M3 Bradley

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Fighting Vehicle, Cavalry, M3
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
22.7 tWeight
3 forward
1 back
Gear box
BGM-71B TOW ATGMWeapon 1
12 roundsAmmunition
2 roundsBelt capacity
120 shots/minFire rate
-19° / 29°Vertical guidance
25 mm M242 cannonWeapon 2
900 roundsAmmunition
300 roundsBelt capacity
201 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 59°Vertical guidance
7.62 mm M240 machine gunWeapon 3
4 400 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
750 shots/minFire rate
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 210 / 6 462/3 940 / 6 047/2 450 / 3 760Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 010 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle


GarageImage M3 Bradley.jpg

The Fighting Vehicle, Cavalry, M3, or M3 Bradley, is a Rank VI USA light tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpfull for survival in combat?

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Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.


Main armament

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibilty of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

Additional armament

Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.

Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons

Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".




Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.


Skins and camouflages for the M3 Bradley from live.warthunder.com.

Read also

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USA light tanks
  LVT(A)(1) · Light Armored Car M8 · Light Tank M22 Locust · Light Tank M24 Chaffee · Light Tank M24 Thunder League · T18E2 "Boarhound"
M2  Light Tank M2A2 · Light Tank M2A4 · Light Tank M2A4 (1st Arm.Div.)
Stuart  Light Tank M3 Stuart · Light Tank M3A1 Stuart · Light Tank M3A1 Stuart (USMC) · Light Tank M5A1 Stuart · M5A1 Stuart (5th Canadian Armored Division) · 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8
Post-war  Light Tank M41A1 Walker Bulldog · 76 mm Gun Tank T92 · 152-mm Gun / Launcher M551 Sheridan