiles.
SPW-40P - East German Designation for unarmed BRDM-1
SPW-40PA - East German Designation for armed BRDM-1
9P111 - East German Designation for 9P110 Tank Destroyer
FUG - Hungarian Designation