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1981 M2 Bradley by melkorius 1981 M2 Bradley by melkorius
The M2 Bradley, or Bradley IFV, is an American infantry fighting vehicle manufactured by BAE Systems Land and Armaments, formerly United Defense as part of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family.

As with other infantry fighting vehicles, the Bradley is designed to transport infantry with armor protection while providing covering fire to suppress enemy troops and armored vehicles. The M2 can hold a crew of three: a commander, a gunner and a driver; as well as six fully equipped soldiers.

The army is seeking replacement of the Bradley with the GCV Infantry Fighting Vehicle program.

The Bradley IFV was developed largely in response to the Soviet BMP family of infantry fighting vehicles, and to serve as both an APC, and a tank-killer. One specific design requirement was that it should be as fast as the then new M1 Abrams main battle tank so that they could maintain formations while moving, something which the older M113 armored personnel carrier could not do, as it had been designed to complement the older M60 Patton.
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:iconheavenly777protector:
Looks more like the M4 Powell From Front lines: Fuel of War.
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Gorion103 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, this looks so realistic :D
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melkorius Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tks friend :D
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:iconheavenly777protector:
isn't that the MICV from Frontlines Fuel of War?
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dont know...never play that game :/
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Cromagblack6 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
That looks like a Brittish GKN50 Warrior to me
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you modify the turret
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nop, the model was exacly like this
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MacPaul Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow! Any differences to the real Bradley or a straight copy?
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can not answer that, I got this model already done :D
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful rendering! Is it your 3D model?
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
In fact, this particular model was taken from a site that shares models.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly looks better than the real one... nice work!
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol.thank you Eric :D
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem man :)
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Hiddenus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This Shepard is standing there like... :iconsoonplz:

And if I could borrow this APC I would quickly teach my neighbors to park correctly. :P
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOLO...:D
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:iconhiddenus:
Hiddenus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
But true. :)

Besides. Wouldn't you be a little pissed when someone parks in some place with their car so no one can park there? I mean in the place in which that idiot parks (I mean my neighbor :P) I could park two cars. And those would be the same size as his car.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is he a old man?lolololo
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Hiddenus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He's around 30. So he should already know how to park since he have driving license since he was 18.
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:iconmelkorius:
melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
then it is a greedy man who needs a tank to pass over is car :pissedoff:
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:iconhiddenus:
Hiddenus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's why I considering usage of tank. Or APC. :P
It will be just:
Me: Park here.
Driver: There is some car.
Me: Roll over it.

And his car will turn into ultra flat car. :D
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hooray:
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bobcatt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
used to train on these and the m113,
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
How is the felling?
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bobcatt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
turrents wrong Sheppered in ACUs so it be modern or post modern, most M2s after 91 where painted tan knowing we be in combat in the middle east after the first gulfwar most armored bridages are stationed in desert area like Ft Irwin and Ft Hood. having operated the M113A2 and the BMP1 and 2 and the M2A1, kinda the BMP was still more effective theM2a1 wwas higher profile large easier to hit taller than most tanks including the M60A3 and M1A1. The exhuast system, was mouted top deck so everythign your started of gunned the engine you gave away your position with plume of black diesel smoke. The M2 cannot swim wihtout preperations both the M113 and BMP can also s drive right into water and cross rivers. The M113 had TOW missiles abilities, also had turents from the M114A2 that were never used when they introduced the ACAV kits M113 only hinderances was its ws not as fast as the M1A1 most tests and displayes the m113 crews were order to not drive the m113 to its full capbilities so was lot of shaady things done to get the M2 pushed into service even if it really was nota good vehicle.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
The gentlemen who make these toys should hear more soldiers who use them
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:iconbobcatt:
bobcatt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol that would make sence then thye not think it was cool anymore if they c found it it really was death trap of RPG mangnet.
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
that is unless someone in DC gets a head on their shoulders and mounts the Trophy system which is not only combat ready, but combat PROVEN by the Israelis. However, rather then establish a local plant to produce the system enmasse, our idiots in DC would rather pour money into the failed 'Quick Kill' project.

Atleast establishing a Trophy production facility here is a win-win for all parties. It's a new factory, which means new jobs for us, and for the Israelis, it means a SAFE place to get more systems from if the need arrises, while at the same time lowering the per-unit cost of the system... well... it's not a win for anyone wanting to mess with either country that is XD
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bobcatt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah, generally when a combat system first starts out, its fine, just they then wanna add all the gadgets and features, by the times its approved, its not cost effective nor mission capable.
The Sargent York gun system is perfect example. It was cheap, we had already all the old M60 tank chassis around and in inventory reuse them it was very nasty gun platform
.. The guys in the Pentagon demanded it have more electronics, so they stuck the radar acquisition system in from a jet fighter. Now its overweight, more bugs costs overruns with the electronics, it never even went int service. more annoying the vehicles we had for air defense they got rid of and we had nothing but stingers. Till somebody reworked the quad 50 cal turret and attached stingers to it and later mini guns. Other than the M1 and M2 could almost engage slow moving air targets with their main guns
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
which does nothing for such a target. This country really needs to get DC out of the decision making process, cause it's just not working. Taking the gun off the next generation of fighters? Removing the chrome lining in the M16? trying to force the military to buy things it doesn't want? all three of those things all have one thing in common... it didn't work out too well.

The F-4 found itself in close in fights where a gun would have gotten the pilot the kill. Later the F-4 would get a gun, but both of its replacements got guns added from the start.
The M16 fowled quickly without the chrome lining, and got it back in the A1 model, at the cost of countless American soldiers.
And the carrier model of the F-111 was just too damn heavy for any and all carrier operations, which led to the Navy getting a MUCH better fighter anyway (the F-14).

Today, we have the military wanting to improve its battlefield awareness capabilities, as well as increase the life-span of our men with new body armor for the troops, and systems to protect our tanks and armored vehicles. All of these are things the military needs, but get stalled in DC so much that their cost sky rockets.

Thankfully, atleast our guys are getting some new toys which help, such as that Pack-bot that can be thrown into a building to scope it out. Who cares if it finds and sets off the IED, the operator is on the other side of the street, thinking to himself "Well, that sucks" as the rest of the squad laughs as the insurgents are feeling the consequences of their own bomb... and at the operator for losing the drone.

In that case, the only one on our side crying is the drones programmer.
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ArmourOne Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol, is that guy Shepard from MW2? Really looks like him. Great modeling as usual, BTW.
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol, yes, it is Shepard :D
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ArmourOne Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehe, thought so! :)
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Siegfried-Ukr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! no we go to war :p
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
An virtual if possible...less bloody :D
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Siegfried-Ukr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   General Artist
Looks great! Even the guy looks pretty realistic!
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tks friend :D
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