M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle

M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (HM1QT8)

Location: Lexington, NE 68850 Dawson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.559', W 99° 44.271'

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Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles

This vehicle, not a true tank, is built by FMC Corporation. Named after General Omar Bradley, it first appeared in 1978. It is powered by a Cummins 500 hp, V-8, Diesel engine with a supercharger. The transmission is built by General Electric. The vehicle weighs approximately 49,000 pounds. It's capable of more than 55 mph.
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 Cavalry Vehicle capable of keeping up with the M-1 Abrams Tank in the field.
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HM NumberHM1QT8
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Placed ByHeartland Museum of Military Vehicles
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 437704 N 4510451
Decimal Degrees40.74265000, -99.73785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.559', W 99° 44.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 33.54" N, 99° 44' 16.26" W
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Area Code(s)308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 606 Heartland Rd, Lexington NE 68850, US
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