|The subject of this article was scrapped during development and are no longer present in-game.|
The BRDM-1 is a light artillery unit in service of the Russian Federation.
This amphibious scout vehicle is also used by the Federation in the same manner as the T-64s. They are capable in art of harassing the enemy and are speedy when compared to other Russian vehicles. They are not made to take out targets in their own but with rather support from other units or when used in larger numbers together.
The BRDM-1 can in a way be considered the T-1 artillery unit that the Buratino wasn't. It is fast, highly mobile and lightly armored, seemingly following the GLA doctrine rather than the Russian one. It fires homing rockets in quick succession, but needs to reload after firing six. The rockets themselves don't deal a lot of damage, but many BRDM-1's firing at once will surely destroy most targets. The BRDM-1 performs suppressive fire, hit-and-run and defense roles rather well, and being a light unit it advances in veterancy very quickly, meaning the rockets will become more powerful.
The rockets are unable to target air units however, making BRDM-1's easy prey for all air units. Additionally, the rockets are very inaccurate (but effective in the rare instances they hit) against infantry, and their range is also significantly shorter than other artillery units such as Tomahawks, and so they are also vulnerable to rival artillery. Like most Russian vehicles, when a BRDM-1 is destroyed it will leave behind a wreckage that may be recovered by the MTP Recovery Vehicle.