M2A3 Bradley

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M2A3 Bradley
M2A3 Bradley
Details
Tier / Class:
8 AFV
Nation:
United States
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
1,080,300
Cost:
8,160,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
45
DPM:
9,563
Penetration:
140 (160) mm
Hit Points:
2,170
Hull F/S/R:
91 / 70 / 70
Turret F/S/R:
82 / 70 / 50
Max Speed:
66.60 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.63 s
Hull Traverse:
33.10 deg/s
Camouflage:
30%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.08°
Max Cannon Depression:
-12.0 / -6.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
45.70 deg/s

The M2A3 Bradley is a tier 8 Armored Fighting Vehicle originating from the United States, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the FV510 Warrior MILAN, and unlocks a tier 9 Unlock Token, which can be used on the CRAB, B1 Draco, Centauro 120, Leopard 2A6, and M1A2 Abrams SEP v.3.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Subtle movement: moving on a low speed doesn't reduce your camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targets are called out and takes increased damage.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The M2A3 Bradley is a well-armed and relatively well-armored fighting vehicle capable of mobile flanking and ranged attacks to support advancing MBTs. With two powerful TOW missiles and a 30mm autocannon, it is capable of inflicting heavy damage on enemy targets and quickly relocating to avoid return fire.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good camouflage rating
  • Very good mobility
  • Good gun depression
  • Very efficient ERA and good frontal slope

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Vulnerable turret
  • Armor becomes useless once the ERA gets popped

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Upgrades improving firepower, including the 30mm Mk258 APFSDS and BGM-71E TOW ATGM, should be focused on.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, to improve the camo rating, view range, and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner/Loader: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist, Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[edit | edit source]

M2A3 Bradley Armor Package
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 91/70/70 Military Aluminum 82/70/50 Military Aluminum Light ERA
One of the most robustly armored of the troop transports, the M2A3 Bradley sports all-around 30mm autocannon protection even at close ranges and a frontal arc that is nearly impervious to most assaults that are not intended to penetrate tanks.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

30mm Mk.44 Autocannon with TOW
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
30mm Mk258 APDS AP Stock 45 140mm 1,345m/s 0.08° 0.30s 540 {{{reloadm}}}s 200.00rd/min
40mm XM855 APFSDS AP 120,095 75 160mm 1,385m/s 0.08° 0.30s 540 {{{reloadm}}}s 200.00rd/min
30mm Mk266 HEI HE Stock 45 10mm 1,100m/s 0.08° 0.30s 540 {{{reloadm}}}s 200.00rd/min


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
BGM-71D TOW ATGM HEAT Stock 650 800mm 250m/s 15.00s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


BGM-71E TOW ATGM HEAT-Tandem 170,590 650 850mm 250m/s 15.00s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
VTA-903 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 66.60km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.63s {{{0-max}}} 33.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M2A3 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 34,935 717,025 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


M90 Smoke Grenades 52,405 1,075,535 Provides a total of eight smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.


AN/VLQ Soft Kill APS 72,055 1,478,860 An Active Protection System that has a chance of diverting ATGMs away from the player's vehicle.


Improved Thermal Sight 90,070 1,848,580 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.


Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Designate Target
Ability Designate.png
2 s 20 s 50 s The designated target remains visible and receives full damage. Component saving -10%
Crew saves -10%
Camouflage factor -100%


Deploy AT Squad
Ability AT squad.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. Deploy 4 Anti-tank troops


Sniper drop
Ability Sniper.png
1 s N/A s N/A s The sharpshooter is also a great scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics. Deploy 1 Sniper


Mortar squad drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploy 1 Mortar squad


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1972-1980
Service: 1981+
Vehicles Built: 6720
Operators: USA, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Croatia

The Bradley is the principal Infantry Fighting Vehicle of the U.S. Army. It went through a long development process that involved multiple stages. What was supposed to be a simple vehicle however became over time one of the most complex and expensive infantry fighting vehicles of all times with its development especially long and troubled.

The Bradley family is generally referred to as “Bradley Fighting Vehicle” and it is named after General Omar Bradley, famous American Second World War commander who led the US 1st Army during the D-Day and beyond. The Bradley was born out of the necessity to replace the aging M113 APCs and to match the IFV development of the Soviet Union since the Soviet army had been for a time equipped with the best armed infantry fighting vehicles in the world. It started out as an APC program but soon evolved into a full-fledged IFV with powerful armament. Its most notable features include aluminum armor (less durable but lighter since the Bradley was supposed to be amphibious), a manned turret armed with a Bushmaster autocannon and an integrated TOW ATGM launcher.

The Bradley entered service in 1981 and remains active in the U.S. Army to this day. It has seen a lot of successful combat during the Gulf War and the Iraq War, making it almost as famous as the Abrams. Unlike its former Soviet counterparts, it has never been massively exported with the only major foreign user being Saudi Arabia. In one form or another, it is therefore expected to serve for many years to come even when the United States are already looking for a replacement. Recently, the United States have started offering the vehicle for free to potentially interested parties such as Croatia or even Greece.

The comedy movie Pentagon Wars deals with Bradley's problematic development process and procurement.

See also[edit | edit source]