Wednesday, November 12, 2014

M2A3 Bradley

M2A3 Bradley (Infantry fighting vehicle) – 6452

In service: 1981-present
Number built: 9753
Program cost: $5,664,100,000
Unit cost: $3,166,000

Weight            : 27.6 tonnes
Length: 6.55 m
Width: 3.6 m
Height: 2.98 m
Crew: 3
Passengers: 7

Armor: Spaced laminate armor. RPG and 30 mm APDS all around protection (with armor upgrades). Hull base is Aluminum 7017 Explosive Reactive Armor
Main armament:
25 mm M242 Chain Gun – 900 rounds;
TOW Anti-Tank Missile – 7 TOW Missiles
Secondary armament:
7.62 mm M240C machine gun – 2,200 rounds

Engine: Cummins VTA-903T 8-cylinder diesel – 600 hp (447 kW)
Power/weight: 19.74 hp/tonne
Suspension: Torsion bar
Operational range: 483 km
Speed: 66 km/h; 40 km/h off-road; 7.2km/h in water

Other uses of the Bradley chassis
Its chassis is the basis for the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, the M4 C2V battlefield command post, and the M6 Bradley Linebacker Air Defense Vehicle (no longer in service).

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