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BRDM-2

 

The Russian armored reconnaissance vehicle BRDM-2

 

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BRDM-2. Photo: AB

 

     The BRDM-2 is a Russian armored reconnaissance vehicle. It was developed in the beginning of the 1950s by the Gorkï construction firm. The BRDM-2 was put into service in 1962.

     The BRDM-2 is developed to replace the BRDM-1 within recon units. Its weapons are composed of; a KPVT 14.5mm heavy machine gun and a coaxial PKT 7.62mm machine gun, identical to the Russian BTR-60 Armored Personnel Carrier.

     The BRDM-2 has 2 retractable wheels on each side. Deployed hydraulically they allow for an 8×8 mode, enhancing off-road capabilities. The powertrain is installed in the rear of the vehicle. The BRDM-2 has amphibious capabilities. It is used within the armed forces in over 50 countries throughout the world.

 

 

Armament

Machine gun : 14.5 mm
Coaxial machine gun : 7.62 mm


Specifications

Crew : 4
Powertrain : GAZ-41 essence, 140 hp
Speed : 80 km/h
Weight : 7 t


Dimensions

Length : 5.75 m
Width : 2.35 m
Height turret : 2.39 m
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BRDM-2. Photo: Russian Army

 

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Bulgarian BRDM-2. Photo: US Navy

 

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BRDM-2. Photo: Russian Army

 

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BRDM-2. Photo: AB

 

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HMMWV, BRDM-2. Photo: US Army

 

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BRDM-2. Photo: Ukrainian Army

 

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BRDM-2. Photo: Russian Army

 

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BRDM-2 AT-5 anti-tank missile

 

 

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