Among all historic APCs, the BRDM-2 is the most easy to drive. There is, generally speaking, no difference to a truck. It is also by far the best swimmer, as its hull is in one piece - just like a boat. It is a very sympathetic car. Storable in a garage, with little air system and a trivial construction it demands little from its owner. Its engine is based on that of a GAZ-66, and so are other systems, such as brakes. Auxiliary MIG-21 wheels are of little use but give the vehicle a particular feel.