The Bradley M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle has proved an effective tank killer in Ukraine, writes Craig Allen

An IFV Bradley with its Ukrainian crew from the 47th Mechanized Brigade, pictured in July 2023
pictures Craig Allen

Recent footage from Avdiivka in northeastern Ukraine showed a pair of US-supplied Bradley M2 IFVs disabling a Russian T-90M with their 25mm main armament. This example of an IFV turned tankkiller is not unprecedented, as footage from earlier in the conflict showed a Ukrainian BTR-4 engaging a T72-B3 with its 30mm cannon. Reports from Iraq also confirmed the Bradley 25mm gun was effective against the thinner side armour of Russian tanks.

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