M2A2 ODS and M2A3 Busk III
Syark Defense Forces (SDF - 1/35 MENG US ARMY M2A3 Bradley w/BUSK III
Modeler : Nor Fanize Salleh
Long silent and long pending mood bring me hold this model stay silent in my display cabinet. Another upgrade version M2 Bradley from Meng Brand with consignment with BUSK III armor. M2A3 bradley has been scaling and modelling by my new modeler Nor Fanize Salleh. Still keep warming with him for new military scaled model.
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.
Credit: Meng Model