Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
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.