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ACE-72102 1/72 BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Car model kit

Ace ACE-72102 1/72 BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Car model kit
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ACE-72102 1/72 BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Car model kit

Ace 1/72 BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Car model kit. Pic.1
Ace 1/72 BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Car model kit. Pic.1

The BRDM-2 was designed by V K Rubstov of the Dedkov 0KB in the early 1960s as the successor to the earlier BRDM-1 and was first seen in public during 1966. Main improvements over the earlier vehicles are its fully enclosed armament installation, more powerful rear-mounted engine which gives it a higher road and cross-country performance, and better water performarice.TBs all-welded steel armour-hull of the BRDM-2 provides the crew with protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. The turret is mounted in the center of the vehicle and is the same as that mounted on the former Soviet BTR-60PB and Czechoslovak OT-64 SKOT-2A armoured personnel carriers.
The driver is seated at the front of the hull on the left with the vehicle commander to his right. Both are provided with a bullet-proof windscreen to their front which is covered by an armoured shutter, hinged at the top, when the vehicle is in combat areas. When the shutters are in position the driver and commander observe the terrain through periscopes around the front and sides of their position, mounted level with the roof of the vehicle.
The engine compartment is at the rear of the hull and there are two air-inlet louvres in the forward part of the engine compartment roof and four smaller air-inlet louvres to the rear. The exhaust pipes are on either side of the hull. The engine compartment is separated from the crew compartment by a bulkhead.
The suspension consists of four semi-elliptical springs with telescopic dual-action shock absorbers mounted two per axle. Steering is hydraulically assisted on the front two wheels with the sealed brakes having air-assisted hydraulic actuators.
On each side of the vehicle, between the front and rear wheels, are two chain-driven belly wheels, which are lowered by the driver and give the BRDM-2 improved cross-country performance and also allow it to cross ditches. A central tyre pressure regulation system allows the driver to adjust the tyre pressure to suit the type of ground being crossed. The driver can adjust the pressure on all four tyres or on individual tyres while the vehicle is still moving. If one of the tyres is damaged, the air compressor can maintain the tyre pressure until the vehicle is out of the combat area.
The BRDM-2 is fully amphibious being propelled in the water by a single water-jet at the rear of the hull. Before entering the water a trim vane which is stowed under the nose of the hull when travelling is erected at the front of the hull. When not in use the water-Jet outlet is covered by a triangular plate pivoted at the top. The hydraulic control that activates both the hydro jet drive and the trim vane is located to the front of the driver. When afloat the driver uses the steering wheel as on land with the water rudders being connected to the steering wheel. At a speed of 6 to 7 km/h, its turning radius is about 10m.
The vehicle is fitted with an over pressure NBC system and Its air inlet is on the top of the hull to the left rear of the turret. Standard equipment includes infra-red driving lights, ah infrared searchlight mounted over the commander's position which can be operated from within the vehicle, a winch mounted internally at the front of the hull, a radio and a TNA-2 land navigation system.
Armament consists of a 14.5 mm KPVT machine glin with a 7.62 mm PKT machine gun mounted coaxially to the right. A telescopic sight is mounted to the left of the main armament. The turret has manual traverse and is provided wfith an adjustable seat for the gunner.