The American armored infantry fighting vehicle M2 Bradley
The M2 Bradley is an American armored infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed in the 70’s by FMC, renamed in 1994 United Defense, today part of BAE Systems Land and Armaments. The M2 Bradley entered into service in 1981.
The M2 Bradley is armed with a 25mm Bushmaster canon. Starting in 1986 the M1A1 model is given two TOW anti-tank missiles. The M2 Bradley has undergone several modernization campaigns allowing for heighted combat capacity, protection levels, mobility and other divers equipment upgrades. The M2A3 model has been integrated with equipment to digitalize battlefield information. A recon version is developed under the name M3 Bradley based upon the model M2.
Gun : 25 mm
Coaxial machine gun : 7.62 mm
Crew : 3 + 7
Powertrain : Cummins VTA-903T, 500 to 600 hp
Speed : 61 km/h
Weight : 22.6 à 32.9 t
Length : 6.55 m
Width : 3.20 m
Height : 2.56 m