M2 Bradley

A U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew assigned to the 91st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division fire rounds down range during a live fire exercise at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, Germany Jan. 12, 2019. 91st BEB and 1-1 CD Soldiers are completing their rotation for Atlantic Resolve in Europe by completing live fire exercises and gunnery tables. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class. Ron Lee, 382nd Public Affairs Detachment, 1ABCT, 1CD released)

The M2 Bradley, or Bradley IFV, is an American infantry fighting vehicle that is a member of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family.

M2 Bradley designed:

  1. for reconnaissance and to transport a squad of infantry, providing them protection from small arms fire, while also providing firepower to both suppress and eliminate most threats to friendly infantry; and
  2. to be highly maneuverable and to be fast enough to keep up with heavy armor during an advance.

The M2 Bradley holds a crew of three: a commander, a gunner and a driver, as well as six fully equipped soldiers.