M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
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
Erected by Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm.
Location. 40° 44.559′ N, 99° 44.271′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is on Heartland Road. The museum is near I-80, Exit 237. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Heartland Road, Lexington NE 68850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60A1 Main Battle Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Plum Creek Railroad Attack (approx. 5 miles away); The Plum Creek Massacre (approx. 8.4 miles away); Plum Creek Massacre Site (approx. 8.4 miles away); Central Platte Valley (approx. 10˝ miles away); Gosper County World War II Memorial (approx. 12˝ miles away).
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