What were the problems with the Bradley?

Hundreds of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, the Army’s premier armored infantry transport, may have a critical transmission defect. Problem: The defect may affect reverse and forward movement, limiting the vehicle to only 12 m.p.h., according to an Army memo. The 60,000-pound Bradley is designed to go up to 38 m.p.h.

Was the Bradley a failure?

The U.S. Army’s effort to replace the aging M2 Bradley has failed again for the third time. The Army has spent $20 billion to develop a replacement, without a single vehicle to show for it. The latest competition fell apart after a disqualification left only one entrant still in the race.

How much does a M2 Bradley cost?

The M2 holds a crew of three: a commander, a gunner and a driver, as well as six fully equipped soldiers. In the year 2000 the total cost of the program was $5,664,100,000 for 1602 units, giving an average unit cost of $3,166,000….

M2 Bradley
Crew 3 (commander, gunner, driver)
Passengers 6 (7 in M2A2 ODS/M2A3)

What is the difference between the M2 and M3 Bradley?

The M2 holds a crew of three (a commander, a gunner, and a driver) along with six fully equipped soldiers. The M3 mainly conducts scout missions and carries two scout troopers in addition to the regular crew of three, with space for additional BGM-71 TOW missiles.

Is the Stryker amphibious?

While not amphibious, the Stryker’s watertight combat hatch seals allow it to ford water up to the tops of its wheels.

Is the army replacing the Bradley?

Two years ago, the Army, in its first attempt to hold a competition to replace the Bradley, received just one physical bid sample — from GDLS — by the October 2019 deadline. That will be followed by a full and open competition for a detailed design phase that will be executed over fiscal 2023 and fiscal 2024.

How many Abrams have been destroyed?

Of the nine Abrams tanks destroyed, seven were destroyed by friendly fire, and two were purposely destroyed to prevent capture after being damaged. Some others took minor combat damage, with little effect on their operational readiness.

Can a Bradley destroy a tank?

Two TOW missiles to the side should almost always kill a tank if well aimed. Another way to use the Bradley is to get hull down, at long range and use the TOW launcher to deadly effect. Since you do not have to calculate for drop for ATGMs, you should be able to reliably hit your target and do major damage.

How many soldiers can a Bradley carry?

In the 1980s the U.S. Army introduced the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The Bradley weighs 27.6 tons, has a three-man crew, can carry six infantrymen, and is armed with a turret-mounted 25-mm cannon and an antitank missile launcher.

Where are strykers made?

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada assembles the Stryker for the U.S. Army in a plant in London, Ontario.

How many men can a Stryker carry?

Unlike an Abrams tank or a Bradley fighting vehicle, the Stryker is a medium-weight, eight-wheel vehicle that can carry 11 soldiers and weapons at speeds of more than 60 miles an hour.

How many troops can a Bradley carry?

The Bradley weighs 27.6 tons, has a three-man crew, can carry six infantrymen, and is armed with a turret-mounted 25-mm cannon and an antitank missile launcher. The most modern version, the M2A3, includes infrared sights, a laser range finder, and bolt-on reactive armour tiles.