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BRDM-2 RKhA/B

Chemical Reconnaissance Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and many other countries)
First Produced/Service Dates: ?
Manufactured by: Molotov GAZ Plant: Gorky, Russia
Crew: 4-5?
Armament: RKhA = Main: (1) 14.5mm Machine Gun; Coaxial: (1) 7.62mm MG
RKhB =
(1) 7.62mm MG
Engine: GAZ V8-Cylinder Petrol Engine
Miscellaneous Info: There are two versions of the BRDM-2 RKh Chemical Recon Cars based on the BRDM-2 Scout Car Series.  The first version was the RKhA which retained the "normal" BRDM-2 turret with 14.5mm KPVT and 7.62mm PKT, whereas the second version (RKhB) was equipped with a different turret mounting (1) 7.62mm machine gun.  The RKhA vehicle was built only in small numbers, whereas the RKhB vehicle was much more common as many more were produced.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 RKhB Chemical Recon Car Photos Duncan Nicholson - Tanks for Sale

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 RKhB Chemical Recon Car Photos and Information Federation of American Scientists Website
BRDM-2 RKhB Chemical Recon Car Information Global Security.Org Website
BRDM-2 RKhB Chemical Recon Car Photos Prime Portal

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)

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit (3513) DML/Dragon 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Russian NBC (Early) Model Kit (05513) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Represents a BRDM-2 RhkB NBC Recon Vehicle.
Russian NBC (Late) Model Kit (05516) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Represents a BRDM-2 RhkB NBC Recon Vehicle.  Includes Iraqi Markings.
       
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
"Soviet AFV's (Afghanistan War) Pt 2: BRDM-2, BRDM-2RKhb & BMP-2D" Decals (D356213) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 6: BRDM-2, BRDM-2RKhb, 2S3, BTR-70, BTR-80 & T-64B" Decals (D356215) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
BRDM-2 Photo-Etched Detail Set(35229) Eduard 1/35 For Revell of Germany Kit; I'd think it would be okay for Dragon Kits too.
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 RCh Conversion (35205) Panzer Shop 1/35 Multi-Media Conversion for the Dragon/DML BRDM-2 Scout Car.
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