U.S. INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE M2A3 BRADLEY W/BUSK III

M2A3 Bradley BUSK III IFV, the U.S. Army’s most advanced IFV at present, is a variant of the M2 Bradley which went into service in 1980s. This IFV is installed with the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) Battlefield Command Information System and Bradley Urban Survivability Kits (BUSK). It has strong survivability and informatization combat capabilities.
Combat weight of a M2A3 Bradley BUSK III IFV with ERA modules is about 30t. It is powered by a 600hp VTA-903T diesel engine with an HMPT-500-3 hydromechanical transmission. The two-man turret consists of a 25mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun, a 7.62mm M240C coaxial machine gun and a two-tube TOW anti-tank missile launcher. The rear passenger compartment can hold 6 soldiers and there’s room for another one behind the driver’s seat. So taking into account of the crew, it can hold 10 people in total.
This IFV serves in U.S. troops stationed in the Continental United States, Afghanistan, Iraq and South Korea.

 

KIT INFO

This 1/35 scale U.S. Infantry Fighting Vehicle M2A3 Bradley w/BUSK III model is 203.5mm long, 107.3mm wide and 97.1mm high (to the top of the closed Commander's Independent Thermal Viewer). In addition to features like accurate shape, rich details and perfect fit, this kit also provides full hull and turret interiors (incl. engine, transmission and all parts in the driver’s compartment and passenger compartment). The real vehicle’s complete structure and details are precisely replicated with movable hatches, workable tracks, movable suspension and the linkage of the coaxial machine gun sight.
 

  • Air conditioners, add-on armour and other details are realistically represented.

  • Anti-slip coating on the front armour and hull is perfectly replicated.

  • Side skirts and turret can be modeled without the ERA modules.

  • There are a lot of details on the turret; movable parts make the model more interesting.

  • The beautiful transmission and engine are visible when the engine cover is open.

  • The gun, machine gun, sight and mantlet tarp move together; the Commander’s Independent Thermal Viewer is rotatable.

  • There are a lot of interior details in the driver’s compartment.

  • The hatch for refilling missiles is movable; ammo boxes on the back of rear turret storage basket can be assembled with or without a lid.

  • The passenger compartment is perfectly reproduced; passenger seat belts are included.

  • Movable suspension and workable tracks are included.

  • Workable tracks, seat belts, mantlet tarp, road wheel and track paint mask, clear blue parts and free warning signs.

  • This kit consists of sand yellow, light green, medium gray, black and clear plastic sprues. It also contains PE frets, rubber parts and metal parts.