This 1:72 scale diecast Bradley features revolving turret, optional side stowage racks and realistic paint and appearance. It is approximately 3.5” x2.25”.
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle [BFV] named after General Omar Bradley (the “GI General“) provides mobile protected transport of infantry and cavalry on the battlefield. The BFVS also provides overwatching fires for dismounted infantry and suppresses or defeats enemy vehicles. It possesses sufficient cross-country mobility to keep up with the M1 Abrams Tank. Unlike the M113 family of vehicles the Bradley replaces, this is not simply a “battle taxi”. The Bradley is a sophisticated weapons platform capable of providing tremendous firepower in direct support of the Infantry it carries.
Bradleys are equipped with thermal sights, laser range finder and back up optical sights. The Bradley’s main armament is the McDonnell Douglas M242 25mm “Bushmaster” Chain Gun. The M242 has a single barrel, integrated dual-feed mechanism and remote ammunition selection. The gun can fire armor piercing (AP) or high explosive (HE) ammunition with the flick of a switch. The standard rate of fire is 200 rounds per minute, fired in three round bursts and has a range of 2,000 meters (depending ammunition type). A wide range of ammunition has been developed for this weapon including depleted uranium discarding sabot, making it capable of defeating the majority of armored vehicles it is likely to encounter. The M240C machine gun, mounted to right of the 25mm, fires 7.62mm rounds
For heavier armor, the Bradley relies on the TOW Anti-Tank Missile, manufactured by the Hughes Aircraft. Launched from a smooth tube, the missile’s wings and tail fins are folded inside its body until launch. Two missiles are carried ready to fire in a collapsible, armored launch rack/box on the left of the turret. The Bradley must stop in order to fire these missiles, reloading from the back of the vehicle using a special hatch providing armor protection during reload. The missile carries a massive shaped charge, high explosive warhead and is propelled by a two-stage solid propellant motor. The range of the TOW missile is nearly 4 kilometers and the missile reaches a speed of almost Mach 1 on its way to the target. This weapon is capable of destroying any armored vehicle in existence today and is extremely accurate.