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M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles

 
 
M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
1. M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Marker
Inscription. This vehicle, not a true tank, is built by FMC Corporation. Named after General Omar Bradley, it first appeared in 1978. It is powered by a Cummins 500 hp, V-8, Diesel engine with a supercharger. The transmission is built by General Electric. The vehicle weighs approximately 49,000 pounds. Itís capable of more than 55 mph.

Armament consists of Hughes, M-242, 25 mm “Chain Gun” and two TOW wire guided antitank missiles. Crew consists of Driver, Commander, Gunner and six infantry personnel. Interior ammunition load was seven TOW or Dragon missiles, 900 rounds of 25 mm ammunition, 4,400 rounds of 7.62 ammunition and 6,160 rounds of 5.56 ammunition. The ramp at the rear of the vehicle can be lowered quickly to allow the infantry to exit with their weapons. They are also able to fire from the gun ports in the sides and rear of the vehicle. The vehicle has a “water dam” folded around it. When it is deployed the vehicle will float, allowing it to cross small bodys of water.

The Bradley is still in use in the Army. It was used extensively in “Desert Storm” and will continue for some time as it is the only Armored Cavalry Vehicle capable of keeping up with the M-1 Abrams Tank in the field.
 
Erected by Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.
 
Location.

M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
2. M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
40° 44.559′ N, 99° 44.271′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is on Heartland Road. Click for map. The museum is near I-80, Exit 237. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Heartland Road, Lexington NE 68850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60A1 Main Battle Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Plum Creek Massacre Site (approx. 8.4 miles away); Central Platte Valley (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
Other military vehicles at the museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
3. Other military vehicles at the museum
Sign on the Museum building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2006
4. Sign on the Museum building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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