M2/M3 BFV: FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM - OD1608 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
THE BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE
(2) 7.62mm Coaxial Machinegun.
The coaxial machinegun uses
7.62mm ammunition, and can be operated manually or with electrical
It is gas-operated, lightweight, and air-cooled, and it is
fed by a metallic link belt. The rate of fire is controlled by three
gas regulator settings.
The ISU allows day and night vision for
aiming the coaxial machinegun.
(3) TOW Missile Launcher.
The TOW launcher is located on the
left side of the turret. The launcher tube carries two TOW missiles.
(PCU), and the TOW launcher.
In addition, there are controls,
b. Sighting Devices.
The main sighting device on the Bradley
1). A backup sight is also provided to be used in the event of ISU
The vehicle is also equipped with periscopes and support
sights, including a front ring sight, used to aim and fire at low-
flying aircraft and as an emergency sight for ground targets, and a
vane sight used by the commander to quickly align the turret with a