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Old 04-21-2003, 07:45 PM
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The Persian Gulf War gave us the big, tough Humvee. But those who want real power on the road are eyeing the Bradley fighting vehicle. Just the right stuff for an urban jungle.



By Jim Shea, Hartford Courant (LA Times)


There is no question that the Army's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle -- the Humvee -- was the automotive "Scud Stud" of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

But what about the current conflict?

Has a mode of transportation emerged that will capture the public's fancy?

That depends on whether you have the vision to look at the Bradley fighting vehicle and see it being wheeled around your neighborhood with a "My Kid Is an Honor Student" bumper sticker.

Although it's on the large side, even for an SUV, the 21-foot-long, 10-foot-wide, 50,000-pound Bradley seems perfectly designed to meet the demands of modern-day motoring.

For starters, it holds three crew members and seven fully equipped soldiers, so you can probably cram the dog, groceries and at least a dozen neighborhood kids into its spacious confines.

It's also great in the sand, thanks to the long, wide bulldozer tracks that take the place of the standard wheels.

And nothing on the road today can touch it for safety. Not only will another vehicle simply bounce off it, but the Bradley's tough shell also repels stones, roadside debris and even the occasional rocket-propelled grenade from an irate driver.

Away from the neighborhood, the Bradley is a great choice for commuting.

Sitting in the turret 10 feet up in the air, the driver is afforded excellent visibility. No side-view mirror blind spots with this baby.

The 600-horsepower engine delivers all the power one needs for left-lane driving, and the vehicle's commanding presence assures the commute will always be smooth.

With a roaring Bradley coming up from behind, there won't be anybody poking along in the passing lane.

Nor will tailgaters be a concern, because the Bradley has the capability of producing a thick smoke screen with just the touch of a button.

And as for bumper-to-bumper traffic, the key phrase to keep in mind here is this -- up and over.

The other advantage the Bradley provides the harried commuter is respect. No more being intimidated by the lead-footed good old boys in the big rigs.

When you own a Bradley, you own the road. But don't take my word for it; ask those who were there -- the Iraqi army.

The Bradley fighting vehicle comes nicely equipped for just $3.2 million.

Sylvester Stallone has already bought one; Arnold has six on order.
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"Although it's on the large side, even for an SUV, the 21-foot-long, 10-foot-wide, 50,000-pound Bradley"


That big, WOW, you'll need a wide load permit just to go to the store, semi trailers are only 8' 6".
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How bout something just a little smaller, the T-Rex proto-type from Chrysler, 500 hp and 26,000 pd towing cap.
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But, what can a Bradley tow?
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Hey Nort--

The "King" of the road would have to be the M1A2 Main battle Tank. The only downfall is that it only gets 1/2 MPG. Here are some stats...

Primary function: Main battle tank (MBT)
Manufacturer: General Dynamics (Land Systems Division)
Power plant: AGT-1500 turbine engine
Power train: Hydrokinetic, fully automatic with four forward and two reverse gear ratios.
Propulsion: 1500 horsepower gas (multi-fuel) turbine engine
Length, Gun Forward: 385 inches (9.78 meters)
Width: 144 inches (3.66 meters)
Height: 114 inches w/o DWFK (2.89 meters)
Weight fully armed: 67.7 tons (61.4 metric tons)
Caliber: 120mm (M256 main gun)
Commander's Weapon: M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun
Loader's Weapon: 7.62mm M240 Machine Gun
Coaxial Weapon: 7.62 M240 Machine Gun
Cruising Range: 289 miles (465.29 kilometers) without NBC system
279 miles (449.19 kilometers) with NBC system
Sight radius: 8 degrees at 8 power
Speed:
Maximum: 42 miles (67.72 kilometers) per hour (Governed)
Cross Country: 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) per hour
Ground clearance: 19 inches (48.26 centimeters)
Obstacle crossing:
Vertical: 42 inches (106.68 centimeters)
Trench: 9 feet wide (2.74 meters)
Slope: 60 degrees at 4.5 miles (7.24 kilometers) per hour
Units: Two active duty battalions and two reserve battalions
Crew: A four-man crew composed of a driver, loader, gunner, and tank commander.
Warheads: M1A1 tank is capable of delivering both kinetic energy (sabot) and chemical energy (heat) rounds.
Armament:
Main: 120mm M256 main gun
Secondary: (1) .50 caliber M2 machine guns
(2) 7.62mm M240 machine guns
Sensors: The 120mm M256 main gun has a cant sensor, wind speed sensor, automatic lead and ammunition temperature inputs to its ballistic fire control solution.
Introduction date: November 1990

UNIT REPLACEMENT COST =$4,300,000

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Speed:
Maximum: 42 miles (67.72 kilometers) per hour (Governed)
War time speed is said to be near 65 Mph !!!!!!!!!!!!!


can you imagine seeing that next to you on I-95?
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Many years ago I was lucky enough to witness one of these Bad Boys (M1) running at 60 mph.............yes it was on radar. It was being tested at.......it was in Michigan

The coolest thing was you could not hear it coming. You could see the cloud of dust behind it and feel the ground shake......but you could not hear it until it had past......then it was very loud.

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Maybe these will be a little more affordable.
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