INTRO TO M2/M3 BFV - OD0456 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
M2/M3 BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE.
Vehicle Purpose and Description.
The BFV comes in two versions: the
M2 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and the M3 cavalry fighting vehicle
The IFV and the CFV, with long-range mobility and fire power, are
for land combat.
They are also designed for high first-round-kill
probability and provide the crew with light armor protection. Troops can be
carried cross country while using the turret and firing port weapons for
In the subparagraphs below, the general characteristics of the BFV will be
The M2/M3 BFV is 8.9 feet high and has an empty weight of
When it is fully combat-loaded, with fuel, crew, and on-
vehicle equipment (OVE), the vehicle weighs 49,138 pounds. By subtracting
the empty weight from the