Specifications for the
Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: United Defense LP Ground Systems - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1981
Production Total: 4,641
Focus Model: M2 Bradley
Crew: 3 + 6
Overall Length: 21.33 ft (6.50 m)
Width: 10.76 ft (3.28 m)
Height: 11.09 ft (3.38 m)
Weight: 40.4 US Short Tons (36,659 kg; 80,819 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Cummins VTA-903T turbocharged water-cooled 4-stroke diesel generating 600 horsepower at 2,600rpm.
Maximum Speed: 38 mph (61 km/h)
Maximum Range: 249 miles (400 km)
NBC Protection: Yes
Nightvision: Yes - Passive
1 x 25mm main gun
1 x 7.62mm machine gun
2 x TOW anti-tank missile launchers
2 x 4 smoke grenade dischargers
900 x 25mm ammunition
4,000 x 7.62mm ammunition
7 x TOW anti-tank missiles
8 x smoke grenades
M2 Bradley - Base Series Designation
M2 - Original Production Models of 1981; Dragon/TOW-1 missile support; seating for six infantry.
M2A1 - Improved M2 of 1986; TOW-2 missile support; improved NBC protection suite; improved crew survivability; seating for seven infantry.
M2A2 - Appearing in 1988; uprated 600 horsepower Cummins engine with revised transmission system; improved armor protection up to 30mm; increased operating weight.
M2A2 ODS ("Operation Desert Storm") - Improved M2A2; improved navigation and targeting systems; thermal imaging services added; seven infantry seating; Javelin missile support added.
M2A3 - Appearing in 2000; improved electronics, communications and survivability; all-digital support.
M3 Bradley - Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CFV); added two scout positions; loss of full passenger seating; increased communications equipment.
M4 C2V - Command and Control Vehicle
Bradley Stinger - Air Defense Variant
M6 Linebacker - Air Defense Variant
M7 Bradley - Fire Support Vehicle
Bradley ESV - Engineer Squad Vehicle
Bradley BCV - Battle Command Vehicle
M270 MLRS - Multiple Launch Rocket System; built atop M2 Bradley chassis.
Saudi Arabia; United States