"Armored recon vehicle."
Merchant of Menace store caption

The BRDM Scout is a North Korean armoured scout vehicle featured in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.


"Fast and rugged, this North Korean BRDM-2 has been modified with an open turret for maximum visibility. The 14.5mm machine gun packs a serious punch, and the BRDM is capable of taking significant small arms fire."
— Merchant of Menace store description

The BRDM is a fast moving scout vehicle used by the KPA. It is much more armored than the Sungri Scout but is not impervious to small arms such as the Assault Rifle and Carbine and can be easily taken out with a single RPG rocket. The BRDM is equipped with a machine gun that can be operated by a secondary gunner which is used for basic self-defence. It is capable of taking out infantry and soft vehicles such as the Sungri Scout and the N. Korean Transport truck with ease.

The BRDM can be found commonly early on in the game usually at KPA outposts and bases. It can also be acquired from the Russian Mafia's online "Merchant of Menace" shop.

When the player destroys a BRDM Scout, $3 000 are added to their account.


The main advantage of the BRDM is its speed. It is one of the fastest armored vehicles in the game and although it has less armour and firing power than other equivalent faction vehicles, it can easily outrun other tanks and armoured APCs.

A downside to the BRDM is that it offers no transport capabilities besides the driver and gunner. It's recommended to use the BRDM mostly for getting through KPA controlled areas quickly but without having to sacrifice speed.

Real LifeEdit

The BRDM Scout is based on the S​oviet BRDM-2 amphibious armored patrol car.

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