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A fast armoured vehicle used for military reconnaissance and liaison.
- ‘The BRDM four-wheel-drive amphibious scout car first appeared in the spring of 1959 and rapidly became the standard light wheeled reconnaissance vehicle in most of the Warsaw Pact armies.’
- ‘Early during World War II, mechanized cavalry was primarily motorized with jeeps and only light scout cars and halftracks.’
- ‘Starting light with Jeeps and armored scout cars, cavalry quickly evolved into heavier forces with armored cars, light tanks, and assault guns.’
- ‘The scout car's armor would stop bullets from weapons the guerillas had ammunition for, like machine guns and assault rifles.’
- ‘He was one of the four man crew of a wireless scout car providing air support for front line troops by relaying messages between Infantry and Army HQ.’
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