Combat reconnaissance vehicle
Intended for execution of recon in force and carriage of personnel of mechanised subunits and their fire support. The BRDM-2 is a wheeled amphibious armoured vehicle. Fire can be delivered, apart from organic armament, from crew's weapons through two firing ports (one on each every side).
A high degree of mobility is provided by use of an amphibious chassis with a water jet, as well as by availability of four extra pneumatic rollers installed between main wheels and equipped with a drive. Additional cross-country capability of the BRDM-2 is provided by a self-recovery winch.
Mobility and survivability indices can be increased by installation of the SMD-21-08 diesel engine.
Equipment: bullet-proof armour protection, power plant using ZMZ-41 engine, extra wheels that enable to cross standard trenches and foxholes, a centralised tyre air pressure regulation system, a mechanical winch, an FVU filter-ventilation unit, a roentgenometer, a water obstacle crossing equipment.
Armament: 14.5mm KPVT machine gun, 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun.