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BRDM-2-2

Syrian BRMD-2 during a urban fight, 2008

BRDM-2 stands for Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina which translates to Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle. It was designed to be used as a scout car by the Soviet Union. It was intended to replace BRDM-1 with better amphibious capabilities and better armament. The armor can withstand small arms fire and artillery fragments. The wheels are vulnerable to puncture. The BRDM-2 can be found in the games Combat Mission: Shock ForceCombat Mission: Afghanistan and Combat Mission: Black Sea.


Technical informationEdit

  • 14.5mm KVPT MG (BRDM-2/BRDM-2U)
  • Coaxial 7.62mm MG (BRDM-2/BRDM-2U)
  • AT-3 / AT-5 ATGM (BRDM-2 ATGM)
  • Welded steel armor
  • Gasoline engine
  • Weighs 7.0 tons
  • BRDM-2M

    BRDM-2M in the woods of Ukraine, 2017

    Ammo:
    • 14.5mm AP-I (500 rounds)
    • 7.62mm (2k rounds)
    • AT-3 / AT-5 HEAT (8 missiles) (BRDM-2 ATGM)
  • Crew: 2 (gunner, driver) (CMSF) / 1 (driver) (CMA)
  • Passengers: 4 (CMSF) / 5 (CMA)

Variants in the gameEdit

Base game (CMSF):

  • BRDM-2: This Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle is a small four-wheeled high-speed all-terrain vehicle used mostly found in recon platoons. It has the same armor and armament as the BTR-60PB .
  • BRDM-2 ATGM: The BRDM-2 ATGM launcher vehicle mounts launch rails for the AT-3 Sagger or AT-5 anti-tank guided missile in place of the turret, and are found in the Regimental ATGM Platoon only.
  • BRDM-2U: The BRDM-2U adds extra radio equipment for Company and higher communications, but otherwise is the same as a standard BRDM-2. 
  • The only external difference is extra radio antenna. The loss of a command BRDM hurts command and control.

Base game (CMA):

  • BRDM ATGM

    Syrian BRDM-2 with ATGM-system installed

    BRDM-2: This Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle is a small four-wheeled high-speed all-terrain vehicle used mostly found in recon platoons. It has the same armor and armament as the BTR-60PB. The crew consists of 4 people and in combat conditions the solders often dismount and proceed on foot.

Base game (CMBS):

  • BRDM-2
  • BRDM-2 (AT-5B)
  • BRDM-2M
  • BRDM-2M (AT-5B)

SourcesEdit

  • Combat Mission: Shock Force game manual v1.20
  • Combat Mission: Afghanistan game manual
  • Combat Mission: Black Sea game manual

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