M2 Bradley (M2 Bradley) is a US Infantry fighting vehicle named after General Omar Bradley. It was created in the second half of the 1970s on the basis of the XM723 prototype, taking into account the experience of combat use of the Soviet BMP-1, the design features of the German Marder BMP as a better protected and armed alternative to the M113 armored personnel carriers.
The crew of the BMP M2 consists of three people, can carry up to six infantrymen in the landing compartment. On its basis, a combat reconnaissance vehicle (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) M3 Bradley was created. The Bradley BMP entered service in 1981, a total of 9753 copies of all variants were produced. It was used by US troops in the wars in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.