Belarussian BRDM-2 armored vehicle displayed with pop-up RCWS


Twitter sometimes reveals interesting variants of well-known vehicles. On Caesar’s account, three pictures show a BRDM-2 in Belarus, fitted with a pop-up RWCS. No time nor technical details are provided. When were these pictures taken? Is it (or was it) an “official” modification to be tested?
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Belarussian BRDM-2 with pop-up RWCS (Picture source: Twitter account of Caesar@Ninja998998)


The BRDM-2 is an amphibious armored patrol vehicle used by the former 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, compared to which it had improved amphibious capabilities and better armament.

The BRDM-2 is sometimes confused with the Hungarian D-442 FUG and D-944 PSzH amphibious scout cars, which also have rear-mounted engines. What distinguishes them from the BRDM-2 is that they have twin waterjets, whereas the BRDM-2 has a single triangular water jet.


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Belarussian BRDM-2 with pop-up RWCS (Picture source: Twitter account of Caesar@Ninja998998)


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Belarussian BRDM-2 with pop-up RWCS retracted (Picture source: Twitter account of Caesar@Ninja998998)


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