M2/M3 BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE: TURRET - OD1609 LESSON 1/TASK 1
M2/M3 BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE: TURRET AND
TOW LAUNCHER CONTROLS. LOADING AND UNLOADING
THE 25MM AUTOMATIC GUN ASSEMBLY
Describe the controls necessary to operate the M2/M3 turret and TOW
Within a self-study environment and given the subcourse text, without assistance.
Within one hour.
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
The purpose of the turret is to provide a two-man weapon station for the M2/M3
Bradley fighting vehicle (BFV).
These vehicles are able to defeat enemy armored
vehicles because of the turret's fire power and assault features. Its components
can also be used against low-flying aircraft, gun emplacements, and other targets.
The turret can traverse in either direction at a high rate of speed. Either the
commander or the gunner can select, arm, and fire the following weapons: a 25mm gun
(the main gun), coax machinegun, or TOW (tube launched, optically tracked, wire
In addition, two smoke grenade launchers are provided.
members are assigned individual weapons, which are stowed in the squad area.
The ISU allows day and
night viewing from