The BAD-2 is a Soviet amphibious armoured car developed in the early 1930s from the BAD-1. The BAD-2 can be fitted with "all-over" tracks covering the rear wheels, which improves the ability to exit water.
Development began in 1932 with a large team compared to those that were used for amphibious tanks. Improvements were made over the BAD-1, including a more aquadynamic frame. The new hull was fitted to the Ford Timken 6x4 chassis, instead of the domestic equivalent - the GAZ-AAA.
Production began in late 1932 for long-term trials for both the vehicle, and the doctrinal use of amphibious wheeled vehicles.
On the 1st of May 1933, the BAD-2 participated in a parade in Leningrad, where it impressed military representatives. It also swam across the Neva river.
Development was to continue by focusing on reliability and a more powerful main gun, which eventually went on to the PB-4.
- Standard model.
- BAD-2 ZhD
- Railroad model.
The few BAD-2 vehicles that were made, entered service with the Red Army for long-term service trials from 1932 to 1934. Both Russian and German officers evaluated the vehicle during this period.
| Soviet Land Vehicles |
1919 - 1945
|Combat||Armoured Cars||BA-30 • BA-64Z|
|SPAA||M15A1 CGMC • ZiS-42 • ZSU-17|
|SPATG||GAZ-TK • SU-57 • ZiS-41|
|Utility||Transport||Autocar 2½-ton Halftrack • B-3 • GAZ-60 • M2 Halftrack • M5 Halftrack • NATI-3 • ZiS-22 • ZiS-33 • ZiS-35Sh • ZiS-42 • ZiS-42M|
|Combat||Armoured Cars||BA-I • BA-3 • BA-5 • BA-6 (M) • BA-9 • BA-10 (M) • BA-11 (D) • BA-20 • BA-21 • BA-27 (M) • BA-64 • BA-NATI • BAD • BAD-2 • D-8 • D-12 • D-13 • FA-2 • FAI (M) • GAZ-TK • PB-4 • PB-7 • LB-23 • LB-62|
|Railroad Armoured Cars||BA-6 ZhD • BA-10 ZhD (M) • BA-20 ZhD • BA-64 ZhD • BAD-2 ZhD • FAI ZhD|
|SPAA||94-KM SPAAG • Chevrolet G7107 SPAAG • GAZ-AAA SPAAG|
|SPATG||KSP-76 • SD-57 (N) • ZiS-31|
|SPH||SU-1-12 • SU-12|
|Trailers||KP-42 • KP-43|