Meet Bardak, the BRDM and BRDM-2 armoured scout car from the Soviet Union

A nimble reconnaissance asset and carrier of the Soviets’ first generation guided missiles

BRDM-2 making use of its trench crossing wheels. (

If you were to ask the average Joe or Jane Public what first comes to mind when naming a reconnaissance platform or method, ‘drones’, ‘special forces’, ‘spy satellites’ and ‘recon team’ will dominate the answers. More knowledgeable folk may nominate…