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BRDM-2 Scout Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (and many other countries)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1966
Manufactured by: Molotov GAZ Plant: Gorky, Russia
Crew: 4-5
Armament: Main: (1) 14.5mm Machine Gun; Coaxial: (1) 7.62mm MG
Engine: GAZ V8-Cylinder Petrol Engine
Miscellaneous Info:

BRDM is the acroynm for Bronevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dosomaya Maschina. The BRDM-2 was created to replace the BRDM-1 series of scout cars.  There three major production versions of this vehicle including the GAZ-41 (The original name for this vehicle), GAZ-4106 and GAZ-4108, alll differing in some small ways. The GAZ-4108 version was initially mis-identified in the West as an entirely new vehicle and thusly named (incorrectly) BRDM-3.

Some other variants of this vehicle are the BRDM-2U Command Vehicle, BRDM-2 ATM-1 Utlity and Recovery Vehicle, BRDM-2 RKhA/B Chemical Reconnaissance Car, BRDM-2 ZRK 9K31 Strela SAM System, and BRDM-2 9P122, BRDM-2 9P148 ATGM Vehicles.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 Scout Car Photos (Ft. Lewis, Washington USA) Mark Aldrich - IPMS/USA Tacoma Green Dragons (Washington)
    BRDM-2 Scout Car (Photos Taken at IDF History Museum) Rob Goldman - Kfir Saba, Israel
    BRDM-2 Scout Car Photos Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
  Peruvian BRDM-2 Scout Car Photo Lewis Mejia - Peru
  BRDM-2 Scout Car Photo Luis Pitarch - Spain
  BRDM-2 Scout Car Photo - (From Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Salisbury, UK
    BRDM-2 Scout Car Photos Rob van Kan - Italy
BRDM-2 Scout Car Photos Ian Young - Great Britain

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 Scout Car Photos and Information Army-Guide Website
BRDM-2 Scout Car Photos and Information Federation of American Scientists Website
BRDM-2 Scout Car Information Global Security.Org Website
BRDM-2 Scout 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
Israeli Military Vehicles: The First 50 Years 1948-1998 (Mouse House Enterprises) John Myszka
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
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin; Out of Production
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit (72102) Ace Plastic Models 1/72 Plastic.
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit (3513) DML/Dragon 1/35 Plastic
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit (50126) Gaso.Line 1/48 Resin
HMMWV OPFOR (BRDM 2? Version) Model Kit (MM-R13) Model Miniature 1/72 Resin
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit (3513) Revell of Germany 1/35 Re-box of Dragon Kit.  Plastic.
BRDM-2 Scout Car - Early version (05511) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Kit  (TPA20008) Verlinden/Trophy Models 1/35 Resin; Out of Production
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
"Czechoslovakia 1968 #2" Decals (35207) Bison Decals 1/35 Decals.  Also covers the T-62A MBT and BTR-152 APC.
BRDM-2/3 Sagged Wheel Set (DW35019) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Dragon series of model kits
"MVD & Other Markings (Caucasus) Part 2" Decals (D356191) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
“Novorossian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 10: BRDM-2 & BMD-2" (D356232) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Soviet AFV's (Afghanistan War) Pt 2: BRDM-2, BRDM-2RKhb & BMP-2D" Decals (D356213) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Soviet AFV's (Afghanistan War) Pt 3: Shilka, BMD-1 & BRDM-2" Decals (D356228) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Soviet AFV's (Afghanistan War) Pt 4: Shilka, BMD-1, BRDM-2, MT-LB & URAL-4320 " Decals (D356229) 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.
"Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 8: BMD-1, BRDM-2 & BM-21" (D356230) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 9: BMD-1, MT-LB & ZIL-131 Gun Truck" (D356231) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
"Ukrainian AFV's (Ukraine-Russia Crisis) Pt 11: BRDM-2, T-64BV & ZSU-23-4" (D356244) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decal Set.
BRDM-2 Photo-Etched Detail Set (35229) Eduard 1/35 For Revell of Germany Kit; Should be okay for Dragon Kits too.

BRDM-2 Scout Car (Early Version) Detail Set (36231)

Eduard

1/35 Photo-Etched Brass; For Trumpeter Model Kit

BRDM-2 Scout Car (Early Version) Detail Set (E35-157)

ET Model

1/35 Photo-Etched Brass; For Trumpeter Model Kit

Russian BRDM-2 (Early Version) Weighted Road Wheels (ER35-051)

ET Model

1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Model Kit 05511
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.
14.5mm KPTV & 7.62mm PKT Machine Gun Barrels and Smoke Discharger Set (MJS312) Model Point 1/35 For BRDM-2, BTR-70 and BTR-80 Model Kits
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 and Lense Set (SKP135)

SKP Model

1/35

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

BRDM-2 Light and Lense Set (SKP186)

SKP Model

1/35

Resin and Photo Etch Brass; For Trumpeter Series of kits.

"Ukraine & Novorussiya 2014" Decals (35-920)

Star-Decals

1/35

Decals; Covering the BRDM-2, BTR-70, BTR-80 & BTR-469.

"Ukraine & Novorussiya Part 2" Decals (35-893)

Star-Decals

1/35

Decals; Covering the BRDM-2.

"Soviet In Afghanistan Part 2 - Wheeled AFVs" (35-882) Star Decals 1/35 Decals; Covering Soviet BTR-80's, BRDM-2's, GAZ-69's & MAZ 537's.

"Afghan AFVs - Northern Alliance/Taliban/ANA" (35-859)

Star-Decals

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for the BRDM-2, BRDM-2 Sagger (9P122), BTR-70 with ZU-23-2 gun & UAZ-469 with Recoilless Rifle.

"Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the 1980's Iraq-Iran War: Iranian Tanks & AFVs Part 2" (35-C1051)

Star-Decals

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for the T-55, Type-59, T-72M, BMP-1, ZSU-23-4 & BRDM-2

"Soviet and Russian Naval Infantry Part 2" (35-C1055)

Star-Decals

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for BTR-60PB, BTR-70, BRDM-2, BRDM-2 Konkurs & PTS-M

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

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
BRDM-2 Scout Car Model Photos (1/35 Accurate Armour and Dragon Kits) Ian Young - Great Britain
BRDM-2 Scout Car (Syrian Police) Model Photos (1/35 Dragon Kit) Wayne Cassell - Littleton, Colorado USA