M2/M3 BFV ENGINE STARTING/CHARGING SYS - OD1603 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
M2/M3 BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE:
ENGINE STARTING/CHARGING SYSTEM
Within a self-study environment and given the subcourse text, without assistance.
Within five hours
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
Before and during World War II, the American infantry soldier fought and maneuvered
mainly on foot in the battlefield.
Consequently the infantry soldier was highly
vulnerable to being overrun or captured by enemy mobilized forces. As a result of
this experience, the Army undertook the development of a vehicle for the purpose of
providing the foot soldier with the mobility and firepower to defend himself
against enemy mechanized forces. The latest of this series of vehicles is known as
the Bradley fighting vehicle (BFV).
The BFV series consists of the M2 infantry
fighting vehicle (IFV) and the M3 cavalry fighting vehicle (CFV).
Like any other vehicle, the BFV requires the performance of scheduled and
unscheduled maintenance to keep it in top operating condition. Therefore, the Army
established a military occupational specialty, (MOS) 63T Bradley