The BRDM-2 is an armored patrol car used by Russia and before that the Soviet Union. It was also known under the designations BTR-40PB, BTR-40P-2 and GAZ 41-08. This vehicle, like many other Soviet designs, has been exported extensively and is in use in at least 38 countries. It was intended to replace the earlier BRDM-1 with a vehicle that had improved amphibious capabilities and better armament.


Basic technical data

Weight 7,000 kg
Engine type GAZ-41 – 140 hp Gasoline
Speed – max. road 95 km/h
Chassis length overall 5.75 m
Height overall 2.31 m
Width overall 2.75 m
Speed – max. swim 10 km/h
Main armament 14.5 mm, Heavy, Machinegun, KPVT (caliber, type, name)
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