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Old October 23rd, 2017, 04:30 PM

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40 / 4 = 10 men total per vehicle so with a crew of 3 that means there are 7 men carried NOT 6 and what baffles me is that has not been questioned in all this time


In 2011, in BTR-50 subject, I posted such drawing to compare internal arrangement:



I found it in some booklet I can't remember, but I should have it somewhere on a HD... Though I haven't ever came to idea to count men in Bradley and compare it with the game
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Old October 24th, 2017, 02:04 PM

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HOWEVER

I've found this Concord's 1010 "M2/M3 Bradley", from which the drawing was taken, and photo captions say there:

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The current Bradley infantry fighting vehicles carry six men in the troop compartment down from the seven as first planned.

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The M2 Bradley IFV infantry squad of six men, when dismounted, act as an M60 machine gunner, a machine gun loader, and four riflemen.
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........the Benning document is current,--Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016 so not something that was published in the early 80s. Under the section SURVIVABILITY.....it lists "10-Soldier gas particulate filter unit.)..

10......not 9, 8 or 7......10

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"Three, nine-man rifle squads make up the platoon’s dismounted element" and that = 27

Crews are three men except one of the four vehicles includes the unit commander. and that = 13

That's 40 men in 4 vehicles and unless the Benning document is pure propaganda that means in game there are 7 dismounts and 3 crew per vehicle and a 1-year-old document from the US Army trumps a 27 year old Concord publication published in 1990 .
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That's 40 men in 4 vehicles and unless the Benning document is pure propaganda that means in game there are 7 dismounts and 3 crew per vehicle ...
I didn't mean to suggest otherwise, only to give a full picture of references
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