Above- This shot shows details of the flag emplacement rack. The tube hanging down at a 45 degree angle has a rod inserted to use as a handle to flip the flag rack over from travel position to operational position.
Above and below- These shots show the top of the flag emplacement rack. Missing is the plastic hinged box which protects the firing squibs from the elements. I've seen them made of both green and black plastic, but are painted the same color as the vehicle exterior.
Above- This shot shows the bracket used to support the loaded flag rack for transport. The rack rides parallel to the fender for transport, and is usually fitted with a canvas cover while stowed.
Above- Another Aberdeen photo, showing a more complete flag stowage bracket.
Above- This photo shows the armament change from the stock BRDM-2 to the BRDMRKhb. The 14.7 mm machine gun has been replaced with a 7.62mm PKT.
Above- This one shows a round air intake valve of some kind on the turret side. I don't have any idea what this is for, as there are no sensors in the turret!
Above- Minor details here. The two brackets shown hold a red and white stripped pole which I believe is used for surveying purposes. This may be a standard BRDM-2 fixture, but it is certainly carried by the recon vehicle. Also note the intake scoops.
The photo above shows 2 of the 4 scoop shaped air intakes used with the chemical detection system. I believe one of these two allows air to enter the sampler and the other dumps it back out. Plumbing inside the vehicle matches up to these intakes and carries the sample air to and from the GSP sampler.
Between the scoops is one of the many retention loops for stowing the tow cable.
I don't have a good photo showing the 4th scoop, which is located above the left exhaust pipe. I can see it in my originals but not once they were scanned. It's tough due to the muffler guards being on backwards!
My theory on this scoop is as follows; All BRDM-2s carry the DP-3 rad detector. The straight BRDM-2s on display at Camp Blanding and Ft. Benning show the scoop present. Dragon/DML missed these completely! I think this scoop is made for the rad detector.
On the recon vehicles, radiation detection takes on a whole new importance. I believe the DP-3B was moved from the engine compartment to the fighting compartment, and the roof mounted scoop was placed there to supply air to it.
Any facts on this would be greatly appreciated!
Above- Note the third intake scoop behind the right hatch. I'm not certain what apparatus this sends air to as the GSP seems to already have all the intakes it needs. Perhaps it runs to the DP-3B rad detector?
Above- The green cabinet seems to be for storage of the VPKhR and PPKhR kits as well as any other detection and decon gear they may need.
Speaking of the kits, if anyone can tell me where the electrical plug is located for the detection wand is located on the outside of the vehicle, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Above- The switches control the lights in the vehicle interior, including a dome light in the turret!
Above- A few details here. The switches in this case are used to fire the sound stars. I believe there may be an automatic system for firing these as well, but I could be mistaken.
Also show are the racks for holding additional flares. These are stored in the turret.
To the right is a downward facing, silver tube. This is what the commander's seat attaches to, allowing him to see through the periscopes in the turret and sight the PKT machine gun.
Also shown is the plumbing for the roof mounted air scoop, part of the NBC detection system.