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M7 BFIST  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M3A3 Bradley Fire Support Team Vehicle and M7A3
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: United Defense
Parent System: M2 Bradley
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: 6,724
Family Members: AMEV, AMTV, M2A2 Bradley, M2A3 Bradley, M2A4 Bradley, M2A5 Bradley, M3A2 Bradley, M3A3 Bradley, M6 Linebacker and M7A4 BFIST
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Description: The armored, fully tracked M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle was designed to provide mobile protected transport to an infantry squad within the battlefield. In addition the M2 also provides fire support to dismounted troops and anti-tank/anti-bunker capability through its two turret mounted TOW missiles. The Bradley fighting vehicle family is powered by a single turbo-diesel engine rated at 600-hp. It features high mobility, amphibious capability, and a maximum road speed of 72 km/h. The Bradley also has improved armor, mobility and survivability than its predecessor the M113. Typically the Bradley armored vehicles complement the Abrams main battle tanks.

The M2 Bradley turret-mounted armament consists of a M242 25mm Bushmaster gun, a M240C 7.62mm machine gun and two TOW anti-tank missiles mounted in the turret left side arm. The M242 gun has a maximum range of 2,000 meters and can fire different ammunition specially developed for every mission profile. Typically, the Bushmaster gun fires 25mm M793 cartridges and M793 TP-T (target practice-traced) and M910TPDS-T (target practice discarding sabot-traced) cartridges. The TOW missile provides an engagement range of about 4 kilometers against armored vehicles and fortifications.

The M7 BFIST (Bradley Fire Support Team) is a derivative of the combat proven M2 Bradley designed to provide target information and other services supporting indirect fire operations. The M7 evolved from the M2 of the Operation Desert Storm and A3 standards and has a four-man crew.

M7 BFIST Specifications

Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 6
Dimensions
Height: 2.97 meter (117 inch)
Length: 6.45 meter (254 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Width: 3.20 meter (126 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 482 kilometer (300 mile)
Power
Power: 600 shp (448 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 62 kph (38.5 mph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 27,216 kilogram (60,000 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M7 BFIST News

There are 3 news between
27 Jun 2005 and 14 Jun 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018US Army to Upgrade 473 Bradleys to M2A4 and M7A4 Variants
Monday, September 22, 2008BAE Systems to Remanufacture 189 M2A3, 115 M3A3 and 22 M3A3 BFIST
Monday, June 27, 2005US Army to Remanufacture 500+ Bradley Fighting Vehicles

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total ?1
Cannons & Gear
M240x1
M242 Bushmasterx1
Defensive Weapons
BGM-71A TOWx2
BGM-71C ITOWx2
BGM-71D TOW 2x2
BGM-71E TOW 2Ax2
BGM-71F TOW 2Bx2
Sensor Systems
IBASx1
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